2. Provide some shade. … While they appreciate a lot of light (and very few survive in full shade), most succulents need sun protection, especially if the temperature hits the 90-degree-mark, or if they’re small. Varieties that are solid green, pale, or variegated are most in danger of sun burn.
Similarly one may ask, do succulents prefer morning or afternoon sun?
In general, succulents need at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day to keep them happy. They love being in bright and sunny locations. Succulents that do not receive enough sunlight will exhibit problems such as elongation or etiolation, where the plants stretch to seek more light.
Also, how much light do succulents need inside?
Succulents roughly need at least four to six hours of sunlight to grow properly. Because of the reduced light indoors, plants mature much more slowly. Given their highly adaptable properties, succulents will survive for quite some time in the shade or low light but will not thrive.
Can succulents survive in shade?
Most cacti and succulents are easy to care for, requiring very little care. … Browse our list of succulents and cacti that do well in shade. While some need shade to thrive, most are merely ‘shade tolerant‘. That is, they thrive in well-lit rooms out of direct sunlight, but can cope with lower light levels.
When succulents are getting the right amount of sun they’ll often “blush” or change colors. This is such a beautiful transformation to see! If they start to get too much sun however the leaves will actually burn. You may begin to notice white or pale patches on the succulent leaves.
Succulents and cacti “are very tolerant of low-light conditions. They don’t have to be near a window to thrive,” he said. … “Succulents should not be set on a radiator or heater or near glass that intensifies the sunlight. Plants that are placed too close to windows can burn in direct sun.”
Be aware that temperatures either too low or too high can do harm to your succulents. Temperatures lower than 40°F or higher than 90°F are never recommended. In summer, the combination of high temperatures and full sun exposure can cause sunburn for your succulents, damaging both the leaves and the root systems.
North windows will give your plants the least amount of light. Windows facing north sadly never get direct sunlight, and because of this aren’t good candidates for plants like succulents and cacti. … Just because north windows don’t get a whole lot of light doesn’t mean there aren’t plants that will do well near one.