Houseplants forum: Office plant

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Oct 29, 2014 12:28 PM CST
We are trying to green up our office. Very large room with no windows, no natural light. Just fluorescent lighting. So far we just have some Parlor Palms, pothos, and snake plant. I really love Prayer plants, Maranta leuconeura. But I wonder if this type of lighting will be okay. Can someone advise?

And if not perhaps offer some suggestions.

Thanks!
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plantladylin
Oct 29, 2014 3:09 PM CST
I grow a couple of Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen): http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/children/71544/ indoors with artificial light (lamps). We do have windows but they have that film to keep the heat out and it sure blocks most of the natural light, making the house quite dark. Two of my Aglaonema plants have been sitting in a dark corners for many months without any issues.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) will tolerate low light situations: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Peace+Lily&button...

Any indoor plant will appreciate being moved outside at some point for a bit of fresh air and perhaps a flush with a garden hose. Maybe in spring they could be taken home for a weekend getaway. Green Grin!
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Plantomaniac08
Oct 29, 2014 6:10 PM CST
I believe a 'Prayer Plant' would be fine with office lighting. I'd recommend a humidity tray though as they appreciate higher humidity than your "average" houseplants.

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Oct 29, 2014 6:17 PM CST
Thank you both for the info
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2015 9:21 AM CST
How are things going with your low light plants?
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 2, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Pretty good. Mostly pothos and parlour palms

But the Anthurium is fine too
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 2, 2015 11:54 AM CST
Nice looking plants! TY for the update.
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 2, 2015 12:14 PM CST
You are welcome. Thank you for asking. I want to add more. But I'm not the one taking care of them so I won't overwhelm that crew!
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 3, 2015 7:42 AM CST
Yeah, let the addiction creep up on them slowly... LOL!
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