Plants create energy through a process called photosynthesis – a chemical reaction which combines water, CO2 and light. Plants trap light with their leaves, and then use this energy to turn CO2 and water into glucose.
So getting the right level of light is important for your plant to be as healthy and happy as possible.
All plants have different light requirements and the exact amount of light your plant needs is clearly shown on the product page.
In addition, the 5 golden rules of light, that you will find below will help you to keep your plants in tip-top shape!
We think its easiest to split light conditions in to 4 categories – and on each product page we explain which light conditions will let your plant thrive:
If you want to buy a plant for a specific location in your house, think about the light conditions where you want it to live.
If in doubt just ask, we are happy to help.
The vast majority of plants will be happy in either filtered sun or light shade. Although some may slightly prefer a sunnier shadier spot, most should be healthy and happy if the light and temperature is right.
Your plant will tell you what it needs:
If you want help speaking to your plant just drop us a line
If your plant looks like it is not getting enough light, one reason could be because there is a layer of dust on the leaves.
Every few weeks, gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to allow more of the energy from the light to get into the plant. Just like cleaning a window!
The bright, hot summer sun (hopefully!) may be too intense for some plants, so you may need to move them away from the window. But in winter, plants may be comfortable sitting in the cooler sun all day.
Worth bearing in mind.