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Question:
Do plants grow as well with artificial light as with "real" light (sunlight)?



Replies:
Dear Danny, Indoor plants are adapted to growing under low light conditions, so artificial light is okay for them. However, there are some plants that require full sunlight.
for example, see:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/publications/houseplant/ligh t.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach


"Artificial" light comes from many kinds of bulbs that emit different wavelengths of light; Many plants will grow under some artificial light, but most not as well as with sunlight. Indoor gardeners use special bulbs that are light balanced to be as close as possible to sunlight.

J. Elliott



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