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The location of a houseplant has a lot of influence on how the houseplant is doing. Many houseplants can't stand direct sunlight and get brown spots on the leaves when you expose them to the sun for too long. Would you still like to put a houseplant by the window? Then there are a number of green houseplants that are very suitable for putting in full sun. The green houseplants in this category prefer to be in full sun and do not do so well in the shade! 

It is important to know that houseplants that like to be in full sun, in general, also need much more water than a houseplant that is in the shade. These houseplants need more care, be aware of this so that you know what you need to do to let these houseplants survive as long as possible in your home!

In our nursery, the houseplants that can withstand full sun are also exposed to light, but this is done by means of light sensors. This makes the power of the light very easy to maintain. It is possible that your new houseplant has to get used to its new environment and the amount of light in its new place. We therefore advise you not to put the houseplant directly in full sunlight, but to let it get used to it slowly.

Types of indoor plants with a pitch in full sun

Houseplants that can withstand full sun include tropical plants such as the banana plant. In addition, there are also many cacti, palms and succulents that can withstand full sun. Please note, every houseplant that can withstand full sun still has its own way in which it can best be cared for.

Why do these houseplants belong in full sun?

The houseplants need full sun, because they are naturally used to this. In the shade, these houseplants do not come into their own and will not last as long as when they are in full sun. Sunlight ensures that these houseplants continue to grow.

These 10 houseplants love full sun

At Green Bubble we have a wide range of houseplants, some of which prefer a place in full sun. To make the choice easier for you, we have made a selection of 10 houseplants that like to be in direct sunlight.

Strelitzia Nicolai

Due to the large, green leaves, this houseplant has a tropical appearance. Perfect for your urban jungle! Is taking care of houseplants not so easy for you? Rest assured. This large houseplant is very easy to care for and does not require much attention. The roots of the Strelitzia lie in an area where the sun shines all day. Give the Strelitzia Nicolai a place in full sun, this is how it will bloom most beautifully!

Ficus Lyrata boom 

This cool houseplant is also known as a tobacco plant. The large, green leaves of this houseplant provide a tropical look in every room in your home! Originally, this tropical houseplant comes from Africa. When the Ficus Lyrata is delivered to your home, it has a height of 180 cm. With the right care and enough love, this houseplant can grow up to 210 cm. It is important to give this houseplant enough water and occasionally check whether the soil is moist. In full sun, the Ficus Lyrata comes  into its own.


This sturdy houseplant is characterized by its large, green leaves with a dark purple pattern on top. This houseplant consists of 80% water. Partly because of this, the houseplant has a huge need for water. Feel regularly if the soil is moist! The leaves emit water, so don't be alarmed when you see droplets coming out of the tips of the leaves.

When you give the banana plant a place in full sun and follow the instructions above, you will undoubtedly become good friends. The banana plant provides a nice sheltered place for your pet in the summer, because this houseplant is animal-friendly, your loyal animal friends are not in danger. A banana plant also has an air-purifying effect, yes! 

Strelitzia Augusta

This sturdy houseplant with large leaves is a real eye-catcher in any interior. Its roots lie in the tropics of Tenerife, where this houseplant gets a lot of sunlight. Make sure you put the Strelitzia Augusta in a place where it can catch a lot of direct sunlight. The Strelitzia Augusta consists largely of water and therefore also needs sufficient water. The Strelitzia has an air-purifying function! Perfect for the office or in the bedroom. 


The elephant ear, or Alocasia, is a tropical houseplant with large leaves. The Alocasia gives a tropical atmosphere to every room in your home. This green houseplant is indispensable in your urban jungle. Originally, this houseplant comes from India, where it is used to a lot of sunlight. Give this houseplant a place with a lot of direct sunlight, so that the Alocasia will  come into its own and can grow into an even larger houseplant. The Alocasia needs a little more care than the average large houseplant. This houseplant has a great need for water.

Alocasia Wentii

This large, sturdy houseplant has a height of 140 cm and, if you take good care of it, can grow into a houseplant of 160 cm height! His roots lie in tropical areas of Southeast Asia. Due to its origin, the Alocasia is  used to a lot of sunlight. Pay attention to this before you take this houseplant into your home. It is important to keep the soil of the Alocasia Wentii well moist and to regularly check that the houseplant does not dry out.

Alocasia Zebrina

This cool houseplant looks special and has striking leaves. The Alocasia Zebrina is a super popular houseplant, which is characterized by the stripes on the stems. This is how this houseplant gets its name. The Alocasia Zebrina is 100 cm when delivered and can grow to a height of 140 cm! Make sure you water this houseplant every week and give it a place in full sun. For example, put it close to the window! 

Alocasia Polly 

The Alocasia Polly is known for its pointed leaves with beautiful, white veins. This houseplant gives green leaves throughout the year. Do you have very curious pets and children walking around at home? Then this houseplant is not suitable for your home. It is poisonous. The Alocasia Polly loves sunlight and requires quite a bit of attention. Give this tropical houseplant a place in full sun and make sure it gets enough water every week. 

Spiral cactus

Cacti generally have little need for water, despite the fact that they like to be in full sun. Water this small houseplant no more than 1 time every two weeks. When this houseplant is delivered to you, it has a height of 40 cm. You can place this cactus in the windowsill near the window, which this houseplant likes. The cactus survives in every home and can take a beating. Also perfect for people who don't have the time or desire to take care of houseplants. 

Areca Palm 

The golden palm, better known as Areca Palm, is a green houseplant of up to 180 cm high! If you give this tropical palm the right care, it can grow into a houseplant of 210 cm high. Don't have a green thumb? Then this Areca Palm is a perfect fit for you. Just remember, every houseplant needs some love and attention every now and then. But in return, you get a fresh air back, because this palm is an air-purifying houseplant. Place the palm in full sun and water it weekly. 

Houseplants with a place in full sun at Green Bubble

Are you planning to refresh your interior by purchasing houseplants? It can be difficult to make a choice from all the different types of houseplants. Green Bubble is happy to help you on your way by dividing the plant species into special categories. In this category you have been able to read about houseplants that like to be in full sun. These houseplants absolutely do not do well in the shade. So always pay attention to the ideal location of the houseplant when you buy a houseplant!

The houseplants in this selection are generally large and tall. Many of these houseplants have large leaves. The Strelitzia is an air-purifying houseplant, and although the large leaves of this houseplant offer your pets the perfect shade spot in the summer, this houseplant is really not animal-friendly! An animal-friendly houseplant is, for example, the Musa, which is also called banana plant. 

Order your new houseplants easily via our webshop. You will receive your houseplant within 1 to 4 days at home in a unique Green Bubble shipping box. These specially designed shipping boxes prevent your new green friends from falling over while shipping. This way we assure you that your houseplant will be brought to your home in top condition!


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