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Advice on very low light plants

Posted by jwahlton 9 (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 7, 11 at 11:33

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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RE: Advice on very low light plants

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


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RE: Advice on very low light plants

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.


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RE: Advice on very low light plants

S. Trifasciata will probably work.


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RE: Advice on very low light plants

  • Posted by donaldb 5B Worcester MA (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 8, 11 at 13:20

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.


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RE: Advice on very low light plants

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.


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