Proper Indoor Plant Lighting
How can you provide the best amount of light for your indoor plants? What light bulbs work best? What are some techniques you should consider for best results?
If you have a problem with killing plants, it normally has little to do with your ability to water a plant or even to properly provide the needed fertilizer. The aspect of keeping a plant healthy that is most difficult for plant owners is providing the plant proper sunlight. If you don't have a greenhouse in your place, here are some tips you can consider for best results.
• Put them next to a window that gets plenty of light. It's not enough just to put your plant next to a window. You need to make sure it has access to plenty of light. Make sure it's not a window that has a huge tree right outside blocking light.
• Use artificial light. Fluorescent lighting is the best light source. You want to provide a decent amount of light without the heat, and fluorescent bulbs do just that. If you have a small or average sized plant, a standard fluorescent bulb will do just fine. But if you have larger plants, you want to get bulbs that produce as much light as possible.
• Put your plants less than a foot from the artificial light. You want it to get plenty of light. The farther from the source, the less benefits your plant will get from the lighting.
• Keep the lights on 15 hours a day. This is the ideal amount of light your plants should get for best results.
• Make sure all your plants are getting plenty of light. If you keep your plants next to a well-lit window, move your plants around occasionally in order to provide plants that et less light a better dose of the sun.
• Find out which plants do best for which type of light. Ask your nursery representative which plants will work best for the type of care you can provide. Don't get plants that you can't care for.
• Remember, that sunlight alone can't grow plants properly. You need to give your plants proper fertilizer and waterings. Provide them with thoroughly what they need and your plants will do just fine.