Light-loving indoor plants are a specific category of crops that especially need long-term bright natural or artificial lighting. Correctly placing indoor flowers so that they are comfortable is one of the main tasks of any grower. In the wild, light-loving plants grow mainly in tropical and subtropical climates, where there is a lot of sun and moisture.
It is quite possible to keep such plants at home. If you know their features, needs, properties, rules of care and placement, then even a novice flower lover can cope with this task. Most often, light-loving plants have smooth, narrow, oblong, round leathery or slightly pubescent leaves. Light fluff on the leaves scatters direct sunlight, protecting the surface of the plant from burns.
Light-loving plants are best placed in areas where there is ample natural light. In the winter-autumn period, when there is not enough sunlight, light starvation begins in such crops, their leaves lose their bright color, buds are not formed, the plant gradually loses its natural characteristics, becomes faded and sluggish, and can stretch out.
To avoid this, it is recommended to use additional lighting with fluorescent lamps in winter. So daylight hours for a pet is extended to 10-12 hours. An even better option would be special biolamps for plants with a special spectrum, as close as possible to solar radiation.
To choose the right place for a light-loving plant, you need to take into account several factors: the number of sunny days per year in the region of residence; how intense the sun's rays are; seasons; individual characteristics and needs of the plant. In the spring-summer period, light-loving plants can be kept on the southeastern or southwestern window sills; in winter and autumn, it is better to move such crops to the south side. Plants placed on the sunny side must be watered and sprayed on time at least once a day (if the culture requires it).
The soil in pots dries out quickly, becomes dense and lumpy, which negatively affects the well-being of the plant. The substrate must be loosened at least once a week.