Plants with artificial light

As we all know, plants need sunlight to assimilation by the leaves, using chlorophyll function. This requirement is inherent in light green plants, which makes it absolutely necessary when trying to maintain plants in the interior of the rooms of a house, ensure that they have provided natural lighting to the needs of each case, since As we know, not all plants have the same lighting requirements.

However, despite the above, it is possible in certain circumstances to replace the natural light to artificial light. In fact, in horticulture, when working in forced crop is used quite often artificial light, in some cases to extend the daylight hours, in others to force nascencia or bloom and, less commonly, by substituting full daylight.

Keep in mind, first, that sunlight is a set of radiation is very different wavelength, with the bands corresponding to blue-violet and red-orange which specifically activate photosynthesis. The relationship red-orange blue-violet sunlight is around 1.25.

How do to replace the natural and artificial light in the plants?

To replace natural light will have to use artificial light lighting systems that resemble as closely as possible to sunlight, either by the existence of radiation of wavelength bands listed above, and the fact that the relationship between such Radiation is also. suggested for natural light.

In this vein are extremely varied light sources that can be used in place of sunlight.These indicate incandescent lamps with tungsten filament or tungsten, fluorescent lamps, mercury vapor and fluorescent tubes. The first presents the difficulty, in some cases, give off excessive heat, light, on the other hand, a relatively short half-life. Therefore, its use is not too widespread, preferred, therefore, use the mercury vapor lamps and fluorescent tubes do not exhibit the disadvantage of excessive heat and have a considerably longer life.

Cultivation and care of indoor plants with artificial light

If you have a dark room at home and want to keep her indoor plants, you can do so by providing a fluorescent lighting tubes. However, not all it will occasionally turn the lights for the plant to endure, but must keep the light on constantly during daylight hours.

Nor does it seem desirable from a period of artificial lighting, ie provide the 10-16 hours of daylight in stages throughout the day. The interruption of the illumination function also disrupt photosynthesis, creating an imbalance in the plant Ilegaria to cause death.

On the other hand, once you have fluorescent lighting for the room where you will live your whole plant or plant, you must ensure that the light comes to them with appropriate intensity. Although you can not make general rules, it is noted that the minimum power installed for lighting should be about 200 watts per m2.


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