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Cacti and Succulents: Winter occupation

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

December 21, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9363933

I keep plants here all year but in winter the area is full of SA plants that are out for the winter along with others that can't tolerate the cold. A few pics of plants that keep me amused all winter long.

I am not sure why he flowered again but its pretty.
Baby toes (I have 2 only) keep putting out one flower at a time.
A Binata sundew is flowering.
My setup to help keep me sane when I can't go out and work.

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

December 21, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9364088

Nice rack set up! My plants are ALL over the house. Looks like a garden center! But I love it!

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 22, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9364631

Here's my setup. I use it winter and summer here in AZ; in winter for the ones that can't take the cold and in summer for the ones that can't take the heat!

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newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

December 22, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9364729

What kind of lights? I keep planning on switching to T5s but am too cheap right now.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2012
12:52 PM

Post #9365495

They are T5's. I really like them. I got the units at HD and they came with the bulbs. Each unit was $50, but they worked perfectly for my particular area below my laundry room cupboards so I got them.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

December 23, 2012
1:31 PM

Post #9365515

I can't find any with plugs at the stores around here. How long and how many bulbs per light fixture?

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 26, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9367417

The bulbs are 21 inches long and 2 bulbs in each fixture. They are on Home Depot's web site if you are interested and called Lithonia Lighting 24 in. White Grow Light. They work great for me and provide nice cool light for my succulents. I don't know how they work for starting veggies, etc.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

December 26, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9367445

I looked and they do have a 4 ft/4 bulb fixture for sale so I might order a couple of those. I only want them for my carnivorous plants and for the SA succulants. The ones that come in for the winter can have the T12 lights. Thanks for suggesting I check their website. I do wish they had them at the store, I hate to pay for shipping.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 27, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9368319

I don't blame you. Shipping can be a killer! Maybe you could check at the store and see if there is any chance they would order some for there? Just a thought.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

January 26, 2013
9:35 AM

Post #9398110

He is putting out one flower at a time, wonder why?

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

January 26, 2013
10:27 AM

Post #9398169

LOL! Confused maybe! I just bought 2 Lithops today. Green colored. I have 2 others I got 2 years ago. Still alive!

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