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Albuquerque, New Mexico
JDizzle
May 3, 2020 12:54 AM CST
So i live an apartment that has very minimal amounts of sunlight and often worry that they may not be recieving enough light. I have grow lights set up but cant seem to get useful and accurate info as to how to use them. The main thing i need to know is if they can work for already grown plants to sustain the sun light they are lacking. Everything i read just refers to growing seeds and brand new plants. Any advise and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jeff
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 3, 2020 9:33 AM CST
Good grow lights can be used to supplement most already grown plants. With some low light plants the artificial light may provide enough light that no natural light at all is needed. But it really depends on the light requirements of the particular plant species.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
JDizzle
Jul 10, 2020 11:25 PM CST
WillC said:Good grow lights can be used to supplement most already grown plants. With some low light plants the artificial light may provide enough light that no natural light at all is needed. But it really depends on the light requirements of the particular plant species.


Sorry Will C for not responding to this much earlier as i had a question pertaining to the grow lights. So i have a red vein plant in my bathroom and it does great. I have a grow light in there but only use it like once a week if that. Can this plant survive with just artificial lighting? Also, i have plants that are considered low light plants in my living room but worry they are getting enough light. I have grow lights in there also but im such a newbee with all these things i dont wanna hurt my plants by overexposure witj the grow lights. Is there a semi general rule of thumb of how long it should be on and how close a grow light should be? I know a lot of factors play a role ie. Wattage, plant type etc. But any gen info would be great. I'm going send pictures of the dieffenbachias i have in the lower light setting as they dont seem super happy...
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