Lighted Indoor Plants

Indoor plants, often suffering from lack of light, will thrive beneath fluorescent lamps. One of the least expensive offerings, a four-foot fluorescent tube, often sells for about a dollar a tube. For a wider spectrum of light to benefit plants, mix "warm" white tubes with "cool" white tubes. Dusting tubes once a month will increase their effectiveness. By replacing night lights with both fluorescent lights and potted plants, electric bills can be slightly reduced. African violets have long been a favorite flowering plant to grow beneath fluorescent lights.

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