Lightless grow

I have recently been told by a co-worker that a plant could flourish and bud with minimal or no light and the correct dose of nitrogen. Is this true?
Dallas, Texas

Green plants produce their own food through photosynthesis. In this process plants use the energy from light to build sugar from water and carbon dioxide while releasing oxygen. The nutrient nitrogen is combined with the sugar to build tissue. Without light plants cannot produce sugars which are used to power respiration for energy as well for plant growth.

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