Is 35 watts fluorescent light enough?

eileen_plantsJuly 26, 2007

I have three AV's under 35 watts fluorescent this sufficient? I actually had one bloom when I just had 15 watts if you can believe that, but just added a 20 watt for good measure, giving a total of 35 watts. Should I go higher, or wait and see? From what I have read this is apparently a very low amount of light. They are fairly close to the light source, however, about 6 inches. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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irina_co(z5 CO)

Eileen -

Are they fluorescent tubes? Should be just right. You can even lift them up a bit if you see the leaf damage - too much light makes the leaves hug the pot and they become bleached. but seems that you are OK. You can expect a lot of blooms coming.


    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 3:09PM
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Thanks, Irina, I will keep an eye out for bleaching. Looking forward to those blloms!


    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 5:25PM
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