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Indoor Plants for Hot Sunny Windows

Indoor Plants for hot, sunny windows at Sensible Gardening

All plants require light for survival, but sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. South facing windows give at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day. In summer season this light can become scorching and harmful to many plants. Nature is however, always adaptable and there are some indoor plants that can withstand these intense conditions. A south window can create an environment not unlike a conservatory and not all plants will grow and thrive in the excessive light and heat. Check below to find some of the best indoor plants for hot sunny windows.

If you want to grow houseplants near such a hot window and be successful try growing some of the selected varieties below. All of these will tolerate the rays without a great deal of fussing on your part.

INDOOR PLANTS FOR HOT SUNNY WINDOWS

CACTI

Of course, desert plants are used to hot burning sun and heat. An easy to care for group of plants, that can become a collectors item. Grouped together they can be very effective in the home.

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

Indoor Plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

Indoor Plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

SUCCULENTS

Another large group of plants with many types to choose from. They are ideal for a hot window and are very long lived. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Aloe Vera is an easy one to find and grow. Also try Kalanchoe which bloom in bright colours for a long time.

Indoor Plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

Indoor Plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

Indoor Plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

GERANIUMS

Just as they do in your outside garden, geraniums adapt to strong sun very well. Geraniums will bloom on and off all year for fresh indoor colour.

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

UMBRELLA PLANT

A larger specimen green plant that adds to your decor. It loves the heat but will want to stay moist.

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

JASMINE

Another pretty plant to give you indoor blooms. Jasmine produces clusters of white flowers that are heavenly scented. Do not let this plant dry out.

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

WEEPING FIG

This is another large specimen plant this is actually a small indoor tree. Find a spot and leave it be, when moved they will often go through a period of dropping their leaves. 

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

JADE PLANT

A type of succulent, sometimes called Money Tree. A sturdy, easy care and long lived plant. Do not over water.

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

JOSEPH’S COAT

Large, colourful leaves that almost have a leathery texture. Prefers higher humidity so it will benefit from regular misting.

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

PALMS

Love the bright lights and direct sun. Keep on the dryer side.  

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

Indoor plants for hot sunny windows with Sensible Gardening

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About Lynne Cherot

It's been a life time of gardening and many years of working in the nursery trade, but now I enjoy exploring and creating in my own gardens and farm fields . I'm passionate about gardening and work alongside my husband who takes care of our apiary. Bees & flowers make a great team! Hopefully by sharing my garden knowledge, your gardening will be easier and more enjoyable.
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