Want to bring some tropical element to your space? These two will do the job. Bird of paradise will deliver instant exotic look with its large paddle shaped leaves, and Heartleaf philodendron will remind you of a jungle once its cascading stems grow longer.
South or southwest-facing windows. Direct sunlight.
East or West facing windows. Partial, filtered or indirect sunlight.
North-facing windows. No more then 20 feet from the window. Bright fluorescent light at least 8-10 hours a day.
Note: if you can’t read a book as it is too dark in a certain areas than it is too dark for any plant as well.
Window direction is not the only factor to understand your light situation. What is outside the window makes a big difference. Another building, large tree, etc. will block direct light and will effect lighting environment.