is there any point??

cedardaveSeptember 26, 2007

I have an eight foot addonia (christmas palm) It sits next to a window but gets little light at the top. Would there be any benifit to the plant to put a 200 watt compact floresant bulb above it, or would it have no benifit?

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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

200W compact fluorescent? You mean something like this? You'll need sunglasses to be in the same room and you'll probably need to mount it several feet away from the leaves to avoid burning them/

Or something like this? Actually only a 40W bulb. Not harmful but not a huge benefit to a large plant.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 3:31PM
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i did mean the 200w compact. I wanted as much light as possible because these are such large plants. Im not sure what Im gonna do...

    Bookmark   September 29, 2007 at 11:10AM
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I have a 400W in my dining room, and I dont need sunglasses......of course you cant look at it, but I live wiht it just fine.


    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 1:25PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

A 400W CFL? I haven't seen those. Is there a brand name or anything?

    Bookmark   October 4, 2007 at 2:16PM
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