Amanda M
Amanda M
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  • Bethlehem, GA
Asked on Jun 3, 2013

Plant Light

Amanda MCaley's CulinariesDouglas Hunt
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What is the difference between Bright Light and Full Sun? I have a hanging spider plant that is not doing well. My guess it is getting too much sun light. The leaves look yellow and the ends are brown. Good watering. At least 6 hours of direct sunlight.
I did try googling first, but the most I got from the search was good lighting for taking pictures of plants. Wow.
Spider plant before fertilizer or new location. Yellowing of leaves, drooping, brown ends. The neds were already trimmed.
Spider plant before fertilizer or new location. Yellowing of leaves, drooping, brown ends. The neds were already trimmed.
Spider plant 24 hours after fertilizer and moving to new location. Greener and perky!
Spider plant 24 hours after fertilizer and moving to new location. Greener and perky!
4 answers
  • Ann Mitchell
    on Jun 3, 2013

    If your plant is outside move it to partail shade. In this Hot season they dry out fast and the sun can burn the leaves of some plants. Also only water late in the afternoon.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 4, 2013

    In bright light there is something filtering the direct rays of the sun. I would say six hours a day of direct sunlight qualifies as full sun, especially if that's afternoon sunlight.

  • Caley's Culinaries
    on Jun 4, 2013

    Yellow leaves means it needs fertilizer. Brown tips is usually from inconsistent watering - stays wet then dries out kinda thing. Having said that, most house plants are not full sun plants. It's finickiness will be easier to manage if it's environment is not as intense. Definitely move it to filtered or part sun. And update us in a couple weeks! Inquiring gardeners want to know!

  • Amanda M
    on Jun 5, 2013

    Thank you, everyone. Your suggestions not only saved this plant, but a few others as well. It seems that all my potted plants prefer the shaded side of my tiny front porch (split level house). So it looks I need to do some careful designing for plant display.

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