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Q.What Are The Lighting Requirements For Growing A Roselle Plant Indoors With LED Lights?

Alex Glass added on May 23, 2024 | Answered

I want to be able to grow a roselle plant indoors using LED lights. However, I cannot find any resources that give specific information about what the requirements are for the lights, such as watts. Is there any advice that I can get for this? Thanks!

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Answered on May 23, 2024

Generally, YOu will want to try and go for 100 watts per square foot. For example, my indoor tent is 4 by 4, and is lit with 400 watts.

Keep in mind, though, is that not all LED's are created equal. I have, currently, retired a VERY expensive panel in trade for my old MH bulb. Though it was high end, it did not contain the full light spectrum. So, if you do choose LED, then make sure it is full spectrum. Otherwise, plants will not respond as well. Another thing to consider is light penetration. You will need make sure to keep the panel much closer than a bulb. I would use a meter to measure light levels throughout the area to adjust accordingly.

Now for the roselle. As long as you treat it as it is supposed to be then you can be sure that it will grow well indoors. This is native to Africa, so care will need to be tailored to that.

This article will explain the care of the plant:


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