Problem- No light in my apartment.
Solution- whip out power tools and attempt to build a plant stand.
Without going into excessive detail like I did in the houseplant forum, and please forgive me for cross posting, I want build what will amount to a 55" long by 48" high plant stand that will have 2 levels. The plan so far is for each level to be lit with 2x40 watts fluorescent light from shoplights. between the height of the pots and the fixture and hardware to support it the top of the pot/base level of the plants would be 12 inches from the light. I could move the light fixtures around, raise/lower.
good bad or ugly idea? I'm not sure whether "low" "medium" or "high" light plants refer to an actual measurable amount of light or are more an eyeballing it kind of thing so I am trying to figure out what kind of plants I could keep under a set up like that.
I don't have a terrestrial green thumb so I'm kind of at a loss, adrift without practical experience.
A specific question I have is if a Ti plant would be ok under those levels of light. If not, I'm wondering if I could group several on top of my fridge, where it's warm, and if a 55 watt CF fixture and bulb would do the trick. If not would a 96 watt CF work? What WOULD work to make a Ti plant happy?
I really appreciate any constructive feedback and criticism people have.