The Best Housplants for Direct Sun: 7 Sun-Loving Beauty -- Every plant requires sunlight, either direct or indirect light. There are plants that survive even with little sunlight. However, some plants prefer direct sunlight. Sun-loving plants will shine more and grow well in direct sunlight. These plants would make great decorating ideas for a roofless patio or garden. Find it out in The Best Houseplants for Direct Sun: 7 Sun-Loving Beauty.

1. Croton


Croton is a tropical plant. They thrive in warm outdoor temperatures and despise cold weather. Croton grow best in planting zone 9-10, such as Florida. This plant can be left to grow as a border plant for home landscaping or simply let the croton grow in a pot in the pool corner.

2. Aloe vera


Aloe vera is a succulent plan. This spiky leaf plant does best in dry conditions. You can give the aloe vera 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day. Place it in open window facing south or west. Allow the soil to dry before watering again to avoid over-watering the aloe vera, which can kill it.

3. Cactus


A cactus may be the first plant that comes to mind when you think of a sun-loving plant. This is completely correct. Cacti are desert plants that thrive in direct sunlight. Cacti, like aloe vera, require watering only when the soil completely dry. Good care will reward you with a beautiful cactus flower like this one.

4. Areca palm


Areca palm grows well indoors or outdoors. You can grow this lovely leafy plant in a partially sunny or full-sun location. Make sure the area where you grow it receives at least 4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight per day. Planted outside in the best growing conditions, it will grow lush and reward you with a true tropical vibe.

5. Succulents


You can choose an echevaria succulent that's good as an outdoor garden succulent all year round. This succulent thrives in bright sunlight and warm climates. They grow well even when neglect. With optimal care, succulents will grow which makes anyone amazed when they sees them.



Agave is a succulent whose leaves grow tightly arranged in circles that overlap one another. The thick fleshy leaves are lanceolate in shape with the tip overgrown with tapered spines. It's a perfect plant for garden with warm area. Agave or the century plant can grow in either gravelly or sandy. Just make sure the soil is not wet.

7. String of Pearls


String of pearls prefers to be placed in a spot that receives  more direct sunlight in morning. The warm direct sunlight in the morning will keep them happy. Place them in a windows with southern or eastern exposure to keep the plant get morning direct sunlight and more indirect light in the afternoon.

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