House Plant that Thrives in VERY Low Light?

House Plant that Thrives in VERY Low Light?

Janel Laban
Apr 28, 2010

Q: I live in a relatively dark Manhattan apartment on a low floor, with windows that block UV light. Only one room gets very bright for a few hours. It's not a cave, but it's not what you call a sunny apartment.

I'd like to have one plant in the bedroom, maybe two. Is there any such thing as a plant that thrives in darkness? That just seems like too much to ask. But I thought I would ask!

I'm also curious - do any of the herbs do well without direct sunlight? Rosemary might smell nice in the bedroom?

Sent by Omnidora

Editor: Last summer, Susie at Apartment Therapy:SF recommended the Sansevieria - here is her post. Can anyone out there with green thumbs help Omnidora out with some more suggestions and advice? Let us know in the comments below - thanks!

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