Indoor Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Millbrook, AL
Question by SMRibeiro7
March 14, 2000
I don't have many windows in the house. Are there any plants that don't need much sunlight? What type of soil and feeding would you recommend?

Answer from NGA
March 14, 2000


There are several foliage plants that will grow under the conditions you describe, but none that produce flowers. You can brighten a corner of a dark room by purchasing pots of annual plants in flower and then discarding them after a month or two. Houseplants prefer growing in regular potting soil, and appreciate being fed regularly during the spring and summer months when they're most actively growing. You can use a half-strength dilution of a liquid fertilizer and feed every 3-4 weeks, or a quarter-strength dilution and feed every time you water.

Under low light conditions try growing sansevieria, aglaonema, aspidistra, fittonia, philodendron, ficus, parlor palm or sword fern.

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