Winter occupation

Arlington, TX

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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Poughkeepsie, NY(Zone 6a)

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

Sun Lakes, AZ(Zone 9a)

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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Arlington, TX

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

Sun Lakes, AZ(Zone 9a)

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.

Arlington, TX

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

Sun Lakes, AZ(Zone 9a)

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.

Arlington, TX

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.

Sun Lakes, AZ(Zone 9a)

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.

Arlington, TX

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

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Poughkeepsie, NY(Zone 6a)

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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