The indoor plant in the photos below was moved outside into the sun for just a few hours.  The leaves were badly damaged and will fail in a matter of weeks due to direct exposure to the sun.  Indoor plants have adjusted to interior lighting and will not typically adjust to the direct outdoor sunlight — this is true even with indoor plants that need a lot of light.  Sudden exposure to direct sunlight is too stressful so avoid the temptation to take an indoor plant outside to give it some light.

Sunburned Plant Leaves on Indoor Plants

Sunburned Plant Leaves on Indoor Plants

These leaves should be bright green with yellow variegated edges.  The brown is due to direct exposure to the sun.

Sun Damaged Indoor Plant Leaves

Sun Damaged Indoor Plant Leaves

Sun Damaged Next To Healthy Indoor Plant Leaves

Sun Damaged Next To Healthy Indoor Plant Leaves

Indoor plants thrive a bright indirect light from windows.  If your plant does not have access to light from windows, bright lights on for 12-18 hours per day will also work.

Different types of indoor plant require different amounts of light.
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