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Oct 21, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Hi. Just wondering if my dragon tree would benefit from a plant grow light? It sits in a dark corner currently for the fall and winter due to all of my jades taking up what little window space I have. Has anyone used grow lights for their dragon tree?
Name: Will Creed
Professional indoor plant consultan
Oct 26, 2017 2:59 PM CST
I assume the plant your are referencing is a Dracaena marginata. If so, it will grow under fluorescent lights if the lights are within a few feet of the plant and are kept on for 8-10 hours per day. If you have a large tree, you may need multiple bulbs to cover the entire plant. When grown under lights, the foliage tends to be a darker green and the leaves are softer and more arching.
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