How to Grow Lights Take Indoor Plants to the Next Level

You will need to stock up on essential tools when you become a parent of plants. These include a watering can and pruning snips. A hand trowel is also a must. A little-known accessory that can help your plants thrive indoors and extend their life span is a great way to do this.

The humble grow light. This little-known gadget can help you create the ideal lighting conditions for your plants. It’s great for rooms that don’t have much natural light or those with dark windows. Our grow lights are scientifically proven to help plants thrive in all lighting conditions.

Grow lights emit a certain spectrum of light that is similar to the sun’s light. Photosynthesis is a process whereby plant cells absorb light and convert it into energy. This energy is then used by the plant to grow and produce oxygen. LED grow lights are better for plants and the environment. They’re energy-efficient and enhance photosynthesis. They also last five times longer than traditional fluorescent bulbs. The grow lights emit a soft white light rather than harsh fluorescent lighting. This makes them perfect for any room in the house.

What plants require a grow light?

Grow lights are a great benefit for all kinds of plants. They can be used to grow everything from low-light-tolerant plants such as the ZZ Plant to sun-loving plants such as succulents and cacti. A plant’s ability to produce lush new growth is dependent on how much light they receive. If you live in an area with extreme seasons, a grow lamp is necessary for the winter months when there is little daylight and no peak afternoon sun.

How to determine if your plant needs more light

These are signs that your plant is desperate for more light.

  1. With long, spindly stems that have fewer leaves and longer stems, your plant will become “leggy”.
  2. New leaves appear smaller than the others
  3. Growth slows down or stops completely
  4. The color fades or the variegation patterns become duller
  5. It seems like it takes forever for the soil to dry out

Low light is the first sign that your plant needs more light. If you see a combination of symptoms 2, 5, or 3, it is time to move it to a brighter area. For help, contact our Grow-How team of experts in plant care!

Find the Best Grow Lights

Both our small and large grow lights are very easy to use. The grow lights include all necessary hardware: an Aspect LED light, fabric cord, outlet timer and three packs of ceiling hooks. There are also two wall fairleads, one quick start guide, and two wall fairleads.

Simply find a place where you want to put your grow light, or add it to an existing corner. To mimic the sun, place your grow lights above your plants. This will ensure your plants grow straight up. Because LED bulbs emit less heat than incandescent and fluorescent lights, you should hang your grow lights at least six inches away from sun-loving plants. The intensity of the light will decrease the further away the grow light is from a plant. It is possible to keep several plants under the same grow light. Place the sun-loving plants closer to the beam and the shade-lovers further away.

For the first few weeks of growing under a grow lamp, it is important to keep an eye on your plants. If they are getting too much sunlight, adjust the distance between the grow light and the plants.

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