July 26, 2012
I find it hard at times to determine what is the right amount of lights for my plants. Tags say direct light, bright light but not direct etc. and I find it all, well a little nondescript so I thought I'd do a little research and this info is great. I find it really explains it well and gives you a great idea of how to really take care of your plants.
What is a sunny (direct sun) location?
Within 2 feet of a south- or southwest-facing window.
Window sills flooded with sunlight.
A sun room (If you have one, lucky you!)
What is a bright (indirect sun) location?
Within 4-5 feet of an east- or west-facing window.
3-5 feet from a window that faces south or southwest.
Any place where the sun shines into a room for several hours.
What is a partially shaded (low light) location?
An east-facing window where the morning sun shines into the room for only a few hours. Morning sun is cooler than afternoon sun, so you don't have to worry about overheating your plant.
At least 3-5 feet away from a window that faces south or southwest.
Directly in front of a north-facing window gives a plant low-to-medium light intensity.
What is a shady location?
More than 6 feet away from a south- or southwest-facing window.
Hallways, staircases, and corners of rooms.
Near windows that are shaded by trees.