7 home plants that will survive even in a dark corner

 7 home plants that will survive even in a dark corner

Indoor plants require care and suitable living conditions. Some of them require greenhouse conditions and bright lighting. But there are also unpretentious flowers for which minimal light is enough.

Calathea

The plant belongs to the Marantov family. This species, which came to us from South America, cannot boast of bright colors. But it is distinguished by spectacular leaves with a pronounced pattern. For these decorative qualities, the plant is highly valued by flower growers. Kalatea does not like direct sunlight. She needs shading, otherwise, the leaves will acquire an ugly brown tint. Therefore, you can place a bush in the corner of the room, its appearance will not be affected by this. The air temperature in the room should not fall below 16 degrees, and the soil should be moistened regularly.

Dieffenbachia

Diffused light works best for this popular houseplant. It can even stand behind a curtain. Dieffenbachia has large leaf plates covered with an intricate pattern. This bush is especially beautiful in the warm season due to the young delicate leaves appearing at the top. The flower is often used in interior design. It is not difficult to grow dieffenbachia, even an inexperienced beginner can cope with this task. At home, the plant blooms extremely rarely, but sometimes it reaches a height of 150 cm. It is difficult to tolerate drafts, but not demanding on the composition of the soil and air temperature.

Dragon tree

Dracaena, which is also often called the "dragon tree", loves shade. The bright sun can harm her. In addition, she is afraid of too much watering. The flower looks equally good in the home or office. In the wild, such evergreen trees grow up to 20 meters. But at home, the dracaena will look like a small bush. Some species look like a miniature palm tree. The plant survives in artificial light without losing its decorative properties. But growth in the shade slows down a bit. The flower does not tolerate too dry air and drought. Water it often and remember to spray the foliage periodically. Dracaena is useful in that it disinfects and humidifies the air around it.

Chlorophytum

This cute tropical plant is considered one of the most unpretentious. Therefore, it is found almost everywhere - it is used to decorate apartments and public institutions. Chlorophytum is perfect for a room whose windows face the north side. In such rooms, there is a lack of sunlight. But the flower does not suffer from this. In addition, chlorophytum has such an important ability as purifying the air from harmful fumes and carbon monoxide. Placement in the kitchen would be a good idea. The plant looks aesthetically pleasing in hanging pots, so you don't have to worry about lack of free space.

Philodendron

It grows and even blooms in places with insufficient light. The culture is thermophilic, but perceives intense heat negatively. To prevent the philodendron from stretching too much, it must be pinched periodically. Without this procedure, it will quickly lose its beauty. Low exactingness has made the flower one of the most common indoor crops in the world. The only thing that will seriously damage the philodendron is too little watering. The flower is often planted in hanging pots, where it can throw its whips along the wall or trellis. The juice of this ivy is poisonous: when it comes into contact with the skin and mucous membranes, it causes irritation. It is recommended to use gloves to work with it.

Bromelia

This culture, although tropical in origin, will feel good even in a bathroom with no windows. Bromeliad prefers high humidity. Without this condition, the plant will not be able to develop normally. It reacts negatively to stagnant air in the room. The room should be ventilated more often, but so that drafts do not fall on the flower. It should not be placed next to heating devices and air conditioning. Large visible bracts give the plant a special charm. However, large leaves collect dust quickly. It is useful to periodically wipe them with a wet cloth.

Spathiphyllum

This flower forgives its owner for missed watering and lack of sufficient light. In the spring, he pleases those around him with large elegant white flowers. The average height of the spathiphyllum is about 90 cm. Large enough leaf plates have a rich green color. Spathiphyllum loves high air humidity and can hardly tolerate temperatures below 16 degrees. From October to January, the plant continues a dormant period when leaving is minimized. For watering, you should take only settled water, since the flower is sensitive to chlorine.


Top 5 plants that are not afraid of the dark

It is impossible to imagine a residential building without indoor plants. They make the space lively and comfortable, give individuality and completeness to the interior. Planting potted plants is quite simple if you are lucky with the location and parameters of the apartment. For example, it has large windows on the sunny side or a place for a greenhouse on the balcony. But even if this is not the case, and it is difficult to call your apartment bright, it is quite possible to decorate it with potted plants.

Shade-loving and shade-tolerant plants are now incredibly popular: they are unpretentious and require a minimum of attention, which is important with the eternal haste in which we all are. However, placing even very hardy green friends in the house, do not forget to take care of them: water, spray, replant on time. It should also be remembered that even the most persistent will die without access to natural light. If you want to decorate a bathroom or a dark hallway with plants, you will need a special lamp. And in a room with a window, albeit not very well lit, shade-loving plants will survive, grow and delight you with their appearance.


Flowers that do not require frequent watering

From this category, cacti are the first to come to mind. These houseplants are the most unpretentious to care for. They really do not require a lot of water, but at the same time, during the flowering period, they truly delight their owners. There are so many varieties of cacti that you can collect a whole collection.

Another group of flowers that does not require frequent watering are succulents. They have thick, fleshy leaves in which they store moisture. Such indoor plants do not tolerate overflow and stagnation of water, so they can be left without worry. The most popular among them are "money tree", aloe, Kalanchoe.

Lithops are also succulents. They are also called live stones. In addition to occasional watering (in winter, they can not be watered at all), they have one more advantage: they do not take up much space.


1. Epipremnum

The record holder for endurance and the ability to fill any space is, perhaps, epipremnum... Indoor plant lovers joke that epipremnum cannot be ruined. We will not advise experimenting with this plant, just take our word for it that it is very persistent. Epipremnum can withstand insufficient lighting and watering, temperature drops or long exposure to low temperatures. This flower grows rapidly and reaches a length of two to three meters. At the same time, it flawlessly cleans the air in the room. This vine is often used to decorate homes and offices. Different types of epipremnum have different leaf colors.


The nuances of home floriculture.

Which plants are best to grow in which room

A mini-herb garden can be located not only on the windowsill, but also become a spectacular touch to the kitchen interior if the herb pots are placed on a vertical rack or a long shelf on the wall. Each leaf of mint or savory, brewed in a glass of boiling water, will fill the kitchen with scents that will help calm adults, and awaken appetite in young children.

Whether to use greens for their intended purpose is a controversial question: the small size of our kitchens still contributes to the fact that soot and fat with fumes of cooking dishes settle on the leaves, and a completely bad "bloom" gives gas. It's another matter if you have an electric stove and a powerful hood. Where there is gas, such plants as liana scindapsus and chlorophytum perfectly clean the air from combustion products.

We often ventilate the kitchen; here it is worth keeping only those plants that are not afraid of drafts: these are begonias, hoya and such medicinal plants as aloe (agave) and Kalanchoe.

If you are prone to allergies, it is worth considering some of the nuances of home floriculture. It is better to choose plants that do not grow well in soil, but in hydroponics, since a moist substrate promotes the formation of mold spores. Plants such as aglaonema, dieffenbachia, croton, ficus, oleander are potentially allergenic. It is not recommended to grow pelargonium, as well as plants whose flowers have a scent.

Several plants in the bedroom significantly improve the microclimate and promote good sleep. The main benefit of them is air humidification: the mucous membranes do not dry out during sleep, the lungs breathe better, and in the morning we wake up well rested.

Better than others "work" for us in this regard, moisture-loving plants. The championship is held by cyperus, ferns, begonias, arrowroot, etc. For those who have respiratory problems, experts advise keeping a lemon tree in the bedroom, by the way, it also helps hypertensive patients, as well as those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, to feel yourself better.

In this room we are going to relax with the whole family. Green tenants have two main functions. The first is to protect us from possible infections.

Antimicrobial effect is given by pelargonium, spotted begonias, oleander, ficus. The second function of plants in the living room is to create a good mood, to help you relax after a working day.

For this purpose, plants with lush, lush greenery, as well as flowering plants, are suitable, which relieve eye tension, soothe, facilitate breathing, filling the air with phytoncides.

The choice is large - from a giant monstera to miniature roses, cyclamens, azaleas, graceful orchids, chefs.


Flowering plants

Plants are no less popular now, which, in addition to spectacular leaves, also have stunning colorful flowers. Such compositions are most often used in various eco-styles. Flowering plants are perfect for decorating windows, shelves and other surfaces.

Below is a list of the most popular plants in this category:

  1. Diplanenia
  2. Stefanotis
  3. Hoya
  4. Morning glory tricolor
  5. Tradescantia

An interesting and unusual flower, which is quite common in apartments and houses - diplandia or mandeville... Yes, don't be surprised. This plant has two official names. And all because at first they discovered some species of this plant and called diplandia, and after a while another group of scientists discovered other species of this flower and named them Mandeville. Soon they carried out a comparative analysis of these plants and came to the conclusion that they belong to the same genus. This is how one small flower immediately became the owner of two names. What does this flower look like? People call it "Bolivian rose", and this is due to the fact that this plant has a bright appearance. In fact, this is such an evergreen vine, which also has a wonderful soft aroma. Daplanenia flowers bloom in the warm season, they are not very demanding to care for, so florists and gardeners are happy to grow them at home. The most important thing is to provide them with warmth, and according to other parameters (temperature, watering, etc.), the plant is completely unpretentious.

But the next flower, called "Madagascar jasmine", is a little more demanding to care for. Officially it is called stephanotis, which translates to "ear wreath" and indeed, this plant can grow in such a way that it looks like a wreath with neat curls. With age, a vine can grow up to five meters, if properly looked after. The flower is best placed in a large free space (a summer cottage option is more suitable here than an apartment). The location for the flower must be calculated experimentally, because it is impossible to say exactly where he will stand better: in the sun or in the shade. Flowers bloom in bunches, and their color is very diverse.

A distant relative of Stephanothius - hoya also often finds its refuge in the homes of flower lovers. This plant is called "wax ivy" and for good reason.

There is wax on the surface of the leaves of the plant, and it can grow up to ten meters. Hence the name. The hoya has a very original look and especially the petals that look like stars. In terms of care, this plant is completely unpretentious, this adds another plus sign when choosing a flowering plant in the room. If you want the flowers to bloom and be lush, then you should place the composition either on the east side or on the west, and also water it constantly. Also, please note that you should not place the plant in the bedroom, because it has a strong odor and can disrupt your healthy sleep. And no, it is not poisonous! You just might not like sleeping with such a sweet smell in the room.

The next plant is morning glory... I am sure you have seen such a plant more than once even on the streets, because it is one of the most popular plant species in nature. It belongs to the Bindweed family. By the way, a vegetable known to many - sweet potato or sweet potato - belongs to the same genus (morning glory). Lianas of this genus are very beautiful and neat, which is why flower growers choose them for decoration. The flowers of this plant have a pleasant light blue tone, but after they have faded, the plant changes its color to purple. And it is this type of composition that includes psychotropic substances that are used in medicine.

The final plant on our list is tradescantia... You can meet it in almost every home, even people far from floriculture are happy to acquire this plant. It is completely unpretentious to care for and easily adapts to the environment. Tradescantia has both a bright and lush deciduous cascade and beautiful juicy flowers. All of them shimmer in some unimaginable range and decorate your room. The buds from the plant fall off quickly, but the bright foliage remains for a long time. It is worth watering it often and abundantly, but carefully monitor the balance of the soil, it should not be too moist.


Features of caring for room hydrangea

Hydrangeas are not easy to grow plants. They require careful care and specific conditions, and a cool winter makes you weigh your options for caring for them.

Indoor hydrangeas are propagated by cuttings. Cuttings are cut in the spring, rooting in a light substrate under a hood.

Shade-loving garden hydrangeas in the middle lane is relative, and in indoor hydrangeas it is not very pronounced. These plants cannot stand direct sunlight, but they do not bloom in poor light. Light partial shade or diffused bright light is the best option.

After the hydrangea has shed its leaves, it is kept in the shade for 8 weeks. The temperature for growing this crop is strictly controlled not only in winter. For indoor hydrangeas, it is desirable to maintain the indicators at the level of + 18 ... + 20 ° С. The plant hibernates at 10 degrees, and should spend 8 dark weeks at + 5 ° C. In the summer, indoor hydrangeas can be taken out into the fresh air.

In caring for hydrangeas, the most important thing is to maintain uniform soil moisture during the period of active growth. Acidified or soft warm water and the use of special fertilizers for rhododendrons (and additional fertilizing for blue varieties) allow you to achieve a very spectacular flowering.

Hydrangeas are transplanted after flowering. For this, plants use only special substrates for rhododendrons; for blue varieties, they control the degree of acidity.

Even in the indoor format, hydrangeas remain fast-growing shrubs, they lose their compactness, require pruning after flowering and timely rejuvenation. This shrub is often plagued by pests and diseases.


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