A grow light can be a great way to keep your succulents colorful and compact. It helps add more bright light during the day. I’ve had succulents indoors for several winters without a grow light and they’ve been ok.
Moreover, what kind of light do succulents need indoors?
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.
Simply so, can succulents grow in shade indoors?
Providing adequate lighting for succulents can be a challenge especially if you live in an area that does not receive a lot of natural light. Most succulents prefer bright but indirect sunlight. Succulents are highly adaptable and some can still thrive even in the shade.
Can I leave my grow light on 24 hours?
A: In general, you should not leave grow lights on 24/7. Plants need a light-dark cycle to develop properly. It’s believed that they truly do “rest” during periods of darkness, and probably use this time to move nutrients into their extremities while taking a break from growing.
Offering low energy usage, low heat, and color optimized for growth, LED lights are the most efficient, effective, and customer-friendly way to grow plants at home than growing with fluorescent lights or incandescent lights. An LED grow light array.
For LED light, the recommended distance is 18 – 24 inches. For stimulating succulents growth, the best color temperature is 6500k. If you want your plant to bloom, a 3000k light is better.
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.
We’ll admit it—red and blue spectrum grow lights give off a purple glow that can be a little distracting. But we use them because they’re the absolute best lights for our succulents. Your succulents require red and blue light to both grow and flower, so this light will give them exactly what they require.
Succulents especially need the dark. Most of them use a special kind of photosynthesis called CAM. Those plants only take in carbon dioxide during the night and store energy during the day.
Again, indirect light is exactly what it sounds like. Your plants are in a bright location, but they never receive any sunlight directly on their leaves or stems. Light may be reflected from other surfaces on to your plants, but the sun does not shine directly on them.
North. 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. … Any of the plants from our previous post will do just fine.