Strong sun and heat cause the breakdown of chlorophyll in the leaf. Damage appears as pale, bleached or faded areas. These areas eventually become brown and brittle. Symptoms are more severe when strong sun is combined with dry soil conditions.
Can plants recover from too much sun?
Plants partially welt as a technique to conserve water and reduce moisture loss from their leaves when exposed to intense sun, even if they are well hydrated. In most instances, the plants fully recover after the sun has set or once they are in shade without additional water.
How do you know if a plant is getting too much sun?
Telltale Signs of Too Much Light
The most apparent sign is leaf burning. This typically causes the yellowing of leaves at the top of the plant but the veins stay green, and the leaves take on a yellow or brown, burnt look.
What does sun damage look like on plants?
Just like your skin, the leaves on your houseplants will change color if they soak up too much sun. But instead of going bright red, they’ll turn yellow or white. If it’s a severe sunburn, they can even become a little brown and crispy around the edges.