How to grow and care for maidenhair ferns
Maybe you expect a small list of indoor plants that is dwarfed when compared to the tropical livisonia but nothing could be less true. Some plants are even made for dark spots and don't take a back seat to the tropical species that only grow with a lot of sunlight.
The calathea, for example, loses its beautiful pattern when it sees sunlight. However, it does require high humidity. In the winter, when the heater is on, it is wise to give the plant a refreshing rinse every now and then. In doing so, the soil in the pot needs to remain a little bit moist at all times.
The grass lily is a jewel! Not only does this plant do great in dark places. It also needs little care. Do you neglect your plants sometimes? Then the grass lily is the perfect plant for you. You only need to water it 2-3 times per week. Still forgot it for a week? Nothing is lost! After cutting the rotten leaves, they grow right back.
There is no indoor plant that does as well in the dark as the rhapis. The less light, the deeper and more beautiful its green colour will be. Do ensure the soil of the plant remains moist. The advantage of dark places is that the soil remains moist longer than when the plant is placed in the sun.
Looking for a tropical species? You might expect that a tropical plant always needs a lot of sunlight. But the caryota mitis, also known as fishtail palm, works great in dark spots around the home. Do make sure the soil doesn't dry out. This plant always needs plenty to drink. However, it doesn't like standing in the water with its roots... Not the easiest client but if you take good care of it, it is a very beautiful one.
This plant is a true chameleon. It grows great in a sunny spot as well as in the shadows. If you aren't blessed with a green thumb, this plant is your best friend. It drinks little water and can even go without moisture for weeks. So when you're on vacation, because YOU do want to catch some sun, it still blooms when you come back; perfect!
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