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    19 Of The Best Grow Lights For Helping Your Plant Babies Thrive

    These grow lights get a green thumbs-up and will give your plants the extra boost they need to succeed.

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    1. An LED hanging grow light panel with IR and UV rays that's the perfect size to supplement your indoor or outdoor garden. It can also be toggled to purple full spectrum or sunlight spectrum, so you can give your plant buddies the exact right light they need to grow.

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    BTW, if you're also looking for things to truly make your space *bloom*, we've got you covered.

    Promising review: "My family and I each got a baby Thanksgiving Cactus for Christmas this year (mine is the middle one in the photo) and we wanted to see who could grow theirs the best by next Christmas. I bought this light, hoping to give myself an edge, and here we are, 60 days later, and this thing is growing like a beast while the other two haven't done ANYTHING in their respective homes! I have it set on an Alexa timer right now, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and it seems to be very effective. I'm very pleased with this light and would recommend it to anyone with a small plant they want to give some extra love to (it's not a very large panel)." —Kim D.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (also available in an older red-blue version).

    2. A dimmable, adjustable gooseneck grow light that's accumulated a ton of amazing reviews (over 82% of the 26,000 ratings on Amazon are 5 stars!). It has nine dimmable levels and an auto-timing function.

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    Promising review: "When I first saw this product I was skeptical, thinking that it looks cheap. But when I received the light I was pleasantly surprised! This device is very sturdy and seems well-built. The clamp is very strong to hold the light firmly in place, even at unusual angles. The gooseneck arms are strong and yet highly adjustable (they stay where I put them). This thing is surprisingly bright when adjusted to its highest brightness. I like the fact that it's USB-powered because USB charging blocks are easily replaceable if needed. The unattended auto-cycle function is a relief for when I have to be out of the house for long periods of time. I have a plant that I want to keep alive as long as possible for sentimental reasons as it was the favorite plant of a family member who passed away. Recently, despite my best efforts, the plant has been looking quite sickly, as if it's dying. I've only been using this light for two days and am already seeing fresh, new, healthy-looking sprouts growing out of the soil! From an aspect of quality versus price, I consider this light to be a great investment!" —Echelon

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    3. A 3x3 white LED grow light you can trust to get the job done, whether you're a plant noob or an experienced horticulturist who needs to furnish their newest greenhouse.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "So this is the THIRD Mars Hydro light I've purchased since really diving into this new hobby and so far I have no reason to look at any other lights. They are beautifully designed, silent, lightweight, and they give off a beautiful white light very similar to those therapy lamps people use to feel happy. I was lucky enough to have this company recommended to me by a professor who actually teaches hydro and aqua. Very reasonably priced as well. No reason to spend a fortune when these lights get the job done. MARS HYDRO KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! You have earned yourself a loyal customer here." —Taylor M White

    Get it from Amazon for $118.99+.

    4. A dual gooseneck grow light flexible and versatile enough for your plants to thrive almost anywhere, from your living room to your desk. Just clamp it, and watch the photosynthetic magic happen.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "First let me say my house is completely shaded by trees. I don't have a single window with direct light. I have many plants that were doing just ok, but now are going nuts. I now have purchased five of these in the last year. My cacti are doing great, my flamingo plant and peace lily are constantly blooming, and my snake plants are developing full variegation. Two months ago I purchased two more so we could grow plants in parts of the house that don't have windows and they are working out beautifully! The oldest is just about a year old and still no issues running it eight hours a day. We even did the math and it works out to about $1.45 a month to run it! So even with five going we are only spending less than 10 dollars a month and the house is full of life. I don't know how well it would work for more picky plants, but anything that requires full to partial indirect light is taking off at my place!" —Henry W.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    5. A visually striking set of Glow Rings to round out the minimalist farmcore living room of your dreams. These Glow Rings will be the coolest decoration in your house, and as a bonus, you can harvest high-quality produce from the comfort of your living room.

    Lettuce Grow

    Note: in order for your setup to look like the photos, you also need to purchase the Lettuce Grow Farmstand, which is sold separately.

    Promising review: "Healthy plants, yummy abundant produce from a minimal amount of effort. With 50 plus years of gardening experience, I am still awed by the difference Glow Rings have made in the quality of my harvest. The manufacturer has obviously spent a lot of effort into developing the absolutely perfect spectrum of light for optimum plant growth. The foliage of the plants is so very healthy and the flavor of everything is so deeply good. Results like that do not occur accidentally. I have tried many many different indoor set-ups and the Farmstand with the Glow Rings is absolutely wonderful and well worth the investment." —Mary S.

    Get them from Lettuce Grow for $200+ (available in sets of up to six rings).

    6. A splurge-worthy, dimmable full-spectrum commercial grow light with energy-efficient Samsung bulbs that's worth it to see your plant pals get the nourishment they truly deserve.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have to admit I was very reluctant to spend this much money for plant lighting. However, it took only a moment after I installed it to realize I had made a wise choice. The Spider Farmer 2000 completely took over the space I have for my plants; it is a 6'x12' area. I have two 600u lights for one half of the area and the one Spider Farmer 2000u one the other. When I first turned it on I was amazed, it not only lit up the half area it was dedicated to, it also overwhelmed the other half that I had the two lights dedicated to. I actually had to look to see if they were even on! This was a great purchase and I am glad I decided to take a chance and buy the SF-2000. I highly recommend it!" —Scott Claxton

    Get it from Amazon for $254.99.

    7. A double-spectrum grow light equipped with a bloom switch and a veg switch you can toggle (or combine!) to achieve the perfect plant-growing experience.

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    Promising review: "Light works like a champ!!! Growing my peppers with no issues. And the best part is, I went to the company website to check them out and their home page had a section that said if you send a video of the lamp in use they will send two 1000w lights for free. I thought it was a joke but I submitted the video and received the two 1000w lights today. What an amazing deal!" —christopher.grima

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in 600W and 1000W versions).

    8. A set of grow light strips that couldn't be more compact, flexible, and user-friendly in small or confined-spaces (like your apartment).

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    These lights come with adhesive strips to stick them on, and also a switch with dimming settings and auto-timer settings. You can also check out some of our picks for stylish planters too.

    Promising review: "I bought this pair of lights to use in a little succulent shelf display I made for my succulents and small cacti. It works amazingly! I love the dimmable brightness, and the timer function is standard and on par with most other basic houseplant grow lights. To my surprise, the lights work SO well that my big leaf philodendron who resides over 10 feet away from this shelf is starting to grow toward it! Had to purchase a second pair for her, can’t wait for them to arrive tomorrow so she can live her best life!!" —Kaleigh

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99.

    9. A pair of lightweight, linkable dual white grow lights designed to be quiet — so your roommates/significant other/parents won't be mad at you growing an actual forest in your room.

    Home Depot

    Promising review: "These lights are amazing. They weigh almost nothing, allowing me to suspend them from a glass shelf! I've had grow lights before, but nothing that works as well as these ones. My plants have never grown so fast, green, and strong." —Julie

    Get it from Home Depot for $43.97+ (available in a 19- or 30-watt equivalence, or sets of one or four).

    10. An AeroGarden grow light panel from the makers of the famed indoor farms that are the envy of anyone with an aspiring green thumb. It comes on an adjustable stand that rotates 360 degrees, so there'll be little to no setup involved.

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    Promising review: "These are excellent grow lights. I live in Arizona and we have two different growing seasons. One in the spring and one in the fall. These lights are perfect for starting plants from seed and having them on standby waiting for the right time to plant-based on temperatures. They do not put off the odd purple color that some grow lights produce. It is a standard white hue. The stand is adjustable and fits the seed starter trays that they sell at all the big box stores perfectly. I used to be frustrated by trying to time the seasons and my garden suffered. Now I can be ready for just the right time. I highly recommend this product for the serious gardener. Good luck and happy planting!" —ponce

    Get it from Amazon for $104.84.

    11. A pair of small grow lights perfectly sized for your lil desk garden, and modified to specific wavelengths!

    Earthyychildren / Etsy

    Earthyychildren is a San Diego-based small business that sells all kinds of plants and everything you need to take care of them, like planters, pots, and lights.

    Promising review: "It came earlier than expected and I love it already, my plants really enjoy it a lot and I can see how much it's benefitting them already. Plus you can adjust the intensity of the light and move them however you'd like, which is awesome, and there's a timer, which is helpful. I will definitely buy from here again when I have more room for plants." —Josie

    Get it from Earthyychildren on Etsy for $55+ (choose between a set of two or three lights).

    12. A sleek and sophisticated hanging grow light made to not only save your dying plants but to turn them into Instagram superstars!

    Soltech Solutions

    Promising review: "I can’t recommend this enough. I absolutely love houseplants but my room is north-facing and does not receive much natural light, and I’m also renting, so I am reluctant to invest in anything that will damage the walls or be hard to remove. This light is the perfect solution to both problems! It looks so elegant wrapped around my curtain rod and my plants absolutely love it — I’ve only had it for a week or two and I’m already seeing lots of healthy new growth. The light emits a pleasant, warm glow that feels much better to look at than those fluorescent, super-bright glow lights! It is a little pricey but totally worth it in my opinion. If you have similar circumstances and are debating if you should take the plunge, I say absolutely go for it!!" —Molly G.

    Get it from Soltech Solutions for $150 (available in two colors and in 20W and 40W versions).

    13. A 24-inch GE grow light fixture with LED bulbs that are heatless, quiet, energy-efficient, and easy on the eyes.

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    GE also offers LED grow bulbs you can put into any light fixture or lamp you want.

    Promising review: "We have north-facing windows and get terrible light. After all my houseplants died this past winter (RIP), I was committed to making my apartment a more hospitable place for greenery. As a novice (is there a level below that?) gardener, I had not realized how important appropriate lighting was to plant health. My plants have not only survived but THRIVED under better lighting conditions! I took out a shelf in a bookcase and hung this up to make a little plant haven. It brings me so much joy to see my green pals doing so well! The light is white, and not bothersome at all! I use it with a smart plug to better control when it is on. Would definitely recommend!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $45.50+ (available in 24-inch and 48-inch sizes, and in red spectrum and balanced spectrum).

    14. A smart Growframe that'll allow you to have a living, breathing art piece in your home — the Growframe delivers white LED to your plants (and also connects remotely to Wi-Fi!) so you can grow your very own gallery-worthy plantscape.

    Modsprout, Food52

    You can also get these in portrait and landscape versions!

    Promising review: "This frame is my favorite way to bring greenery into spaces that wouldn't allow for it otherwise! Like a windowless bathroom... OR TWO. The frame is super easy to install, super sturdy, and easy to manage with the app. Love that there are set schedules and different light settings for different types of plants, even custom settings if need be." —Taylor Ohlmann

    Get it from Modsprout for $195 (available in six colors), Crate & Barrel for $190, Food52 for $195 (available in four colors), or Target for $139 (available in three colors).

    15. A tabletop grow light complete with a cute wooden display board for the plant parent who can't resist showing off their leafy children.

    lifestyle photo of the grow light and wooden board displaying a hexagonal glass terrarium with succulents inside
    NYCP Garden / Ety

    NCYP Garden also sells vintage-style terrariums, herbariums, plants, and plant decor.

    If you love this, be sure to check out "20 Etsy Shops To Satisfy Every Type Of Plant Parent."

    Promising review: "I purchased this lamp for my office. It’s inside a hospital with no natural light. I love this lamp! Well worth the price!" —Susan

    Get it from NCYP Garden on Etsy for $36+ (available in 25cm, 30cm, 35cm and 40 cm sizes). Plus, free shipping! 

    16. A fluorescent grow light rack to brighten up any room. It's height-adjustable, so there's no chance of your plant friends getting scorched, only nourished.

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    You can also get the LED version of this grow light here.

    Promising review: "Love it. Able to move light up and down as plants grow. More sturdy than another brand I have and the light seems brighter." —P

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in a two-foot or four-foot version).

    17. A grow light composed of 80 red, blue, and full-spectrum LED lights to spoil your plants with the extra nutrients they deserve. The four gooseneck heads, 10 dimmable settings, and timer will spoil you, the plant owner, too.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    You can find a similar style to these lights in "22 Products That Reviewers Say Saved Their Dying Houseplants."

    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with this product. I love the flexibility in being able to manipulate the arms to provide maximum coverage. The clip is durable and sturdy. I have been using this grow light for about two weeks now, and I can definitely see the difference in my plants all ready. I have the plants in my foyer and they do pretty good in the summer but not so well in the winter. The leaves have become firm where they were limp, the color of the plants has improved, and they have even sprouted some new growth. Well worth the money." —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    18. A grow light panel that comes with a stainless steel hanger, so installing this treat for your ever-growing indoor garden couldn't be easier.

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    Promising review: "This thing is incredible! I am extremely satisfied and surprised at the sheer growth my succulent is getting from this light. My succulent was long and stretched out and should have had rosy-colored edges of the leaves, but was yellow instead. A month and a half under this light and the plant head has nearly tripled in size, the leaves are fuller and compact, the edges are showing the rosy color and, most impressively, every little area where the plant was stretching is now being filled with a completely new head growth! I am blown away and highly recommend this product and I plan on getting another soon! Another update: this thing makes everything I put under it grow like weeds! I added a one-inch cutting of another plant that I just thought was going to die off to the existing planter. Two months later, it has exploded and nearly overtaken half of the planter!" —Devin Stevens

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in red-and-blue or yellow spectrum).

    19. A dual-spectrum LED grow light tube gentle enough to be a colorful addition to your plant corner, but effective enough to make your plants grow taller than you thought possible.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    And if you're looking for more ways to add light to your space, head on over to "26 Problem-Solving Things For Homes That Barely Get Any Natural Light."

    Promising review: "I've had three other kinds of grow lights before I got these. These are by far the best! I normally don't write Amazon reviews but I had to for these guys. I also suggest them to friends. They have a nice white/pink hue that I like much better than that ugly purple/red color. If you have them in a tall cabinet, you will need to get shades or those foggy sticker things you can put on windows. I have seen SO much new growth in my plants and they're all very happy. They are too intense for the plants but are full-spectrum so the plants are still getting everything they need." —William F. Norton

    Get it from Amazon for $38+ (available in red and blue, red, or white spectrum).

    You, frolicking in your newly-grown garden:

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