Indoor plants for all Light levels
When selecting plants for the home, selection should be made based on the prefered light exposure level of each plant. Use the following descriptions for recommended levels of light exposure to guide you in your indoor plant choices.
HIGH LIGHT PLANTS
High light plants require four to six hours of direct sunlight. Direct sun from a south, east or west window with no obstructions from trees, buildings or curtains. During the hot summer months check for water needs, insects and heat burn
• Aloe - Aloe vera
• Ponytail Palm - Beaucarnea recurvata
• Cacti - All types
• Croton - Codiaeum variegatum
• Jade Plant - Crassula argentea
• Weeping Fig - Ficus benjamina
• Rubber Tree - Ficus elastica
• Fiddle Leaf Fig - Ficus lyrata
• Schefflera - Schefflera actinophylla
• Succulents - All types
• Yucca - Yucca elephantipes
MEDIUM LIGHT PLANTS
Medium light plants grow well in bright eastern exposures with morning sun or placed four to six feet away from full western or southern exposures. Many low-light plants do well in medium-light areas, but medium light plants do not thrive in low-light areas.
• Dumb Cane - Dieffenbachia sp.
• Dragon Tree - Dracaena marginata
• Nuda Ficus - Ficus nuda
• Philodendron - Philodendron sp.
• Weeping Pododcarpus - Podocarpus sp.
• Mini Schefflera - Schefflera arboricola
LOW LIGHT PLANTS
Low light plants like sun from north facing windows, across the room from a southern or southwestern window, a few feet back from an obstructed eastern or western exposure and corners of a room.
• Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema sp.
• Cast Iron Plant - Aspidistra elatior
• Bamboo Plant - Chamaedorea erupens
• Reed Palm - Chamaedorea seifrizii
• Parlor Palm - Chamaedorea elegans
• Grape Ivy - Cissus rhombifolia
• Janet Craig Dracaena - Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’
• Warneckii Dracaena - Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’
• Corn Plant - Dracaena fragrans sp.
• Kentia Palm - Howea forsteriana
• Mother-in-Law’s Toungue - Sanseveria trifasciata
• Peace Lilly - Spathiphyllum sp.