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Our Favorite Bright-Light Houseplants



Sunny south facing windows create a perfect situation for growing flowering plants, citrus, cacti and succulents and other sun-loving foliage plants.

Areca Palm


Growing on reed- like stems, Arecas have beautiful green upright fronds reaching heights of 6 to 8 feet indoors. If you like palms, this is an excellent choice. Keep out of direct sun, keep the soil moist and feed monthly during the growing season. Mist regularly.



From the large fiddle shaped leaves of Ficus Lyrata to the delicate foliage and arching branches of Ficus Benjamina, there are many varieties of Ficus. Tree size to trailing, ficus are evergreen and have been a house plant favorite for years. Water moderately, less in winter, but do not let them dry out. Mist frequently as they like humid air. Feed during the growing season.

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Colorful strap like foliage appear on some Dracenas while others grow tall into three forms. All grow upright. While most like bright filtered light, some can tolerate lower light conditions. Water moderately during the growing season but keep almost dry during winter. Feed spring through fall.

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Cacti & Succulents


Cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. They can be fuzzy, spiky, green, black, shaped like bananas or dolphins, or pink with stripes! They are exotic and the choices are enormous. They thrive on dry warm air, bright light and are easy to grow. Needing very little water and care, they are perfect for people who are busy.