Best Windows for Growing Indoor Plants
Increase your indoor gardening success by matching plants to your indoor light conditions.
An east- or west-facing window provides enough light for most indoor plants. Keep those that need brighter light within two feet of the window. Move them to a south-facing window in winter if needed.
Grow low light plants near a north-facing window or up to six feet back or off to the side of an east- or west-facing window. Keep in mind shears, awnings, trees and nearby structures can impact the amount of light reaching indoor plants.
Give plants an occasional turn for more even growth. Turn low light plants 45 degrees each time you water and those in brighter locations 90 degrees every month or two.
Overcome light limitations, keep plants healthy and expand your plant palette by supplementing with artificial lights.
A bit more information: Another way to grow more bright light plants when natural light is limited is to swap plants in low light with those in high light locations every two weeks. That is usually enough to keep both thriving.
Upcoming Live Events
Feb. 28, 2024
Create a Beautiful Landscape Free of Invasive Plants in Wisconsin Gardens
Feb. 29, 2024
How to Plan Your Rain Garden
March 6, 2024
Growing Summer Bulbs in Containers
March 7, 2024
Wauwatosa Public Library
March 13, 2024
Hydrangea Selection, Pruning & Care
March 14, 2024
How to Select Rain Garden Plants
March 20, 2024
Maximize the Beauty and Enjoyment
in Any Small Space
March 23, 2024
REALTORS Home & Garden Show
West Allis, WI
March 27, 2024
How to Start a Garden for Beginners
April 3, 2024
Franklin Public Library
April 10, 2024
Container Gardening Throughout the Year
April 11, 2024
7 Steps to Managing Water Where it Falls in Your Yard
April 20, 2024
Pasquesi Home & Gardens
Lake Bluff, IL
April 27, 2024
Ridges & Rivers Book Festival
April 28, 2024
Ebert's Greenhouse Village
May 1, 2024
Ornamental Fruits and Vegetables
WATCH ON-DEMAND WEBINARS