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Indoor Greenhouse 2 years 4 months ago #50023

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Hi,
I currently am living in an apartment that has 1 west facing window in my bed room and a west facing balcony in the living area. The problem is only the 1 window gets any light do to huge trees and an overhang blocking the sun in the main living area. I also have a cat that likes to eat plants! I am looking at buying the $20 ikea socker greenhouse and was thinking about adding some automated grow lights to it so that I can have the tree in my main area and not tucked away in the 1 room it would get light. Was wondering if anyone has tried this before? I have a syzygium paniculatum bonsai that i know likes humid climates and partial to full sun. Thanks for the help!

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Indoor Greenhouse 2 years 4 months ago #50025

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Hello.
Your Brush Cherry should be outdoors in spring, summer and autumn.
It can be inside in winter, in a greenhouse and grow lights.
But inside all the time, even with the lights, it will never thrive, unfortunately.
Take a look at the link below:
www.bonsaiempire.com/tree-species/brush-cherry
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Indoor Greenhouse 2 years 4 months ago #50053

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The issue is I don't have a sunny outdoor space and only the one window gets direct sunlight. The balcony is shaded from an overhang and since i'm in an apartment all the outdoor space I have is the balcony. I do however have an full spectrum light that i'm using to supplement some hours of sun would it be better to use that and just have the plant out on the balcony?

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Indoor Greenhouse 2 months 2 weeks ago #71476

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Clicio wrote: Hello.
Your Brush Cherry should be outdoors in spring, summer and autumn.
It can be inside in winter, in a greenhouse(like that ) and grow lights.
But inside all the time, even with the lights, it will never thrive, unfortunately.
Take a look at the link below:
www.bonsaiempire.com/tree-species/brush-cherry

It's true! But is it possible to grow it inside in a greenhouse with grow lights all the season? Renting a house, there is no garden or backyard here.
Thanks in advance

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Indoor Greenhouse 2 months 2 weeks ago #71487

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Bonsai is mainly an outdoor hobby. If you dont have outdoor space, maybe this is not the right hobby for you at the moment.

On your answer, yes the tree can be inside a few years, and yes, it is possible to do cross country skiing indoors. But both activities is quite boring and messy to do indoors.

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