Partial to Full Sun
Most succulents are from dry, arid regions and therefore require sunlight to thrive. The succulents shown here do best outdoors in a partial to full sun position. Typically these succulents require 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day from morning until early afternoon with late afternoon protection from direct sun on very hot days. Succulents with lighter foliage (grey, light green, yellow, purple and red leaves) need the sun to photosynthesize and maintain a nice shape, colour and form. The best foliage colours, often a stunning feature, are achieved with lots of sun and many succulents will not flower unless they receive adequate light. Efforts can be made to keep these plants in very sunny positions indoors but colours may dull, leaves may flatten, elongate and stretch looking for light (this is known as etiolation) and the plant may fail to thrive. They can be brought indoors for short periods particularly when dormant or to protect from the cold in winter.