Light

  • How much sun / light do succulents need?

    Different succulent varieties have different light needs. You can find the recommended light conditions for each variety listed in our online catalog to the right of the plant's description. We use four categories of recommended light, and some plants can thrive under a range of light conditions....
  • Too little light: symptoms & solutions

    Symptoms of Too Little Light (Etiolation) Form: Outer leaves of rosettes turn downwards, stems stretch tall with wide gaps between leaves Color: Plants can revert to green or turn pale and faded Click here for more info and example photos (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/blog/are-my-succulents-...
  • Too much sun: symptoms & solutions

    Symptoms of Too Much Sun Color: Pigments will look washed out and bleached Burns: Leaves eventually get blotchy burns in white, yellow, or brown Texture: Over-exposure is often accompanied by signs of desiccation e.g. wrinkled, scaly, or crispy leaves Click here for more info and example photo...
  • Grow lights for succulents: what you should know

    Grow lights are a great option for indoor succulents! Many indoor spaces do not get enough sunlight to support robust, colorful succulents (particularly in winter), and grow lights can help to supplement natural light. We recommend using full spectrum, white LED bulbs or T5 fluorescent tubes. Pla...