When it comes to houseplants, light is just as essential as water! The amount of light required varies by species: Houseplants typically require high light (six or more hours a day), medium light (four to six hours a day), or low light (less than three hours a day). Plants will either require bright or direct light (sunlight from a south-facing window), indirect or filtered light (sunlight through a curtain or light from a bulb). If plants don’t get the light they need, they won’t necessarily die, but they will stop growing and may begin to look unhealthy. When in doubt, always consult the label. If it says “full sun”, put the plant where it can soak up all those rays. Where the label calls for “bright indirect light” it translates as “put your plants where they can see the sky”. In these cases an open sky means a healthy plant.