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by lisa66 on November 12, 2006 12:28 PM
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 ??
by Triss on November 12, 2006 02:29 PM
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.

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by Tonya on November 12, 2006 09:36 PM
Pothos does well in artificial light.....I have also had luck with Croton. Good Luck!

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by gomerp618 on November 12, 2006 11:04 PM
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.

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by SpringFever on November 12, 2006 11:07 PM
All good choices... Rubber tree's grow pretty well in low light as well..

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by angelblossom on November 13, 2006 03:29 AM
snake plant( mother in laws tongue) also tolerates low light !

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by loz on November 13, 2006 04:51 AM
How about a cast iron plant? Those things will grow almost anywhere.
by chermoni on November 13, 2006 05:09 AM
My lucky bamboos seem to really like low light as well.

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by lisa66 on November 13, 2006 11:18 AM
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
by margaret e. pell on November 13, 2006 01:43 PM
Yes, yes! Sansevieria! Very nice, much underrated, worth a try.

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by TomR on November 19, 2006 10:40 AM
Try a nerve plant, ZZ plant (VERY slow growing), Pothos, Ivy.

Tom

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by FabianG on November 26, 2006 11:55 PM
You should try with pothos [Wink]

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by tkhooper on November 27, 2006 03:26 AM
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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