should I mix in one 3000K with 6500Ks for these plants?
My T5 fixture just got delivered, but unfortunately one bulb broke in transit. The bulbs are 4-ft long 6500K 54W times 4 (well, 3 now). I am thinking if I should replace that broken blue bulb with a red one at 3000K if the spectrum will be more beneficial. Here is a list of all my plants that are likely to be under those lights:
bird's nest fern
None of them have blooms that I care for (amaryllis is out of bloom now). So, should the 4th bulb be the same leaf-encouraging 6500K or should I add one 3000K for diversity?
Other plants that may spend some time on that shelf are:
Aglaonema Siam Red
false aralia / Dizygotheca elegantissima
calathea "tropical satisfaction"
Himalayan maidenhair FERN
Ivy "Gold Child"
philodendron "prince of orange"
phalaenopsis orchid x2
Velvet Leaf PHILODENDRON / P. Hederaceum
ficus burgundy / rubber plant
hoya brevialata x2
hoya wayetii x2
pothos "marble queen" x3
Rhoeo "Tricolor" / "Moses-In-The-Cradle"
Among these, there are also few flowering plants, mostly foliage.