I'm curious about my indoor setup. I'll be moving them outdoors soon as the weather is getting ripe. For now, flytrap love lamp.
The ultimate question here is whether or not I'm going to kill my flytraps, if they'll thrive, or if this setup will just "do".
I got the Savage Garden a few months back, and have talked to many of you. I finally bought two VFT's last week from flytrapshop and got them all set up yesterday. I just need one more VFT to fill the the empty spot.
Bulb (5000K/1650 lumens): this one. It's pretty close to the plants and isn't overly hot. I'm running on 14-16 hour light cycles at the moment and leave the ceiling fan on medium to try to trick them into thinking they're outside. I don't think they're fooled.
Soil: 50/50 sphagnum peat & washed play sand (hand-mixed wet).
- Thoroughly wet but not overly soaked.
Water: Reverse-osmosis activated ultraviolet purified.
- Using tray method; 1/2" to 3/4" of water in tray.
Pot: Ceramic (glazed on the outside, unglazed on the inside), dime-sized hole in bottom to support tray method.
My biggest concern, obviously, is the light. Is it enough light (not compared to the sun...compared to lights)? If not, I might see about hanging a shop light with three or four 800-lumen T12's...or something?
Thanks for assessing my newbie setup.