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The Best Plant for a Sunny Space

From flawlessly introducing a trendy plant to tackling windowless room woes, our plant specialist Chrissy will set you up with the perfect plant pick.

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“I have lots of windows in my living room, it’s the sunniest part of my house. I’ve cooked a bunch of plants in there, which one can tolerate this sunshine?” —Laurie, San Diego

All plants need light to survive, but some tolerate sunshine a bit better than others. While the beach may be nearby, that doesn’t necessarily mean your complete collection loves to soak in those rays.

If you’re looking for an option that can hang in your sunny home, the Rubber Tree is a safe bet for you. With those dramatic leaves, this potted choice is a standout that can withstand envy-inducing windows.

Get the best of both worlds by enjoying your bright living space and having happy (and non-cooked) plants living in their alongside of you. Keep this glossy favorite situated where it can enjoy full sun and get watered about once every one to two weeks when the soil is dried out.

Whether it’s placed on a set of shelves or right on the windowsill, one thing’s for sure — this tropical addition will be warmly welcomed.

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