Fall is Coming! Best Indoor Light SpecificationS For Citrus?
Well Fall is quickly approaching ( which is well welcomed after the extreme summer we have had here this year).
But for me, this means that it will soon be indoor time for all my citrus trees.
I never use to have a light problem with my citrus until a few years ago when I moved to my new house. While the house is beautiful, it does not have that "sunny" place I used to have. My "Florida" room is ALL windows, and one would think that would be full of light, but it does not seem to get much light until after 2pm each day.
Last year, I supplemented my citrus with some regular indoor plant lights. While it did seem to help, it was still not enough, for these lights needed to be right on top of the plants, and I still had much leaf drop.
I have about 8+ citrus so I need light(s) that can span more than one or 2 trees, or lets say, be suspended from above, and not just right above each single plant while not needing 8 separate lights to do so.
I know that there are certain lights that have better spectrum/color number/ratios (or whatever) that pertain more towards the growing requirements of citrus, than lets say for example, of seed starting/sprouting lights ( like what my lights are for). I am more or less looking for less leaf/blossom/fruit drop during the winter months.
Can any of you let me know what lights I need for my citrus to do well for the winter? Where can I purchase them? I cannot seem to find such lights. And that also will also not be an eye-soar since they will technically be part of a living space that we spend a lot of time in?
I would assume I would put them on at night, using them as a night light to save electricity.
Thanks so much! Christy