Plant suggestions for low light/dark living room

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  1. Plant Newbie

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    Can anyone recommend some plants for a low light/dark living room (West facing).

    Thanks!

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Aspidistra.
     
  3. Plant Newbie

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    Thanks, can you suggest anything that would grow upward and survive in low light?Any indoor trees?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Cissus rhombifolia climbing/trailing from a pot hanging from the ceiling would also do well.
     
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    I have dracaena in a darkest corner in my north-facing office at work. It is progressing well.
     
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    Any number of Chamaedorea species would do well there... People are also known to keep Araucaria heteropylla (Norfolk Island Pine) in such conditions.
     
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    any of the above...also peace lily and 'lucky bamboo' which is actually a type of draceana.

    some hoya would do well in west-facing situation as well...
     
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    You might also like to try aglaonema (chinese evergreen) syngonium, philos, Sansevieria (snake plant) Chlorophytum orchidastrum (fire flash) and reg spider plants ficus elastica (rubber plant) ferns, and avs.
     
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    Wow, thanks for the tips! Quick question, do you think an umbrella plant could survive in low light conditions?
     
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    i would put it close to the window...like right in that corner that's right next to it. that should be enough light for it.
     

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