LED lighting for Bonsai

steamer551January 6, 2009

I have a Black Olive Bonsai, (approx. 1 foot high x 16 inches wide.)and would like to keep it indoors so that It won't be stolen. (I live in a condo without a balcony) Does anyone know what type of the new LED(Light-emitting diode) plant lighting would be better for bonsai. All red? All Blue? combination of both, and at what strength? I stumped the local Cooperative Extension people, they never heard of LED plant lights. They are easily found on the web, but have little information about the technical aspects. So if anyone has any knowledge on LED plant lights I would be very appreciative.

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lucy(6)

Hi, I have no idea myself, though it seems like an interesting idea, but there was a thread recently on BonsaiTalk.com and I think if you post there, you might get some answers, though of course others here may have some too.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 6:15AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

If it's an actual olive - Olea - then it needs to be outside.

Josh

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 11:41AM
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lucy(6)

It's probably a Bucida spinosa, but if that's wrong, listen to Josh!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 11:54AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Ah, is that the other 'Black Olive' that I hear folks talk about from time to time...? Off to google...

Aha! I see what it is now. Well, Steamer, if you're already in Florida (which some believe is this plant's native habitat), then I'd still suggest you grow it outside. Most websites suggest it not be exposed to temps below 40°F for best result....so there are probably a few nights out of the year that you'd actually have to cover the tree or bring it inside.

Listen to Lucy ;)

Josh

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 3:01PM
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