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Natural Lighting for Indoor Plants

Thanks to the University of Maryland / Maryland Grows this informative article on natural lighting for indoor plants.

Natural lighting for indoor plants
Image: University of Maryland / Maryland Grows

Key points

  • Light is probably the most essential factor for healthy indoor plant growth. The energy derived from photosynthesis depends on the amount of intercepted light by leaves.
  • Indoor plants can be classified according to their light needs and tolerances — high, medium, or low. Select indoor plants according to the availability of natural light in your home. Otherwise, you will need to supplement light with artificial lighting. 
  • The three important aspects of indoor light are intensity, duration, and quality.  Each one has a different impact on the plant.

Light intensity

  • Footcandles (FC) is the unit of measu...
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