Indoor Low-Light Recommendations

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Indoorplant, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. I have a lot of plants in my apartment, but they don't grow well, because my place is direct face the north and doesn't have any sunlight. Would you recommend what plant can grow in my place?

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  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum sp., comes to mind. Also, these two palms are rather shade-tolerant: Parlour Palm, Chamaedorea elgans; Lady Palm, Rhapis excelsa.
     
  3. Newt

    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Here you go.

    The links will show that the 'Exposure' is 'low' which means low light. Some plants that come to mind for low light situations would be:

    Butterfly Nepthytis or Arrowhead Phillodendron - Syngonium
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Syngonium.html

    Philodendron - many types
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Philodendron.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Monstera_deliciosa.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Philodendron_domesticum.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Philodendron_scandens.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Philodendron_selloum.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Philodendron_nutans.html

    Cast Iron plant - Aspidistra elatior
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Aspidistra_elatior.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Aspidistra_elatior_Var.html

    Chinese evergreen - Aglaonema pseudobracteatum
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Aglaonema_pseudobract.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Aglaonema_commutatum.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Aglaonema_Silver_Queen.html

    Sanseveria - both the tall snake plant aka mother in law's tongue and the bird's nest type
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Sansevieria_trifasciata.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Sansevieria_trifas_Golden.html

    Grape Ivy - Cissus rhombifolia
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Cissus_rhombifolia.html
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Cissus_rhombifolia_Ellen.html

    Peace Lily or White Sails - Spathiphyllum
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Spathiphyllum.html

    Plume flower - Jacobinia
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Jacobinia_sp.html

    Pothos Ivy - Epipremnum aureum
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Epipremnum_aureum.html

    Swiss Cheese Plant - Monstera obliqua
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Monstera_obliqua.html

    Botanical Wonder or Tree Ivy or - x Fatshedera lizei
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/x_Fatshedera_lizei.html

    Tree Ivy or Japanese Aralia - Fatsia japonica
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/Fatsia_japonica.html

    You can use this site to check out any other recommendations.
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/indexcommon.html

    Here's a site that gives all kinds of info on growing houseplants.
    http://www.ourgardengang.com/containerpotting.htm

    Newt
     
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    Wow thanks for all the suggestions!!
     
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    You can call your local nursery/nurseries and inquire about the philo in question. They "might" be able to order one for you. You might also be able to find it online.
     

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