Indoor Plants That Love The Dark

Aspidistra, commonly known as the Cast Iron plant, has beautified my drawing rooms of many an otherwise drab Victorian English manor, and now charms my suburban Sydney brick home.

Aspidistra is described as one of the hardest and most adaptable indoor plants. Its long blades of slim dark green and white leaves shoot straight out from the soil , up to 75 cm in height and 15 cm wide. It is such a low maintenance plant, which  need very low light, average temperature and humidity and just occasional watering.

If you are planning to start a gardening  inside your house then my suggestion is use Low-light plants. Low light plants are defined as those that can survive in 20 to 55 foot candles – just enough light to read by comfortably. You can easily find these plants in your local garden center nursery. Five other plants that fall into the category of low light plants are :

Aglonema (Chinese Evergreen) – prefer moderate light and adapt well to low light. It has large dark green oval then shaped leathery leaves, developing a Caney base.

Draconian deremensis varieties (Fortune Plants) which are slender leafed and usually white variegated. The Drachaena family is Caney plants crested with decorative rosettes of straplike foliage.

Holly fern- Boston fern is a Fishbone type of fern that will remain in low light for  more than three months but to rejuvenate it needs to spend in brighter light to rejuvenate.

Neanthe Bella or Parlor Palm- plant this at home, which is more suited to low light situations than most palms.

If you are finding it difficult to find a plant that will brighten up your dark corner, then try any one of these above mentioned plants.




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