Wednesday, September 19, 2012

LED Update

Well the LED experiment has sort of fizzled. My Christmas cactus rotted (I mistakenly put water inside the soil of a moisture-wicking african violet pot, creating cactus soup), and the carnivorous plant seeds never did germinate. (Of course the ones in regular light didn't either, but I'm hanging onto hope with them). In here I was just over it.
Now the lonely pothos has the wardian case all to himself.

Still growing nicely, though not exactly huge.
For now this is all I'll grow under the LED's. Later I'd like to buy two of another type of plant at the same time and equal in size to do a more "scientific" comparison. I would try with my two cattleya orchids who are similar in stature, but I'm terrified not willing to sacrifice any orchids at this point. My orchid-growing "success" is tenuous at best, and I just can't mess around with it. Bad mojo. I need all the good orchid mojo I can get, people.


Blackswamp_Girl said...

So... maybe low light plants are the way to go with the LEDs? I guess that the soil might have been a big factor too, though, huh? Hmm. Yeah, it sounds like more testing is required!

Garden Broad said...

I'm also thinking that light intensity is a factor, I may not have enough LED's or have them close enough to the plants.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I was going to ask about the distance of the lights from the plants.

Garden Broad said...

You were way ahead of me! :)

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