Light is one of the most important factors in growing happy, thriving plants. Plants have different lighting needs, and finding their favourite spot allows them to flourish and be less susceptible to pests, diseases, and death.
As the sun pattern changes throughout summer, what do you need to do to keep your plants happy?
One of the most important factors to check is how much light your plants are getting. With the summer sun increasing in its intensity, places like western windows receiving afternoon direct sun may become too harsh for your plants. Plants kept near windows may also dry out quicker and need watering more often due to warmer days.
Symptoms of too much light include curling, wilting, faded, and scorched leaves. Too little light can be indicted by leaves turning yellow or pale, lose of variegation, plants becoming elongated or “leggy”, little to no new growth in growing season, and plants dropping older leaves while growing smaller new leaves.
Below is a guide to the different light types you will find in your home. When moving your plants, it’s important to ensure they are kept out of draughty areas, and out of the direct line of air conditioning units.