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    Direct vs indirect sunlight for house plants


    In regards to having flowers/plants inside my house, what distinguishes direct sunlight from indirect sunlight?

    Asked by Robert on 15th Feb 2021
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    "Whether sunlight is direct or indirect will refer to the proximity of your houseplants to a natural light source. For example, where a light source is a window, plants that are kept on the windowsill closest to the window will likely be exposed to direct sunlight. Whereas plants that are further from this light source, perhaps against an interior wall or in the centre of a room will be receiving indirect sunlight. Another factor that contributes to this terminology include the aspect of the light source, a basement window on the north elevation of a house will likely receive indirect sunlight for most of the year, especially in winter months and so the proximity of plants to that window will not affect its classification as indirect. A ground floor or upper level window on the south or west elevation of a house will likely receive direct sunlight throughout the year. That is when the sun shines."

    Answered on 30th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
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    "Contact local garden center for best advice on plants"

    Answered on 14th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report

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