Getting your houseplant lighting right

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If you’ve ever suffered the death of a houseplant (or a few!), you’ll know how important lighting is to a plant. Luckily, plants usually come with sunlight requirements included. Read on for some tips on how to get your indoor plant lighting right …

Different plants require different levels of light

Low Light: Rooms that face north or are shaded by trees are low light. If you can’t read a book easily in a space, it’s probably low light.

Indirect Light: This is when the plant does not get directly shone on by the sun. If your plant needs indirect light, it will need at least 5 or 6 hours of light per day.

Bright Light: This is when the plant receives direct light all day, preferably at least 6 hours’ worth. But these plants usually cannot tolerate cold drafts from open windows, so rather put in a plant light bulb in a lamp that is close by.


A plant near a heat source might not be able to tolerate much bright light.


If your plant is wilting, trying spraying it with mist to increase humidity.