Everybody knows succulents love sun. Have you ever wondered how much sun do your succulents need? Can we do something to fix the light conditions?
Succulents by nature do better with a lot of sun exposure, but they do need protection from direct sunlight or intense heat in hot summer.
As overexposure will cause sunburn on the leaves just like people will get sunburn if we don't get any protection on our skin.
- You can gradually introduce the succulents to the direct sunlight. Most succulents will get used to it when they get stable. That is why we already say it is not suggested to place your new arrival succulents in direct sunlight.
- Succulents that do not receive enough sunlight will exhibit problems such as elongation or etiolation, which means the stems and leaves will stretch and get leggy. Because the plants stretch to seek more light to do photosynthesis.
- Another problem will occur is succulents will lose their vibrant pigmentation and will become pale or revert to a dull green color. Succulents need adequate sunlight to become “stressed” and display their true beauty by showcasing their full range of vibrant colors.
Therefore, we do not recommend exposing your succulents to direct full sun in temperatures above 90°F. Place them under filtered sunlight or give them partial shade to make sure they get at least 4-6 hours of sun a day. They will be happy to thrive.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO FIX THE LOW-LIGHT CONDITION
If you live in areas with low-light condition and you want to plant colorful succulents. What you can do to fix this condition?
The answer is grow light OR low-light succulents!
- There are plenty of grow lights for sale on market, you can get some research and purchase reliable lights for your succulents.
- If you just want to decorate your living space and do not have requirements for the color( that means you are fine with green color), maybe some other succulents like Haworthia, Jade Plants and others will fits your need. Click here to know more other low light succulents.