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The Right Light For Your Plants

All House Plants need sufficient light to thrive, and every plant has its own unique lighting requirements. Knowing your home’s lighting will help you select the right plant for your space.

Bright Light

Bright light comes from sunny Southern or Western-facing windows. These areas will receive at least 5 hours of direct sunlight a day. Certain plants will thrive with bright light, while others may get sunburned with so much sun exposure. It is important to know your plants’ lighting requirements to keep them happy and healthy.

Resist the temptation to move plants closer to the windows during the winter months, as that area is often cooler than most plants can tolerate.

Bright Light Plants

  • Cactus
  • Succulents
  • Citrus
  • Croton
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Palms
  • Most indoor flowering plants

Indirect Light

Indirect or Medium Light comes from East facing windows. The interior of a room with south or west-facing windows has medium lighting conditions. You can also place sheer curtains over your brightly lit windows to create indirect light. Most plants do well in these conditions.

Indirect Light Plants

  • Ficus
  • Monstera
  • Spider Plant
  • Pepperomia
  • Pontail Palm
  • Philodedron
  • Pothos

Low Light

Low light comes from North-facing or shaded windows. Most rooms qualify as low light during the winter months. Corners, bathrooms, hallways, and windowless interior rooms all have low lighting conditions. While there are plants that will thrive in low-light conditions, all need some type of light daily. You can easily supplement with grow lights if you find your plants are struggling.

Low Light Plants

  • ZZ Plant
  • Snake Plant
  • Peace Lily
  • Lucky Bamboo
  • Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)
  • Cast Iron Plant

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Too Much Light

Our plants are great at telling us what they need (or don’t need), we have to know how to read the signs. If your plant is getting too much sunlight you may notice:

  • Brunt or brown leaves
  • Wilting or shriveling leaves
  • Quickly drying out soil

If you notice any of these signs, you need to reduce the amount of light your plant receives. Move it further away from or place a sheer curtain over the window. You can remove the burnt leaves, or cut off the brown spots if less than 1/3 of the leave is affected. If all of your plants’ leaves are damaged, you may need to replace it. Plants have a hard time producing energy without leaves.

Too Little Light

On the flip side, our plants will tell us when they aren’t getting enough light.

  • Stretching toward light source
  • Losing color in their foliage
  • Smaller leaves than normal

If you notice any of these signs, you will need to provide more light for your plants. The easiest solution is to swap your normal light bulbs for grow lights. Or place a grow light near your plants. You can also relocate them to a brighter area, if available.

Come by any English Gardens location and ask an expert about what plant is right for your home.

Watch our video to learn more about what plants are right for your home’s lighting conditions.

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English Garden Nurseries & Garden Centers Serve the Greater Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan Areas

Providing garden centers complete with full service landscaping, seasonal holiday stores including their enchanting Christmas Stores, and most locations even offer a full service in house florist

English Gardens Detroit MI area nurseries & garden centers are not only the areas largest garden nurseries, but they offer the largest selection of products and services found anywhere in the Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan regions providing full service garden centers, full service landscaping and landscape design, seasonal holiday stores including their enchanting Christmas Stores, the largest selection of Patio Furniture in Michigan, and most locations even offer a full service in house florist for flower arrangements for every day as well as those special occasions such as wedding flowers, event flowers, sympathy and funeral flower arrangements, prom flowers, and more!

Our nurseries and garden centers have the areas largest selection of plants, flowers, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and patio furniture. Garden supplies are in abundance, with everything from garden tools and accessories, to garden and potting soil, mulches, bagged garden stone, pots and so much more. We have everything you need for your outdoor gardening needs.

Landscaping? Count on the professional landscape contractors and designers at English Gardens to Make Your Property Beautiful! We offer both DIY landscaping assistance and full service landscape design and construction with our in house landscaping company.

Our floral designers can create perfect floral arrangements for weddings, events, funerals, proms and the like. Make the moment beautiful.

Our Christmas Stores in addition to being one of the areas best holiday experiences, are filled with live and life-like artificial Christmas trees, including flocked artificial Christmas trees, and those sometimes hard to come by 9 foot flocked artificial Christmas trees, as well as a large, ready to take home inventory, of 3 foot artificial Christmas trees, 4 foot artificial Christmas trees, 5 foot artificial Christmas trees, 7.5 foot artificial Christmas trees, 9 foot artificial Christmas trees and 12 foot artificial Christmas trees, and all of the other holiday items you need like Christmas lights, decorations, Christmas wreaths & garland of all types, and unique gifts. Make the Holiday beautiful!

English Gardens store by store offerings in the Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan areas;

Clinton Twp. Garden Centers:

Dearborn Heights Garden Center:

Royal Oak Garden Center:

West Bloomfield Garden Center:

Eastpointe Garden Center:

Plymouth Ann Arbor Garden Center:

Be sure to visit any one of our Garden Centers for the largest selection of products and services the area has to offer. If you have any questions please call one of our stores directly in Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan for friendly, prompt help.

Clinton Township, MI

44850 Garfield Rd. at Hall Rd.
Clinton Twp., Michigan 48038

Phone Numbers
Phone: (586) 286-6100
Fax: (586) 286-0033

Dearborn Heights, MI

22650 Ford Rd. at Outer Dr.
Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127

Phone Numbers
Nursery: (313) 278-4433
Florist: (313) 565-8133
Fax: (313) 278-0459

Eastpointe, MI

22501 Kelly Rd. at Nine Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (586) 771-4200
Fax: (586) 771-4894

Plymouth/Ann Arbor, MI

9900 Ann Arbor Road W.
Plymouth, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (734) 453-5500

Royal Oak, MI

4901 Coolidge Hwy,
Royal Oak, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (248) 280-9500
Fax: (248) 280-2688

West Bloomfield, MI

6370 Orchard Lake Rd. at Maple
West Bloomfield Township, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (248) 851-7506
Fax: (248) 539-4738

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