Do All Indoor Houseplants Need Light?

Do All Indoor Houseplants Need Light?

tl;dr - Yes.

While there are some indoor plants can thrive in the shadows for long periods, some can be total sun divas, requiring loads of light to flourish and cheer up a room. That's the plant world for you - diverse and fabulous!

Before snagging that indoor foliage, do some digging on its needs. Otherwise, you might end up with a leafy friend who's less than thriving – or worse, pushing up daisies!

Luckily, we've provided several tips below to assist you in determining if your indoor houseplant requires additional lighting:

Plants That Need Very Little Light

These include: Spider Plants, Philodendron, Snake Plant, and Pothos.

These plants thrive on a low-light diet, but giving them a window seat or a glimpse of indirect sunlight won't hurt. Trust us, they'll live a little more vivaciously that way.

Plants That Need Moderate Light

These include: Rubber Plant, Schefflera, Peace Lilly, and Dracaena.

Plants requiring moderate light should be positioned near a window or other direct sunlight source. This ensures they receive the bright, consistent light necessary for healthy growth and flourishing.

Plants That Need Lots of Light

These include: Cacti, Succulents, Orchids, and most Tropical Plants such as Swiss Cheese plant.

While most of these plants mentioned above are low maintenance, they require more direct and consistent light to survive. As such, you should increase the amount of natural or artificial light they get.

Overall, it is important to understand that different plants have different needs when it comes to light. There are a few plants that can go by without sun for a short period of time, but for the most part, proper light is essential to ensure your plants are healthy and thriving.

If you are unsure of the amount of light your plant needs, here are some general guidelines we recommend to follow:

  • Place your plant near a window that gets bright and indirect light (moderate light needing plants).
  • Plants that require very bright light should be placed in a south-facing window.
  • Low light plants should be placed in an area east or north-facing window that give your plant indirect light.
  • Consider using artificial grow lights if the room is away from a window, such as a bathroom or hallway.

At Hewma, we want your plants to thrive so they can really make your house or office space feel alive. By following the guidelines provided here, you can make sure your indoor houseplants are getting the light they need to stay alive, much like the Bee Gees. 🐝🎵

And, of course, you can always contact us with any questions you may have and we will be more than happy to help!

Happy Planting! 🌱💚


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