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17979 State Route 536
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
1-800-322-4707
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Natural Light Plant Guide

DIRECT SUN
(For 6-8 hours a day)
Few plants withstand true sun during the hottest months. Most of these plants need a minimum of 1,000 foot-candles. Succulents, Cacti, Hibiscus and Bougainvillea and others within these families do fine. When some midday shade is provided, however, more plants like Bedding plants, Celosia, Citrus, Coleus, Heliotropium, Jasminum, Oxalis, Pelargonium and Lantana can adapt well.

PARTIAL SUN
(Direct sun 4 hours a day / lightly shaded the rest of day)
East or West facing windows allow many flower and some foliage plants to do well in this category. These plants prefer 500-1000 foot-candles. Examples are Chrysanthemum, Ficus, Hoya, Impatiens, Poinsettia, Zebrina.

INDIRECT SUN
(On a sunless windowsill or near a bright window)
Examples of good plants for this location are Anthurium, Asparagus Ferns, Begonia rex, Bromeliads, Cyclamen, Dieffenbachia, Fuchsia, Philodendron, Schefflera, Bulbs. This category needs a minimum of 250-500 foot-candles.

PARTIAL SHADE
(3 hours or less sunlight a day)
Many foliage plants will adapt to this climate. Examples include Dracaena, Ferns, Ficus, Hedera helix, Neanthe, Philodendron, Tolmiea. These plants should receive between 50-25 foot-candles.