Low-Maintenance Plants for Bright Summer Days - The Horti House

Low-Maintenance Plants for Bright Summer Days

Summer is around the corner and with it comes the blazing sun and longer, brighter days (we hope!).

Whilst the season can bring challenges for some indoor and outdoor plants, there are many low-maintenance plants that thrive in the bright light and warm conditions that come with summer.

Let’s explore some of the resilient and sun-loving plants you should be offering your customers as we move into summer!  

Succulents: Most succulents thrive in bright, direct sunlight and need at least 6 hours of natural light per day. They should be watered sparingly once the surface is dry and they should never be left standing in water.

Cacti: Cacti enjoy getting plenty of sunlight and benefit from direct light, making them suitable for the warmest and sunniest spot. They only require infrequent watering once the surface is dry, excess water should be drained away.

Dracaena: Although lovers of bright light, Dracaena can suffer from scorched leaves if in direct sunlight, so it’s best to pop them in a bright position with indirect or dappled light. They don’t require a lot of water and prefer damp but not wet soil.

Musa: Plenty of bright light is important for Musa, partial shade or full sun near a south facing window is ideal for this tropical plant. They can be watered regularly but don’t keep the soil wet otherwise root rot will creep in.

Strelitzia: They love plenty of bright, indirect light so somewhere with indirect or dappled light is ideal for Strelitzia. They prefer most of their soil damp so only let the top layer dry out before watering again. 

Here are some tips to share with your customers to ensure they get the most out of their plants this summer…

1. Placement: Ensure your plants are placed in spots where they receive the appropriate amount of light. South-facing windows are usually ideal for bright light lovers.

2. Watering: Overwatering is a common mistake and most low-maintenance and sun-loving plants prefer to dry out between waterings. Always check the soil before watering.

3. Repotting: When repotting, make sure to use well-draining soil and pots with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging and root rot.

4. Humidity: While most of these plants are drought-tolerant, some indoor environments can be too dry. A gentle misting can help, especially during hot days.


To attract customers looking for effortless, summer plants, create a low-maintenance plant collection with care tips to draw customers to the range and give them the confidence to look after their plants. Highlighting the ease of care, resilience and appeal of these plants will empower your customers to buy the right plants and boost customer loyalty for future seasons.  

These sun-loving plants not only thrive in bright conditions but also require minimal care, making them ideal for the holiday season and plant novices. By incorporating these low-maintenance plants into your range, your customers can enjoy vibrant, thriving greenery all summer long with minimal effort. 

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