Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: over wintering succulents under lights (5000k - 6500k)

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Jan 2, 2013 12:31 PM CST
When putting succulents under lights in the winter i have been told the light needed to be 5000k,is anything higher say 6500k to much? How high should the light be above the succulents? This would only be the ones that like full/direct sun.


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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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a2b1c3
Jan 3, 2013 12:53 PM CST
Ultimately, nobody can tell you how close to put the lights, that entirely depends on the design of your reflector. When the plants start to burn, raise the lights. Try to have the lights at least as far away from the plants as the height of the plants. With an open shelf, try to arrange the plants so that they are all the same distance from the lights. Or surround at least three sides with white sheeting and then it won't matter.

from http://cactiguide.com/article/?article=article17.php
about the bulbs...
try giving the people at Greners.com a call. Kinda wrong plants but i bet they would be able to help regardless.
good luck
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
Sedums Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tropicals
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jojoe
Jan 4, 2013 9:31 AM CST
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