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Problems With Succulents!!

Is it possible to give Jades and other similar plants too much light? My Jades seem to grow much better in the window than under my fluorescent tubes. They brown off and generally look crappy, especially when they get too close to the tubes themselves.
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While jade plants can grow in full sun, it is possible for them to suffer from overexposure. Heat can also be a problem for them. I realize that fluorescent lights don't produce nearly as much heat as incandescent bulbs, but it might still be more than the plant likes.

If it isn't feasible for you to leave your jade in the window, where it seems to be happiest, would it be possible to move it farther away from the fluorescent tubes?
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I have done that with three different plants.....all succulents. Apparently they don't like super brightness or the additional heat of being that close to
the fluorescents. They seem to be improving a bit.
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Mine seems to enjoy being close to a cfl bulb. My Jade is in my "grow area" at home, which is a wall of tin foil and two lamps with cfl bulbs.
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