Five Indoor Plants for Shady Rooms (Guest Post)

In our old house we were able to grow a number of plants which thrived in the lighting conditions; I had countless orchids which bloomed continuously and my peace lily was constantly a mass of elegant white flowers. We've been in our home now for ten years and I haven't had a single blossom from either peace lily in that time, and the orchids went in the bin after the first year.

The problem is that our rooms are just too dark for them. In this post, a number of different plant options are provided for those like me who can't get their foliage to behave!

Indoor gardening has a number of benefits, from improving the aesthetics of a space with colourful blooms and verdant foliage to naturally purifying the air by taking in carbon dioxide and emitting fresh oxygen. Light is one of the single most important factors in the growth and development of a plant, but luckily, plants represent an extremely broad range of diverse organisms and there is a houseplant that does well in practically any environment imaginable.

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