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The location of a houseplant is very important. If a houseplant is best placed in semi-shade, the best location to place this houseplant is about 2-3 feet from the window.

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The location of a houseplant is very important. When a houseplant is best placed in half-shade , the best location to place this houseplant is about 2-3 meters away from the window. Do you want to place your new houseplant directly in front of a window? Then only do that in front of a window on the North, so your houseplant does not get too much sunlight. Other locations to place the green houseplants in this category are, for example, next to a window, under a balcony or in front of a small window. Why for a smaller window? Less sunlight will shine in here! 

Why are these houseplants in half-shade?

These houseplants absolutely cannot stand direct sunlight. If you do put these houseplants in direct sunlight, the leaves will dry out and the houseplant will not last long. Half-shade also means normal daylight. The most important thing is that these houseplants do not end up in full sun! So they can have a little sunlight. 

What happens if you put these houseplants in full sun?

If your houseplant is too much in full sun, the leaves will discolor. Usually these then turn yellow. When you put houseplants that are used to full sun in the shade, you will quickly notice a difference in the growth of the houseplant. In addition, the leaves will also fall out! So always pay attention to the ideal location for the houseplant that you purchase.

Types of half-shade houseplants from Green Bubble

There is a large number of indoor plants that belong to this category.  These green houseplants cannot withstand direct sunlight, but prefer to be in normal daylight.  Make sure you are aware of where your houseplant comes into its own. Are you looking for a colorful houseplant? Then an orchid is perfect for you! Do you have super curious children or pets that can't resist the interesting leaves? The Areca Palm is an animal-friendly houseplant!  

These 10 houseplants prefer to be in half-shade

In this category, more than 90 indoor plants can be found. To help you make a choice, we have made a selection of 10 houseplants that prefer not to be in full sun, but like a little shade.


There are many different types of orchids. The orchid is part of the Phalaenopsis family. If you have a pet walking around, you could probably imagine that your animal lover wants to take a bite of one of these beautiful flowers. However, this plant species is not poisonous and can therefore work well with children and pets. The orchid needs water every week. Too much water is bad for the orchid and the bright sunlight can not tolerate the orchid well. Therefore, put it in a place with half-shade.

Dracaena Green 

Aren't you a hero when it comes to taking care of green houseplants? The Dracaena Green is a striking, tropical houseplant that requires little care. This cool houseplant needs water 1 time every 3 to 6 weeks. Please note! The Dracaena can not stand too bright sunlight, but prefers to be in a place in half-shade. If you follow these steps neatly, it can hardly go wrong between you. In exchange for your attention, this houseplant gives you a freshly purified air. The perfect houseplant for your bedroom or office! 

Philodendron Atom 

This Philodendron Atom prefers to climb up  along a moss stick, but you can also keep the houseplant small by leading the suckers back. The choice is yours! This sturdy houseplant is characterized by its dark green leaves, which give this houseplant a striking appearance. When this houseplant is delivered to your home, it has a height of 30 cm, but with enough love and patience, the Philodendron Atom can grow up to 50 cm! Put this houseplant in half-shade, there it will have a good time. This houseplant has a great need for water, so check regularly whether the soil is moist. 

Areca Palm 

The Areca Palm is also called gold palm. This cool, green houseplant is 180 cm high when it arrives at your home. The tropical palm does not like the full sun, but when you give it a place in half-shade it will do its best to grow to 210 cm high. Give him enough water every week. The Areca Palm is a perfect houseplant for anyone without green fingers or little patience. This palm not only has few requirements in terms of care, it is also air-purifying. 


The Dieffenbachia is a green houseplant, which originally comes from the tropical rainforests of Central & North America. The striking drawings on the leaves of this houseplant give it a unique look. This houseplant is used to the climate of the rainforest. The humidity is high there, so it is important to keep the soil of the Dieffenbachia well moist as well. The Dieffenbachia likes indirect sunlight, so preferably place it in a place in half-shade.


This cool houseplant has become increasingly popular in recent years! His roots are in Zanzibar, Madagascar and Kenya. It can withstand heat well, but absolutely does not like direct sunlight. Therefore, place it in half-shade. Fun fact about the Zamioculcas: it stores water in its roots and in the trunk. As a result, you have to water this houseplant much less often. Check regularly if the soil is moist and  only water the Zamioculcas when the soil feels dry.

Hangplant Peperomia Pepperspot 

This trendy houseplant is a real eye-catcher in every interior! Nice to put on a cupboard or hang in a basket on the ceiling. This green houseplant has very small leaves, but can grow up to 30 cm. Would you rather not spend time taking care of your houseplants? Then you are undoubtedly a match! The Peperomia Pepperspot does not need much care. Place it in half-shade and water it once a week.  It can be as simple as that. 

 Monstera Delicious

The Monstera Deliciosa is a super popular houseplant, which is also known as a hole plant! This green houseplant is characterized by the holes in the leaves. Although this houseplant has a very innocent appearance, it is still very toxic to pets and children. What is very nice about this Monstera Deliciosa is its air-purifying function. Do not place this houseplant in full sun, but in half-shade. Make sure you give the Monstera enough water every week.

Hangplant Monstera Monkey Leaf

This sturdy hanging plant is a real eye-catcher in your interior. The houseplant species Monstera is undoubtedly familiar to you, because the Monstera is a very popular houseplant. This is also known as a hole plant! This green houseplant also has holes in the leaves, but a bit different from the classic Monstera. With the classic Monstera you can see that the holes are at the end of the leaves, but with the Monstera monkey leaf the holes are more towards the grain. The ends of the Monkey Leaf are closed. These roots of the Monstera Monkey Leaf are located in Central America and this houseplant is part of the Araceae family. Place it in half-shade, this is where it comes into its own.

Strelitzia Nicolai

The large, green leaves of the Strelitzia Nicolai give this houseplant a tropical look. Really indispensable in your urban jungle! Do you find it difficult to care for houseplants?  Don't worry. With this green houseplant it can hardly go wrong. This large houseplant is very easy to care for and does not ask much of you. The Strelitzia Nicolai originates from an area where the sun shines all day. Give the Strelitzia Nicolai a spot in half-shade, that's where it will bloom best!

Order half-shade houseplants at Green Bubble

Do you want to give your interior a new look through houseplants? There are so many different types of houseplants. Because of the endless possibilities, it can be difficult to make a choice. We are happy to help you on your way by making a selection of all types of houseplants, and hopefully give you an idea of all the possibilities. The houseplants in this category cannot withstand direct sunlight. In fact, they don't survive in full sun. It is very important  to give  these green friends a nice place in half-shade.

In this category, houseplants of different heights can be found. So there is something for everyone  ! Are you looking for a tropical houseplant? Then the Strelitzia is  a suitable houseplant for you. There are different types of Strelitzias. Please note, the Strelitzia is not an animal-friendly houseplant. So do not take these into your home when you have pets or children walking around. 

Order your new green friends easily through our webshop. We deliver your houseplant within 1 to 4 days at home in a unique Green Bubble shipping box. These specially designed shipping boxes prevent your new houseplants from falling over during shipping. This way you can be sure that your new houseplant will be brought to your home in top condition!


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