by Frothy_Milk » Tue May 16, 2017 2:22 am
by tannerm » Tue May 16, 2017 2:39 am
by Frothy_Milk » Tue May 16, 2017 2:50 am
tannerm wrote:I use a mars hydro 300w, and that's what I recommend. It's a tad bit more, but it'll last longer.
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by nimbulan » Tue May 16, 2017 5:45 am
by tannerm » Thu May 18, 2017 4:20 am
nimbulan wrote:The red/blue LED lights can help the plants color up more, but that's about it. They're designed based on the (false and widely circulated) idea that plants only use red and blue light (and tiny bits of the rest) so they're supposed to be more efficient by eliminating wasted light wavelengths. In reality, plants can and will utilize significant amounts of all wavelengths of visible light (and probably a bit of UV too.) It would be quite strange if plants couldn't use half the energy emitted by the sun.
In any case, the light requirements of Nepenthes species varies quite a bit so it really depends on what you're growing. For instance N. izumiae grows in very shady areas, while species like N. attenboroughii can pretty much handle full sun.
by Benurmanii » Thu May 18, 2017 5:19 pm
by Benurmanii » Thu May 18, 2017 5:22 pm
by nimbulan » Thu May 18, 2017 5:31 pm
tannerm wrote:No one said they can't use it. Plants respond best to red (bloom) and blue (foliage) growth LEDs & the good ones combine white LEDs as well. Show me the evidence to back up your insane claims that they're "based on the (false and widely circulated) idea [...]" - numerous scientific studies have been done.... also I will add that UV can be harmful to plants, especially sensitive highlanders.
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