Foliage plants need about 14-16 hours of light per day. Flowering plants need 12-16 hours of light per day. Darkness is also important for plant growth so this gives your plants at least 8 hours of total darkness a day. Try to have the lights on at the same time every day.
Similarly one may ask, which indoor plant needs direct sunlight?
Jade Plant (Crassula argentea)
With its sturdy stems and interesting, fleshy leaves, jade plants have endured as popular houseplants for those with sunny windowsills or bright conservatories. Jade plants need at least four hours of sunlight each day, so a south-facing window is ideal.
Considering this, how do you give indoor plants sunlight?
A south-facing window provides the best light for sun-loving indoor plants. If you don’t have a south-facing window, a window with a western exposure is the next best option. If your plant can tolerate direct light, place the plant on the windowsill or as close to the window as possible.
Do plants need direct sunlight or just daylight?
All plants require sunlight to grow, but differ in the amount and intensity of light needed to prosper. … Part shade – Plants require between 3 and 6 hours of sun per day, but need protection from intense mid-day sun. Full shade – Plants require less than 3 hours of direct sun per day.
To put it bluntly, yes, too much light can eventually kill your plant. The light intensity can produces increasingly severe damage to your plant to the point where it dies. It can also dry out the plant to the point where it no longer has the water it needs for growth and photosynthesis.
If the sun’s rays shine directly through the window and land on the plant’s leaves – this is direct sunlight. … Indirect light is when the sun’s rays are reflected off something else first before hitting the plant. An area of indirect sunlight will be brightly lit, but there won’t be direct contact with the sun’s rays.
7 Heat-Tolerant Plants that Love the Sun
- Lemon Verbena.
Some good full sun border plants that are well suited to most areas include:
- shasta daisy.
- purple coneflower.
- blanket flower.
- Russian sage.
- butterfly weed.