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Offline KosmokratorShaman

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Pereskiopsis
« on: June 15, 2015, 08:03:44 AM »
I have never had any luck keeping pereskiopsis spathulata alive and healthy. Currently I have about 20 cuttings rooting. Some have a few inches of new growth, some havnt grown yet. The new growth is spindly, like 1 mm across.

What can I do to thicken the stalks?

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Re: Pereskiopsis
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 08:53:42 PM »
it is possible to grow pereskiopsis indoor under lights to a fat healthy size.

your gonna need a good wind, and some extreme lighting.

note the pics below.........
one row of pereskiopsis outdoor.
one row indoor.
dense ones , are the indoor row.

keep in mind , this was done with about 200W LED , at 1 foot,  , 7500K + 16/ 8 light cycle.
also, hydro , and with a very crisp airflow.........

using this level of LED requires blu bliocker safety glasses.


were working up a pereskiopsis thread with detials.
essentially its a light power and color game.
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Re: Pereskiopsis
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 09:15:07 PM »
I have CFLs. They are 23w and at 2700 and 5500 kelvin.

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Re: Pereskiopsis
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 09:59:53 PM »
pry not enough power.
even in arrays, would be tricky and hot.

we tried alot of lights for pereskiopsis, they take alot of blue and power to get thick and dense.

on some levels we liked CFL, but in the end, too hot, and the light is not as even as ya would think.


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Re: Pereskiopsis
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 12:52:00 PM »
that's not good news. Guess Ill have to try and grow them outdoors again. I am in the middle of building a 300 square foot greenhouse..do you think they would do well in there?

I tried to grow it outdoors in full sun, and it died quickly here.

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Re: Pereskiopsis
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2015, 12:37:02 AM »
I know Roach grows his Pereskiopsis under a 400w MH that was kept on 24 hours a day most of the time when they were inside. They've been outside now for about a month and a half and are looking pretty good. They were slow growing at first out there but were only getting around 3 hours of direct sunlight a day. They've been moved to a new location where they get about 5+ hours of sun and they've fattened up quite a bit now.

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Re: Pereskiopsis
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2015, 12:41:34 AM »
Here's some recent photos