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Do Plants Grow Better With Sunlight Or Artificial Light?

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I would've thought sunlight too, but I did an experiment to see if I was right, and the plant with the lamp grew much taller, and it had much more leaves on it, as well as being less droopy and more green.
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There are many theories of which will make a plant grow better. But it really depends on how much you take care of your plant. How much light you let it have. How much water you give. You see I did a project on this and it came out that the artificial light plant grew the tallest with 10.16cm. My partner's plants grew better with natural light though. So it depends on how much you love your plant.
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It really depends on the environment that is surrounding them. Surely a plant in a lower temperature, and less sunlight is going to grow less. But if you are talking about in the same environment, then that would come down to how much water and minerals and vitamins they are getting. Hope this helps.
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This topic is for my science project, and my hypothesis was that the plant in the sun would grow better and faster, but with time, I came to find out that the plant in the artificial light actually was the one that grew the fastest.
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Well, the plant with artificial light will make it grow faster. I am doing a science project on that topic and I am growing a wheat!
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Actually artificial light will make the plant grow faster because the plant is receiving light 24/7 whereas the other plant is only receiving light when the sun is out.
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Plants can grow just as well indoors as outdoors with the proper lighting - proper means the correct combination of spectral energy, exposure time, and light level (intensity).  Plants need light having both red and blue components (green is not so important - plants do not absorb green light - they reflect green which is why leaves and stems are green).  Standard incandescent lamps are composed mostly of red light, therefore they are not good for plant growth.  There are special fluorescent lamps that emit light with the proper amounts of red and blue energy optimum for plant growth.   One of the brands is called "Gro-Lux".  There are others also, but they usually have a similar name that implies they are for plant growth.  These lamps usually look violet or purple in color when they are on due to the red/blue combination.

As for exposure time, it is not necessary to keep the plants lighted 24/7.  12 - 14 hours should suffice, but it depends on the type of plant.  Your own observations will determine the best exposure time.  Lighting intensity is also important; if unsure, you should always err on the high side, especially for plants needing partial or full sunlight.
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I am testing this experiment and I concluded that the reason sunlight is better is because photosynthesis process speeds up and has a better effect than artificial light which goes less faster and doesnt give it enough time before it wilts because of the timing
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The reason being that plants grow better in the light provided by the Sun is because the light we see coming from the Sun is actually a solar mass. The elements that the Sun is comprised of are actually in the sunlight we receive. Therefore the plants that are grown in sunlight receive an actual physical mass comprised of elements along with the energy from the Sun. When you grow a plant using artificial light the plant is only receiving the energy necessary to fulfill the process of photosynthesis. An artificial light is plugged into a power source and the power source, for example could be using a number of sources for energy, Coal, Nuclear, Hydro, and the law of physics allows the energy to be passed through your electrical grid but the only problem is the artificial light is absent of the crucial elements and building blocks that the Sun contributes to our planet.
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plants grow better using the light from the sun. Why? Because the chloroplasts changes the light energy from the sun converts it into food at photosynthesis.
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Depends on the type of indoor lighting... I have a terrarium with two power compact lights the plant's grow better in it because they have constant light and moisture
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Depends directly on agriculture and climate. In general, of course, natural light is better, but in some cases, the gardener simply cannot provide his plants with access to the amount of sun they are used to. Then you need to use lamps and it is better to use professional ones right away, like primalgrowgear.com/product-category/grow-lights/ . Even if you start with non-profiled fixtures, you will quickly realize that they are far from the best option.

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I think it depends on where you live... My plants outside are growing slower than the plants inside my terrarium that have two power compact lights on.
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Plants grow better in sunlight because fake light doesn't give off the nutrients to the plant that the sun does .
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Plants definitely grow better in sunlight because the sun gives off vitamins and nutrients to the plant. The sun also helps plants grow healthier and thicker.
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It;s because the sun has more nutrients and energy, they still can grow under artificial light but they are skinnier and longer and not as healthy.
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I really don't know because I'm doing this project for this science fair and I really need answers so please seriously

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