Plant Care Tip #21: Light Guide

Illustration from  The Complete Book of Houseplants  by John Evans

Illustration from The Complete Book of Houseplants by John Evans

The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.

The number one way to keep your plants happy is by providing them sufficient light. Here are a few basics to find the right balance for your own leafy babies.

  • Plants receive light from two sources: natural light from the sun and artificial light from our indoor light bulbs.

  • The best thing you can do for your plant is imitate the light conditions from its native environment.

  • In many indoor spaces, we've seen that plants are not receiving enough light - increase the hours of light by opening the curtains or leaving the lights on.

  • If your plant is receiving less light than naturally desired, it will adapt and grow slower. In these cases your plant will also need less watering.

  • Only cacti and succulents like direct sunlight, foliage plants will scorch in direct light and high temperatures

Have any doubts about your lighting situation? Email us a photo at plantdoctor@leonandgeorge.com and we can help you find the right balance.