Indoor Plants - Bright Light - Knowledgebase Question

Aurora, CO (Zone 5A)
Question by kemnaurora
September 4, 2007
We have a shelving area near our stairs in the front area of our house that gets a lot of light in the afternoons, what type of plants would you recommend for it? Looking for low maintenance indoor plants that can have a lot of light. Thank you!


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Answer from NGA
September 4, 2007

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Some of the best plants for high intensity light include:
Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera)
Alternanthera ficoidea (Joseph?s Coat)
Aphelandra squarrosa (Zebra Plant)
Araucaria excelsa (Norfolk Island Pine)
Beaucarnea recurvata (Ponytail Palm)
Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo Vine)
Codiaeum variegatum (Croton)
Cordyline terminalis (Ti Plant)
Crassula argentea (Jade Plant)
Fatshedera lizei (Botanical Wonder)
Ficus
Hatiora gaertneri (Easter Cactus)
Hoya carnosa (Wax Plant)
Iresine lindenii (Blood Leaf)
Monstera deliciosa (Split-Leaf Philodendron)
Opuntia ramosissima (Pencil Cactus)
Podocarpus gracilior (Weeping Podocarpus)
Rhoeo spathacea (Moses-in-the-Cradle)
Saintpaulia ionantha (African Violet)
Schlumberger x buckleyi (Christmas Cactus)
Schlumberger truncata (Thanksgiving Cactus)
Sedum morganianum (Burro?s Tail)
Solenostemon blumei (Coleus)

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