Question - What color grow light is best for succulents?

Answered by: Steve Cox  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 19-06-2022  |  Views: 1380  |  Total Questions: 13

For Fluorescent tube lights and bulbs, it is recommended putting them 6-12 inches away from your succulents. 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. 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. Different color light helps plants achieve different goals as well. Blue light, for example, helps encourage vegetative leaf growth. Red light, when combined with blue, allows plants to flower. Cool fluorescent light is great for cultivating plant growth indoors. 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. 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.

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Usually, small homegrown succulents can be watered once or twice a week (every 3 days). They can withstand dry condition upto 2 weeks without any apparent sign of stress. Between 2–4 weeks without watering, the plant might begin to shed unnecessary overgrowth like excess branches leaves, or thorns.

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How often to water and fertilize: While growing, cacti and succulents should be watered at least once a week. Some people water more often than this. During each watering, give the soil a good soaking, so that water runs out of the 'drainage holes' of the pots.

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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.

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Go higher than 5000K, and so much red light is left out from the spectrum your plants will grow slowly and without much vigor. They don't “need” blue for veg and they don't “need” red for flower, heck, they'll even grow under a completely green light source from start to finish!

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Most succulents need at least 3 hours of direct sun every day, either outdoors or in a window. Sometimes succulents can be damaged by too much direct sun and will become "sunburned, " with scars on their leaves. In the summer in hot climates when the sun is harshest, providing filtered sunlight is best for succulents.

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Leave the grow light on for 16 hours each day. Turn it on in the morning just after sunrise and shut it off 16 hours later. Vegetable seedlings need eight hours of darkness, too.

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All succulents need darkness each day to maintain a healthy growing cycle, but need at least six hours of sunlight a day to stay thriving. When using grow lights for my indoor succulents, I'll leave them on for about 12-14 hours, mimicking the natural daylight plus a few hours.

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You can grow plants with white LEDs. The bulbs sold at hardware stores are slightly more efficient than 23 watt CFLs, however they are less efficient than T5s or metal halide bulbs.

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Place succulents near windows that let in lots of natural light throughout the day. Keep succulents close to windows. They'll soak up the sun for hours when given indirect light. Don't lean succulents right up against the window or they may get sunburned.

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As much light as possible 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.

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Succulents and cacti “are very tolerant of low-light conditions. They don't have to be near a window to thrive, ” he said. In fact, some succulents will grow in areas where there is no natural light, such as rooms without windows.

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You can use any LED Lights to grow plants, but that doesn't mean your plants will grow healthy or efficiently. So the short answer is yes. You need to ensure your plants are receiving light from a full spectrum LED light and that only comes from the best LED grow lights.