Corn plant and small spiral fluorescent bulbs
Hello! I'm new to the forum and have questions about the spiral fluorescents that many folks (including me) are using to replace their incandescent bulbs. I have a fairly dark house (we are surrounded by large trees) and am having problems with a corn plant that I think is suffering from a lack of light. Will placing the plant under one of these (I'm using 60W) help? If so, how many hours a day? Are these effective lights to use on other houseplants if lack of sunlight is a problem?
Also, if anyone reading this has any other ideas about why a the leaves of a corn plant would begin to turn yellow at the tips, then spread, then turn brown, (over-watering isn't the problem), I'd love to hear from you! (I hear that they like to be root-bound and this one is in a 16" pot, so it isn't... could that possibly be it??)