HOUSE PLANTS: LOW, MEDIUM, AND BRIGHT LIGHT
Light is one of the most significant parts of developing houseplants. All plants require light for photosynthesis, the procedure inside a plant which changes light, oxygen, and water into carbohydrates (energy). This much-needed energy is required by a plant to grow, bloom, and produce seed. Without adequate light, carbohydrates cannot be manufacture and the plant will die.
TYPES OF LIGHT
- Low-light: Low-light consists of indirect light. Low-light plants should be placed a maximum of 20 feet from a light source (sunny window) or in a room with artificial light.
- Medium-light: “Medium light” or “filtered sunlight” is light diffused between the plant and the light source. Medium-light plants should sit near an eastern or western-facing window 10-15 feet away.
- Bright-light: “Brilliant light” or “full sun” signifies there is no obstacle between the plant and the light source (a sunny window). Bright-light plants should sit near or on a windowsill that receives a solid amount of light all day (south or south-west facing window). If your plant looks like it is getting burnt, it can be moved back a couple of feet.
BREAKING DOWN THE LIGHT
- Low light can be created by a 10-15 watt light bulb.
- In their local developing conditions, these plants are “understory plants,” which means they develop underneath the parts of bigger plants.
- These plants don’t dry out rapidly. It is critical to check the dirt before watering. On the off chance that it is cold and moist, don’t water.
- As a House Plant, a low light plant would be reasonable for a north window or a genuinely dim corner.
- A solitary bright light bulb with no other light is adequate for developing these plants.
- These plants are additionally acceptable choices for the working environment, so they make great desk plants.
- Tip: If you can’t read a book where your plant is, then you need to move it closer to a light source
- If the light is filtered or blocked for a portion of the day, that constitutes medium light
- Medium-light can be created with a 15-20 watt lightbulb or bulbs
- In their natural environment, these plants usually live on the forest floor and see the sun periodically through the day
- A medium-light plant can be situated near an east or west facing window
- Similarly to the low light plants, these plants won’t dry out as fast. Abstain from overwatering by feeling the dirt.
- Bright-light can be created with a light bulb that contains more than 20 watts
- Bright-light places are brilliantly lit areas such a south or southwest facing windows.
- These plants should be watered more often because they dry out faster
- In their native areas, these plants grow in open sunny places with only small amounts of shade
- String Of Pearls
- Hibiscus plants
LACK OF LIGHT OR TOO MUCH LIGHT
When plants need light, chlorophyll (the green shade in plants) isn’t delivered, and plants can turn light green, yellow, or white. Plant stems become “leggy,” a term used to portray stems that are long and thin and seem to be reaching towards the light. Plants without adequate light may likewise drop their leaves, particularly more seasoned leaves. Blooming plants will neglect to deliver buds if there isn’t an adequate source of light. On the other hand if there is too much light, photosynthesis will shut down and the plant will use all of its water to cool the plant tissue. You will notice scorched marks on the plant and the leaves will turn pale or yellowish green. Note on LightingThese are general categories of light, but there are more factors that keep a plant healthy outside of light. So, if the water, soil, and humidity are correct, many plants can live in light conditions that aren’t perfect. That is why you should try different placements and lightings with your plants until you find one that works. General rules are as follows:
- Blooming plants need more light than foliage plants.
- Most plants with thick, fleshy leaves need minimal light.
- Prickly plants and succulents flourish in bright light.