Plants We Love - Direct Light

In New England direct light usually means the South or SW facing windows of your home. This means your plants will see the sun for several hours a day. To…
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Blue Chalk Sticks
Succulent family. Direct light or bright indirect for several hours a day. Prefers soil to dry out completely before watering (water approx 1x every 3 weeks).
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Agave Dwarf Century Plant
LIGHT: bright WATER: only when the soil is very dry, approximately ever three weeks in the fall/winter, and every 2 in the spring/summer. Has sharp thorns making it not a good choice for being around young children and pets if placed where they may rub against it.
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Pitcher Plant
Prefers direct or bright indirect light. Keep soil slightly moist (water approx 1x a week). Do not let soil get soggy. Fill each pitcher with 1/4" of water. Carnivorous plants, will eat flies and bugs. Use distilled water or rain water. Non-toxic
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Pencil Cactus
PENCIL CACTUS: Needs very little care. Full sun and temperatures of at least 65 F. It will need water approximately every two to three weeks in summer but no water in winter. Allow the plant to dry out between watering. Produces a toxin in the sap that can cause an allergic reaction. Take cuttings with a sterile razor blade and let them dry for two days to form a callus. Insert the cuttings into soil at least an inch deep and mist. Toxic to Dogs & Cats. Irritating but over-rated in toxicity.
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Panda Plant
BRIGHTNESS: Bright indirect light to full sun. WATER: About every 2-3 weeks in full sun when soil is completely dry and leaves start to wrinkle. HUMIDITY: Normal to Dry Photo Credit: thesill.com
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Calamondin Orange
LIGHT: Provide direct sunlight for at least several hours daily. Move the plants outdoors for a few hours daily in the spring, increasing the time outdoors until the tree can stay outdoors for the summer. Bring the tree indoors in the fall, before the first cold snap. WATER: Water the tree as needed to keep the soil moist but not wet. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering.
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Blue Agave
LIGHT: bright WATER: only when the soil is very dry, approximately ever three weeks in the fall/winter, and every 2 in the spring/summer. Has sharp thorns making it not a good choice for being around young children and pets if placed where they may rub against it.
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Succulents
Succulents need very bright, natural light; a South facing room, or a sunny windowsill is ideal. They only need to be watered approximately every three weeks.