Sierra Water Gardens helps you choose the right plants to decorate your space

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) — When choosing a new plant to bring home, it’s important to consider the space you want to put it in before choosing one. Because different plants need different types of lighting, knowing where a plant will live will help you choose something that will thrive.

The owner of Sierra Water Gardens in Reno, Samantha Stremmel, stopped by Morning Break to show what types of plants fall under each lighting category.

If you have a dark corner that you want to brighten up with a plant, choose one of the following options:


  • ZZ Factory
  • snake plant
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Aglonema
  • cast iron factory

Lagging behind:

  • Pothos
  • Philodendron
  • Ivy (not recommended)

For plants that need filtered or bright indirect light (and gentle morning sun too), choose one of these options:


  • Dracena
  • Schefflera
  • Alocasia
  • Begonia
  • snake plant
  • Monstere
  • Delight
  • Ficus (violin leaf, rubber tree, etc.)
  • Bird of Paradise

Lagging behind:

These plants need lots of light and full sun:


  • Bird of Paradise
  • Euphorbia
  • Cactus
  • Dwarf citrus
  • Delicious
  • ponytail palm
  • Olivier
  • snake plant

Lagging behind:

To choose the plant that’s best for you and your happy place, follow Sierra Water Gardens on Facebook and Instagram.

Visit them at 2055 Dickerson Road in Reno.

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