Do plants grow better in sunlight or artifical light?
Natural sun generally wavelenth window nessary for a plant to grow healthy.Werease the typical light bulb is confined to a similar spectrum.
Question: plants grow better with sunlight or artificial light?
Hypothesis:Plants will grow better in natural sunlight.
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I think it really does need sunlight for it to grow healthy ....but I think you already know that. I am doing this because I love it so that i want to do it for my science fair project..i always loved plants because they are sometimes pretty and they grow so fast and that is why i like it. Anyway i think the plant DOES need the real sunlight and not the fake light.
Plants make their food from the air as well as the earth.Plants are living organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. They include familiar organisms such as trees, herbs, bushes, grasses, vines, ferns, mosses, and green algae. The scientific study of plants, known as botany, has identified about 350,000 extant species of plants, defined as seed plants, bryophytes, ferns and fern allies. As of 2004, some 287,655 species had been identified, of which 258,650 are flowering and 18,000 bryophytes (see table below). Green plants, sometimes called Viridiplantae, obtain most of their energy from sunlight process called photosynthesis.They make their food through their leaves and roots. Things plants need are carbon, hyclrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen and mineral sobstances in the soil. to grow plants need energry. plants need energy to replace worn out cells and to get rid of waste. plants need energy to reproduce as well. I think they do need sunlight instead of artifcal light.When they are dying they have dry soil,hardsoil,black dead leafs. and when they are dead they are grey and black.
Without a doubt, sunlight. While artificial light can provide the basic light that plants need, there is still no way to match the color spectrum and intensity that the sun creates. That being said, I grow plants using grow lights in winter or if they have light requirements that aren't fulfilled by my windows.
Plants have evolved to use the light of the Sun as a source of energy, they will do better in natural sunlight than artificial light. Also sunlight causes no pollution as plats use it, while artificial light usually involves burning of fossil fuels to make and therefore using artificial lights to grow plants that can perfectly well use Sunlight is bad for the planet.
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.
all plants need some light. sunflowers, roses, grape vines, corn, etc are examples of some "direct sunlight" prefering plants a site i came across listed which perennial plants grow best in the dark so you know which plants dont grow in direct light ( http://www.thegardenhelper.com/fs~perennials.html ) (old answer below) yes plants grow better in direct sunlight because the sun gives off nutrients to the plant and the nutrents helps the plant grow.
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.