Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Please show your inside cactus/succulent area

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Name: Lucille
Texas
Lucillle
Oct 19, 2017 4:24 PM CST
I would like to see pictures of your cactus/succulent indoor area please, and whether it is a permanent area for them or only indoors during the cold weather.
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Oct 19, 2017 5:25 PM CST

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My plants live year round in front of a SW facing window and get afternoon sun until sunset. They get water every 3 weeks (Sans at top), every 2 weeks (next two larger plants), every week (hairy Echeveria in front), or twice a week (baby seedlings).

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Name: Lucille
Texas
Lucillle
Oct 20, 2017 10:40 AM CST
Here is my newly created small area where I have my indoor plants. It is actually behind a loveseat to make it more difficult for the g'baby to walk up and try to touch the cacti. My apartment only has one window (it also has a glass patio door but that is not a good place for plants for several reasons) so as you can see I've reached my plant limit because there is no more room.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 4:18 PM CST
The space looks great Lucille! And Baja!
I'm being brave here since I'm not a great house keeper but here goes lol be kind!
First my Haworthia shelf, the top two shelves stay year round bottom shelf changes
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This is my living room they get grow lights plus window light
I call them my roommates
They come in usually late Sept or just before heavy Seattle rains begin and return back outside in late March then I get my room back LOL Visitors are always nice regarding my obsession Shrug!
There is a little of everything here
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Great thread thanks for starting it I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Oct 20, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Your indoor cacti/succulent spaces look great everybody! I still have mine everywhere. I'll take some pics when they are more centralized. Blinking
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 5:06 PM CST
Yes Frenchy please do! I love to look at the pics! I tip my hat to you.

Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 20, 2017 5:11 PM CST
Now I see how you grow them in your gloomy WA light. All of those grow lights must help a lot. Where do you get those fixtures, and what bulb do you use in them, Greg?
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 5:33 PM CST
They are just clamp lamps I got mine locally but they are available on Amazon
Bulbs are compact florescent lights... here is the box label probably also available on Amazon
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I tip my hat to you.


Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Oct 20, 2017 5:35 PM CST
Thank you, very helpful. I think I could use some of those and they won't break the bank. I bought fancy Mars-Hydro LED lights once, and won't get any more even though they are wonderful. They are the type of light that can bring law enforcement to the door, at least in NM!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 5:58 PM CST
Karen when I bought my first lamps I bought maybe 6 at once, and yes the store acted like I was purchasing for pot plants!! They kept saying 'succulents right' in a long drawn out way - or referring to 'your succulents' Rolling on the floor laughing
I tip my hat to you.

Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 20, 2017 5:59 PM CST
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Now of course that's legal here in WA Thumbs up

Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 20, 2017 6:05 PM CST
I imagine it won't be too many years before it's legal everywhere. We have a new dispensary going in our little burg right now, but it's just for medical purposes. nodding
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Name: Lucille
Texas
Lucillle
Oct 20, 2017 7:16 PM CST
plantmanager said:I imagine it won't be too many years before it's legal everywhere. We have a new dispensary going in our little burg right now, but it's just for medical purposes. nodding

After it is legal one would think that it would be mostly grown outdoors, hopefully the indoor farmer wannabes will use the space for cacti and succulents once they can make their herbal purchases at Walmart.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 20, 2017 7:43 PM CST
Hilarious! you are right that currently it is grown indoors, most usually... And uses so much resources Sad But even succulents use light and fans...I keep mine on for 10 hours and often feel guilty even though I'm using florescent which uses less energy! It'll be good once pot can be grown outdoors. Thumbs up

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 20, 2017 7:58 PM CST
I see loppers next to the bottom shelf, Greg. What do you have by way of succulents that need that scale of pruning? Confused
Name: Lucille
Texas
Lucillle
Oct 21, 2017 12:57 AM CST
gg5 said:often feel guilty even though I'm using florescent

I never even thought to feel guilty. I'm paying for my energy use, and I too use fluorescents. I do not carelessly waste energy, but the lights are used to help my small cactus/succulent collection that brings me a lot of happiness.

Name: Kyle
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quercusnut
Oct 21, 2017 6:27 AM CST
These are under 2 4ft' fixtures. One fluorescent, the other LED. I'm in the gradual process of replacing all my FLs with LEDs.
I have over 30 fixtures in my grow room. They stay on 24/7 for the winter. No apologies/no guilt. Just indoor paradise.

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 21, 2017 12:00 PM CST
Looks great Kyle! I tip my hat to you.

Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Oct 21, 2017 12:03 PM CST
Very nice, Kyle. Show us more of your plants, please. I see you have some cryptanthus. Any hints on making them happy?
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