African Violets – Growing Under LED Lights

Q: For years we have grown African violets on our kitchen counter under florescent lighting. Recently we switched to more efficient LED lights and wondered if this change will affect the plants.

A: Generally speaking, if the light from the LED bulbs is comparable to the light you got from the fluorescent bulbs, the plants will behave the same. In other words, if you can read, cook and do normal kitchen tasks comfortably with the new bulbs, your plants will be able to do their job too.