Do plants grow better with sunlight or artificial light?
Sunlight because the artificial light doesn't allow the plant to photosynthesize better.
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In general, sunlight is better for plant growth as it is intense and contains the full spectrum of electromagnetic radiation required for optimal plant growth. Artificial l…ight, if it is an ordinary room light, will only support low-light tolerant plants. Most artificial light sources (fluorescent and incandescent) do not provide the full visible light spectrum that is required by plants for optimal growth, this results in plants that are tall and spindly (etiolated) and sometimes discolored. However, there are special lights with a spectrum that is tailored for growing plants. They have to be on for longer hours than sunlight, but as long as a plant is getting enough light-energy to manufacture its food, it will grow well. It doesn't matter whether that light is coming from the sun or from grow lights. The downside to extended exposure to light is the plants metabolic functions operate twice as hard for the same amount of output. Recent studies have also highlighted some of the negative aspects of extended photosynthetic periods (extended light reactive period and shortened dark reaction period). There are times when artificial light has an advantage. Hydroponic gardening with artificial light makes it possible to grow plants in unreliable climates that are lacking in sunshine - think of the long "night" periods of areas of the northern hemisphere. In some places in Canada forage for animals is produced indoors during the winter months in artificial conditions. Supplemental lighting is used in horticulture to produce plants in flower outside of their normal flowering period. For instance Christmas cactus, poinsettias, tulips, narcissus, chrysanthemums, etc. Many houseplants grow better under artificial lamps, not because of the lights, but because it keeps them away from drafty windowsills! . Plants will grow better under sunlight; artificial light lacks the complete spectrum of light provided by the sun. You can purchase "grow lights" which have a special coating on the bulb to produce more light in the spectrum that plants need to photosynthesize. However, they can never completely duplicate natural sunlight. Artificial lights are produced to help humans see in the dark, so they only need to produce light in the visible spectrum.
It depends what you mean by better.. They will grow more naturally in sunlight but can be forced artificially with lights and may produce more and be grown out of season. I w…ould say natural is better but then we have a world to feed.
Yes plants do grow towards sunlight that is why some plants lean to a certain side.
sunlight cause that is its natural light
Artificial sunlight will not grow any plants because atificial means fake. Real sunlight will grow plants because its giving the energy thet need. WRONG!! artificial sunligh…t does grow plants but not as efficiantly as the sun.
Chives can be grown indoors by a sunny window or outdoors in zonesthree through ten. Chives can grow in sunny areas or areas with alittle bit of shade.
Bean plants will grow better under sunlight because sunlight has alot of vitamins that artificial light doesn't have.
Sunlight contains all the frequencies of light required by theplant for photosynthesis; where as artificial light sourcessometimes do not cover all parts of the spectrum.
Depending on your lighting situation outdoors. But in your "artificial lighting" you can control you environment to a set focus that you prefer unlike my plants. I prefer the …art of artificial lighting via I can control the maximum heat and output of lighting.
Yes they can because it is still normal light just from electricity but,sun light is better.
they grow very well if the quantity and quality of the light is good for plant growth. sunlight is hard to beat though.
sunlight. God created plants to grow thew best under sunlight.:)
Natural sunlight should be the first choice. Indoor houseplants will almost always benefit from indirect light. Flowering plants need bright indirect or direct sunlight while …flowering. In a windowless environment, florescent lighting is a satisfactory substitute for natural light. Or, there are many types of grow lights available from nurseries and landscape facilities. Mercury vapor lighting is the worse lighting for plants. However, that is not very common in today's offices.
its better to grow in the sunlight because it will be real,natural light.and plants are part of nature so it's better to use natural thing for them
Under artificial light, plants are not subject to weather conditions, insects, parasitic and aggressive plants. Also the light is more consistent and can be provided for more …hours. So the consensus must be that plants will grow better under artificial light rather than natural light unless their species is particularly sensitive to the wave length of the light.