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#358816 Jul 17th, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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The plants I am asking about right now are two Ming Aralia trees and a Pony Tail Palm. The Pony Tail Palm was stripped of it's foliage by my cats but I have managed to get it growing again though it look a bit scraggly at the moment. I just re-potted all three, and tore the roots a bit on one of the Ming Aralia trees trying to remove it from it's old pot. I have 10-15-10 food that I have been giving them but they aren't getting much natural light, and I am unsure how much they need. I do have a lamp over them and was wondering if I could get a grow bulb for it to give them some more light and if so what type of bulb should I get, I know they are not supposed to be put in direct sunlight.

Any insights in the best way to manage these and suggestions about a light source and if or if not it may be needed would be helpful. I have here a picture of the three plants as well.

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RCruise #358819 Jul 17th, 2012 at 01:18 PM
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Your plants actually look pretty healthy. Have you any outdoor places where they can get some warm fresh air in this warm season?
The ponytail palm will thrive on neglect and getting pretty dry between watering. It is a desert dweller naturally.
The aralias like warm moist air around. Misting will be good for them if it is dry around from air conditioning or heating.
They do sell full spectrum bulbs at some places. I have trouble finding them at my local Home Depot and Lowe's box stores. But I have found them at pet stores. You will have to see if they appreciate that much light on them. They are also good for human seasonal affective disorder (SAD).


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