I was thinking of getting a flouresant lamp for the tree, but would a normal light bulb do the same job but at a slower rate????
No, Stick w/ the fluorescent light [Full spectrum bulb] and keepit VERY close to the plant [Like 2"! Light loses massive amounts of energy over short distances] A normal bulb does not provide the proper spectrum of light
and generates too much heat
for your plant.
I was wondering if the leaves on the tree are wet, would the light from the lamp burn the leaves in the same way the sun would????
Just one comment about the sun burning leaves through the prismatic reflection of raindrops.
I want this to be perfectly crystal clear
This is an absolute myth
It has no substance or basis in reality whatsoever. If it were true you would see trees in nature with raindropped shaped burns on their leaves caused by this all the time. After all, They do not duck out of the sunshine after a shower do they?
Yet you do not do you?
In fact I'll bet you have never seen it happen at all.
Mist away people! Fear not.