As a general rule, the majority of soft-leaved succulents want half a day’s sun (in mild climates) and dappled or “bright” shade the rest of the day. Light is essential to any plant’s survival, but too much can damage it. Too little can ruin its shape.
Keeping this in view, are LED lights enough for succulents?
LED grow lights are excellent for your succulents. They produce exactly the light wavelengths your succulents need to grow and thrive. They run cooler and are less expensive to operate than fluorescent grow lights. They also last far longer, without any degradation of the light output.
People also ask, how many hours of artificial light do succulents need?
You need to invest in a grow light or artificial lights to help supplement the lighting requirements your succulents need to survive and thrive. Ideally, succulents need about 4-6 hours of sunlight a day to keep them happy and growing.
How do I know if my succulent needs more light?
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.
Photosynthesis involves two biochemical processes, known as light reaction and dark reaction. … Dark reactions, however, can happen at any time and often occur while the plant is exposed to light. Because dark reactions do not require the absence of light, plants will remain healthy when exposed to light 24 hours a day.
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.
For stimulating succulents growth, the best color temperature is 6500k. If you want your plant to bloom, a 3000k light is better. Just be careful if your plant is a monocarpic succulent, it may bloom with too much of the light provision. You will not need to turn the lights on all the time.
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.
Succulents for Full Sun
- Sedum copperstone.
- Lampranthus- Vygies.
- small aloes.
- Agave Parryi.
- Echeveria Agavoides.
Most succulents prefer bright but indirect sunlight. Succulents are highly adaptable and some can still thrive even in the shade. If you are growing succulents and your lighting conditions are less than ideal, there are succulents that can tolerate low light.