Saved this from the last time they posted the unit and linked the shelf.
Modern Dark Brown Wood 4-Panel Open Bookcase Room Divider, 4 Tier Display Shelf Rack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WPW4J9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QQFXDb2EPVZ53
It’s a very cool piece!
Not OP but mine was struggling until I started watering it a LOT more than I thought was necessary. Ended up buying one of these self watering pots and it is super happy and growing like never before. No more crispy tips.
I bought these ones on amazon and used gorilla glue double sided sticky tape to stick them to the top!
Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Galison-Houseplant-1000Piece-Succulents-Household/dp/073535961X/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=indoor+houseplant+puzzle&qid=1576796457&sr=8-1-fkmr0
good ole amazon
it’s definitely not! that would be an interesting way to do a water change though 😂 for those interested here is a (non affiliated dont worry) link to the system. i refuse to use buckets unless its my nano under 10g tanks.
Found the hanger thingy on amazon, fam. ��https://www.amazon.com/Yard-Butler-Hanging-Garden-System/dp/B001I912VS/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_86_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=W2RSWR418MBC05D5JVD0
Yeah its working, the leaves on the jade and other succulents were getting smaller and falling because the sun isnt hitting my window anymore as it used to, probably have to wait til August, Im not sure? But now that I have it there, I noticed lots of new growth! Here it the link
Grow Light, Ankace 60W Full Spectrum Grow Lamp, Dual Head Gooseneck Plant Lights for Indoor Plants with Replaceable Bulb, 3 Switch Modes
Having done a looooot of plants with watercolour I decided to try a new style, this time a more minimalistic/abstract version! I thought it was really fun and will try other styles aswell in the future, so please come with suggestions!
And as a starving artist trying to make some ends meet, please endulge me in a shameless plug if you'd like it on a tshirt, if you'd like a print/sticker DM me: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BBKS5VW
They are really easy to install as long as your ok with drilling a hole into your ceiling. I only trust the ones that hook behind the drywall since the plant can get heavy. Here’s a link to the one I used.
Rocky Mountain Goods Ceiling Swag Hook 2 Pack with Mounting Hardware - 1 1/2" Heavy Duty Swag Hooks for Hanging Planter, Ceiling or Extender Chains - Easy Install with Screws/Brackets (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P67WDL8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_k48.DbWAH1A17
Would a fixture like this solve the directional issues of a bulb style light? Just downloaded a light meter, what lux measurement is the goal at the leaves?
I got it for $44 on Amazon not really knowing what I was doing but they seem to be working! Here's the link
Here’s a 24 pack of what I use : )
I tried one of those apps (this one) but it only gave reasonable readings when I used it on actual plant lights, and not when used on ambient light/sunlight. Is that how they're supposed to work?
For example, the grow light I have for my Monstera went from 500 PPFD really close to the lamp, then down to about 40 at the very bottom of the plant (which is fine, since most of its leaves are at the 150-200 PPFD mark and it's doing really well so far). That seems to correspond well with what the manufacturer claimed.
However, in my very bright west-facing window it only gave a reading of 8 PPFD which can't be true. Likewise, I got 0 PPFD in most of my apartment even though it's pretty bright in here. Same with the LUX; pretty consistent ratings when used near my plant light but varies widely when I used it in e.g. the window (went from 16.000 LUX in one spot to 1500 LUX just half a foot away). Maybe I just have a bad sensor...
CRIZTA 8pcs Invisible Floating Bookshelf, Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Book Organizer, Metal Shelves Holder for Books, Large Size (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JLM143K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_OxW9FbF6WN08X
These from Amazon the bottom book clips in and acts as a shelf for the rest :)
I found it on Amazon.
You can get adjustable rope hangers from amazon so you can continue to adjust the height. Will be a lot easier than chains. I’ll edit with the link.
Link : iPower 2-Pack 1/8 Inch 8-Feet Long Adjustable Heavy Duty Rope Clip Hanger, Reinforced Metal Internal Gears,150lb Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018WIOEDA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_BuNUAbA3Z4RHS
OP here. Sorry! I was truly sick; I slept for like 20 hours.
I’m located in the US; the nice person who hyperlinked it was UK.
my so got me this for Christmas
It’s $50 off of amazon, the shelves fold up too which is really nice.
This showed up in r/succulents today and looks pretty flexible and attractive.
Those are 45W LEDs though, which is realllly bright. If you like the look, there are plenty of clamp-on sockets on Amazon, and the same bulbs are available in lower wattages:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B073Y4MSLG/ This is a very cold color temperature, though.
Lights - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFPBQDR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_rmpzFbXCTGG2B
The lights had really good reviews & I've used the hooks for other projects before and they work great! If you end up getting the lights, make sure you remove the almost completely invisible film that's covering them!
Ashman Shepherd Hook Stand, Bird Cage Stand, Outdoor and Indoor Flower Basket, Patio Plant and Bird Feed Station Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083PVQD8W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_MFCQ67DPMFTY79SH9YDA
I had a terrible fungus gnat situation and putting Mosquito Bits on the soil before I watered eliminated them. Neem, hydrogen peroxide, and yellow sticky pads didn't work for me, but this did. It kills the larvae.
this seems to be the link
Be aware that this is OP's first post, and is most likely an advertisement
You could consider getting some grow lights. I have used these for a while and they work well. Super easy to set up as well
I have the SANSI 15W LED as the hanging ones. It’s the only kind I hang over my plants. I absolutely love them and definitely recommend. For this shelve I use these
My boyfriend got it for me! It’s from amazon, here’s the link. The quality is alright, 3/5 stars for me, it’s made out of bamboo which makes it a little wobbly and some of the predrilled holes don’t match up. A few pieces also splintered when we put the screws in, not the biggest deal but it’s definitely not the best quality. I would have bought a different shelf honestly.
I use a very non fancy app called plant tracker .
I like that I can keep relative track but I can always update for when I water sooner or delay when I need to. I can be a chronic overwaterer, drowning my pepperomia and several others
Plus the alerts are cute they are little crying faces lol.
I skipped this morning watering because everything looked pretty happy but it will keep those plant listings on top until I mark them done
You should get a pitcher plant. It'll eat all those bugs.
I just gave one as a gift and it was a big hit.
Oh I forgot to mention: I found this desktop humidifier on Amazon that’s just a hollow clay ball in a clay plate. It looks like decoration, doesn’t need batteries, etc. Something like this might work. Amazon
The one right behind her head I’m pretty sure is this (I have the same one). I’d love to know what the right one is.
Lovely plants, OP!
I can give you a link if you need more. Remember to use the discount code [Coupon: 30U5PAYA]
Garden Genie Gloves, Kaerott Garden Genie Gloves with Claws for Digging Planting (2 Pairs, Green)
a desk lamp can definitely hold a BR30 light bulb! I actually bought these before I bought the PAR38 lights and they work amazingly if you only have a few plants. The PAR38 is definitely gonna be better if you have tall/multiple plants, but they’re too heavy for desk lamps :(
I highly recommend the GE PAR38 grow light bulbs!! I can attest that they work and they work better than any of the clip on lights. I currently have two in my lil corner because my room only has a north facing window with a huge tree outside lol.
Get a diamond tipped circular hole bit. Sorry for the Amazon link, you can find them at Home Depot or Lowe’s as well.
Then just run some water over it as you drill. Start at a 45 Deg angle and once you’re party through, slowly shift to perpendicular as you drill all the way through.
I originally made a trellis/vine with plastic clips (https://www.amazon.fr/Command-d%C3%A9coration-bandes-adh%C3%A9sives-transparentes/dp/B0084M66QS) and clear nylon thread which was great until the plant got longer and heavier.
I then only used the plastic clips at intervals and tied the plant loosely to the clips with plastic nylon (read, I gave up with the trellis/ vine idea. When the plant got too heavy in places, such as above the window, I got a giant metal hook and screwed it into the wall. So far there are only three big hooks so not too much hassle to fix if needed.
I added the link of the grow lights I got. There's 6 of them, so I thought it was worth the price. I got the shelf from home depot, they're about 90 not on sale. I had to find a shelf that was 4 feet long because of the lights, I didn't want to find new lights that were shorter. You could add them to anything, so it doesn't have to be a new shelf. You could get creative and spend less than me :)
I have had great success with these...
Thank you, it’s so beautiful during the sunrise and sunset. Got blessed with a south facing window at my apartment complex! And I got this one off of Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087C5CSKR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_g8C-FbG8RZ8QN. It’s done me well so far. It’s pretty sturdy and the wood absorbs moisture, so no damage to it with watering or a humidifier!
I got a rain barrel to water my calatheas and added mosquito dunks to it once a month. You can also buy mosquito bits and sprinkle them directly into the soil, or make a hot mosquito bit tea and water with them. A few weeks of this and it should kill the larvae. The adult gangs can be caught with fly paper. I lost a parlor palm to gnats back when I didn’t know what to do. I now have about 70 plants and am doing pretty well. Going to also get a carnivorous plant to feed on the strays.
These are what I use:
Garsum Sticky Trap,Fruit Fly and Gnat Trap Yellow Sticky Bug Traps for Indoor/Outdoor Use - Insect Catcher for White Flies,Mosquitos,Fungus Gnats,Flying Insects - Disposable Glue Trappers (12 pcs) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZSC4CK1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_x3iOFbYX82KZ4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Summit Responsible Solutions Mosquito Bits - Quick Kill, 30 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001AUF8G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_r4iOFbFCS8FFF
Check them from Amazon - it's $13.75 (plus the $11.25 shipping) for 25 million nematodes - totally reasonable compared to a bunch of pesticides and fertilizers I've purchased!
I shared them with a friend who also had a gnat problem :)
It's actually a Gravel Tray from Stewart - got it from a local store, but it's also sold on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stewart-2385005-Extra-Gravel-without/dp/B005HVPZPC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529297180&sr=8-1&keywords=Stewart&#37;2BGarden&#37;2Bgravel&th=1
It's super handy for me as I live in an apartment, makes it easier to move things around. Think I'll get one more, as a moving work spot for repotting and so on - contains the worst spillage of soil :)
Spraying them 3 times a day - would have liked a clear cover over them - but they'll manage.
I bought a humidity controller on amazon and plug my humidifier to it. I have it set to turn on at 70% and shut off at 80%. I have a couple dozen orchids and a couple dozen nepenthes..
here is a link to the controller https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FQKXRXA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I got it off of Amazon, here is the link.
Amazon! Water resistant and the shelve space is great! The hanging pole is pretty sturdy too!
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Sorry to hear about the struggle. Let's see if we can get you on-the-mend.
At this point in an infestation as you've described it, neem oil and just hand picking (without additional action) are going to be time-consuming half measures that don't truly dig you out of the hole you're in. I don't say that to be unkind. I say that to help you ease your fatigue and frustration. I see that you recently moved into a dorm. In college life, you may not have hours, days, and weeks on end to spend picking off bugs if you're trying to focus on academics and also having some fun.
For the fungus gnats, not surprised that cider vinegar isn't doing it. That's a good trap for fruit flies but unfortunately fungus gnats aren't motivated by vinegars, fruits, or any food. They're after that sweet, sweet soil breeding ground, nothing else.
Can you confirm that the scale is soft scale, and not armored scale? If it's indeed soft scale: Based on the extensive nature and long duration of your current infestations, I would recommend a 3-pronged approach of the following naturally-based remedies.
Note: I might make different recommendations if you didn't have this combination of problems over this period of time.
All these are approved for organic gardening and highly effective. All of these need to be used at once, properly, and consistently on every plant.
Here's detailed info on effectively addressing the fungus gnats.
For soft scale, here's a product recommendation.
Suggestions are as follows:
Note: The first one would be my preference. I would use one full set for each shelf, and put both sets on a wall timer (many timers can accomodate 2 plugs). I'd also stagger the mounting, 2 and 2, so that you get coverage out to the sides of the shelves.
4-Pack Amsuns 60W 24H Cycle Timing Auto On/Off 2 Working Times Each Day Grow Light Strip 3 Light Modes 5 Dimmable Full Spectrum
Full spectrum LED Grow Light Strips 36W 132 LEDs Auto ON & Off Function,3/6/12H Timer 5 Dimmable Levels and 3 Switch Modes
Full disclosure for OP and others reading this reply: My recommendations vary by specific setup and plant needs. There are certainly other/better lights out there, but I'm giving a good, budget-friendly option for OP's small (very tight) shelf placement, mounting capabilities, and intended hobby growing. Please don't assume that these lights would be the most effective for a larger space.
I got the desk off of Amazon here is the link.
IRONCK Computer Desk with Bookcase Hutch, Wood and Metal Laptop Table, Industrial Students Study Writing Desk https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X9SY2JF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AeexFbFD8MC4Z
If you have these hanging in the open they will annoy you with it's blue/purple colors and are not good for your eyes. Try getting full spectrum LED.
Look up Quantum boards from horticulture lighting group or Atreum Boards, Amazon may not have them. They are generally more efficient and give off nice white light which will not annoy you and even brighten up the room!
A Quantum Board 65 Kit (65Watt real draw) is about 100$ and available on Amazon and should be enough for a first light but probably underpowered for 4x4 but for half shaded plants this will work fine. Most use them to grow weed which likes a lot of light. Veg/bloom switches are mostly for weed, yes.
But sure, the QB are a bit bare and not that pretty yet really lightweight aesthetically...so who knows.
The Maxsisun 300W has about 130W real draw (the 300W is misleading since it's just an euivalent to HPS lights. So it draws 130W which is equivalent to a 300W HPS light) but is probably less efficient than the QB.
I'm growing Chilis with a DIY Fixture with full white LED comparable to the QB ones. I started out with a Viparspectra 300W (basically same as the Maxisun) so i know em both. Gonna take the Viparspectra apart soon to exchange the LED to full white ones. Will never touch the blue/purple lights again :D
I had a really bad infestation last summer, so I let all my plants dry out a bit. Then I added a layer of sand on top and on the plants that I knew were the gnat homes and hatcheries I put these babies! I made sure there was at least 1 trap per shelf/plant area in the house. I've replaced them once or twice because they get full! I've only seen a couple flying around since.
You should talk to these guys: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/benshope/window-pods-the-perfect-indoor-garden Their regular website is here: http://www.windowpods.org/ Might be able to give you some tips :)
I really do know what you mean. I normally backpack BWCA and this is the first year I wasn't able to go. so sad. so i just buy more houseplants and it seems to make it okay. lol The boulders sound great btw.
crap you got a lot of plants i want to come over and hang out! LOL i'm really jealous. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM09Sdy_3ZuTO9cujI4N89HZDU8CzxetSSUsKLQnoxkSsWp0TjuQmxsSH13EtTpQQ?key=d1o0YnpBSkJ0Q3gtMk5ZWDR3WGt2MkRYWU81VjlR is that one a papaya tree?
Here is my a part of my office and bathroom
https://goo.gl/photos/HYgSfmNtKCpmmSzz9 i'm also a normal hoarder (plants do heal. i don't want the other stuff now unless it can hold a plant!). lol anyway.. don't mind the mess.
i am on a waiting list for this plant.. i have a stand in called a conchifolia begonia they look like simular plants
Prices fluctuate, but warm white, 15W, E27, no dimmer support, is currently $2,79 as I write this.
Here’s my pilea I got in the mail today from plantforthought.com:
Right out of the package
After soaking for a little while then potting
It’s definitely not a huge plant but looks healthy and the price seemed reasonable compared to other sites I’ve looked at.
Humidity meter good and not pricey and I would smell my plants individually honestly I have well over 75 plants in my house. Most of them are in our living room. I check them periodically. Or on watering days..what ever works for you. Sorry about the smell. Maybe if you’re not already using distilled water or demineralized water for your humidifier. You could look at that as well.
8oz is 30, 26oz is 50. 1/2 teaspoon per gallon so it lasts a long time. I'm very happy with this product and u can use it once a week.
Zeesh! Are these the ones that bite? I had thousands of bitting gnats in my house last summer. This summer it’s maybe about a couple when I open my door. Get this indoor bug zapper. Unsightly? Yes? Big? Yes. Loud af? Yes but the sweet sound of an obnoxious evil gnat being murdered is priceless. Hers the Amazon link.
Tiabo Bug Zapper Indoor Insect Killer - Electronic Mosquito, Fly, Bug or Any Pest Killer Electric Zapper Lamp 20W Light Bulbs for Indoor/ Outdoor Use https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C8FFQKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_MGF67GJWBY5JPJF0258B. You’re welcome. 😎
For a quick kill but a small plate with fruit or vinegar and wine in front of it they will flock to their death. I hate gnats so much as you can tell. 😂😅
They need one of those mini solar motors inside to cause them to slowly spin!
edit: found one but the reviews all say it blows https://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-1592-Solar-Disco-Ball/dp/B001A04PYG#customerReviews
I’m in my first year. I had two pothos first, then spouse decided he wanted something bigger and got huge peace lilies, then started expanding because a friend kept giving me new things to try inside and out. I still want to get a small starter collection like this .
The house plants are good with not direct sun, and are just off to the side or 7 feet away; but the house mint and basil I put in a window then switch to another window when the sun switches at noon (basil good on pizza, mint good in tea and lemonade). Good luck, I vote start with pothos!
(Also, bottom water; buy a water meter; then join r/takeaplantleaveaplant once you start really going and want to trade.
stand grow light here’s the one to the left of the picture. The one on the right is a strip that I got from Walmart and just attached to my stand! :)
Yes! Those are my grow lights. stand grow lights here’s the one that’s on the left. The right one is a basic strip I got from Walmart and attached to my stand. The plants love it!
I've painted probably a hundred plants now, and also flowers, mushrooms and fish yet this ones remains my absoloute favourite!
And I'll allow myself a shameless plug as I also put this on T-shirt if anyone would be interested !
Thank you so much! I do have a humidifier at the bottom to increase humidity, but I had the fans/lights/humidifier off last night and I woke up to it at 70% humidity! I think all the plants increase the moisture in the air as well, thats why they say have a bunch of plants together I guess lol!
Took me a month of searching amazon daily to find the right one! I got these ones because they can clip onto the pegboards, but the gap between the board and glass is a bit tight, so don't shove them in all the way :)
I got him on Amazon ! I believe he’s based off this sculpture.
I can't find my exact Ikea lamp shade but mine is a 17". As long as it can be used for the pendant light from Ikea it should work. I'll send you a link to a picture of mine.
You could also consider “under cabinet/counter LED fixtures”. That’s what I use for my shelves. They are low profile so they hide pretty well. these are the ones I use and seem to do well with my various plants. Of course you can go down the lighting rabbit hole but I have stuck to with lights 5000k-6500k and my plants are thriving pretty well. Anyway, good luck.
Not a fan of macrame hangers, not only because of the aesthetic but also because it's a pita to take most plants out of it.
I prefer (p)leather hangers or the more modern metal type.
I've had enough experience with bad installs that nowadays when I hang a new pot I always wait a couple days before putting an actual plant in it. I'll put a bowl of water or heavy wet soil in it and just wait to make sure it doesn't fall. Nothing worse than waking up in the morning to a pile of dirt and broken plant on the floor!
I use this humidifier and put on the second setting, once in the morning and once before bed.
I water them about once a week, alternating between spraying with neem oil and then using a watering can to thoroughly soak the soil and using about a pump of miracle grow liquid fertilizer for every liter of water in a tray to bottom water. Sometimes I don’t use the neem oil but I have a finicky p&j pothos that fungal knats seem to just love (I’m changing the soil when I feel the plant is healthy enough) so I do use it quite frequently. And as for light, pulled back about a foot or two from a $30 grow light, and about 5 or 6 feet from a east window.
My red prayer plant came from me with spider mites and looks really ugly but currently has 4 new leaves coming in! My rattle snake came to me much happier and has 6 new leaves and several more shoots coming out!
Both I kept in their nursery pots for a week before repotting and are both in a 4 in terracotta pot with Hoffman’s tropical indoor and an extra sprinkle of perlite (I really winged it on the mixture).
I've had one of these on my bigger tropicals the last couple months and the love it! I got two more for this. It comes already detached from the stand, which was helpful for this. There is a handle on the body of the light itself that I removed and replaced with corner braces so that it would be more fit to the top. 🙂
I think so, I’ve definitely noticed a difference with my palm and pothos
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I use this in a lamp:
It's worked for my succulent so far, they have definitely shown signs that they like the light.
Thank you! Here is what I am using (and comparing to traditional 4ft fluoro grow light):
The first link (purple) are clearly providing more light to my seedlings based on leaf # vs height. However they seem to level out for greens grow their in middle height range (white and purple equivalent). Haven’t done either for long term. I leave my tradescantia on edges of lights and rotate every few days.
Is there a reason you think more light will help? My Haworthia is finally happy now that it’s only getting just under 200 FC.
I have it growing under a Barrina Grow Light (96W, 2ft T8, Full Spectrum, LED) but is probably 16 inches from the light itself. I had it closer to the light and it turned brown - too much light. With 185-200FC, it’s already growing bright and happy new branches.
Barrina Grow Light, 96W(4 x 24W,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZJLWXFR
This is a lovely setup and your plants are gorgeous, but may I suggest an alternative to sticky traps? Try diatomaceous earth. It's 100% natural, won't harm your plants, doesn't look as gross as a bunch of dead bugs in glue traps, and WORKS against any bugs that are living in your plants' pots. It's basically ground-up shells of long-dead microscopic animals, and when bugs try to crawl through it, it shreds their exoskeletons. It's a white powder that you can sprinkle directly on plants without harming them. I put a thin layer of it over the dirt in all of my houseplants and -- poof -- fungus gnats gone in a day. It's totally safe too, for pets and even for humans. I paid $20 for a 10-lb bag of it from Amazon, which I'm sure will last me for the rest of my life. https://www.amazon.com/Natures-Wisdom-Grade-Diatomaceous-Earth/dp/B003QJ8CZM/ref=sr_1_12?crid=2QAZFDKJXXIEQ&dchild=1&keywords=diatomaceous+earth&qid=1610239959&s=home-garden&sprefix=diatoma%2Cgarden%2C146&sr=1-12
I got this one off of Amazon a few years back. Haven't had any issues. I think I paid $15 at the time. It works well for testing water going in and drainage coming out.
I've been using this one for ~2 months, pothos N'Joy produces properly variegated leaves under it (with very little natural light, basement apartment).
These are what the partner bought last spring for my seed starting for my vegetable garden.
How I attached my lights.
I love love love your set-up! I really wanted the stand in the same color as yours, but decided on this one instead for its bookshelf:
I'm a new plant mom, so thank you for the recommendation. I would've never thought of buying a garment rack! Looking to add my own yucca soon, too. :)
Thank you! Yes garment racks are so much cheaper and versatile than actual plant stands! Glad I could help!
If you decide to get a Yucca, get a moister tester! It will help you from over watering it!
XLUX T10 Soil Moisture Sensor Meter Water Monitor, Hygrometer for Gardening, Farming, No Batteries Required https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014MJ8J2U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_0BDRFbD3DMGZH
amazon link Could be the thing
I don't recommend ordering from that site. Too many fakes. Ordering these lamps from Amazon for between $13 to $30 (one head to three heads) is your best bet. I use this one (two long heads, 5 light settings, 3 set timers) and it supplements light for over 20 medium and small succulents.
Here's a good one for ya.
I bought this guy on amazon. i'm not going to lie, it's really not that powerful. It's fine for my houseplants but I will need to get something stronger for my succulents
*edit: It's not that powerful for the plants. It IS really bright to a human and will turn your whole room pink
I got mine here on Amazon! It had TONS of leaves when it shipped in January and there's already a bunch more uncurling.
Yup. And no worries, ask away! It’s a pretty small pump. Like 210 gph I believe. You can see the res sitting down below the table. Pump just sits down in it and fills up the top grow tray. Then the water drains back out after a 5 mins. I run it every 4 hours. The drain fittings are standard ones that you can find on amazon or any hydro store. I spent about 100$ putting it all together. Also, the tray is filled with grow stone.
Galaxyhydro Led Grow Plant Light, Waterproof 108W Led Grow Light Bar with Red Blue Spectrum for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Growing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VJQPI2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Qxb.AbV5AH2EX
Here’s a link to the lights I’m using. Two of them has been plenty.
Yea, my room in my apartment only has a northeast-ish facing window and a northwest-ish facing window, meaning some of my plants that need a lot of light were pretty unhappy for a while. Highly recommend investing in some plant lights. I found some relatively cheap LED grow lights on Amazon the other day for $16 that seem to cover all the necessary wavelengths that plants need. Get some timers (or smart outlets that you can put on a schedule) and BOOM never again is there a cloudy day in your apartment!
And yea just to reiterate what the other guy said, water based on when the plant needs it, not on a set schedule. You generally want to water them very thoroughly and then let the top of the soil dry out about a centimeter to an inch down. You're trying to mimic the plants' natural conditions, which for most plants means that they expect a thorough bout of rain to come and drown everything in water, followed by a dry period of no rain for maybe a week or two (but again, it's nature, so this isn't a set schedule), followed by another thorough bout of rain, and so on. Succulents of course require less water, while some tropical plants really like being a little more moist all the time. Good luck!
I bought these lights from amazon.. they’re on the lower end of budget/quality, but I’ve still had no issues with them! My plants seem to really like them, as well. I can send you the link to the amazon page, if you want! ☺️
here ya go! the price has actually dropped $10 since I ordered mine last week.. kinda jealous lol
I think it might be this one. It was a gift bought from amazon. I use it to hold records I frequently listen to or ones I want to listen to so I can access them easily.
They’re granules that kill mosquito larvae in ponds and standing water but also kill fungus Gnats. Here’s a link to amazon but you can find it in Lowes or Home Depot if you’re in the US.
I got them on amazon. I like them alot because they have timers so I turn the timer on when I leave for the day. Here's the ones I have. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F26GQHJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The two white ones in the corner are coffee tables I found on amazon.
The other one with the white legs is a stool from IKEA.
I’m not OP but I have the same light. My succulents are steadily getting bigger under this guy! I also have this timer from Amazon that’s super easy to work - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H81JLHZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_PFa3CbXMBVXF0 - as well as a surge protector that has a timer function!
Thank you so much! I got them off Amazon! Since the shelves are adjustable, we used two and the third one was to connect the shelves together. :)
Here's the link!
I ordered these ones off Amazon and they work great!
Led Grow Light for Indoor Plants, Auto ON & Off with 3/6/12H Timer Plant Grow Light - Red, Blue Spectrum - 3 Head Divide Control - 5 Dimmable Levels - USB Charger - Adjustable Gooseneck https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M7VMT1Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ltw9DbHS8BZJ8
I use a YISSVIC Humidifier I bought from Amazon, I really love it and the plants near it sure does too! I highly recommend it if u want a better environment for your plants but also for your health. Humidifiers help to reduce dry skin and allergies which I both suffer from lol
Hey! I think I mentioned them above but these are the ones I got Monios Under Cabinet. I tried to do a bit of research and I think they are OK, not sure if they are ideal but again I was also on a budget.
I got a 3d printer this week, here's one of the first things I've made with it! Printed with Wood Fiber PLA, sanded a bit, and finished with Polyurethane Stain.
These probably won't fit on that particular shelf you have set up, but they're my top favorite grow lights out of maybe 4 different kinds I've tried. They also come with both sticky pads and screws(and hooks/zip ties for wire shelves) and all work well, in my experience. I didn't think the sticky pads would be able to withstand how warm the top of the lights get, but man I found out otherwise when I tried to take them back off.
HLG 65 V2 4000K Horticulture Lighting Group Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom 4000K | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded Samsung LM301B LED's https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076QDKVDZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_6RpFFbT9B0XM3