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Lighting is essential for the favorable development and growth of indoor plants. When purchasing them, you must take into account the possibilities of lighting your apartment or room in which the indoor flower will be grown. Plants will be able to survive an excess of light, but a lack of it can lead to their death. Fortunately, flower lovers, there are types and varieties of indoor plants for which low-light rooms are ideal for a normal life.
Rooms with a limited amount of light or the location of the flower container away from the window will suit tropical plants that originate from the dense jungle. At the very bottom of such thickets, the amount of light is limited, but many plants continue to live and feel great in shady places. It is these plants that can grow at home with insufficient lighting.
Plants and flowers for dark rooms
This plant is popularly called "mother-in-law's tongue" for pointed and long leaves from light green to dark green shades. Any conditions are suitable for growing sansevieria, with any level of room illumination. The flower pot can even stand on the floor in a room without a window. A strong and fast-growing root can split the flower container if the plant is not transplanted in time.
Details about sansevieria
A climbing plant that cannot stand direct sunlight and is easily burned. Philodendron grows in moderate light. It is possible to use a support for upward growth.
Philodendron in detail
An ornamental plant with long dark green striped leaves can be grown even by a novice florist. Even weak lighting is enough for aspidistra, and watering can be rare and very moderate. Plant transplantation is also carried out infrequently - once every 5-6 years.
Details about the aspidistra
Tropical plant with slow growth. Zamioculcas needs moderate lighting and occasional watering. The plant will calmly tolerate a slight overdrying of the soil.
Details about zamioculcas
In dark rooms and as additional lighting, fluorescent lamps can be used, which have a beneficial effect on the development of many indoor plants.
Sansevier is one of the largest indoor plants that grows well in dark rooms. In height it can grow up to 1.2 m. Mother-in-law's language is also good for beginner "naturalists" who still lack experience. Its strong, sharp leaves grow straight up, their colors are also interesting: mother-in-law's tongue combines dark green with stripes of light green, more variegated species with bright yellow stripes are also common.
The OBI hypermarket catalog contains more than 500 species of exotic and traditional indoor plants. They are sold complete with a container and soil at a price of 69 to 36,990 rubles per heading.
When selecting products from this subcategory, buyers take into account:
- • Sizes of an adult flower.
- • Features of daily care and transplantation.
- • Resistance to changes in temperature and humidity in the room.
- • Resistance to harmful insects and microorganisms.
- • Length of the flowering period.
- • Suitable place for placement (on the windowsill, in the back of the room, in hanging pots).
- • Optimal soil type and irrigation regime.
Ornamental crops can be one, two, or perennial. On sale there are light-loving specimens intended for growing in the shade. For sustainable growth of most plants, it is necessary to periodically apply mineral fertilizers to the soil.
Order goods in the OBI hypermarket for furnishing a comfortable home using a mobile application. Use the services of prompt targeted delivery when buying ornamental crops.
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Plant breeder's ABC: Indoor plants for dark rooms
To begin with, I will say a few words about what, in fact, is understood as a lack of light and what is called a room in the house that is dark for indoor plants. If the apartment windows face north, then shade-loving indoor plants should be placed at a distance of 1 meter or more from the window. For eastern windows, this figure reaches 3 meters, and near the western windows, indoor flowers for dark rooms begin to be placed at a distance of 4.5 meters from the windowsill.
With southern windows, the problem is the opposite - in this case, insufficient illumination is considered a place 9 (!) Meters from the window. But, if you think about it, this is also possible: for example, if you want to put a flower pot at the end of a very long corridor or hallway.
Asplenium ( Asplenium nidus )
The second name of this plant is nesting bone. The British call it more poetically: Bird's Nest Fern, which means "fern is a bird's nest."
This rather large plant reaches 60 cm in length. It, like other shade-loving, unpretentious plants, feels good when protected from direct sunlight. Therefore, you can put it in light partial shade, but not in a completely dark place. Regular spraying is imperative - dry warm air is destructive for him. In natural conditions (in East Africa, Madagascar, the islands of the Malay Archipelago and Hawaii), asplenium collects moisture in an open rosette of leaves. At home, you can achieve a similar effect when watering plants.
In this case, you should not touch the young leaves of the asplenium - they do not like it.
Aglaonema ( Aglaonema )
All the beauty of aglaonema is in its oblong variegated leaves. However, in full shade, yellow or white-green leaves can lose their decorative effect - from variegated to turn into ordinary green ones.
The flower grows very slowly, so you can transplant it every three years.
Aglaonema loves feeding, warm and humid air (you will have to spray often). After flowering, beautiful red berries appear on the plant.
Advice: Be aware that people with skin sensitivities may experience irritation from berries and other parts of the aglaonema. Be careful: if you see any flower cobs, remove them better. However, the flowering of this plant in indoor conditions is rarely observed.
Gelksina (Soleirolia, Helxine)
These shade-loving houseplants resemble moss with tiny delicate leaves and look beautiful in hanging planters, as well as in pots next to large, tall plants. It is not worth planting gelksin on low and young fragile sprouts, as it can "strangle" them.
Use saltyrolia (the second name for gelxina) as a groundcover and a lower layer in pots of large woody plants - or as a trimmed independent decoration in a decorative vessel.
The use of salt or gelksina is popular in miniature gardens and all kinds of flower arrangements - in aquariums, bottles (florariums, terrariums). In addition, in nature, saltworm grows in the shade of plant crowns, and therefore is hardy to moderate light.
Neanta is beautiful (Neanthe bella)
This is a house palm - a plant with thin trunks, reaching a height of up to 1.5 meters in pots. Lighting for neanta is not of fundamental importance, and she will feel equally good both in shaded and in bright rooms. The main thing is to provide it with the maximum possible air humidity.
Neanta is popular for its excellent ability to adapt to room conditions and give the interior a unique look.
Flowering is not associated with the seasons.
Scindapsus ( Scindapsus )
There are a great many types of vines, or ivy, as the inhabitants call them: with oval and star-shaped, even and corrugated leaves. A very popular liana, which grows rapidly, covering the walls with a green "waterfall" (as in the photo), is called scindapsus. In the light, the leaves become variegated, in the shade - solid green, but no less attractive.
The secrets of the success of growing ampelous plants are simple: partial shade, mandatory support, frequent spraying (including in winter!) And transplanting every two years into a larger pot.
Sansevieria ( Sansevieria )
"Mother-in-law's tongue", also known as "snake skin" - is one of the most unpretentious indoor plants. Feels great both in the shade and in the sun, tolerates dry air, drafts and occasional watering. Sansevieria can not be transplanted for years - and the plant will remain strong and beautiful.
Sansevier is one of the largest indoor plants that will grow well in dark rooms and at the same time reach a height of up to 1.2 m. Strong, sharp leaves grow straight up, and their color combines dark green with stripes of light green colors.
On a note: If there is a flower with which superstitions and prejudices are associated, then this is sansevieria. It is believed that having a “mother-in-law's tongue” in the house is a sign of gossip, quarrels, disagreements ... However, in the Eastern tradition, the opposite is true: all plants, the leaves of which stretch upward, supposedly contribute to spiritual and mental development. Decide for yourself what to believe!
This plant in the photo grows and develops miraculously both in dark rooms and in rooms with bright light. It has lustrous dark green foliage and flat, sail-like flowers.
People call it a female flower (it is believed that it helps to meet your chosen one, strengthen the family and even become a happy mother). One of the main conditions for the promised magic is that the spathiphyllum should not be bought by itself, because according to the same beliefs, to ensure female happiness, it must be donated by someone.
Providing spathiphyllum with proper and timely care, you will receive a healthy and beautiful plant as a gift. Peace in the winter will increase the chance of seeing your pet bloom and, accordingly, increase its magical effect. To do this, the pot with spathiphyllum must be placed in a bright place for 2-4 weeks, provide it with moderate watering and a living temperature of 14 ° C, but not necessarily lower than 10 ° C. After the specified time has elapsed, put the flower in its original place. Such artificial stress in combination with proper care and feeding of the plant can lead to the fact that spathiphyllum will make you happy with its flowering from February to October.
The moss-like Gelksin with tiny delicate leaves looks beautiful in hanging pots, as well as in pots next to large, tall plants. Gelksina covers the soil with a graceful green carpet. But be careful: do not plant it to low plants - gelksina can "strangle" them. Frequent watering and spraying is required of you. Propagating gelksina is very simple: pinch off a small lump of earth with several stalks and dig in a new pot.
4. OBI will help you with this!
Not everyone has the talent of a born botanist. After all, different types of plants prefer different placement and special care. But the basic knowledge and advice of OBI experts will help you achieve results. In order for your plants to bring you joy for a long time, we have prepared useful recommendations for care, as well as a description of the picture of plant diseases and advice on how to deal with them.