Summa loving; had me a blaaassstt. It's summertime, and that means the sun is out in full force. Meet our favourite sun-loving plants that LOVE summer just as much as we do! There are many house plants that come from the tropics, and therefore thrive in the sun.
These plants love to soak up the rays, and they'll make your home feel extra cheerful this season. Read on for more info on each plant, and find out how to keep them healthy and flourishing all summer long.
Our Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata) loves the sun. She's a native of South Africa and is used to the heat. A popular branched succulent shrub, she has thick, glossy green leaves that are beautiful in any light. However, she really comes alive in the sun.
Her leaves seem to glow, and she emits a subtle yet stunning scent that is sure to please anyone who spends time in her company. In short, she is the perfect plant for anyone who wants to add a bit of beauty and elegance to their home.
Olea (our Olive Tree) is a summer girlie who loves the sun. She's originally from the Mediterranean Basin, so she's used to hot weather. However, people are often surprised to learn that she can actually withstand bad weather quite well.
Despite her tough exterior, Olea still prefers to spend her time outdoors in the sun. So if you're looking for a plant that can brighten up your garden or patio, is the perfect choice!
Marty, our Areca palm, definitely loves the sun. No surprise there - after all, this powerful palm originates from Central America where hot and sunny weather is the norm. Marty thrives on plenty of bright, filtered sunlight but is a slow grower.
We're patient though. We'll just enjoy his handsome good looks while we wait patiently for him to reach his full potential!
Jim, John, Jane
Jim, John and Jane are the ultimate sun loving trio. The majority of cacti species need warm and sunny weather to survive. In fact, most cacti are native to desert regions where they have adapted to store water in their leaves and protect themselves from the sun with spines or prickly exteriors. There are more than 2,500 different species of cacti in the world, making them one of the most diverse groups of plants on the planet.
While they come in all shapes and sizes, cacti have one thing in common: they love the sun. So if you're looking to add a bit of desert flair to your home, be sure to give your cactus plenty of sunshine.
If you're looking to add a touch of paradise to your home, you’ve come to the right place. Also known as the crane flower or Strelitzia, Cranerys is a striking plant is native to South Africa and gets its name from its spectacular flowers, which resemble the colourful plumage of tropical birds. While the bird of paradise is tolerant of most growing conditions, it does have one unusual requirement: it needs bright light, but not direct sunlight.
If you placed your bird of paradise in a sunny windowsill, for example, it would soon begin to suffer from sunburn. Instead, indirect light is best, all year-round. And while the bird of paradise is typically a cheerful plant, it doesn't like the cold: temperatures below 10°C can damage its leaves. So if you're looking to add a little bit of paradise to your home, keep your bird of paradise happy by giving it bright light and moderate temperatures
Jacques is the perfect addition to your home. He's funky, he's cool, and he's always in dire need of some sun. Jacques, our fishbone cactus, is also known as the Zig Zag Cactus or Ric Rac Cactus. He loves bright, direct sunlight and will do best in a sunny spot in your home.
With his unique shape and easy-care requirements, Jacques is sure to be a conversation starter in your home. So if you're looking for a plant that is both unique and low-maintenance, Jacques is the perfect choice for you.
It's no secret that plants make us happy. Studies have shown that having plants in our homes can boost our mood, reduce stress levels, and even improve our cognitive function. So if you're looking for a way to spread some summertime cheer, why not give your green friend a new lease on life by giving them a sunny spot in your home? Not only will your plant be happier, but you'll reap the benefits as well.