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Re: Melting glosso (also crypt melt)
> Have you considered the possibility that the bulbs you use have reached
> their "termination" point, meaning that they are not as effective as
> they once were? The fact that your plants, when they seemed to attempt
> new growth, were "reaching" would seem to indicate that they wanted more
> light. "Melting" in plants is also a leading indicator that the level
> of light is insufficient. Keeping fresh bulbs, replaced well before you
> can detect a level loss, seems key to successful plant keeping. Since I
> use cheaper hardware store type full spectrum bulbs, I change them at
> the first sign that the plants are growing less than optimally.
Melting is not just a sign of insufficient light. I never understood all
this talk about "crypt melt" until I changed bulbs that were more than six
months old. The *increased* light turned the bottom half of two stands of
crypts to mush.