Questions tagged [sunlight]

For questions about quantity of sunlight.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
1 answer
133 views

Why do some plants need an "open" position?

The guidance for some plants (eg, some Australian natives like banksias) says they need an "open and sunny position". The sunny part is self explanatory. But why do they need an open ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
17 views

What all does a plant not liking too much sunlight actually mean biologically? Is it mostly dehydration from heat, or direct light damage as well?

I have a variety of house plants I pick up from a nursery that has "indoor plants" and "outdoor plants" areas. We can't communicate well due to different languages, but I ...
user avatar
  • 121
1 vote
1 answer
17 views

How to prune a young MASTIC TREE?

This little tree is about 5 feet tall and has 4-5 stems - I want it to have multi trunk. It's growing in AZ so should I worry about sun damage after I pruned it to make it look less like a bush. The ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
17 views

How can I diffuse sunlight for my pin-stripe calathea?

I've read that calathea plants require indirect sunlight in order to thrive. I'm currently keeping my two calathea about 8 feet away from a window, where I know the direct light won't hit them. But ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
29 views

Is reflected sunlight the same quality as direct sunlight?

I have a spot that receives small sunlight... I was wondering what devices can I use or how can I reflect sunlight from other locations... and if that would help. For example, I saw that if you have a ...
user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
0 answers
19 views

About the healthy situation of one plant ( maybe Cyperaceae type)

I have seen one sick plant in one Japanese company office in my country and I have tried to find out its problem. The picture of this plant can be seen below: I have tried to find out its type by ...
user avatar
  • 1
2 votes
1 answer
39 views

Why is my jade plant behaving like this?

I purchased a jade plant online one month back. As you can see in the picture it is healthy when purchased. I am keeping it on my desk which is getting afternoon sunlight from a west-facing window. ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
12 views

Will my dwarf peach tree do fine in just afternoon sun

I recently bought a dwarf bonfire patio peach and have it in only afternoon sun from 1-6pm but because I live in an apartment I only can either leave it where it is or move it to the front of the apt ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
19 views

Saving My Large Basil Plant - Help?

I have a seven-year-old basil plant which is about 5 feet tall. I accidentally burned all the leaves spraying with the wrong spray bottle. Although the tree was doing well after all the leaves dropped,...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
15 views

Fittonia Albivenis

I bought this plant on 11/06/21, it has already started moving towards the sun, it is a north facing window. I'm working on getting it a pebble tray soon, for the humidity, but I am confused on how ...
user avatar
  • 11
4 votes
1 answer
61 views

Does vegetable produce need direct sunlight?

My granddad insisted grape plants need to have any leaves covering the fruits removed so that sunlight hits the fruits and they become sweet (and perhaps other benefits). Is that advice true for ...
user avatar
  • 807
1 vote
1 answer
33 views

sunlight through 3D printed vase

I am planning to print vase using 3D printer. I am using transparent material. Will plant inside get sunlight through material ? I will keep top open, I want to know how deep I can put plant into vase....
user avatar
  • 113
0 votes
1 answer
81 views

How much sunlight do elephant ears need?

These elephant ears/taro (Colocasia esculenta) have put out leaves, three plants in all. Two of them have only one small leaf and the third one has two big leaves and two small ones. These have been ...
user avatar
  • 405
1 vote
1 answer
225 views

Leggy and etiolated Aglaonema or just mature?

My friend is kindly gifting me this Aglaonema that no longer works for her space. Though it is beautiful just the way it is, is its legginess a sign of etiolation or simply maturity? What would you ...
user avatar
  • 113
1 vote
1 answer
72 views

How much sunlight do these rooted mint saplings need?

I have rooted mint in these two types of setups. 10 inch plastic pot filled with potting soil that has a water rooted mint cutting placed for more than 7 days. It has been in indirect sunlight all ...
user avatar
  • 405
2 votes
1 answer
31 views

How much sunlight do amaranth seedlings need?

I have some red amaranth seedlings getting 3 hrs of direct sunlight. They have 2~3 very small true leaves. Should it be increased gradually or is it fine? The other place where I can put it has 7~8 ...
user avatar
  • 405
1 vote
1 answer
40 views

My cactus is growing very thin

[![]my cactus is growivery thing. It was left unattended for a month without proper sunlight or water. I want to know how i can save it. Please help me. Sharing some pictures below.2]2 It used to look ...
user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
0 answers
20 views

What is wrong with my haworthia?

I took over somebody's Haworthia plant a while ago, and kept watering it at the same frequency (once a week), but this is how it looks like after two months: The symptoms are that turn yellow and ...
user avatar
  • 521
2 votes
1 answer
20 views

Question about Partial Sun

I just planted sister theresa hydrangea in my front lawn next to the entrance. My front faces South. Should I replant them in my back yard because of the sun?
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
18 views

Does using a fleece cloche hinder plants from getting enough sunlight?

I got some fleece cloth to protect my plants from frost / low temperatures, but it's semi opaque so blocks most sunlight. Is it OK to leave it on through the day (while it's still cold), or do I need ...
user avatar
  • 171
2 votes
2 answers
67 views

When and where should I keep these saplings?

These roselle seeds were germinated in a 15 inch (please don't bang your keyboards in anger) soil from the ground with cocopeat, compost, vermiculite and perlite mixed with it. Didn't knew the dangers ...
user avatar
  • 405
0 votes
2 answers
79 views

Should I place this plant directly in sunlight?

I have brought a curry leaf plant sapling from the local nursery. It was planted in a plastic bag filled with soil from the ground. I have placed it in a 12 inch pot today with fresh store bought ...
user avatar
  • 405
0 votes
1 answer
45 views

Tomatoes not growing from seed

Hi can you grow tomatoes on your windowsill to grow outside on 22nd March and beyond? I tried a few years back and got some tasty tawny tomatoes (Can't remember the date I planted) But have tried some ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
49 views

Is direct sunlight okay for houseplants in Winter?

Ignoring plants that love or require direct sunlight, my understanding is that generally plants don't like it too much (leading to sunburn) and rather prefer bright indirect or filtered light. I did ...
user avatar
  • 145
0 votes
0 answers
31 views

What happened to my marigold plant how it can be made healthy again?

I transplanted it yesterday but now it's leaves are curled and is bending downwards. What should I do? Whenever I transplant a plant it usually gets in same condition and slowly dies. Please help me, ...
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
27 views

Cactus dying from insufficient light?

I left the country for two and a half months and left my cactus in the care of a friend. When I came back, apparently he had been leaving it under a desk lamp and not by the window to get enough ...
user avatar
  • 171
2 votes
1 answer
125 views

Keeping plants in the dark for 2 weeks?

I was wondering if my houseplants would be able to survive in darkness for 2 weeks? They are a variety of species, including an orchid, a dracaena, some cacti, some succulents and a spider plant. ...
user avatar
  • 195
0 votes
2 answers
83 views

What is the level of sun on the north side of this railing?

I am planning some container plantings that will go on the north side of a deck railing very much like this one (in the Northern Hemisphere): Without the railing, this location would receive ...
user avatar
  • 33
1 vote
0 answers
55 views

Why does my chrysanthemum plant cannot tolerate mild direct sunlight?

I purchased chrysanthemum plant from a nursery store 3 days ago. However, when I keep my plant under direct sunlight the leaves starts drooping as you can see in the picture. Since its winter time, ...
user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
532 views

Indoor Majesty Palm has yellowing leaves that also have brown tinges - too much water or not enough?

Help!! My majesty palm now has 20% of its large leaves being mostly yellow... There are brown tinges on many of the leaves, including the green ones. I am not sure if this is too much or too little ...
user avatar
  • 283
1 vote
2 answers
380 views

Are My Plants Getting too much Sun?

I have two plants who have been in the sun for less thann 24hrs and their leaves look brown and wilted. The leaves are soft and leathery. I just moved and heard that plants don't like to be moved much,...
user avatar
1 vote
4 answers
63 views

Evergreen screening tree/shrub which will grow well in ~3-4 hours of sun?

I have an area where I'd like to grow an evergreen screen. The only issue I foresee is that the location gets morning shade and only about 3-4 hours of direct sunlight (in the afternoon) in the summer,...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
17 views

What kinds of fruits and vegetables could I plant here?

I am thinking of growing a garden in the area between the two fences in the photo. What kinds of fruits and vegetables would do well? It is not full sun, but by 10am most of the area has sun. If you ...
user avatar
  • 689
1 vote
1 answer
46 views

How to care for transplanted oaks?

I've recently dug up some small oaks from a friend's woods (they were on the outer edge in mostly shade). I'm confident I did some unintentional root damage while digging them up (at least the largest ...
user avatar
  • 268
4 votes
1 answer
51 views

Why is my bristle bush learning

I cant seem to do anything with this. I tried to add a pic. It was sideways. Then it says I had to have words here. Well that removed my pic then the heading was too long. I just repotted and in did ...
user avatar
  • 41
1 vote
0 answers
23 views

The leaves on my peace lily are turning brown and yellow, the tips as well as the edges?

I got a peace lily plant from ikea a 5 months ago and ever since then the tips of the leaves are turning brown, or some of the leaves will turn yellow and then go brown form the outside in. I water it ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
33 views

Amount of sunlight and water for citrus tree

I got this the other day from the local plant shop. I have tried to inform myself how to take good care about it. I read that it is best to keep it outdoors if I can but right now I can't do that. I ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
32 views

Hollyhock deteriorating immediately after blooming

I live in Denver, CO and last year I planted 2 Hollyhock plants in my backyard. The plants were about 1 foot tall when I put them in the ground and they are in a spot where they get full sun/plenty ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
202 views

Zinnia growing tall and look skinny

I planted zinnia seed like 1 - 1.5mo ago and now it's quite tall, 10" or so The leaves look rather small. And one is showing flowering. Is this normal? Is it lacking sun? Because I live in ...
user avatar
  • 565
1 vote
0 answers
264 views

Yellow then brown spots on Kale leaves

I've been growing Kale under a 600W LED grow light for the past few weeks. My plants were doing quite well and I'd begun hardening off the oldest two to prepare them for transplantation. After 8 days ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
42 views

Adding shade to a potted plant?

We live in the Caribbean and I have several potted plants in my rooftop. One of the plants is a small citrus plant. The problem is that the climate here is so hot (over 90 degrees in the morning) and ...
user avatar
  • 1,809
1 vote
1 answer
29 views

Can vegetable plants do well if planted within the lighted area near a (LED) mercury vapor light?

Due to mobility (and other) issues, I can't just put the veggies I want to grow into the ground. I need them to be at a level which doesn't require bending. In the past, I've used "dead refrigerators" ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
34 views

Lavender (angustifolia) not handling the full sun well

I started these English Lavender from seed and they've been doing well a week or two after germination. Now that they have about 6-8 true leaves, whenever the sun is out, especially on a cloudless day,...
user avatar
  • 127
3 votes
1 answer
43 views

Can I save this Northfork Pine?

I recently re-potted this guy to a pot thang would drain at the bottom and have moved him over the course of a few months to a spot that has more light. The color has continued to get darker and the ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
78 views

Am I overwatering my cherry & beefsteak tomato plants or do I have some kind of fungus?

I'm new to gardening and this is my first real try. I've grown some cherry and beefsteak tomato plants (and other veges) from seedlings and have had them growing for a month or so. Some of my tomato ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
58 views

Herb garden without direct sun. Which herbs can I grow? (incl. image)

What I would like to do I would like to create a little herb garden in a raised bed underneath the stairs which are seen in the image (shot in the evening). As there won't be any direct sun to this ...
user avatar
  • 163
0 votes
1 answer
28 views

Why are my Hydrangea leaves going floppy?

I live in Munich, Germany, and have had my hydrangea for several years. It happily moved from the UK (South East) to Munich and survived two winters and a summer. However, this year I decided to ...
user avatar
  • 183
0 votes
3 answers
196 views

Phototropism on rosemary plant

Do rosemary plants exhibit phototropism? I bought a rosemary plant from a nursery with its woody stem not perpendicular to the soil surface (about 50 deg between the soil and the stem). While its ...
user avatar
  • 127
1 vote
0 answers
23 views

Productive plants in shade

I live in the desert with temperature seasonal extremes of about 0°c - 45°c (or freezing to really hot) and over 300 days of sun annually. On the north side of my back yard I have a cinder block wall ...
user avatar
  • 357
2 votes
1 answer
69 views

The cause of the pine needle fading

We have one vascular plant (Araucaria heterophylla) in my sister room and have this condition: And this gif type: My room plants are this kind: And : So my room is better for this vascular plant ...
user avatar
  • 1