How much light do our houseplants need?

How much light do our houseplants need?

The light is one of the most important sources of life for all living things. Just as we miss the sun's rays on short, foggy days, the leaves of our favorite plant also react: they lose their freshness without enough light and soon fall off. Direct exposure to daylight is an important factor in plant development. Each species needs daylight in varying amounts, but many of them are adaptable to the local conditions.

Balcony box plant growth daylight pansy

The pansies will dry up in the full sun quickly, they prefer a partially shady place


For our beautiful houseplants proper care is a must. Therefore, it is recommended to get artificial lighting (plant lamps) in winter for them. So that it does not get too cold in the room, the UV lamps come to the rescue. Also preferred are rooms with white walls, where the houseplants feel most comfortable.

Flowering plants cyclamen light crowd

The cyclamen also like indirect sunlight and enough water

In order to better receive the required amount of daylight, gently wiping the leaves with a damp cloth or direct spraying helps. For plants with soft leaves, this is better avoided.

Potted window sill kitchen indirect daylight

The orchids are best done on an east or west window sill

How do you know how much light a plant needs? Usually the decorative flowering plants need more sunlight than others. Are the leaves of your potted plants dark brown or gray? This is a sure sign that it is too warm and sunny for them - obviously the plant can also wither in the heat.

Großblättrig green plants care location shade

Large-leaved plants are easy to care for and do not need much light

herbs growing in kitchen

Your house plants bring a certain dose of green into your ambience

Placing houseplants in a shady place should be gradual. Do you want to put some potted plants on the windowsill in the summer? No rather not! Bring them deeper into the room and pull the curtains! How to protect your houseplants from the glaring sunlight!

Window Gardening small houseplants basket

Plant species with soft, hairy leaves do not tolerate spraying with water

With insufficient daylight, the potted plants grow unevenly or it can come to a complete stop in growth. The green leaves turn yellow in this case, during which the flowers appear slightly greenish. To improve this situation, change the location of your indoor plants! Choose a place with eastern or southern orientation. Reserve the north-facing rooms for shade-loving plant species.

Kitchen herbs basil thyme grooming

The kitchen herbs do not tolerate direct sunlight, but they like a half-shady location

In summer, most houseplants are kept in a light to partially shaded spot with little sunshine. In winter, however, the heater dries out the leaves of the houseplants, so they are additionally wiped with a damp cloth.

Small-leafed potted plants care for sunlight

A sudden change of the location does not like plants

herbs growing in kitchen

Herbs in the kitchen - they are always within reach!

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