A balcony/light problem over the horizon
I forgot about the wife's tropical plants. She will need Northern exposure and I will need Southern exposure. So far the only solution I can think of is that she gets an apartment across the hall from me. I don't think she will go for that and I know she won't throw them out. Maybe she can through a few out and keep the rest buy the glass door. In the photo below the space the plants occupy is 10' deep and 6' wide.
Here is a link that might be useful: John's Journal