Which are the best windows for houseplants?
It depends on whether they need full sun (as most flowering plants do), partial sun (as some flowering and many foliage plants do), or simply ample light (which suits a few flowering plants and almost all foliage types). None thrives in the dark. South windows are the brightest and admit sun for the better part of the day. East windows are excellent, giving cool morning sun for three to four hours. West windows admit as much sun as east windows, but the sun’s heat in the afternoon is harmful to some plants. Unobstructed north windows give a cool, even light but no direct or indirect sunlight. You can have a fine garden in any fully lighted window, provided you select the proper plants
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