I get a lot of “Your pygmies are so colorful!” Well that’s because I grow them in natural sun! I did a test to see how my D. roseana would look grown from gemmae to adult size under 4 T5-HO bulbs, at about 4 inches away from the lights with 16 hours of light on per day.
Artificial Light V. Natural Sun!
Here’s how they looked under artificial lights.
Then, I moved them to full sun where they were getting at least 6 hours of direct sun per day.
No artificial light will ever beat the power of the light the sun gives us. Now you know my secret ingredient to beautifully colored pygmies 🙂
If you’re interested in these beautiful pygmies, you can buy gemmae from my store! Don’t know how to grow from gemmae? Check out my grow guide here, they’re super easy, fast, and great for beginners!