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 light, if it is an ordinary room light, will only support low-light tolerant plants. Most artificial light sources (fluorescen…t 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. ( Full Answer )
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 would say natural is better but then we have a world to feed.
Sunlight is not better or worse than artificial light, but it has advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation. An advantage of sunlight is that it is free. Artificial light has a cost, since it consumes electricity, and electricity is not free. Sunlight is brighter than most artificial l…ighting (although it is possible to create artificial lighting of any desired brightness) and that is a feature that you might or might not want. Sunlight has a lot of ultraviolet content and can cause sunburn. Sunlight is only available during the day, not at night, unlike artificial light which is available at any time you want it. ( Full Answer )
It depends what plant but generally they need the sun for photosynthesis to occur, so normally they grow better in sunlight.
Answer . 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. ( Full Answer )
Both of these flowers require full sunlight to bloom, something which artificial lighting just cannot duplicate without considerable expense (a high-intensity UV growing setup might do the trick). That's not to mention the space required: sunflowers can grow up to 12 feet in height, and even dwarf …nasturtium will spread to 30". Unless you are blessed with a commercial greenhouse or a two-story, south-facing atrium, attempting to grow these beauties indoors will only disappoint. ( Full Answer )
Yes plants do grow towards sunlight that is why some plants lean to a certain side.
Growing plants with artificial light is very popular. Growingplants with artificial light is particularly useful when naturallight is not abundant.
Plants are grown in artificial light all the time. As long as the photons of light are of the correct wavelength the plant does not care where the light comes from.
plants need light to survive, it is how they feed themselves, whether it be sunlight, moonlight, or artificial.
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. Materials:2plants 1 lamp 2 di…shes for the plants 1 glass of water. 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. ( Full Answer )
What type of light do plants grow better in a grow light a regular light bulb a blacklight or sunlight Why?
Sunlight. Light is measured in Lumens, the Sun emits anywhere from 32,000 and 100,000 lumens per square meter (depending on the location). A typical grow light (High Pressure Sodium / Metal Halide) produces around 50,000 lumens per square foot. In peak conditions, the Sun can double the lumens of… any grow light. Also, grow lights arent well rounded in spectrums, Metal halides emit mostly a blue spectrum while High Pressure Sodium Lamps emit mostly red spectrum. The sun is well rounded on both spectrums. The other lights you mentioned cannot be used to grow plants to potential. ( Full Answer )
It depends if the artificial light gives off enough heat. You'd specifically need a heat lamp.
Tthe sunlight. If plants are in a dark place,like a closet, it will have no energy and therefore, it will die.
You can grow plants in artificial light. This is through theprocess known as hydroponics which can use incandescent, florescentor LED bulbs within an enclosed environment.
it depends because, the sun will help the plant grow only if theres water. And it also depends on the type of sunlight
Different plants grow better in direct and indirect sunlight. African violets, for example grow better in indirect light as the direct sunlight will burn their leaves. But other plants, such as citrioso, sunflower, morning glory, shamrock etc grow well in direct sun.
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 sunlight 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.
PLANTS GROW FASTER IN REAL SUNLIGHT BECAUSE THEN THE LIGHT GIVES OFF CERTAIN WAVELEGNTHS THAT INCREASE THE GROWTH OF THE PLANT.
Im doing a science project and you want to know what plant you should use to determine if a plant grows faster in sunlight or artificial light?
use a fast growing plant - some kind of seasonal plant that will give you fast results. an idea would be to use something like a petunia plant (an example of a flowering plant) and leafy green (foliage) plant - such as a lettuce plant - and see what changes if any are exhibited by both types of plan…t ( Full Answer )
Bean plants will grow better under sunlight because sunlight has alot of vitamins that artificial light doesn't have.
Gravitropism's plant response to gravity, phototropism to light. Plant organs such as root and stem tips, and light-sensitive receptors, sense the different wavelengths of blue light and of red. Below ground, gravity and negative sensitivity to blue draw plant roots downward. Above ground, light sen…sitivity draws plant shoots upward. Stem tips are always sensitive to blue light. Depending upon the plant, they aren't always also sensitive to red. Plant shoots grow toward light, be it artificial or solar, as long as the wavelength of the source matches the wavelength needs of the plant. ( Full Answer )
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.
Sunlight has all the natural spectra of light from red to violet in a proportionate way in artificial light some wavelengths are meagre or even missing.
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.
If you use blue light in the day and red light at night it should grow twice as fast but, I would use red.
Plants are grown in artificial light all the time. As long as the photons of light are of the correct wavelength the plant does not care where the light comes from.
Having sunlight means they can do photosynthesis, which is an essential process for a plant.
You are conducting an experiment to see if bean plants grows faster in sunlight or artificial light light bulb What would be your independent variable?
Â· rate of growth. Â· Soil porosity and absorption - If soil absorbs too much water, the plant "smothers," because no air pockets can form around the roots.. (i think)
Yes they can because it is still normal light just from electricity but,sun light is better.
yes because they use the sunlight to create photosynthesis which is where their leaves take in sunlight for the key nutrients they need
Yes it is possible to grow plants using artificial light as long as the frequencies and quality of light supplied is acceptable. An extreme example of this practice is where Marijuana plants are grown indoors in an artificial environment so that they are not detected by authorities
Direct Sunlight, but they can survive in limited with an adaptation called geotropism where the plant grows towards the light
The reason why plants do not grow between in artificial light isbecause the energy that is transmitted to the plants is not asstrong as that which comes from the sun. Natural sunlight is alsomore equally distributed to plants than artificial light would be.
they grow very well if the quantity and quality of the light is good for plant growth. sunlight is hard to beat though.
The amount of solar radiation is highly variable depending on altitude and geographical location. You will need to provide the above information with your question since direct sunlight is not same everywhere. http://i31.tinypic.comiw5frn.jpg
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 man…y 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. ( Full Answer )
Most greenhouses use artificial lighting (or grow lights) to supplement daylight, for instance, to trick the plant into thinking it is a long hot summer day when it is snowing outside. The latest technology uses LED light bulbs, which can be designed to emit the colors of light that best suit pho…tosynthesis, mostly 80% red and 20% blue LEDs rather than trying to emulate the full daylight spectrum. Heating is usually provided by dedicated heaters, so infrared lighting is not necessary. Ultraviolet light has a disinfecting role in natural sunlight, so it may be needed, although there are no studies about its importance in a sanitary controlled environment such as a greenhouse. Plants are not just about chlorophyll though, it is not entirely clear if other light frequency in the daylight spectrum may benefit plant growing for other reasons, especially if growing them totally out of a natural daylight environment. So yes, plants can grow entirely on artificial light, like underground or maybe on the International Space Station, not even in a green house. But apart from marijuana, there is currently no plant that is grown entirely on artificial light, so we don't have sufficient information to tell if just red and blue lights are viable in the long term. LED lighting is also much cheaper to run than other artificial light sources, and the best LED grow light panels are usually assembled in such a way that you can adjust by software the ratio of red vs. blue light, for different stages of the culture (seedlings, flowers), different crops (leafy vs. root vegetables), seasons, regions, etc. Red and blue light does not look strong enough to us, but it is because human eyes are more sensible to green/yellow light. For a plant, these LED lights are plenty, assuming you follow the manufacturer's instructions. LEDs run on DC current, so they are also perfect for DC power sources such as solar panels, reducing the power usage even more than the LED lights in our houses, which require a DC/AC converter and a huge heat dissipator because of heat generated by the converter. I linked a few reputable LED manufacturers' web sites. ( Full Answer )
A plant does not grow under artificial light because it does not have the nutrients that sunlight has?
sunlight does not contain nutrients! it comprises of various wavelengths of light - some which the plant uses and others not
Light is light and a photon is a photon wherever it comes from. The fertilizer ( especially if rich in nitrogen ) is another matter.
plants grow very well on the sunlight. it can prepare photosynthesis with this sunlight. it gets lots of vitamin-D in the sunlight
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
The sun emits all sorts of colored waves that are good for both flowers and foliage. If you are looking to grow a plant with a lot of foliage you need a light that emits a blue wave, which would be the fluorescent club. An incandescent emits a red wave good for flowers but be careful not to put them… too close or they will get burned. Sort answer you fluorescent gives the specific wave needed for exponential growth. Hope that helps. ( Full Answer )
a plant grows better in sunlight then artificial light because artificial light is not a good conductor of heat. sunlight also has more energy then artificial light has.
Usually, all plants grow better in real light, though someone may come up with a better answer. Thanks for asking!
Plants grow better in light because plants make their own food. They need sunlight to produce their food cells, as they need water, and soil.
Depends on the plant some grow better in darker places but if it needs light go with the sun it's free
They grow better with natural light because it is natural every plant needs something natural besides water!
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. ( Full Answer )