How Much Light Do Plants Need?

Light requirements vary for different types of plants. image by Mumland: morguefile

Depending on the variety, plants may require full sun (six or more hours of direct sunlight), partial shade (four to five hours with no direct sunlight) or full shade (no direct sunlight).

Keywords: plants and full sun, partially shady plant care, shady plants, sunlight requirements for plants

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Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with more than four years' experience in online writing. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in teaching 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.

Photo by: Mumland: morguefile