Christmas Lights on Carnegiea gigantea and Pachycereus pringlei

nuxxOctober 29, 2013

I have a 5' Carnegiea gigantea and 3' Pachycereus pringlei and was wondering if running a strand of old (non-led) Christmas lights around each during winter would provide enough warmth.

We normally do not see temps in the 20s, and if we do it's only for a few hours.

Would we need to put freeze cloth over the Cacti as well during freezes, or would dense lights by themselves be enough?

Actually wouldn't mind just leaving the lights on the Cacti during winter and have them come on each day on a timer.

Would really appreciate your thoughts :)


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There was an article one year in Southern Living (I believe) for protecting satsumas. He put plastic covering and put Christmas lights on the plant to protect it from a freeze.

It worked for his plants but I don't know about these plants. I also don't recall if they were the new Christmas lights or the older ones.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 11:58AM
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Yeah looks like Christmas lights and a cover will really help.

Just curious if the lights alone would work... not sure though :/

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 1:00PM
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