Houseplants just LOVE the Goldilock zone... - Leaf Culture

Houseplants just LOVE the Goldilock zone...

So just how much light does a plant need?

Well,, the amount of light a house plant needs can vary depending on the species of the plant. Sounds obvious right but it's worth remembering that the majority of house plants originate from the floors of rainforests where they receive bright but filtered light - and that's key.
On the whole though, most houseplants enjoy light roughly 1-2m from a window and that's what I describe as the Goldilock Zone (and where most plants are happiest).
Some plants thrive in bright, direct sunlight (Cacti, Aloe vera, Cycad etc), while others prefer a more subtle, filtered light (Peace lily, Boston fern etc). So, it's important to do your research and understand your plant's light requirements before you invest.

Now, you might be thinking, "But Leaf Culture, my windows are all north facing. What am I supposed to do?" Well, have no fear because there are other options. You can invest in some grow lights, which are basically artificial sunlight for your plant. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one that fits your plant's needs and your decor.

But don't go overboard with the light. Just like us, houseplants can get sunburned if they're exposed to too much direct sunlight. So, if your plant starts to turn yellow or brown, it might be getting too much light. Think of it like a sunburnt tomato - not a good look.

In conclusion, give your houseplant some love and attention, just like you would with any living thing. Understand its light requirements, but don't be afraid to experiment and find the perfect spot for it to thrive. And remember, a happy plant equals a happy home.

p.s. do any of your plants lean towards the light just like the one in the picture? It's called phototropimsm - move that plant closer to the window or maybe even a south facing window.