Lighting Tips for House Plants

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How to choose the best lighting for house plants; get professional tips and advice from an expert on caring for indoor plants and flowers in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Hi! My name is Austin Shepard here with Expert Village. I am here today to talk to you about plant lighting. So now that you have your new plant, you are going to want to think about where you are going to put it in your home. Your plant needs light to grow. The reason that it needs light to grow is that sunlight touches the green part of the plant and creates a chemical process called photosynthesis. This is what gives the plant energy to grow. So besides needing water and some sort of nutrient like soil, it needs sunlight to grow. Now remember not all plants need direct sunlight. It is a very common mistake. Check to see on your plant when you buy it whether or not it requires you to put it in direct sunlight, indirect sunlight or even shade. Some plants you can just put into a room that gets a little bit of sunlight everyday and they will keep living. A plant such as this one right here, this plant doesn't like to be in direct sunlight. You need to water it only about once a week because it is an indoor plant and because it doesn't get a lot of sunlight, the water is not going to evaporate that much. Now on the other hand, take a bulb like a paper white bulb, put it in a pot with water and you don't even need any dirt or anything. The roots will grow out but the thing that it needs besides water is full sunlight. Once it gets enough sunlight, it will look like this.