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Here are some good indoor low light houseplants

Postby sunkeeper » Sep 27, 2008 1:33 pm

Well, because summer is over, and some gardeners would like to know what plants do well with low light, here are a few to tempt you!
Chinese evergreen, cast iron plant, snake plant, peace lily.
You can view the link I have posted for you for some more low light indoor houseplants.



http://www.onlinegardener.com/pdf/11%20Low-light%20Loving%20Foliage%20Plants.pdf
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Re: Here are some good indoor low light houseplants

Postby evan » Oct 05, 2008 11:13 am

I just purchased False Aralia and was told that medium light is sufficient. Sure hope the information is correct.
Can someone define 'medium' light?
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Re: Here are some good indoor low light houseplants

Postby sunkeeper » Oct 05, 2008 5:00 pm

I have posted some important tips for your aralia. You can place your plant on a saucer with pebbles and fill with water. This will help provide the humidity. You can also water with distilled water. Which is better and doesn't have the salts in the water.


False aralia likes warmer temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees and above. The plant can drop some of its lower leaves if the temperature falls below the 60 degree mark. Place the plant in bright filtered light near a sunny window.

Leaf Drop - Watering - Cooler Temperatures
Moving these plants, to new locations can cause them to drop leaves (usually the older, lower ones of the plant). In terms of humidity, false aralia likes as much humidity as possible. It does, however, successfully tolerate low-humidity conditions commonly found in many indoor environments.

When watering this plant, as with many indoor plants, water thoroughly, and then allow approximately one-half of the soil to dry out. Unlike most plants, though, false aralia sheds leaves when faced with either watering extreme - too much or too little - is followed.

False aralia will also drop leaves when the temperature is too cold, the humidity is too low, and when there is excess salts.

Common pests that attack false aralia include spider mites, scale and mealybug.
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Re: Here are some good indoor low light houseplants

Postby peter2008 » Oct 11, 2008 5:17 am

A houseplant is a plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. Houseplants are commonly grown for decorative purposes and health reasons such as indoor air purification. Plants used in this fashion are most commonly, though not always, tropical or semi-tropical.
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