5 Houseplants That Thrive in Full Sunlight

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We’ve all seen the new trend on Instagram: everyone wants a jungle in their living room. Or in my case, every room of our entire home and now spreading to my photography studio. #crazyplantlady

However, I completely understand that taking care of plants can be annoying for some.

But, with these five houseplants that will thrive in full sun, there’s no need to worry. These houseplants are incredibly easy to care for. Just throw open your windows shades and let the sunshine in without fear of hurting your plants. In fact, they will actually thank you for it!

5 Houseplants That Thrive in Full Sunlight

Aloe Vera

Because it’s a succulent, Aloe Vera requires very little maintenance. Aloe plants tolerate full sun and need infrequent waterings. As long as the soil is kept evenly moist. As an added bonus, the plant can actually help boost your medicine cabinet. The sap found in the leaves provides relief for minor cuts and burns. When you’re done with the medicinal portions, you can re-pot the leaf to grow a second plant.


Sago Palm

If you’re looking for something with more body, try out the sago palm. It’s a slow-growing cycad that fits right in with many home decor schemes. The best part? The leaves rarely shed so there’s no mess to clean up as it grows. However, this plant is poisonous, so it should not be around curious toddlers or pets. We have a Sago Palm in our back yard next to our patio furniture. I love our outdoor tropical paradise!

Snake Plant

This plant, which can be found for purchase at most garden centers, has correctly been dubbed the “impossible-to-kill” plant. It does great in bright light, but it also can thrive in shadier and even low-light conditions, so if you get a few overcast days in a row, don’t fret.

The soil should be completely dry in between waterings. If the plant is really successful, it can even bloom white flowers.


If you’re looking for a bit of color to spruce up your home decor, croton may be for you. Croton grows vibrant orange, red, and yellow leaves. Croton does need warm temperatures to thrive, so make sure your home doesn’t fall below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. They should only be watered when the soil surface feels completely dry.


String of Pearls

Tired of taking up floor space? Try hanging Senecio rowleyanus, or more commonly, a string of pearls near a window. The plant tumbles over whichever container it’s in, creating a great conversation piece. Though it grows long, the string of pearls is a succulent. These plants like direct sunlight, sandy soil, and infrequent watering, so you’ll only need to break out the step stool once a month. What’s more, you can cut off one of the strands and give it to a friend so they can grow their own.


Ren Lenhof

Hi there, I’m Ren! Welcome to the House Fur Blog. Life is never dull when you’re living in an 1888 Victorian with over 200 houseplants and two giant dogs – luckily, I know a thing or two about making it all work!

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