Indoor Plants for Brightly Lit Spaces

Indoor Plants for Brightly Lit Spaces

Different plants require different exposure to sunlight. Here are some plants that love bright sunlight. They are best suited to be placed near a south-facing window.

Indoor plants that love bright light.

1. Ponytail Palm

Botanical Name: Beaucarnea recurvata

The Ponytail palm is one of the best plants for bright spaces because it likes to bask in the sun all day.

2. Areca Palm

Botanical Name: Dypsis lutescens

With its impressive golden stems and curved leaves, the areca palm is also a great plant to purify the air. They grow well in pots.

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3. Jade Plant

Botanical Name: Crassula ovata

Jade is a succulent plant that needs lots of sunlight to grow well. It has shiny, smooth green leaves that can brighten up the room.

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4. Bird of Paradise

Botanical Name: Strelitzia

Bird of Paradise is a tropical plant. It grows well indoors and adds a forest vibe to the room. It can reach up to four to five feet tall.

5. Aloe Vera

Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis miller

Aloe vera is another best houseplants for bright spaces. It loves sun exposure and hates soggy soil.

Aloe Vera


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6. Citrus Trees

Botanical Name: Citrus spp.

You can plant wide varieties of citrus fruits indoors if you provide them with adequate light. They grow well in containers too.

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7. Kalanchoe

Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Grow Kalanchoe near your window and enjoy its beautiful flowers. It grows best in full sunlight.

8. Anthurium

Botanical Name: Anthurium andraeanum

It thrives best when placed near sunny south-facing windows. Their glossy leaves and flowers add so much beauty to indoors.

9. Pencil Cactus

Botanical Name: Euphorbia tirucalli

Pencil Cactus is another beautiful succulent that can be one of your best house plants for a bright indoor space. It adds subtlety to the room while bringing some drama.

10. Corn Plant

Botanical Name: Dracaena fragrans

It is one of the most popular indoor plants for homes and offices because of its ability to purify the air indoors.

11. Croton

Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum

Crotons are excellent plants for homes with bright areas. They display beautiful yellow, orange, red, and even purple colors.

12. Hibiscus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus

Hibiscus flowers are a beautiful addition to any space. They're especially nice if they bloom near a window with plenty of sunlight.

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13. Geranium

Botanical Name: Geranium

To grow them indoors, you need to give them adequate sun exposure. Then you can watch them flower abundantly.

14. Jasmine

Botanical Name: Jasminum

Jasmine loves lots of sunlight, so it's a good choice for a south-facing windowsill. It has beautiful white flowers, which look lovely when placed in hanging pots. They also add a divine fragrance to indoors.

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15. Chrysanthemum

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum plants need plenty of sunlight to grow well. Water them regularly, and they add beautiful color and fragrance to indoors.

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Dr. Vandana K.