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Confuzed
Oct 24, 2020 8:28 AM CST
Edit: please see my follow up post as well! I have some indoor, taller blood orange and Meyer lemon trees. No sunlight. Only artificial. Each tree has two led lights. I've only had them a couple weeks. I'm curious if this is enough light for them to grow, bloom, and fruit.

Temp hovers around 69-70, humidity is right around 50%, sometimes down to 47%, potted with miracle grow cactus/citrus, peat moss, vermiculite (equal parts soil and moss and smaller part vermiculite).
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Oct 24, 2020 10:38 AM CST
Welcome!

No, not enough light. If all the light they will get comes from the LEDs, you may need 1000 to 1500W. Use a timer and mimic the length of the day/night.
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SW Missouri
Confuzed
Oct 24, 2020 7:32 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

No, not enough light. If all the light they will get comes from the LEDs, you may need 1000 to 1500W. Use a timer and mimic the length of the day/night.


Thank you! I was afraid of that D'Oh!
I appreciate the recommendations as well!
SW Missouri
Confuzed
Oct 25, 2020 1:03 PM CST
Follow up question for anyone who knows more than I do (probably everyone): I own a tattoo Parlor and I had an indoor landscape/water feature with mostly fruiting plants installed (not quite finished). The feature is about 8ft away from a north facing window. You can see in the photo it's supplemented by 6 of the LED lights from the original post. They turn on at 7:30am and off at 7:30pm. I keep small oscillating fans on them throughout the day.

I've had it about 3 weeks. I've swapped a few plants out. The bananas seem to be the only ones showing new growth at the moment, but everything appears healthy.

At the moment I have: verdana banana, Meyer lemon, tangelo, Cara cara Orange, blood orange, nagami kumquat, Persian lime, kishu mandarin, blackberry, black pepper, goji berry, magnolia vine, and a few others.

Temp: 70 degrees
Humidity: 55-65%

It may not be OPTIMAL, but is this enough information for you to tell me if these will bear fruit and add new growth?

I have over 5,000 dollars invested already and I want to make sure I'm doing enough for this project to serve its purpose, so it wasn't all for nothing.


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