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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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adamgreen
Jun 30, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Does anyone know of a good greenhouse kit for succulents? My budget is will be about 1400 by the time I need to buy it.
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drdawg
Jul 1, 2014 10:18 AM CST
Would succulents need a different sort of GH than orchids?
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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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adamgreen
Jul 8, 2014 10:35 AM CST
Succulents need a low humidity greenhouse.

I will be helping build one from scratch. Does anyone know where I can find some good plans?
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jul 8, 2014 11:19 AM CST
Try Youtube .. just type in "build a greenhouse" .. they have vids for ones made out of pallets, windows and pvc.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 8, 2014 12:11 PM CST
This is from another GH thread.

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Are you considering using it for winter? I think you're going to need s dehumidifier to make the air dry enough for succulents n Gen hides trend to trap moist air. Let us know how it goes?
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jul 8, 2014 12:27 PM CST
I use a box fan in the winter to control humidity. Works really well. Once I started using it I no longer had problems with algae blooms on the walls or in pots.

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jul 8, 2014 1:42 PM CST
I grow Cacti and Succulents and Orchids during the indoor season here in NJ in the same greenhouse. There are Vandas, which need to be watered plenty, a couple of feet away from them, no problem.
I simply take advantage of the mini climates within a 12 x 20 feet greenhouse - sunny shelves against the house wall and some South- facing sunny top shelves work well for Stapeliads, Haworthias, Pachypodiums, Gasterias, small Cacti and such.
The rest of the greenhouse is populated with lots of different Orchids and two 40 Gallon fish tanks. I water the Orchids pretty much every day, and only direct a gentle quick spray perhaps once a week into the C&S direction, without ever soaking them. Works for me!
I should mention my greenhouse has a glass ceiling and the conditions are very bright, I also have a good fan going and during the heating season, the air from the house also circulates through the greenhouse.
What I am trying to tell you is that some humidity is really not a problem growing C&S.
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