Plants are interesting for the way that they need and use light. Plants absorb nutrients from the soil, of course, but they can create chemical energy from the light that falls on it. Known as photosynthesis, the conversion of light into chemical energy by hanging a plant on the right kind of light. What not many people know is that different types and colors of light affect plants differently.
Visible, or "white" light is the light that can be seen by people and used by plants. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet: Visible light is composed of seven colors. Plants, but not all of the colors in the light to the same extent. In fact, some colors of light (eg green) completely ignored by the plants. And exposing a plant exclusively a colored light, outside either blue or red, will result in a plant that grows relatively poorly.
Blue light and red light, in visible light, the two colors of plants are most favored. Red light helps a plant with its flowering and reproductive activities, while blue light is used by a plant to its vegetative or green, regulate growth. The other colors of light contained within the visible light wavelengths incorrect to be efficiently taken up by a plant. For example, a plant can only absorb exposed to yellow light is not enough energy to complete their growth.
Plants have trouble adapting to colors of light from the wrong wavelength due to its photoreceptor cells. Over time developed growing plants under natural sunlight different photoreceptor cells to take advantage of the light that falls on them was. The atmosphere of the planet does a good job filtering out certain colors of light in sunlight when red light and blue light to pass through. As a consequence, plant photoreceptor cells specifically tuned down using red light and blue light in sunlight.
Plants exposed solely to blue light, like those found in fluorescent light do well and grow broad leaves and thick branches. Plants can only grow in red light, when they tend to be tall, thin and scrawny. Plants also completely disregard the green light and will suffer only a short time to grow before. All other colors of light are poorly absorbed by the plants and underutilized by them. Finally plants under different light color, but red and blue will wither and die.
Exposing indoor plants. To a healthy dose of blue light and just a little bit of red light can give them what they need to grow well Giving a plant a little more can help red light and a little less blue light, a plant grow larger than normal, as well. Bulbs provide a high level of red light, but they also create a lot of heat. Fortunately, plants can use fluorescent light very well, power to all activities but their heyday.