How To Not Kill Your Houseplants

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Plants

LIGHT

“Direct sunlight is when a plant is directly in front of a window with the blinds open,” Cutler explains. “The most direct sunlight will occur between noon and 5:00 p.m. on a south-facing window.”

Indirect sunlight refers to interference — blinds, curtains, your Shaquille O’Neal Fathead — that blocks the rays as they enter the window. “If your plant requires indirect sunlight, but you have it near a window that gets a lot of direct sunlight, close or crack the blinds.”