Q.Using A Grow Light For A Ponytail Palm?
Hello, I am fairly new to potted plants. I purchased a ponytail palm and I have very low light. I also purchased a glowlight. It is a 80 watt, 80 LED, It has a red spectrum, a blue spectrum and both together. Also it has 9 dimmable settings. Can a ponytail palm and other bonsai trees thrive using a grow light? If so for how much time for red, blue or both? Thanks for any help, Joe
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Honestly, you can get better results from the 120 watt LED's from any supermarket. They have a more full spectrum, where those "blurple" panels only have blue and purple. Plants require much more of the light spectrum to be happy.
Often, you can get away much cheaper using those household LED's anyway. I would use two or 3 per plant, since the actual draw wattage is much less than the light equivalency.
If you do choose a horticulture grade fixture, then make sure that it is full spectrum.