Plant Care Tip #30: Grow Lights
The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.
If you're happy with the overall size, shape of your plant, and its current growth rate, then ignore this one. If you want to see your plant grow faster, you can try this out.
The sun provides full spectrum light, meaning all the colors of the rainbow. Indoor plants need:
Blue wavelengths for foliage growth
Red wavelengths for flowering and fruiting
This is why grow lights shine purple!
Fluorescent lights cast mostly blue (cool) light. Incandescent lights cast mostly red (warm) light. Special LED light bulbs can cast both simultaneously.
Shine a balance of these wavelengths and your plant will reward you!