Q. Can I have a list of low-light house plants?
Many foliage plants grow favorably in subdued light, while certain flowering plants, cacti and succulents require full sun. Sources of light include natural sunlight and artificial illumination from incandescent or fluorescent fixtures. Moisture plants are killed more often by the common mistake of overwatering than anything else. In general, it is advisable to allow plants to dry out and then water thoroughly--- enough to saturate the entire soil ball. Certain plants such as cacti prefer to be watered after longer intervals, while others like ferns will need watering as soon as the soil begins to dry. The great majority of houseplants fall between these two extremes.
The light requirements of a variety of houseplants are listed in our Libguide on tropical plants.
For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service