How much light do plants need?



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    Most plants fall into one of three categories: Low light plants, Medium light plants or High light plants. 

    Low light plants typically need around “10 and 15 watts of fluorescent light per square foot of growing space.” 

    For Medium light plants these numbers range upward from 15 watts.

    While High light plants need in excess of 20 watts. 

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    It depends on the plant species. Some thrive in shady dark areas, other’s need an entire days worth of direct sun. A good rule of thumb is:

    Full Sun is 6 or more hours of direct sun a day

    Partial Sun or Partial Shade is 4 to 6 hours of direct sun a day

    Full Shade is less than 4 hours of direct sun a day

    Research your exact species of plant to find out it’s sun requirements. 

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    Great question Jaydin! To elaborate on seppe’s answer, you may also use lumens as a relative indicator of necessary indoor light for plant growth. High-light, flower dominant plants can consume anywhere from five to ten thousand lumens, whereas low light, vegetative dominant plants need only one to four thousand lumens. Hope I helped, and have a green day!

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