LED grow lights are excellent for your succulents. They produce exactly the light wavelengths your succulents need to grow and thrive. They run cooler and are less expensive to operate than fluorescent grow lights. They also last far longer, without any degradation of the light output.
Keeping this in consideration, what kind of light do succulents need indoors?
Succulents roughly need at least four to six hours of sunlight to grow properly. Because of the reduced light indoors, plants mature much more slowly. Given their highly adaptable properties, succulents will survive for quite some time in the shade or low light but will not thrive.
Correspondingly, how do you get more light indoor succulents?
Place succulents near windows that let in lots of natural light throughout the day. Keep succulents close to windows. They’ll soak up the sun for hours when given indirect light. Don’t lean succulents right up against the window or they may get sunburned.
What color LED light is best for succulents?
For LED light, the recommended distance is 18 – 24 inches. For stimulating succulents growth, the best color temperature is 6500k. If you want your plant to bloom, a 3000k light is better.
Regular LED lights can’t be used as grow lights, even though they may emit some of the wavelengths necessary for plants. Regular LED lights don’t emit enough of the light that plants require. Plant growth primarily requires red & blue light, which LED grow lights are designed to maximize.
Like plants growing outdoors in the sunlight, indoor plants grow best under full-spectrum bulbs, which produce a balance of cool and warm light that replicates the natural solar spectrum. They’re excellent for seedlings as well as houseplants, culinary herbs and other plants.
So, to answer the question, yes you can use a regular light bulb to help plants grow. … Be sure not to overheat the plant or to give it too much sun. Most indoor plants are chosen for their ability to survive in less light. You may find that you do not even need an extra light bulb to help them along.
We’ll admit it—red and blue spectrum grow lights give off a purple glow that can be a little distracting. But we use them because they’re the absolute best lights for our succulents. Your succulents require red and blue light to both grow and flower, so this light will give them exactly what they require.