I have been able to grow a number of tropicals, cacti, succulents
and palms on my enclosed front porch over the summer and fall months. The sun and temp must have been just right because they all grew! But winter is here and for fear of losing them all to frost I moved them inside. I already lost my Majesty palm that grew to 6 feet over the summer outside the porch but I clipped all its fronds and put it in a huge pot with new soil hoping to save it. I was going to try and set the porch up like a greenhouse
by putting up shrink plastic over all the windows but I think the heating costs would be too high. I want to hang a grow light fixture in my kitchen window. It already gets a fair amount of sun about 5-6 hours out of the day on a sunny day but my plants are getting big and are crowded in that window so I feel a large fixture might help them make it through the winter. Any advice on how much light, wattage, type of bulbs would be greatly appreciated. I have been looking at fluorescent, T5's, sodium filled, LED's.
I can fit up to a 4 foot 2 or 3 bulb fixture in the window and rotate the plants daily. I just dont want to overdue it and buy more than I need. I will attach some images of my babies. I have a Red edged Dracaena, a Ponytail palm, an aloe plant, 3 small cacti, a couple succulents
, a lucky bamboo that has grown a foot in 3 months, my favorite and my biggest worry the Sago Palm and my biggest one a beautiful 4' Yucca tree that has been growing
like crazy! They have all been doing really well even the cacti, I love them all and I want to keep them going. please help!