Lighting for Interior Landscape Design

Lighting for Interior Landscape Design

Graphic showing lighting for interior landscape design and supplemental indoor plant lighting

Light is the most critical requirement for any interior landscape installation. Proper lighting for interior landscape design will assure healthy and attractive indoor greenery. For this reason, we published a white paper on the subject, the Planterra Lighting Guide for Interior Landscape Design.


The guide provides insight on light measurement, natural and artificial light parameters and sources, acclimatized foliage, plant placement, geographic considerations, benefits to plants and people and more about indoor landscape lighting.  It also includes a list of plants based on their tolerance to low-, medium- and high-light environments.


This white paper was written as a tool for architects, landscape architects, interior designers and other professionals looking to create environments where both plants and people can thrive. Lighting interior landscapes does not need to be inconvenient, indoor plant lighting can be a beautiful part of any installation and can be achieved with supplemental indoor landscape lighting or by optimizing existing spaces. The comprehensive guide is also designed to help the reader optimize client investments in and the longevity of the interior landscapes they design.




Download the Planterra Guide to Lighting for Interior Landscape Design



Table of contents



Light for Subsistence vs. Growth

The Benefits of Acclimatized Shade-Grown Foliage

Natural Light: Window and Skylight Glazing and Exposure

Lighting Location and Plant Placement

Artificial Light Parameters and Sources

Light Benefits for Plants and People

Basic Lighting Recommendations for Interior Landscapes

Plant Species Recommendations by Light Tolerance Levels

Living Walls: Special Considerations





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