Re: new case/how to heat
Fri, 28 Jan 1994 12:25:52 -0800 (PST)

> Given the height of your case, you may have to use a halide
> lamp to give your plants enough light. In that case you'll
> probably have more heat than you need.

Yes, I've been thinking of getting Halide lights for this case. I was
going to put the lights right above the case. I don't know if that will
give heat inside or not. Lots of good suggestions for heating on
this list, though!

Any idea what sort of wattage I need to
light that area? Pierpalo says Nepenthes want 1300 ft candles. I have
a Vanda Orchid that wants like 2200ft candles or so. Will I be able to
accomplish this magic?

Does the amount of light Halide lights put out decrease the same way
Florescent lights do? How many foot/candles of light are those of you
growing Nepenthes with Halide give them? How about the phototron?