‘LED increases rooting speed by 25% annually’

Frands Jepsen – photo: Queen

Frands Jepsen – photo: Queen

At the end of 2017, Danish breeder Knud Jepsen, a world-leading producer and developer of kalanchoe and owner of the brand Queen, supplemented the lighting in most greenhouses with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. In addition to more flexible production, the new lighting system has led up to 15 percent increase in the number of buds and more side shoots. “With LED lighting, we get two to three days faster rooting, which increases the rooting speed by 25% annually”, says Frands Jepsen, Managing Director in a Queen newsletter.