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How to Grow Plants when Natural Light is Scarce

It’s known that light is vital for plants because it enables for the photosynthesis process that helps them use all their resources to grow. However,in some situations, natural light can be scarce, which affects the proper growth of the plants and keeps them from blooming beautiful flowers. In times like these, you need to make the best use of all the natural light you can offer your plants and find innovative ways to promote their growth.

Place the plants strategically

Most plants need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight everyday and this might be impossible in some cases so you need to take advantage of every minute of light you can get. For this, place your plants in the brightest spot where the sun will sit most of the time. Even if the light won’t last for 6 hours, the plants will still get the best of the light they can. Usually, this means placing the plants near a window on the side of your house that gets the most sunlight.

Choose plants that do well in poor lighting conditions

Another excellent idea for growing plants in scarce natural light is to opt for plants that do very well in poo lighting conditions. The plants with darker foliage are the most resistant to darkness and the dark green leaves are proof that the photosynthesis process is going well and they are taking the most out of the light they are getting. Some of the plants that thrive in low lighting are Snake Plant, Peace Lily, Philodendron, Chinese Evergreen, and Pothos.

Use the Advanced Platinum P150 led grow light

For the plants that can’t handle scarce light, you must find a way to offer them all the light they need for every growing stage and the best way is to put together an artificial light system. We recommend the Advanced Platinum 150 that offers your plants a complete spectrum of light that adapts to every growing cycle. The device has separate modes for the flowering and vegetative stage so you won’t have to worry about adapting the light to every stage. The led bulbs create both a red and blue type of light that can successfully replace the natural light.