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Hello, plant lovers! There was a time not so long ago when the creation of your very own vegetable garden, or for that matter, even a flower garden, required not just extensive greenhouses but also a lot of land as well. The current LED grow light revolution has made it entirely possible to just go and pluck fresh and ripe tomatoes and other natural goodness right from your indoor home garden. In fact, you can now grow fresh leafy and green vegetables along with a host of assorted fragrant flowers right on your kitchen countertop! However, you will have to take care of the following: 

Adequate Ventilation and Drainage Facilities

Many plant lovers forget the critical importance of having reasonably adequate ventilation for their plants. Just as we perspire when we are hot, plants do the same and if the place where they are kept is not adequately ventilated, they may overheat and lose their water.  In plants, this process is referred to as transpiration. Similarly, they will need adequate drainage as well, otherwise, the soil will become water-logged and the plant will not be able to grow properly. 

Why Would You Need LED Grow Lamps?

Just about all plant life definitely needs a certain amount of different colored light in order to help trigger their process of photosynthesis. This process is pretty much the only way that plants are able to turn all kinds of light energy into the very specific sugars and starches that they will need to live, thrive and grow.

Here you would do well to remember that there are many different kinds of plants around, and they all need varying degrees of light. In a nutshell, an excessive amount of light will basically wilt the plant and it won’t be able to germinate nor bear fruit. On the other hand, if there is too little indoor light for your plants, it is likely that they may become stunted.  This is the part where a state-of-the-art lighting solution comes into the picture. It will ensure that your supplemental grow lights will be sufficient to get your precious potted plants to thrive.  At the same time, it will be gentle enough to help them to flower in abundance. 

What Kind of Growing Lights will Suit Your Plants?

Blue and red lights are some of the most popular color lights that are currently used for making houseplants grow healthy and strong. They both have certain properties that you can use as per the requirements of your in-house plant nursery. 

  • Blue Light

Many botanists believe that blue light stimulates Chlorophyll production far more than any of the other colors. It actively encourages strong stems, vegetative growth, and thick leaves. The blue color is considered excellent for growing healthy leaves and roots

  • Red Light

Red light is an aid in plant reproduction. Phytochrome pigments can absorb both the red as well as the far-red portions of the light spectrum and help to regulate many of its important functions. 

What Sort of Grow Lamps are Suitable for House Plants? 

As a general rule, many, if not most low-light houseplants tend to need supplemental or artificial lighting in order to kick-start their photosynthesis process. However, this is not always the case and there do exist certain types of seedlings that typically require very bright UV, IR, and different colored lights so that they will be able to fruit all the more quickly. Today’s cutting-edge LED grow lights can easily help take care of all your indoor plant needs, or for that matter, any place where there is a lack of adequate natural light. After all, you will want them to flower as soon as possible and to grow healthy and strong. 

Conclusion 

If you love plants and want to take care of them in a low-light environment, you will need to take care of their ventilation, drainage, and lighting requirements. This is why there are many advantages to installing a grow lighting system in your home and office. It will help your plants to grow and flourish, more than ever before. 


Lena Linetti is an interior designer. She is young and ambitious, with a degree in architecture. She has eight-plus years of experience in interior and exterior design. Her mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and create their perfect sweet home. Lena puts a big effort into working with her clients and tries to help them in the best way she can.

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