The freezing weather has well and truly set in, and the cold Canberra winter is set to cripple even the healthiest of house plants! Fortunately, there are ways to keep the cold from biting at the ankles of our beloved leafy friends, and the Urban Plant Growers ‘Easy’ and ‘Breezy’ Grow lights are the best way to get the most out of your winter season. Read on to find out how beneficial these little gadgets can be for keeping out the chill, your plants will thank you for it!
Urban Plant Growers are an Australian company whose focus is helping us plant growers take the best precautions to make sure our plants are happy and healthy. Creators Dilhan and Peter have stated on their website:
‘Food waste and food miles (the total distance that food travels to get from farm to plate) are two of the most pressing issues that the sustainability of our food chain currently face. We believe that we can shine a spotlight on these issues by empowering everyday people to grow their own food, be more conscious of these issues, and live a more self sustainable lifestyle.’
Miss Moss is currently stocking the red/blue grow light, which you can find more information about on the Urban Plant Growers website, however here is a quick summary on how they work and why they are good for your plant pals:
The Red/Blue plant grower features light wavelengths in these two colours as blue stimulates the production of chlorophyll and red helps in bulb development, germination and root growth. Essentially, these two wavelengths allow for your plant to both thrive and grow larger as well as help to promote them to flower happily. This means that your plant only receives the wavelengths it needs to grown without any unnecessary power usage! As well as this, the lights feature a built in timer that ensures you aren’t using excess power, and can be adjusted to 3 hours, 9 hours, 12 hours, or indefinitely. They also attach using a clamp, meaning you can set it up virtually anywhere. They are designed to fit comfortably and easily into any space in your home.
If that hasn’t convinced you so far, Urban Plant Growers even has fully accessible (and free!) instruction manuals and guides on their website, so that you can feel comfortable and confident getting started and giving your plants the best lease on life when the sun has been hidden away over the winter months.
So what are you waiting for? Pop down to Miss Moss Florals and grab one of these additions to your plants routine, to ensure happy and healthy plants through this winter and to support one of Australia’s fast growing small businesses. You won’t regret it!