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Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

By dave
January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jan 21, 2016 4:05 PM CST
I have never met a plant that was easier to care for than this one, and its beautiful shiny foliage really stands out in the shade.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Jan 22, 2016 12:28 PM CST
Oh yes! I love this plant too! Makes me look like a good gardener all the time! Hilarious! Hilarious! I especially like when it starts to grow new shoots, after doing almost nothing the rest of the year, it suddenly shows a dose of life! It is such a low maintenance plant, never worries me when I have to be away for weeks, it survives very well.

Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
Jan 22, 2016 8:07 PM CST
I so wish I could plant these outside--How cool would that be? That would mean I'd live somewhere warm in the winter Hilarious!
They are about the easiest houseplant ever, but they do get huge Blinking and impressive. I have two now, with 6+ wing spans!
No offense intended here, but we kind of have a thing for calling plants by the wrong names intentionally around my place. Since joing ATP, the ZZ was christened when my boyfriend was helping to move some plants around and he said "Where do you want this ZuZu plant?" Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jan 22, 2016 9:48 PM CST
What a beautiful plant this one is! When I was still working, I kept one in a large West window, by the time I retired it filled out the window. My boss at the time took over the care, he liked it very much too. I never let it dry out and at one point raised the plant in its pot to expose a bit of the gorgeous fat roots. I wish I still had a picture.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
Feb 1, 2016 11:03 PM CST
Here is a funny picture I just took--new growth is always so cool on this plant!
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is it just me? or does that steer look hungry Blinking

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