Do you know wat type of natural light your plants need? If not, pay attenion. It’s could be a matter of life or death… for your plants.

Most plants fall into four categories of light: full shade, partial shade, partial sun, or full sun.

But, do you understand what exactly that means?

If not, read on below and learn which types of natural light your plants need!

Types of Natural Light Your Plants Need

Full Shade

Full shade refers to areas in your garden that receive fewer than four hours of sun each day.

Partial Shade

Partial shade and partial sun both refer to areas of your garden that receive between four hours and six hours of sun each day.

If your plant calls for partial shade, it should receive no more than 3 to 4 hours of direct sun light each day.

Partial Sun

If your plant calls for part sun, it will requires at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sun light each day in order to thrive.

Full Fun

Full sun refers to areas in your garden that receive at least six hours of sun each day.

Understanding The Type of Natural Light Your Plants Need

Knowing exactly what type of natural light your plants need to live and thrive is extremely important if you want them to survive in your yard, or you want to grow them indoors.

Plants are so diverse, many of them are able to survive in practically any light settings (except for full and direct sunlight). That said, only in the right type of light will each of your plants thrive as they are meant to.

Hopefully our Q&A article above helps you understand the different in the four main types of natural light for plants.

Thanks for reading!

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