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Pond plants question

Posted by CsrLiz 5/Ohio (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 15, 05 at 7:52

I'm gonna have to bring in some pond plants this winter-2 baby Lotus, 2 waterlillies 1 hardy, 1 tropical, 2 calla lillies, and arrowhead. What I'm wanting to do is just keep them alive, not necessarily grow them. If my pond was 3 feet deep, I could just sink most, but it's not deep enough. Anyway, can I just put them under a couple of shop lights down in the basement? I read here that it seems to be a myth you need actual "grow lights", is that right?

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RE: Pond plants question

Yes, it is a myth that you need 'grow lights' it is just a marketing term designed to get you to pay $20 for a $2 light.

Having said that I have no experience with the plants you mention so I don't know how to overwinter them under lights.

RE: Pond plants question

You don't need grow lights for overwintering. A couple of four-foot shopights with cool white tubes for about 12 hours a day is fine.

Won't the calla lilies be dormant and not need lights? The other plants I don't know.

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