Direct sun houseplants you like
I live in Maine, but I have large southern windows that get some great winter sun combined with significant sun reflected off water. I get quite a good bit of winter sun! I'm new to this house, but I'd really love to see how some real sun lovers perform. I'm going to try keeping useful things like thyme indoors in winter (next year) and see how they do. During summer I can put the plants outdoors in part sun/shade to get some good fresh air and more light during their growing season.
What houseplants have you tried that like direct sun? Most of the tropical houseplants are shaded tropicals, but I know there are some out there (other than traditional cactus) that can handle direct rays. So far I've got some jade, which I think can handle it. Some other "bright" light plants I'm trying are bromeliads, sempervivum, asparagus fern (asparagus densiflorus), flapjack kalanchoe, blue chalk sticks. These all aren't typically "sun lovers," but they all are supposed to do well in bright light, so I'm giving it a try and watching for signs of stress/burning. They've all been in front of the windows less than one week.