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Honest comments from a bonsai expert
on April 4, 2005
This "plant light" may be okay for a low grown plant that needs little light, but is definitely not as good as it claimed for most bonsai trees for the following reasons:
1. The 9 watt florescent light is not sufficient for bonsai (as a full grown tree).
2. The sensor only works in regular potting soils but not bonsai soils since bonsai soils promote drainage.
3. Although the pebbled base holds water, it only provides a minimum of the surrounded humidity to your tree since the place is not enclosed.
4. The said "Intelligent Four Seasons" light has never been useful indoors since the indoor's temperature has never changed as it has done in nature. That is, your tree will not go through dormancy indoors; an insufficient light during winter will definitely kill your indoor tree.
Get a 50 watt Phillips made Agro-Lite plant light bulb plus a humidity tray in your local hardware store instead. It costs you less than $10; and, it will provide a better result. Even with the help of the plant light, it is recommended that your bonsai tree needs sufficient sunlight in order to thrive!