evanatious (evanatious) wrote in africanviolets,

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I've just recently bloomed ( no pun intended) my obsession with african violets, i dont know what it is, but there is definitely something about them, that is ADDICTING!  Anyway, I have over 20 as of now, and growing, but I live in a townhome and they dont get enough light. My boyfriend recently brought home 5 24" florescent bulb fixtures and so i went out and bought florescent bulbs. I heard that plants will grow off regular florescent bulbs, but i got a plant/aquarium bulb 20 watt, and a natural sunshine bulb 20 watt.

But I want to know what works for everyone else. I'm such a virgin when it comes to artificial light. Oh biggest question. How far away do the lights need to be from the plants?

Your expertise is much appreciated!
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