THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT LIGHT CONDITIONS ON THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHLOROPHYTUM AMANIENSE ENGL. ‘FIRE FLASH’

Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LXII
Written by Manuela MANDA, Carmen NICU, Diana ZAMFIR-VÂȘCĂ

Chlorophytum amaniense Engl. is a foliage plant, member of the family Liliaceae, originates from the rainforests of East Africa. 'Fire Flash’, the only cultivar of this species, known by several common names including Fire Glory, Mandarin Plant and Tangerine, present unique decorative characteristics. C. amaniense‚ ʻFire Flash’ do not support the direct action of the sun's rays and the placement in bright exposures. Given the claims of C. amaniense versus light and insufficient information in the literature, the objective of this research was to study the reaction of 'Fire Flash’ under different lighting conditions. Plants attained the greatest leaf size and petioles when ‚ʻFire flash’ were grown in low and medium light intensity while plants exposed to high light showed lowest values of growth parameters. In addition, high light intensity produced chlorosiss and leaf burn and plants have become unmarketable after a 3 months period. The best size and quality of 'Fire Flesh’ plants, occurred when plants were grown at a medium light levels of 80 μmol m-2 s -1.

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MANDA M., NICU C., ZAMFIR-VASCA D. 2018, THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT LIGHT CONDITIONS ON THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHLOROPHYTUM AMANIENSE ENGL. 'FIRE FLASH’. Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Volume LXII, Print ISSN 2285-5653, 605-610.


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