Light conditions

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    What would the best light conditions for growing Stoplight and Magnificent in ground? I have them growing in a full sun location and they do not look happy. They were in these locations last year, but had a Foxtail Palm for some sun filtering.
     
  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Here are two Stoplights. The first one (in the ground 6 years) gets morning sun and good irrigation, but it's on the east side of the garden at the end of a north-south wind tunnel between our house and our neighbor's. The second one (in the ground 3 years) gets midday sun and is on the north side of the house. Both are under considerable shade. The third picture is Duke of Windsor, a common sport off Stoplight, that's in deep shade on the south side of the garden. No direct sunlight. The last one is Magnificent, right next to the Duke of Windsor. I bought this from Loews last year and it survived the winter. But it only gets indirect sunlight and only at midday.
     

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  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here is the Stoplight. Notice the new leaves have fallen off from the growing tips. Could this be caused by to much sun?
     

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    and this is the Magnificent showing the same growth problems.
     

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  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Both of those are getting fried.
     
  6. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Looking better after relocating...
     

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  7. Moose

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    Way better... ;)
     

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