Like plants growing outdoors, indoor plants grow well under full-spectrum bulbs, which imitate natural sunlight and provide a balance of cool and warm lights. The optimal color temperature for succulents is at least 5,000 kelvins which will give your succulents full spectrum light that resembles sunlight.
Secondly, what light is best for succulents?
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.
Keeping this in view, how do you keep succulents alive indoors?
Use the right pot and soil mix.
Good drainage lets moisture escape, letting the roots and soil dry to prevent rot. If you have an indoor succulent, you can use well-draining soil instead, which is coarser than regular soil, allowing more air to flow through and promoting evaporation rather than needing to be drained.
Do succulents need lots of light?
1. 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.
Plants tend to use blue light to grow larger while red light can stimulate flowering. Grow lights that produce only red and blue light can be slightly more efficient, but full spectrum, white lights support healthy plant growth without the annoying purple light.
Your succulents need more time under a grow light than they need under regular sunlight. 12 to 18 hours a day is ideal – be careful not to exceed 18 hours. At least six hours of darkness is required for your succulents to remain healthy.
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.
You can use any LED bulb to grow plants if they are emitting enough light. Plants often also look for warmth to come from the light source and we know LED bulbs do not provide much of that.
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Succulents can survive without any light whatsoever for short periods. How long will depend on the particular species, but in general, if they are in a place with minimal or no light, most succulents will live without deteriorating too much for 10-14 days.
Full grown succulents don’t actually like to be misted. They thrive in arid climates, so when you mist them, you are changing the humidity around the plant. This can lead to rot as well. Use misting for propagation babes to lightly provide water to their delicate little roots.
Mini succulents can stay in small pots anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, or even years. … Simply take it out of the pot and repot in a larger container. If you don’t feel like repotting the entire plant, you can trim the plant to keep it small and take little pieces to propagate and grow elsewhere.
Since watering is the usual cause for their decay, you should determine if the plant has been over or under watered. If the stem is mushy or rotting, it’s probably overwatered. If the leaves are puckered, the plant needs more water. Don’t worry if there are dry, dying leaves at the base.