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Dec 29, 2015 4:19 PM CST
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Hi

Could u pls suggest a plant/palm that copes in full sun in summer and no sun in winter that i can plant in a pot.
Also can u tell me a plant that is narrow (to hide a window) that doesn't need much water and pruning.
Thanks
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Dec 29, 2015 4:25 PM CST

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Welcome! rabbit. Could you let us know your location so we can give more appropriate advice?
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Dec 29, 2015 11:07 PM CST
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Hi rabbit, and Welcome!

For a narrow, low maintenance plant to hide a window you can't beat Sanseveria, commonly known as Snake Plant.
Here's a link to some pictures of it in our database - they come in a lot of different colors of variegated leaves, as well as shapes and sizes but the most common ones are tall and narrow like these:
Mother-in-law's tongue (Dracaena trifasciata 'Laurentii')

Not too many indoor plants will do well with "full sun in summer and no sun in winter" though. Most plants that are suited to growing indoors need good light of varying degrees all year.

As Dutchlady said, it will help us a lot if you can let us know whereabouts (just your city, state or province, or country) you are. Relative light levels in summer, and temperature variations vary with latitude, altitude and of course humidity where you live plays a part in growing your plants too.
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Dec 30, 2015 8:01 AM CST
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Hi & welcome!

There is no plant that would live outside in full sun for summer, then inside w/o sun in winter. But if you have a window, you should be able to have some kind of plants inside. Do you have any shade outside at all?

To block the view through a window, hanging plants and vines on trellises can help a lot. And another vote for snake plants doing that job also.
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Dec 30, 2015 10:43 PM CST
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Your location would tell us how hot you summers are and how cold your winters are. But i like Asparagus Fern in pots, hanging pots and in ground. They stay out all year in my Zone 9a. They seem to handle drought conditions though like regular watering. And they tolerate out cold, though a freeze would be rough on them, they bounce back each spring. For variation, I use Foxtail fern as similar plant.
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Dec 31, 2015 7:49 AM CST
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Just thought about plants that go dormant (asleep, not growing) for winter. If you are interested in that, there are quite a few possibilities, especially if you have a basement or garage that's cool but above freezing.
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