Explaining 3 Light Levels For Houseplants
When you buy a plant, the care stick will say: full sun, bright indirect light/medium light or low light, but what do these actually mean?
Full sun: the sun shines directly on plants for most of the day. This happens in a south facing window.
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Succulents, Cacti, Herbs and Fiddle Leaf Figs need bright, direct light, also known as full sun.
Bright, indirect light. A South or West window. Sunlight shines in all day, but a plant's location won't see the sun's rays directly shining on it.
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Rubber trees, Monsteras, Pilea Peperomioides and Spider Plants all need bright indirect light, which is also known as medium light.
Low light. Direct sun will never shine here. At least 7ft from a South/West window but closer for a North facing window.
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Ferns are low light plants. ZZ plants, snake plants and pothos/ philodendrons will also tolerate low light.
These levels aren't set in stone. A bright, indirect light plant will be okay if it gets direct sun for about an hour and vice versa for the other two
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