When starting your plant collection it can be hard to decipher where to put them. What plants like low light, what plants like bright indirect, what does bright indirect even mean?? So, we have made this diagram to breakdown what different lighting looks like.
Direct Sun: Here is where the sun's rays directly touch a plant. Cacti, succulents, and aloe thrive in these areas.
Bright indirect: Here the sun is not directly touching, but still close. Many plants fall into this category, including but not limited to: Philodendrons, Monsteras, Trandescantia, Dieffenbachia, Dracaena, Rubber Plants, and Alocasias.
Diffused light: Compared to direct light, it is softer, but penetrates deeper. Aglaonemas, Corn plants, and other medium light plants.
Medium Light: This is great for softer foliage plants that are more sensitive to sun. Anthuriums, Calatheas, Fiddle leaf figs, Birds nest ferns, and Pepermoides.
Low Light: Very minimum light touches the plant, but there are still plants that do well here. Calatheas, Prayer plants, Snake plants, ZZ plants, and Evergreens.
Hope this helped explain things a little bit more and happy planting!