Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 08:28 pm
Many of our beloved houseplants are usually dependent on additional light during the dark season. Especially in the usually dull winter months, the light supply is simply too low for many plants. The sun shines shorter during this time and has even less power, especially during this time a lot is demanded from the houseplant.
Dry air, little sunlight and excessive heat weaken our houseplants and make them susceptible to diseases and harmful organisms.
But a sufficient amount of light is also necessary for a healthy growth of the plant.
A healthy growth is based on the so-called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a chemical process in which chlorophyll uses light to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into sugar (glucose) with the help of water (H2O).
Signs of light deficiency
Long but bare shoots and yellowing leaves that fall off at a later stage are signs of light deficiency. The plant still has low growth impulses, but the absorbed light energy is no longer sufficient for healthy leaf and flower formation.
Pronounced light deficiency is a growth factor that most severely limits healthy plant growth, especially in winter. Plants need for a healthy growth a min. illuminance of over 1,000 lux often the incident daylight is rarely sufficient…
Therefore, it makes sense to irradiate the houseplant in the dark season with artificial light, so-called plant lights or plant lamps.
Finding the right plant light
Now before you choose a plant light, you should always give a few thoughts.
The selection is very large and a variety of different types are offered under the collective term plant lamp or plant light.
Which plant lamp or plant light one chooses for the different tasks is usually dependent on several factors…Among others, factors such as – illumination area, heat radiation (energy efficiency) and light temperature (plants use the color spectrum blue and red) play a role here.
For the hobby area, the energy-saving LED plant lights have now become established. The LED plant lamp is not only energy-saving, but also provide targeted the required light and the often disturbing for living rooms scattering effect is minimal with the LED plant lamp.
Also with regard to the period in which our plant is currently, LED plant lights are highly recommended for the hobby area. Because depending on whether our beloved plant is currently in the growth or flowering phase (blue light is important for growth and red light for the development of fruits and flowers), they need the appropriate color spectrum.
The LED plant lamps make it possible, they produce almost exactly the required color spectrum. Whether it is the blue light needed for growth or red light needed for the development of the flower and fruit, or a mixture of both.