What kind of light is best to grow plants under?

I have both regular fluorescent ligts and those twirly ones that save energy... my room is usually relatively dark and does not get sunlight during the day (my bedroom window is about 10 feet from our next door neighbors kitchen window so its usually closed) So what kind of light will best suit my poor little... show more I have both regular fluorescent ligts and those twirly ones that save energy... my room is usually relatively dark and does not get sunlight during the day (my bedroom window is about 10 feet from our next door neighbors kitchen window so its usually closed)

So what kind of light will best suit my poor little green 'tropical foilage' plant? its a 3 inch tall generic green plant...

thanks!
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