Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I desperately need some of that feng shui good karma of live plants in my house but normally they either die or commit suicide....found this resource on plants that are hard to kill....

Low light conditions are always a challenge for the indoor gardener, so help is here: check out this list of low light plants that will survive (and sometimes thrive) with the least amount of light.

1. Lucky Bamboo
talked to one grower recently who said he wanted to see what would happen in he grew a pot of lucky bamboo in his dark bedroom. Two years later, the plant was still thriving. So here it is: the world's best indoor shade plant.
can be grown as hanging or trailing plants, in baskets or pots. Spider plants will survive for a long, long time in less-than-ideal light conditions, including even artificial light.
3. Golden Pothos Vine
I'm still surprised by the conditions I see these plants thriving in. Dark. Dry. Just totally un-plantlike. If you're looking for a sure-thing in shady conditions, try a pot of Golden Pothos.
4. Ferns
Not all ferns will thrive in shady corners, but it's safe to say that many of the finest are easily suited to low-light conditions.
5. Snake Plant and Mother-In-Law's Tongue
The sansevieria species are some of the best low-light plants. They're striking looking, and strikingly easy to grow.
6. Dracaena
This group includes the Ti Plants, D. Draco and other dracaena species. They're great plants for low-light conditions.
7. Aechmea Bromeliads
Surprised to see a tropical bromeliad on the list? Then try these out. Aechmea are commonly sold in flower, and a flowering aechmea will often hold its bloom and shape for months and months in poor light or artificial light conditions.

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