Why Do Plants Grow Tall and Spindly Under Red Light?

Answer Plants grown in normal sunlight have short, strong stems and plenty of large, dark leaves spaced close together. Such plants are healthy and photosynthesize their food without problem. They do well... Read More »

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Why Do Plants Grown Under Blue Light Grow Taller Than Under Red & Green Lights?

Plants are amazing examples of evolutionary adaptation and there's no doubt about that. Over the eons, for example, plants have been able to learn how to use specific colors within visible light to... Read More »

Why do plants grow under fluorescent light?

Plants use light energy (present in the photons of blue and red light) to break apart carbon dioxide and combine it with nutrients in order to produce glucose. Any lighting will do as long as it is... Read More »

Do plants grow better under a fluorescent light or the sun?

Although the natural light from the sun is ultimately best, plants can grow very well under artificial fluorescent light. As long as the quality, duration and intensity needs of the plant are met, ... Read More »

Do plants grow better under artificial light?

Some plants grow better under full-spectrum artificial light because they can have longer periods of light than are available in nature—tropical plants grown in a northern area, for example. Ulti... Read More »