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What plants do well w/very little sunlight?

What plants do well w/very little sunlight?
Posted by Annette from KS on 2005-05-05 02:11:00

My apartment get's very little sunlight. I have only two rooms w/windows...

The living room has a decent sized window but I'm on the top floor and the way that roof extends past the building casts a shadown.

My bedroom window faces the next building so I get even less sunlight in there.

I'd really like to add a couple of plants that do well with less light. Thanks so much!

Annette
  • low light plants
    Posted by andi from bc can. on 2005-05-14 02:12:00

    Hi Annette, one of my favorite lower light plants would be the aglaonema (chinese evergreen), the spathiphyllum (peace lily), sanseveieria(snake plant),or aspidistra(cast iron plant) will all take a lower level of light. The dracaena marginata or dracaena fragrans will also tolerate low light. You want to make sure that you don't over water these plants because your not going to have the heat or light to dry them out as fast. there's a few ideas for you i hope this helps you out.
  • low light plants
    Posted by Cathy from Ohio on 2005-05-14 01:33:00

    Off the top of my head...
    most dracaena can be used in low light. (marginata, corn plants) I've had raphis (sp?) palms in next to no light...Most plants will do better in higher light conditions, but look for plants that are marked for low light and you should be alright.
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