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The Flod Blog: Plant Care Guide Part 2

So far in part 1, we have covered: making sure you’re housing your plants in the corrected-sized pot, and making sure there is a sufficient drainage system for excess water. 

Now let's talk about light! Light is just as important to plants as water is and you need to ensure that your plant is getting enough. This varies from plant to plant with some needing a lot of a light and some not needing much at all, (it’s always worth giving plant species a little research if you’re unsure; RHS have a great site for this). 

House plants will require one of three light levels: High (6 or more hours a day), Medium (4-6 hours) or Low (Less than 3 hours per day). Of course, you know how much light you can provide to your plant better than anyone in terms of where your windows are, but you should also be aware that, while a lot of indoor plants like direct sunlight, some prefer slightly filtered, indirect light, so through a curtain or light from a bulb.

If you have an abundance of places where plants can receive good light, then fantastic but here is a list of some plants that can be grown indoors with little light needed for those who struggle to get a lot of natural light into their home…

  • Epipremnum Aureum – Golden Pathos – prefers medium, indirect light conditions, avoid direct sunlight as this could burn the leaves.
  • Spathiphyllum Bellini Peace Lily – Prefers indirect sunlight but thrives in medium to high light conditions. However, this plant can adapt well to low lighting conditions.
  • Chlorophytum Ocean Spider Plant – Avoid direct sunlight. They grow best in bright, indirect light, (e.g powerful light bulb), be aware: it tolerates some shade but too much will stunt growth and may cause it to lose its stripes.
  • Aglaonema Stripes Chinese Evergreen – This plant can thrive in varied lighting conditions. The colour of the leaves is an indicator of how much light it needs. Dark green leaves prefer near-shade whereas lighter leaves indicate it needs well-lit conditions. Avoid direct sunlight with this one. 
  •  Pepperomia FerreyraeHappy Bean Plant – This plant does really well in medium lighting conditions and will tolerate shade. They are great for offices or flats as they do well under fluorescent lights. Avoid direct sunlight.

This list shows just 5 out of the 100’s and 100’s of fantastic indoor plants that are out there. Once again, remember there are loads of great resources just an internet search away to find more plants like this. Or support your local plant shop by going in there and asking whatever questions you have. Not only will this help you, but it will also allow you to build relationships with your local shops which is always a great thing to do as a grower. (All of these plants fit perfectly and look great in the Flod pot by the way!).

Hopefully, this blog has given you some insight on how much light your indoor plant needs. There are plants for every variation of conditions so don’t be afraid to do a little digging to find the ones that will best suit you and your setting. 

Remember: you don’t need lots of light to grow lots of plants!


Stay tuned for more blog posts so that you can become planting masters in no time! 

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