8 plants able to survive in the darkest place of the house
Cultivating plants at home is a great way to make the environment more cozy and beautiful, but it is not always easy to take the time to care for them, whether it’s running around everyday or just being clumsy.
If these are your reasons for not having a plant at home, you can leave the excuses aside, after all there are species more adapted for interiors and requiring simpler and/or sporadic care.
One of the most determining factors for the development of plants is the lighting and each one has its ideal type of light.
In this sense, when the subject is plants to cultivate at home, species more adapted to the shade or indirect illumination tend to do better in the internal environment. Now lets meet some of the plants that can survive in the darkest spot of your house.
1. Vanilla Orchid – Vanilla bahiana
This is a species of climbing orchid that is commonly found attached to the trees, however, according to the professor of the Agronomy course at the University Center Anhanguera de Leme, Otavio Faria, it adapts very well to closed and dark places, being a good option Into the house.
“Besides being beautiful plants, they have beautiful green flowers and when pollinated they can produce very aromatic beans,” says Otavio.
2. Calathea zebra – Calathea zebrina
The Catalina zebra or just zebra plant owns a full foliage and a striking dark green. Its size can vary, but does not reach great heights, being able to be cultivated in small or ample environments. It is necessary to take into account the humidity of the air and the soil, necessary for it to remain beautiful indoors.
3. Maranta-cinza – Ctenanthe setosa
Looking very similar to Calatea, Maranta-zina is native to South America and also has elongated and patterned leaves with different stripes patterns. According to the specialist, the cultivation of this species is simple, it brings a rustic touch to the decoration and adapts to the various environments of the house.
4. Dracena bambu – Dracaena surculosa
The Dracena bamboo fits well indoors, however it does require some sort of indirect lighting. Despite this detail, it is a good choice to grow at home because of its natural beauty and its resistance to pruning and disease.
“Native to tropical Africa, it is a very beautiful and rustic plant that can reach up to two meters high, great for those high corners of the room.”, explains the professor.
5. Chlorophytum – Chlorophytum comosum
Also called the Spider Plant, Chlorophyte is a plant that is easy to grow and can be a nice species for those who do not have much time or patience. They are beautifully planted in hanging pots, for their leaves spread and embellish any space.
6. Purple Pineapple – Tradescantia spathacea
Purple Pineapple is a great choice for indoor environments and gardens, as it adapts well to different lighting conditions. According to the specialist, it comes from Mexico and can be grown with little soil and high humidity.
7. Wax flower – Hoya fleshy
“Native to China, it is a vigorous plant, easy to grow, very resistant to the stress of lack of water and presents beautiful bouquets of very fragrant flowers in the morning.”, Explains Otavio Faria. It looks good in both ordinary pots and pendant pots, the perfect species to search for a middle ground between the rustic and the delicate.
8. Pleomele – Pleomele reflex
According to Professor Otavio, this plant is native to Madagascar and enjoys high humidity. The leaves have a vibrant green and the ideal lighting for it is the indirect one, that is, it is possible to cultivate indoors without many difficulties.
We must remember that every plant needs light and care, even if it is minimal. Regardless of which plant you choose to cultivate the important thing to keep it always beautiful is to know it well.
Article by Akinbode Toluleke check up Twitter on taakinbode
Follow us on Facebook – Dailyfamily.ng, Twitter – @DailyfamilyNG and Instagram @dailyfamilyng for more updates.