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Thread: LED or T5 fluorescents strong enough for tall Sarracenia species?

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    No more than 8 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagalotus View Post
    No more than 8 inches
    Oh geez, I can't get anywhere near that close with the tall growing sarrs in there. The light is at 18in right now form the tops of the pots

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    So after about a month of trying to use the growlight/mini greenhouse I decided to abandon the setup and concluded it a failure. Even after I put mylar all around the inside the plants still looked very unhealthy. They are now growing outside on my patio getting about 4 to 4.5 hours of direct sunlight a day. Although it's not much, this is all I can give them for now. Sadly, I lost 5 plants by trying out the mini greenhouse setup. I lost them to root rot(possibly a viral infection) and botrytis.Even after installing a fan and applying physan20 periodically, it was not enough to stop the infections. I lost two vfts =red piranha and big mouth, drosera intermedia, judith hindle sarracenia, and a $40 sarracenia hurricane creek white. I feel pretty discouraged right now and am just glad the rest of my plants are doing fine now and showing good improvement in growth and color. It just sucks that I will have to replace all the plants I lost.
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