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Indoor bonsai under lights?

Posted by howelbama none (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 15, 11 at 17:31

Hi, I would like to grow a bonsai tree of some type under lights indoors. Does anyone have any suggestions for a species that would do well under artificial lighting?

Thanks.


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RE: Indoor bonsai under lights?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 15, 11 at 22:26

Almost all tropical species that don't require inordinately high humidity levels to be happy can be successfully grown under lights. I probably grow about 75 plants under lights that cover at least 25 different species - maybe 30.

Ficus are good choices, schefflera does well, Eugenia, Portulacaria, rosemary, yaupon holly, Cistus, Leptospermum, Nashia, Malpighia, Carissa, Loropetalum, are just a few that will do well under good light.

Al


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RE: Indoor bonsai under lights?

How much light would be needed? A couple small fluorescents? Or are we talking hids etc... ?

Thanks :)


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