Plumeria forum: Plumeria cutting under artificial light.

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Name: Sérgio Barroso
Portugal (Zone 10a)
Jan 20, 2018 12:58 PM CST
I have a halogen light for my plumeria seedlings because I've been told they have a wider spectrum, previously I had a energy saving 6500K corn shape LED light and the seedlings were becoming very stretchy... Anyway, while the cutting hasn't produced leaves (or roots, because I checked yesterday.. oops) can i have it under the light so the heat of the light heats the soil and help the cutting to root faster? Or shouldn' I do it? I should only mist the stem sometimes to keep it moist right?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jan 21, 2018 7:22 PM CST


I'm a bit confused because you mention seedling but also cutting....
Cuttings need bottom heat to root, so the light is pretty much wasted.
Name: Sérgio Barroso
Portugal (Zone 10a)
Jan 21, 2018 10:06 PM CST
I meant that I have a cutting and seedlings under a grow light, and i wanted to know if I should leave it there because of the lamp's heat before it produces any leaves or roots, only then I'd take it to a room with a window! And also because I wanted to know if that light is any good for my seedlings. Sorry for confusion.

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