How Much Sun Do Succulent Need?

by Succulent Market AdminJul 23, 2018

To determine the amount of sun your succulent will need, first identify your succulent’s genus. There are numerous varieties of succulents that originate from all parts of the world, but as a general rule, all succulents fall into a specific genus. Some succulent genus’s you can find on Succulent Market include: Echeveria, Crassula, Haworthia, Aloe, Aeonium, and Sedum. The key to determining the amount of sunlight your succulent needs lies in identifying its genus. Succulents in the Echeveria genus, for example, require warm bright environments with 50% shade. An Echeveria will, therefore, thrive in an outdoor patio exposed direct sunlight. On the other hand, a Haworthia (another type of genus) requires more shade, approximately 80% per day. Too much direct sunlight will burn the tips of a Haworthia, so it thrives best in an indoor environment. Once you determine your succulent’s genus, the Succulent Lighting Chart below will help you identify the proper amount of sunlight for your plant.

Succulent Market takes the worry out of gardening by grouping plants according to their unique lighting requirements. Regardless of whether you chose to purchase a Succulent Market Specialty Collection or an individual succulent plant from our genus collection, use the Lighting Chart below to ensure your plants stay healthy and thrive in its correct lighting environment.