Today has been the first sunny day in a long while, and some of my aloes sat in the sun of a south-facing windowsill for the first time. Two of them were in an office before, never getting direct sunlight.
When I came home, I noticed a new brown tinge had appeared, most pronounced at the base of their new leaves, and less elsewhere.
I learned recently that aloes need to acclimatise in order to stand full sun, but I wasn't expecting such a reaction on the first day.
My questions are:
- Is the damage permanent?
- If not, where should I place them to make them recover, and for how long?
- What schedule should I follow to make them acclimatise to the windowsill?
Pictues below. The brown tinge looks much more pronounced to the naked eye than in the pictures.
The two plants on the right come from an office setting where they received dim indirect light, until I brought them home last week. Today was their first exposure to full sun. The pup is Aloe Variegata.
Detail of the browning: