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Houseplants that don't need full sun?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Flere-Imsaho, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I seem to have ended up with all my plants in the conservatory and none anywhere else. I have a number of east and west facing windowsills and a few darker hallways - any advice?
  2. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I have a dracaena, a parlour palm, a sansevieria and several spider plants that all thrive without a lot of light.
  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I've just been looking at those on Amazon!
  4. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Peace lily, philodendron and calathea don't like direct sunlight.
  5. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    They are also called 'mother in law's tongue'. ;) I think they are v attractive and seem to survive neglect.
  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    *googles Xena's suggestions quickly*
  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    My Swedish Ivy thrived in the gloom of my hall. Until I over-watered it ( when will I ever learn??) and I had to rescue what I could as the main stalk died.
  8. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Peace Lilies can be found in any shop. Tesco, B&Q - they all stock them. Might get one myself to replace my gorgeous Swedish Ivy (which I bought online)
  9. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    mother in laws tongue is especially good in bedrooms as it, like bromeliads, absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen at night. ivy is great for darker spots, and I dont think you can beat an orchid in a bathroom.
  10. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I can kill an orchid just by looking at it. Going to take a list to the garden centre in a few days and see what I can find!

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