Location! Location! Location! Knowing your individual plants’ preference for lighting is essential to helping them survive and thrive. While some require bright or indirect light, others don’t mind the darker recesses of your home.
- BRIGHT LIGHT means a sunny south or west-facing window that receives direct light all day. Ideally, this means a minimum of five to six hours of sunlight each day, preferably more.
- INDIRECT LIGHT can be found in places with an east-facing window, or an interior of a room that receives full light from a south- or west-facing window.
- LOW LIGHT Many spaces actually qualify as low light, especially in the winter months. Rooms with north-facing or partially shaded windows would qualify as low light situations.
From Aloe to ZZ, here is a brief list of a handful of our favorite houseplants and the type of lighting they prefer.
China Doll Plant
Crown of thorns
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Birds Nest Fern
Heart Leaf Philodendron