Bonsai and artificial light-requirements?

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Bonsai and artificial light-requirements?

Post by Skipnd » Sun, 04 Jan 1998 04:00:00



My husband got me a lovely waterscape for Christmas that is in a location with
no light other that reflected light from a Northern exposure..not much..hardly
enough for a shadow. The Bonsai I've researched need full sun to
survive..Junipers...We purchased a floodlight Grow Light that is 75 watts. I
have looked through my indoor houseplant books and am having little success in
determining the hours that I need to set our timer in order to insure adequate
"grow light exposure" for the plants.

Does anyone have any suggested websites, links, personal experience,
information on this topic.

Much appreciation coming your way for any assistance!!

Dee
Zone 6
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Bonsai and artificial light-requirements?

Post by IrisCoh » Tue, 06 Jan 1998 04:00:00


The Bonsai I've researched need full sun to
survive..Junipers...We purchased a floodlight Grow Light that is 75 watts.
Skipndee,
How do you know what kind of plants you have? Did the plant come with a label?
If it is a juniper, it is in completely the wrong place. It is not an indoor
plant. Do you have someplace you can keep it for the winter that is cold but
not freezing, like a garage? If not, you will have to take it out of the
waterscape, put a baggie around the roots, put it in a plastic bag, and put it
in the refrigerator until March.
Does the plant hole in the waterscape have a drain hole? If not, there is
almost no plant that will survive in that setting.
75 watts is inadequate if you are trying to grow anything but a philodendron.
You might do better planting some common foliage houseplants in the waterscape
and growing the juniper separately.

Iris
"It is forbidden to live in a town which has no greenery." Jerusalem Talmud,
Kiddushin 4:12.