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how much sun?

Posted by marric Z5a Ontario (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 5, 10 at 9:01

I would like to move my clivias outside for the summer. We just made a shade garden for my hostas so I think I would like to move the clivias out there. The garden is under pines so it gets what I call dappled shade/bright shade. There is one spot that gets 3-4 hours bright, direct sun each day from noon to about 3 but is then shaded. I would like to move the clivias out there and put them in a plant stand. I can't put them on the ground because we have a gazillion baby bunnies out there, wild ones not ours. There is also a shadier spot where I could put them. Would it be best to put them in the sunny spot or the more shady area? Marg


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RE: how much sun?

NO DIRECT SUN...lol. Seriously though..:-0)

Dappled sunlight and shade are perfect areas...

Even morning sun and late afternoon sun can burn them, trust me...

Have a great weekend Marric..

Mike..:-)


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RE: how much sun?

I would err on the shadier side, if you have a choice. One summer I put mine in what I believed to be a very shady spot and still a couple of leaves got "sunburn". Now I put them in full shade under evergreen trees, but sitting up on a plastic plant tray turned upside down, for better slug control. Being under the evergreens also prevented them from getting too much water in rainy weather. Clivias that stay indoors in the winter as houseplants are obviously more sensitive to the summer sun than clivias that live outdoors in California or Florida.


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RE: how much sun?

shady areas with a little light is my preference for clivias.


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RE: how much sun?

How much(hours) of filtered light? Would 3-4 hours of this be enough to make the clivia develop flower buds for it's next blooming?


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RE: how much sun?

What do you mean? Where outdoors could you possibly put a plant that only gets 3-4 hours of light?


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RE: what do you mean?

What do you mean? Where outdoors could you possibly put a plant that only gets 3-4 hours of light?


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RE: how much sun?

The side of my house gets just bright light from the time the sun rises till around 9-10AM. Then it gets filtered sun from around 10-2 (4 hours). After that, it gets shaded by the house as the sun moves. So just bright light again after 2:00PM.


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RE: how much sun?

Perfect..:-)

They will do very well indeed..Just watch for root or crown rot since most plants out of the sun have a tendency to dry out at a much slower rate....

Mike..:-)


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