Grow Light for Lime Tree HELP

iamabeefcakeApril 29, 2011

My new Lime Tree is dieing. I've had it for about a week now and the leaves and flowers are falling off, the leaves are getting brittle and changing from a dark green to a light green. The only area in my apartment to put it doesn't have the best natural light so I'm thinking I need to buy a UV/Grow light ASAP.

What's the best kind of light that I can buy to save my Tree?

Thanks

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TheMasterGardener1(5B)

The only thing that that could be effective on a tree that size and that light dependent would be an hps. Limes are my fav citrus.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 2:44AM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

check out the growing under lights forum.

you can use fluorescent tubes/shop light or clamp on lamps with large CFL's.

CFL's sold at most local stores are too small for plants. theirs are usually 12-20 watts (60-100 watt equivalent). you can find larger ones at online stores, look for 40-80 watts which will give you a few thousand lumens.

i have a little setup for winter time. a pvc stand and two clamp on lamps with a 45watt and a 65watt.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2011 at 5:41AM
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iamabeefcake

thanks guys

    Bookmark   May 1, 2011 at 10:45AM
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