7 Houseplants Built to Thrive in Near Darkness


Ricardo ElisiárioAt times we are reluctant to bring home new plants because the ones we already have seem to be doing just fine and we’re afraid that the only free spots there are indoors aren’t bright enough to foster the healthy growth of most species.

However, there are some exceptions that show how not all plants are needy of shiny locations. Here’s a list of the seven best indoor plants you could find if your need is to fill in the darkest corners of your room.

Silver Vine (Scindapsus pictus)

The first thing you need to know about silver vines in regard to full shade is that they’ll mostly lose their variegation, being left with leaves that look a bit less peculiar. Just be sure to keep this plant moist during summertime by regularly spraying its creeping body that can grow as tall as you allow it, may there only be a moss pole for it to grip the roots on.

People will be right in saying this one is a little harder to tend to than the next plants on this list, but still, its place here is rightly earned because the beauty and vigor of this vine are notorious. Choose to put it on a well-illuminated area, free from direct sun, but again, even if you have to leave it to itself on the shadiest of corners, that will make the spotting fade away but its gracious looks are granted to still prevail.

Nerve Plant (Fittonia spp.)

6/17/2019 10:20:30 AM

I really would like to have seen photos of the plants you talked about

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