Everyone knows that plants need light to grow. You have probably noticed that that one houseplant in the corner of the room is no longer so beautifully green and is letting its leaves hang more and more. So there is a good chance that that plant needs a little more light! The same also applies if you want to grow your own fresh vegetables or herbs; in a place with little light, there is a good chance that your plants will barely grow. Plants grow through photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a process that takes place in the chloroplasts of the plant, whereby water and carbon dioxide are converted into glucose and oxygen under the influence of light. The plant then uses that glucose to grow.
The growth rate of plants depends on several factors, including light intensity. The PlantHome has a built-in LED panel that creates an optimal growing environment for the plants. By exposing to light with a high light intensity for a longer period of time, it is ensured that the plants in your PlantHome grow faster than if you just put a plant on the windowsill. The PlantHome has three light modes with different light duration and intensity. We recommend that you set the lamp to the 20 hours setting when you start a new round of growing, because the plants will then receive light for the longest period of time and with the brightest intensity and thus can grow fast. When the plants are fully grown, you can choose to use the 12 or 8 hours settings. With these settings, the light is not only on for a shorter time, but it is also less bright. These settings can be nice if you prefer not to have 20 hours of light in your house or if you find the light of the 20 hours setting too bright. In addition, the PlantHome consumes less power if the lamp is switched on for a shorter period of time. Please note that the plants do not grow as fast at the lower light settings, so it is better to only use them when the plant is fully grown.