August 2014

  1. About 1, 3, 5 and 10-watt diodes and COB or "Integrated" LEDs

    About 1, 3, 5 and 10-watt diodes and COB or "Integrated" LEDs
    LED diodes are rated by the amount of power (wattage) they can handle if they are perfectly cooled. Since LEDs can't be cooled perfectly in real-world environments, they are run at lower actual wattages than they are rated for to extend their useful life and maintain spectral quality. As less power is run through an LED, it becomes more efficient...
  2. How to Compare Different Grow Lights

    How to Compare Different Grow Lights
    It would be remarkably convenient if a single number could be used to compare different types of grow lights. Many companies try to express their lights' performance as a single, impressive PAR, lumen, YPF or other intensity measurement, but this certainly does not tell the entire story. Any of these measurements can be manipulated to make a grow light look...
  3. Miracle Fruit

    Miracle Fruit
    Synsepalum dulcificum The berries from this Miracle Fruit plant temporarily alter the sense of taste. After eating a fruit, anything sour or acidic such as lemons and limes tastes incredibly sweet. Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Angiosperms Class: Asterids Order: Ericales Family: Sapotaceae Genus: Synsepalum Species: dulcificum Natural habitat and growing conditions: A large bush or small tree native to...
  4. Alocasia 'Corazon'

    Alocasia 'Corazon'
    Alocasia hybrid 'Corazon' This attractive foliage plant is closely related to Taro. Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Angiosperms Class: Monocots Order: Alismatales Family: Araceae Genus: Alocasia Cultivar: 'Corazon' Natural habitat and growing conditions: Native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Australia, there are approximately 80 species in the genus, and many hybrids have been created. Alocasia plants generally like bright...
  5. Euphorbia poissonii

    Euphorbia poissonii
    Euphorbia poissonii This plant produces sap which induces pain; it is often grown in rows to create a "living fence" in Nigeria. Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Angiosperms Class: Rosids Order: Malpighiales Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Euphorbia Species: poissonii Natural habitat and growing conditions for this euphorbia plant: This succulent is native to northern Nigeria. The plant prefers full sunlight, doesn't...
  6. Black Dog LED to Provide Exclusive Lighting to Medical Marijuana Tampa Institute

    Black Dog LED to Provide Exclusive Lighting to Medical Marijuana Tampa Institute
    Black Dog LED is pleased to announce its partnership with Medical Marijuana Tampa, an educational institution dedicated to teaching students about the medical marijuana industry. LED grow lighting for the school’s indoor grow facilities will be provided exclusively by Black Dog LED. The college will use BDL lights in hands-on instruction. Students will set up gardens using BDL lights to...
  7. Hybrid Moth Orchid

    Hybrid Moth Orchid
    Phalaenopsis hybrid (violacea X unknown) This beautiful orchid is also fragrant when grown in humid conditions, thanks to it's Phalaenopsis violacea parent. Scientific classification: Kingdom: Plantae Division: Angiosperms Class: Monocots Order: Asparagales Family: Orchidaceae Genus: Phalaenopsis Natural habitat and growing conditions: Phalaenopsis orchids are epiphytes (growing on trees, but not as a parasite) or lithophytes (growing on rocks) native to...
  8. Sapodilla

    Sapodilla
    Manilkara zapota This plant produces fruit that taste like brown sugar when ripe. The foliage is extremely glossy and attractive.                                                                                ...
  9. Free Cloning Workshop Hosted by Black Dog LED

    Free Cloning Workshop Hosted by Black Dog LED
    Black Dog LED to Host Free Cloning Workshop on Tuesday, September 16 Boulder, CO August 5, 2014- Black Dog LED is pleased to announce the first in a series of free workshops on indoor plant growing. Students at the first class will learn to clone healthy plants and avoid novice mistakes. Expert coaches will guide this cloning workshop that will...
  10. Ant Plant

    Ant Plant
    Myrmecodia solomonensis This plant lives in a symbiotic relationship with a colony of ants. Hollow tunnels form inside the caudex (the swollen base of the stem) with external entrance holes, and ants can use the plant as an above-ground nest. In exchange, the ants provide nutrients for the plant in the form of their droppings, and defend the plant from...

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