Understanding photosynthesis important for CO2-dosing and lighting: CAM-plants difficult to deal with

E. Heuvelink, T. Kierkels

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It used to be rare to come across plants that bind CO2 mainly at night: CAMplants. But it’s no longer an exception in the horticultural sector. Nowadays the best-selling pot plant in the Netherlands – phalaenopsis – belongs to this group. This then raises questions such as: When do CAM-plants behave according to the book and when don’t they? And when does it make sense to dose with CO2 and provide lighting?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-15
JournalIn Greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • horticulture
  • greenhouse horticulture
  • carbon dioxide
  • dosage
  • cam pathway
  • illumination
  • photosynthesis
  • assimilation
  • kalanchoe
  • ornamental bromeliads
  • phalaenopsis

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