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Will an LED on 24-7 mess up a house plant? Answered

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seandogue

8 years ago

I would be inclined to say that ALL plants want darkness for a period of time every single day. This is when they breathe and repair. That isn't a philosophical comment either. it's a page from lessons learned in botany during college and originally fronted by my 7th grade science teacher about 35 years ago. (she did a good job, btw, I remember most of what I leanred in her class)

In fact, I don't know of any plants that would not benefit from a daily period in which they can rest, repair, and breathe and would be interested to know the names of those that want 24hour light..

The way I learned to grow indoors is that a 4:3 light/dark ratio is about right for heavy growth in tropicals, a bit less for those that come from the temperate regions. Mimicking growth cycles gets a bit more complex, but it's basically just a ramp up of the light-to-dark ratio followed by a ramp down, for instance, for indoor erm vegetable production.

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HM-Innovationsseandogue

Answer 8 years ago


hahah I learned about that too in college, a plant intakes Oxygen and sends out Carbon Dioxide at night. During the day it breathes in Carbon Dioxide and Releases Oxygen..... so he needs to have it rotating otherwise the plant will not be able to create the necessary nutrients.

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jeff-o

8 years ago

One LED, or a whole bank of LEDs?

One LED? No.

A lot of them, enough for photosynthesis? Maybe.

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Re-design

8 years ago

depends on the plant. Some plants MUST have some dark time to function properly. What kind of plant do you have?