Advice on very low light plants

jwahlton(9B Kisimee)February 7, 2011

My house has literally no light coming in from the windows. I do have a bay window, but outside is a huge oak tree, so filtered light is coming in there. I'd like to put two matching floor plants there, but don't know which to get at Home Depot. So please give me some advice!

Thanks

Julia

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rennet_gw

You could try Sansevieria trifasciata, the old standby that will survive just about anything.
You might consider other forest floor plants such as Aglaonema.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 12:33PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi,

Floor sized plants sound large, if I were you I'd buy & try ONE plant & see how it fares before you buy TWO large ones (unless you've got money to burn).

You may have to try several plants before settling on one which doesn't mind the lack of light.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 3:14PM
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amccour

S. Trifasciata will probably work.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 11:11PM
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donaldb(5B Worcester, MA)

dracaenas
pothos
syngoniums
Chinese Evergreen
Peace lily
Calatheas
Birds nest fern
Aglaonemas
amioculcas
Wandering Jew, the Spider Plant, Rosary Vine and the Purple Heart
Yucca, Philodendron, Asparagus Fern, Cyclamen and various other ferns
Plants for the north window:
Aglaonema, maidenhair, aspidistra, asparagus, Aucuba, begonias angular biota eastern, gelksina, edged dracaena, dracaena fragrant, zigokaktus, saxifrage, Kalanchoe, karaguata red, groundsel krupnoyazychkovy (not variegated), ligodium Japanese, Monstera, Maranta, Peperomia rotundifolia, Peperomia gray and tupolistnaya, nightshade, paportniki, ivy, passionflower, sansevieriya, Epipremnum aureum, spatifillyum, selaginella, tolma, fatshidera, Fatsa, dwarf ficus, philodendron scansorial, Fitton, tsissus rombolistny, cineraria.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2011 at 1:20PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Sorry, but I MUST take exception to the above post.

First, the OP mentioned "two matching floor plants" which suggests large plants. Many of those you cite are not large.

Also, I have to disagree that these will do OK in VERY low light.

Those you've listed w/ which I disagree (not low light plants): let's not make problems for the OP:

Wandering Jew, Spider Plant, Rosary Vine

Asparagus Fern,

Don't know about a north window by zigokaktus (see more modern name, Xmas or Thanksgiving cactus,

Kalanchoe (not low light), ficus, philodendron, FittonIA,

Let's pls. try not to spread incorrect info.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2011 at 3:11PM
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