Paul Swingle's Blog
We've all been there. You're excited to put life into your home with houseplants. The problem is that they keep dying. Whether you have a jet black thumb or just a brown thumb, it is hard for you to find plants that will last long enough to get their benefits. There are different things to take into consideration with this challenge, including watering and soil type and quality, but lighting is specifically one of them. Here are a few ideas that do not require much light.
Also called Swedish Ivy (it is neither a creeper or an ivy; instead it is a trailer), this plant may be among one of the most forgiving for plant novices and those with black thumbs. Creeping Charlie plant thrives in a variety of conditions including light, water, and soil combination making it very low maintenance. Another special thing about this plant is that it grows very well in hanging planters giving you options on where to put it.
Many different fern plant options
Ferns thrive in low light conditions. A couple of varieties of fern are the Maidenhair and Silver Lace. The Maidenhair fern has small, delicate leaves that set it apart from the typical house plant with the usual broad, thicker blade. The Silver Lace has a leaf that is long and skinny with a graduated light color to it.
Mosses are great options for low light as moss varieties are known for thriving in low light conditions. If you have a place that you want to put a plant that only gets glimpses of sunlight, then this could be perfect for you. This type of plant can go into terrariums that you can get pre-made, in a kit or you can put together yourself.
If your kitchen is where you are looking to put a low light plant mint might be just the thing for you. You will be able to harvest fresh mint for teas and such. Plus this plant gives off a pleasant scent to brighten the room.
All the benefits with the expertise of a professional to help you
Plants give the advantage of a little life, fresh air and pleasant aroma that can help make your house feel like a home. If you need answers or additional help finding the plant that will be right for you and your home, visit a local garden center where they will be able to assist you.