Make Sure Your Succulents Get Enough Light
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Keeping this in consideration, can succulents get too much sunlight?
While plants need sunlight to perform photosynthesis, some plants can get too much sunlight. While some succulents can be planted in bright sunlight, not all can handle full sun (defined as 6+ hours of direct sunlight per day) or can suffer in too much sunlight.
Similarly one may ask, what does full sun mean for succulents?
“Full sun” definitely means at least six hours per day, but some plants such as vegetables really need eight to ten hours per day. “Partial sun” or “partial shade” means that the plant needs 3-6 hours of direct sun per day. The terms sometimes are used interchangeably.
Can succulents live outside in full sun?
The short answer is yes! They thrive in sunny locations with warm, dry climates and can tolerate some neglect, so growing succulents outdoors is a great option. Grow succulents in-ground, in pots, or tuck them away in unexpected planting spots.
When succulents are indoors it’s often hard for them to get enough sunlight. Outdoors they generally need about 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight each day. However, indoors, you’ll want to place your succulents near a window that gets light all day.
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.
And though most succulents can seal off damaged parts, it is always good to quickly remove broken, diseased, or dead leaves, stems and flower stalks. … Because new growth typically sprouts near the end of cut ends, simply prune stems to where you want new growth to emerge.
Lack of sunlight
- Lower or bottom leaves will start to arch and point downwards, instead of upward as light deprivation continues.
- Succulent with round leaves like String of Pearls will show sign of elongated leaves and spaced a bit further apart than normal.
Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata, commonly known as “Sunrise,” is part of the Portulacaceae succulent family and is native to South Africa. It is prized for its jewel-like pink, green and violet rosettes that bloom in the afternoon during the summer months.
Cuttings. Simply take a cutting from the stem of ‘Sunrise’ using a sharp, sterilized knife or pair of scissors. Allow it to dry out for a day or two, and then place the cutting in well-draining soil. Water when the soil is completely dry.
Protect from direct sunlight. Protect new plants from direct sunlight when initially planted on its own pot to prevent sun damage. Gradually increase sunlight and sun exposure according to the plant’s needs as the plant matures.