terrorarium, not so terrifying anymore

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:45:37 PDT
In February I set up a terrarium and planted it with mostly carnivorous
plants and tuberous gesneriads.  As time passed the CPs languished, and some
died.  The venus flytraps were sulking so I moved them outside to the bog
bed where they now enjoy full sun.  The gesneriads all showed signs of
insufficient light, too.

I was completely ignorant of the fact that fluorescent bulbs lose potency
over time.  But I read up on the subject this weekend.  My old bulb was 15
years old and sooo weak!  I bought a new bulb today, and wow what a
difference!  The light is much brighter, and the terrarium already looks so
much better.

The Pinguicula caerulea flowers seem to glow now.  I really can't get over
how much nicer everything looks!  Hopefully its enough to make all the
plants happy.

Dennis in Cincinnati

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