Good Questions: Hearty Indoor Plant Suggestions?

Good Questions: Hearty Indoor Plant Suggestions?

Aaron Able
Jul 14, 2009

I was hoping the superb readers of Apartment Therapy could help me solve a decorating dilemma. My boss has a beautiful, heavy planter in her office and nothing will survive in that puppy. I can't imagine that the fact that the temperature in our building is constantly in flux because the air conditioning/heat is turned off on the weekends helps our case at all…. We first tried succulents (a mix, and then when those died just hearty jade plants) and then we tried some low-light foliage of the kind that has thrived in my home for the last year. But give them one long weekend and they die. I've brought the foliage back to life a couple of times but they struggled and they look rather pathetic! Does anyone have any suggestions for plants that could survive or, even better some nonliving thing I could fill the planter with that would be sophisticated and pretty? Thanks! Laura

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My guess is that whatever is in there is cooking in the sunlight...a shallow black stone planter that retains the sun's rays? — I think you need to get that puppy out of direct sunlight and go for a shade-friendly plant!

Who else has ideas/suggestions for Laura?

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