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Home Plant Ideas Depending On The Amount of Light You Have
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Home Plant Ideas Depending On The Amount of Light You Have 

Greening up your home seems like a difficult thing to do. Maybe you’re just one of those people who’d say – I just can’t do it, I would kill a cactus. But, truth to be told, it isn’t that hard. It just might be that you didn’t find the right plant to care for.

The amount of light plays a great deal, when it comes to home planting. Even though plants cannot live without sunlight, some thrive without being directly exposed to it, and in fact, too much sunlight can even kill some plants.

So, let’s see what some of the best options are

If your apartment is not lit enough

Decorative Asparagus

Decorative Asparagus
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Decorative Asparagus, or Asparagus setaceus, loves darker corners but adapts to places with less shade, too. Keep the soil moist and the plant will thrive.

Fragrant Dracaena

Dracnea Plant
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Fragrant Dracaena requires less water than most indoor plants. Keep them hydrated by misting the leaves with water and keeping the soil lightly misted (never soggy) as well as maintaining good drainage. Always allow the top soil to dry out before watering. Do not overwater, as it may cause root rot.

Schefflera Arboricola

Schefflera Arboricola
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Your Schefflera Arboricola prefers bright indirect light, but can tolerate lower light conditions as well. Rotate your plant a half-turn once a month. As it grows, it leans towards the light, so this will keep it looking full and even. Water your Schefflera when the top 75% of the soil is dry.


Monstera Plant
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Monstera. Keep it away from direct sunlight. It is best to put it in a darkened living room where there is little sunlight during the day. Water it regularly in summer and spray it during high heat, do not overwater it in winter. Clean the leaves with a damp cloth. Do not be afraid to prune the plant in the spring.

Here are some beautiful houseplant ideas

If your place is well-lit

Jade Plant

Jade Plant
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Jade Plant (Crassula argentea). Keep your jade plant moist by watering it when the soil surface is dry to prevent shedding leaves. Jade plants can live for decades and continue to grow slowly over time, so keep your plant in a suitably heavy pot to prevent it from toppling over.

Aloe Vera

aloe vera
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Aloe Vera is not only beautiful, but also a very useful plant to have around, since it is rich in nourishing nutrients: its gel is used for skin regeneration. Aloe vera, like cactus, loves the sun, and the more it is exposed to sunlight, the more Aloe (medicinal nutrients) there will be in the plant itself. Aloe vera does not need much watering; it can be watered once a week, and during the winter, even once a month.

Fig Trees or Ficus plants

One of the most popular houseplants of all times are Fig Trees or Ficus plants. They’re easy to grow and maintain if they’re grown in the right manner. These medium to large-sized ornamental plants also help in improving the air quality indoors. These plants love warm places and light (not direct), but do not like a lot of moisture – it is watered once a week in summer, and in winter it does not have to be watered for up to 20 days.

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