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#71027 November 12th, 2006 at 12:28 PM
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i live in this old (100 yrs) house, and i can`t keep anything alive!!

there is 1 window in my kitchen that does ok..i have a spider plant and a cactus. the window is a north facing one, and is the only north window in the house.

i`ve tried wandering jew, asperagus fern, and a host of other common tropicals, ect. and all other directions.

is there a house plant that will do ok in low filtered sunlight ??

#71028 November 12th, 2006 at 02:29 PM
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Have you tried dieffenbachia or african violet. I have both in my home and they do not get direct sunlight and are doing well. Also Scheffelera.

#71029 November 12th, 2006 at 09:36 PM
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Pothos does well in artificial light.....I have also had luck with Croton. Good Luck!

#71030 November 12th, 2006 at 11:04 PM
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I would try pothos, african violet, chinese evergreen, peace lily.. something along those lines.

Asparagus ferns can be fussy at times actually. I don't have the greatest luck with mine either.

#71031 November 12th, 2006 at 11:07 PM
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All good choices... Rubber tree's grow pretty well in low light as well..

#71032 November 13th, 2006 at 03:29 AM
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snake plant( mother in laws tongue) also tolerates low light !

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How about a cast iron plant? Those things will grow almost anywhere.

#71034 November 13th, 2006 at 05:09 AM
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My lucky bamboos seem to really like low light as well.

#71035 November 13th, 2006 at 11:18 AM
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thanks guys!

i have tried the violet, and nope...dead..

and i guess i should apologise, when i said lo lite..lol...i meant hardly any at all... frown
of course, except for the 1 north window...

i shal google the rest

#71036 November 13th, 2006 at 01:43 PM
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Yes, yes! Sansevieria! Very nice, much underrated, worth a try.

#71037 November 19th, 2006 at 10:40 AM
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Try a nerve plant, ZZ plant (VERY slow growing), Pothos, Ivy.

Tom

#71038 November 26th, 2006 at 11:55 PM
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You should try with pothos wink

#71039 November 27th, 2006 at 03:26 AM
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you might try getting some cfs bulbs for some of your lamps and placing your low light plants under those. It's helping mine quite a bit.


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