Surprising result of HO indoor lighting

arctictropical(Z4)October 17, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I moved all of my 40 plumerias inside, under T-5 high output florescent lighting, since we were having 28-30 degree temperatures at night in my cool, northern Utah mountain valley. I didn't get any inflos. this summer accept for a plant purchased on-line from southern california that already had buds when it arrived. There was no sign of inflos. on any of my other plants when I moved them inside. After 2 weeks inside, I noticed several plants are pushing up new inflos! My plummies must like their new lighting and warmer temperatures inside. Without my indoor lighting, I doubt I'd ever see many blossoms.

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tropicalzone7(7b)

Pretty ironic that they actually like being indoors more than being outdoors! Congratulations on the blooms! At least you have nice blooms to keep you thinking of summer all winter long!
Good luck!
-Alex

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 7:20PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Twelve-plus hours of good artificial light will induce blooming and growth all winter.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 1:04PM
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