Q. Can orchids be grown under artificial light?
Yes, but a minimal effective light system of four 48-in. fluorescent bulbs is needed. Two of these bulbs should be warm light tubes and two should be cool light tubes. Allow 4-6 in. between the top of the plants and the fluorescent light tubes. Alternatively, the new full-spectrum fluorescent bulbs can also be used.
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- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service