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Houseplants Without Light

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Jo06-Apr-01 08:44 AM EST   
Gerald Filipski06-Apr-01 10:42 AM EST   
glen06-Apr-01 04:08 PM EST   
Michelle09-Apr-01 11:57 AM EST   
Will Creed09-Apr-01 07:13 PM EST   

Subject: Houseplants Without Light
From: Jo
Date: 06-Apr-01 08:44 AM EST

What are some easy to grow house plants that don't require alot of direct sun?

Subject: RE: Houseplants Without Light
From: Gerald Filipski
Date: 06-Apr-01 10:42 AM EST

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema), Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) also is known as Mother-in-law's Tongue or Bowstring Hemp, Peace Lily or Spathiphyllum, and even Rubber plants will do very nicely in low light conditions. Just make sure you don't move the rubber plant. It hates any relocation. Hope this helps.

Cheers, Gerald Filipski-Gardening Columnist- Edmonton Journal

Subject: RE: Houseplants Without Light
From: glen
Date: 06-Apr-01 04:08 PM EST

Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum). Usually found in the smaller potted plants section at dept stores, this is the vine that has sort of heart shaped/spade shaped leaves with markings of white, yellow, or just plain green. Thrives in a wide range of conditions, great for hanging pots. Easy to propagate. Grows anywhere, in fact in it's native homeland where it grows wild it is considered somewhat invassive. As a potted houseplant, it is great though.

Other ones: cast iron plant, most ivy's.

Subject: RE: Houseplants Without Light
From: Michelle
Date: 09-Apr-01 11:57 AM EST

Hi Jo, I've found that Grape Ivy (Rhoicissus rhomboidea)doesn't need much light or humidity. It grows very quickly. It takes a lot of neglect (I've got it up on top of a cupboard and I forget to water it sometimes). I was given a small plant 18 months ago and I split it 3 months ago into 4 good sized plants to share with friends.

Subject: RE: Low light Houseplants
From: Will Creed
Date: 09-Apr-01 07:13 PM EST

Dracaena massangeana (corn plant) and dracaena 'Janet Craig'are also excellent low light plants. However, low light is not "no light." Even low light plants require at least 10 hours of good reading light to do well.

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