Learn What You Can Grow

With the Power of the Aspect

Oh, the Plants You’ll Grow!

Plants have been a staple of households for hundreds of years as a source of beauty and nutrients, but the extent of what you can grow has remained limited by both environmental and architectural constraints.  As a result many people settle for simple low light houseplants or resort to big industrial grow lights to provide sufficient light; but why stop there, when you can now do so much more?

With the power of the Aspect you’ll provide any plants, from fresh vanilla beans to a dwarf Japanese maple, with the photosynthetic light they require while adding a timeless touch of life and beauty anywhere in your home. So choose your favorite plant and get growing! The Aspect will do the work; your home will get all the credit.

Just to Name a Few Favorites

While the Aspect can grow thousands of plants we’ve selected some favorites from customers and our own team.  They range from lavender to olive trees to succulents and have each contributed to making rooms and days brighter.

Full Sun Plants

Full sun plants can be challenging; however they usually also the most intriguing and rewarding.  Traditionally these varieties of plants are grown outdoors where they can receive as much sun as possible. We recommend a large Aspect for all full sun plants.

High Light Plants

High Light Plants are plants that require a higher level of sun than most others. Traditionally, these plants would do best in a south facing window where they would receive direct light most of the day. We recommend a large Aspect for all high light plants, but a small Aspect can sometimes do the job for smaller plants.

Moderate Light Plants

Moderate light plants, sometimes called medium light plants, are plants that only require a moderate level of sun and are often known to be the easy plants to care for. Traditionally, moderate light plants should stay out of direct sunlight but still should be in a bright room.

We recommend either Aspect for these plants.  Your choice will come down to the size of the plant and how high you want to or can hang the Aspect.  The small Aspect will typically do the job with plenty of coverage (24″-36″ of coverage) but the large Aspect is ideal for larger plants (36″-48″ of coverage).

Low Light Plants

While all plants need some light to live, low light plants are plants are the most adaptable to low-light conditions making them an easy green addition to low lit spaces.

We recommend a small Aspect for low light plants.  While a large Aspect can be used for additional coverage (48″-60″), the small Aspect is able to provide plenty of light for these plants.

Hanging Heights

Finding the right distance between the Aspect grow light and your plant can be a challenge. The hanging height may vary if your plant already receives natural light. Below are the hanging heights and corresponding coverage area for both the small and large Aspect grow light assuming your plant receives NO sunlight.   Make sure to pay attention to your plants. Adjust the hanging height if you notice your plant stretching or the leaves burning.

If you’d like additional guidance and expertise with your plant care or design project, ask us about our consulting rates here!

Small Aspect Grow Light

The small Aspect grow light is recommended for most low to moderate light plants.

Large Aspect Grow Light

The large Aspect grow light is recommended for moderate to full sun plants.

Common Name Lighting Requirements Small Aspect Large Aspect
African Violets Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Aglaonemas Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Aloe High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Aluminum Plant Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Amaryllis High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Anthurium Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Aralia, Balfour High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Aralia, False High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Aralia, Ming High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Arrowhead Vine Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Azalea High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Begonia, Angel Wing Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Begonia, Iron Cross Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Begonia, Strawberry Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Bird-of-Paradise High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Bomeliad, Earth Star Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Bougainvilla High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Brake, Victoria High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Bromeliad, Air Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Bromeliad, Bird Nest Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Bromeliad, Blushing Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Bromeliad, Dyckia High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Bromeliad, Flaming Sword Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Bromeliad, Friendship Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Bromeliad, Pineapple High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Bromeliad, Star Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Common Name Lighting Requirements Small Aspect Large Aspect
Bromeliad, Urn/Living Vase Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Burro’s (Donkey’s) Tail High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Cactus, Christmas Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Cactus, Easter Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Cactus, Old Man High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Cactus, Prickly Pear High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Cactus, Thanksgiving Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Calathea Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Cast Iron Plant Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Century Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Chenille Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Chinese Evergreens Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Citrus High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Coffee Plant High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Coralberry Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Croton High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Crown of Thorns High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Cyclamen High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Dracaena, Corn Plant Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Dracaena, Dragon Tree High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Dracaena, Gold Dust Plant High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Dracaena, ‘Janet Craig’ Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Dracaena, Red Margined Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Dracaena, Song of India Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Dracaena, ‘Tri-color’ Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Common Name Lighting Requirements Small Aspect Large Aspect
Dumbcane Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Elephant’s Ear Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Fern, Asparagus Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Fern, Bird’s Nest Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Fern, Button High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Fern, Rabbit’s Foot High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Fern, Staghorn Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Ferns (Sword, Dallas, Boston) High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Ferns, Maidenhair Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Fig, Creeping Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Fig, Fiddleleaf Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Fig, Weeping Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Fuchsia Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Gardenia High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Gloxinia High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Goldfish Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Hawaiian Ti Plant Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Haworthia Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Hibiscus High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Hoya / Wax Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Indian Rubber Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Ivy, Algerian High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Ivy, Aralia (Fatshedra) High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Ivy, English High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Ivy, Grape Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Ivy, Parlor Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Common Name Lighting Requirements Small Aspect Large Aspect
Ivy, Swedish Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Ivy, Variegated Mintleaf Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Ivy, Wax Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Jade Plant High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Kalanchoe High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Lantana High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Lipstick Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Natal Plum High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Nerve Plant Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Norfolk Island Pine Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Orchid, Buttonhole High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Orchid, Cattleya High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Orchid, Dendrobium High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Orchid, Lady’s Slipper Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Orchid, Moon/Vanda Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Orchid, Oncidium Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Orchid, Phalanopsis High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Palm, Fan High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Palm, Parlor Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Palm, Sago Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Panda Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Peace Lily Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Peperomia Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Philodendron Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Philodendron, Split Leaf (Monstera) Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Piggyback Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Common Name Lighting Requirements Small Aspect Large Aspect
Pitcher Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Poinsettia High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Polka Dot Plant High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Ponytail Plant High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Pothos High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Prayer Plant Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Primrose Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Primrose, Cape High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Purple Passion (Velvet) Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Purple Waffle Plant Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Rosary Vine High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Schefflera (Umbrella) High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Shamrock Plant High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Shrimp Plant High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Snake Plant Moderate to Low Light 24” – 48” 48” – 60”
Spiderplant Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
String-of-Pearls High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Tahitian Bridal Veil High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Venus Fly Trap High Light 12” – 24” 24” – 36”
Wandering Jew (Purple) High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Wandering Jew (White/Green) Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”
Yucca High to Moderate Light 12” – 36” 24” – 48”
Zebra Plant Moderate Light 24” – 36” 36” – 48”

Comments (3)

  • Hi, You don’t give the foot candles that the light can provide at the various heights? It would be helpful to know as I have a phaleonopsis with would require 1000-1200 foot candles depending on the season. Could you perhaps address this?
    Sincerely, Yvonne Brodkin

    Yvonne Brodkin
    Reply
    • Hello, our Large 40W Aspect at a height of 2ft above the plant has a reading of 8500 lux which converts to about 850 foot candles. At 4ft above the plant the light has a reading of 4000lux which converts to above 400foot candles. Hope this helps

      SoltechSolutions
      Reply
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