Short days, grow lights

If you noticed a slight sluggishness in your routine when the days begin to get noticeably shorter, imagine what your sun-loving tropical houseplants are feeling!

Houseplants will lose their leaves and grow small, thin leaves in their place when plagued by low-light conditions. Using regular florescent or incandescent bulbs do not typically replace the color spectrum of natural sunshine.

A grow light like Indoor Sunshine can be used in standard incandescent light fixtures, but provide balanced, full color spectrum light. These bulbs last longer and are energy efficient. Not only will your plants feel better, you may, too!

Originally published on December 8th, 2010. Updated on February 4th, 2021.