Welcome to the forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back > Banana Forum > Main Banana Discussion
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Main Banana Discussion This is where we discuss our banana collections; tips on growing bananas, tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories.

Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-29-2010, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
Location: St. Charles, Missouri
Zone: 6 - 7
Name: Jeremy
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 217
BananaBucks : 57,813
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 120 Times in 64 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 3 Times
Send a message via Yahoo to jwmahloch
Default Grow Lights

I recently purchased some new grow bulbs and did some reading about color spectrums for bulbs. From my reading and experience I have found that floressant bulbs are by far the best. For growth make sure you use a daylight bulb (6500K is the best). I use mostly 100 watt daylight bulbs on my bananas, cacti. succulents and palms. I recently bought a 200 watt daylight bulb and I am using it on my caifornia fan palm which is in a 30gal pot inside now. The palm seems to love the bulb, its putting out a new leaf about every 4 weeks or so, almost as fast as the growth outside in the sun!!!
jwmahloch is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To jwmahloch
Said thanks:

Join Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more. is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:

Join Today! - Click Here


Old 12-29-2010, 11:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 15,161
BananaBucks : 1,215,032
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 12,042 Times
Was Thanked 11,325 Times in 5,310 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 102 Times
Talking Re: Grow Lights

I like fluorescent grow bulbs too, and I also use a 400 watt metal halide HID system with excellent results also.

Thanks for sharing.

: )
The Hollyberry Lady is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To The Hollyberry Lady
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Agri-Starts
Next Thread: Windowsill growing.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What grow lights are you guys using? Want Them All DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 43 08-17-2013 01:24 PM
Grow lights hammer Main Banana Discussion 29 08-16-2013 04:47 PM
Grow LIghts for Bananas austinl01 Main Banana Discussion 8 06-22-2012 08:43 AM
Grow lights - how long to run fergus banana Container Grown Banana Plants 21 06-21-2012 07:58 AM
Indoor Grow Lights JoeS475 Main Banana Discussion 10 07-17-2006 08:11 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 AM.

All content © & the respective author.