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METHODS OF LIGHT ACCLIMATIZATION
METHOD 1. GROW PLANTS UNDER REDUCED LIGHT INTENSITY FOR THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION TIME (most commonly used method)
Common Name Scientific Name
Suggested Light
Intensity (ft-c)
% Shade
(in summer)
Zebra Plant Aphelandra squarrosa
1000-2000
80-90%
Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema spp.
2000-2500
80%
Prayer Plant Maranta spp.
"
"
Stromanthe Stromanthe amabilis
"
"
Pilea Pilea spp.
2000-3500
73-80%
Spathiphyllum Spathiphyllum clevelandii
"
"
Peacock Plant Calathea spp.
3000-3500
73%
Parlor Palm Chamaedorea elegans
"
"
Ferns Nephrolepis exaltata cv,
"
"
Peperomia Peperomia spp.
"
"
Philodendron Philodendron spp.
"
"
Christmas cactus Zygocactus truncatus
"
"
Dumbcane Dieffenbachia spp.
3000-4500
63-73%
Dracaena Dracaena deremensis
"
"
Fragrant Dracaena Dracaena fragrans
"
"
Arrowhead Ivy Syngonium podophyllum
"
"
Asparagus Ferns Asparagus spp.
3500-4500
63%
Ti plant Cordyline terminalis
"
"
Weeping Fig Ficus benjamina
"
"
Indian Laurel Fig Ficus nitida
"
"
Splitleaf Philodendron Monstera deliciosa
"
"
Snake Plant Sansevieria spp.
"
"
Pothos Epipremnum spp.
"
"
Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla
5000-6000
55%
Schefflera Brassaia actinophylla
"
"
Madagascar Palm Chrysal.lutescens
"
"
False Aralia Dizyg. elegantessima
"
"
Corn Plant Dracaena marginata
"
"
Fiddle Leaf Fig Ficus lyrata
"
"
Lg Leaf Philodendron Philodendron selloum
"
"
Rubber Plant Ficus elastica
5000-8000
30-55%
Croton Codiaeum variegatum
7000-8000
30%

Recommendation: 
Greenhouses are covered with shade cloth to yield the desired % shade.  In the Rio Grand Valley of south Texas, the greenhouses commonly are covered with 63-73% shade.  The plants are grown the entire time under these shaded conditions.  The production time is a bit longer than growing in higher light.  The plants are typically a bit taller with larger, deeper green leaves.  They can be used immediately indoors and in interiorscapes.