Understanding light in your space.

Understanding light in your space.

Understanding light in your space.

If you shop for plants, you've probably heard the term 'bright filtered light' a lot, and if you've been in our shop, we probably asked you what direction your windows face. North, South, East, West, each one and the conditions that impact the amount of light entering your window can drastically change what types of plants can grow well in your space. Understanding your light is key to having healthy house plants.

Here are some examples we've put together to help you understand what type of light you may have in your space. Scroll Down:

West-facing light

In the window getting direct sun: Majesty Palm, Philodendron Selloum, Philodendron Xanadu, Euphorbia, Coconut Palm, Cordyline, Yucca, Sago Palm

In bright filtered or indirect light away from direct sun: Philodendron, Palms, Monstera, Alocasia, Ficus, Hoya, Peperomia, Pothos.

South-facing light

In the window getting bright direct sun: Majesty PalmEuphorbiaCordylinePhilodendron, Ficus, Alocasia,

In bright filtered or indirect light away from direct sun: PalmsMonsteraHoyaPeperomiaPothos, Calathea, Ferns, Snake Plants

East-facing light

In the window getting unobstructed bright direct morning sun: (Some) Philodendron CordatumFicus MidnightPothosKentia Palm, Peperomia, CalatheaFernsDracaena, Bella Palm, Pothos,

In filtered or indirect light away from the window: Golden Pothos, Jade Pothos, Pothos Silver SplashSnake Plants, Dracaena Lisa, zz plants

East-facing light is low to moderate light for plants. We highly recommend supplementing with grow lights for any plants you place away from your East-facing window.

North-facing Light

In the window getting unobstructed light: Philodendron CordatumPothosPeperomiaCalatheaFernsDracaenaBella PalmPothos

Away from the window: Snake PlantsDracaena Lisa, zz plants

North-facing light is the lowest light possible for plants. In low light plants need less water and can be difficult to care for. We highly recommend supplementing with grow lights for any plants you place away from your North-facing window.