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Indoor lighting is essential for a functional household, however certain factors may lead to a lack of sufficient sunlight in your home. These obstructions affect lighting indoors; including buildings and trees which additionally limit the amount of sunlight that comes through windows. However, the factors that affect indoor lighting, therefore, include furniture as well as large plants that block the window and diffuses rays of Sunlight that enter the house. The size of your windows also affects lighting; however, you can place your plant near larger windows that allow light to shine through and by positioning your plants farther from the window which in turn allows the plants to get the sufficient light it needs. You need to learn how the lighting in your home affects your plants.

However, as much as plants affect indoor lighting some specific plants are best suited and fit to be indoors under minimum or low light. These plants can make a significant difference in the environment they grow in and make it more appealing. Additional examples of these plants that may have not been mentioned include the following.

  • ¬†White Bird of Paradise

This plant requires a lot of sunlight to grow properly, to ensure the plant grows appropriately it is required that you place the plant near an east or south-facing window this reveals the beauty of the plant.

  • Areca Palm

This Plant is very beautiful; it adds a tropical splash to building entrances and makes the building or environment it is grown in very beautiful. It requires a lot of light to grow well and grows best in open spaces with direct access to sunlight.

Certain factors such as the positioning of the plant affect perfect plant lighting because wherever the plant is set to grow, it needs access to adequate light or sunshine. Learning the direction of your windows helps.

  • South Facing

A south-facing window offers bright indirect light to full sun in the afternoon this is for plants that thrive in the sun.

  • North Facing

This position of facing is however the least favorite because it reveals a small amount of natural light. Low-light plants can thrive near these windows, but direct sunlight does not come through at any point.

  • East Facing

This position does not allow much sunlight to pass through however it still reveals low light which is favorable to low and medium light houseplants.

  • West Facing

This position receives great light and is therefore highly favorable. It blocks direct rays of sunlight and remains bright, therefore making it ideal for a houseplant that needs bright lighting.

For a plant to be favorable enough for indoor lighting one has to consider the season when checking how light passes through your window, in the northern hemisphere the light remains the same for east and west-facing windows.

During summer the sun can get really bright, therefore south-facing windows receive the best light. However, this is not always the case. During the winter, the sun slips lower into the sky and therefore aids in photosynthetic activity in plants.

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