How to determine your light condition?
If you are wondering what type of light a certain part of your apartment receives, you are not alone. Don't worry. Dahing Plants can help you with plant light identification. Here's a description of the phrases associated with light conditions:
Indirect bright light-
This is probably the most common phrase used when informing a plant's light requirements — because it is a sweet spot for virtually all tropical houseplants and some succulents. This phrase is used to describe a spot that is simply bright but doesn't have intense sun beaming at the plant. However, most indirect bright light plants can handle under 4 hours of direct bright light a day.
Direct bright light-This is a spot that receives at least 5 to 6 hours of intense sun hitting the plant.
Medium Light-This describes a spot that can't be confidently described as "bright." This spot is more dim than bright but is definitely not dark.
Low Light-Low light is a spot that receives very little light or just no light at all (think of a basement).
image credit: https://www.floragrubb.com/
Another way to identify your lighting:
You can also measure light for plants using light meter tools. Light meter tools measures light levels by Lux or Foot-candles. Light meter tools can be installed through your smartphone or can be bought online. When using the light meter tool, remember to point the device towards the light and not the plant. Also, take the measurement at the brightest time of day.
* 1 Fc = 10.8 Lux
Here's what your final measurement means:
5-75 is low light
75-200 is medium light
200-1000 is indirect bright light.
1000+ is direct bright light.
If you're still wondering what's the best lighting for plants, don't hesitate to reach out to us. For any further plant care questions, please contact us.