How important is sunlight for your plants?

Wie wichtig ist Sonnenlicht für Deine Pflanzen? - FARBIO® - Nachhaltige Bio-Flüssigdünger aus Hamburg

Plants need sunlight. This is important for photosynthesis. This is a process by which plants convert sunlight, water and CO2 into glucose and oxygen. It is the generation of energy by plants so that they can grow. No plant thrives without light (except dried flowers) and even the brightest room is usually too dark for some plants. The glass pane filters the light and therefore differs from the so-called “natural” light.

Houseplants can be divided into three categories according to their light requirements: those that require direct light (e.g. cactus, aloe vera, yucca), indirect light (e.g. monstera, ivy) and low light (e.g. rubber tree, ivy).

When buying a plant, it is important to pay attention to its light requirements and to choose plants that thrive in shady places. Even these less light-requiring plants should still receive as much light as possible.

Plants always grow towards the light and if you don't change their orientation, they will start leaning to one side. It is therefore important to rotate the plants once a week to maintain their upright growth.

How do I know whether the lighting conditions are right for my plant? The plants show you. If there is too little light , the leaves fade or are even dropped. The plant stretches towards the light on one side. The new leaves are stunted and with patterned leaves the leaf only appears green. If there is too much light, the leaves will look burnt or faded in some places.

If the plant is in the right location and is thriving there, you should not change the location. Except in the dark season, when plants can move closer to the light source.

If you change the lighting conditions of the plant, for example by placing it on the terrace in summer or if you observe signs of too little/too much light, you should first get it used to the lighting conditions of the new location, i.e. not put it in direct sun straight away.

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