Easy Germination

Easy Germination

Cannabis Propagator

Cannabis Propagator


Zativo caters to private customers only, and does not supply commercial or industrial growers with large amounts of cannabis seeds. If we have reason to suspect that the ordered seeds are destined for growing cannabis on a larger-than-private scale, we reserve the right to dismiss that specific order. 

Color bands and their effect on plant growth

When a beam of normal, white light is split with a prism it is possible to see all of the different color bands it is made of. These color bands are the colors of the rainbow, when you see a rainbow, you are seeing sunlight being split by the rain. These bands correspond with frequencies given off by the heated light source.

So, how is this relevant to your grow? Well different lights have different effects on how your plants grow. The light bulb's color can give a good indication as to which factors important for plant growth are present within the light.

The color a light emits can be related to the bulb's Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), often expressed in degrees Kelvin (K). When you know the K value of a bulb, you will get a good feeling of what effect it will have on your plant.

The following brackets should give you a solid indication of what to expect from different CCT levels (expressed in K):

1,500-3,000 Kelvin: Bulbs of this CCT level tend to be dark orange or red in color. They help promote flowering.

3,000-3,700 Kelvin: Bulbs of this CCT level are yellow/neutral in color. They cause high rates of photosynthesis throughout all stages of cannabis growth.

3,700-4,000 Kelvin: Bulbs of this CCT level are a warm neutral color. They encourage rapid growth.

4,000 Kelvin: You will find that a lot of bulbs of this CCT level are standard, neutral white. They cause a cannabis plant to grow normally.

4,000-5,000 Kelvin: Bulbs of this CCT level are light blue in color. They help promote good leaf and stem growth.

5,000-8,000 Kelvin: Bulbs of this CCT level are a deep blue color. They help promote outstanding leaf and stem growth.