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Bright Ideas For Low Light Areas

20 Dec

by Linda Kay Harrison

Most homes have at least a few areas in them that, despite our best efforts, still seem dark and dreary due to lack of light. These low light spots might be an entry way without windows, a particular corner of the living room or dining room, perhaps a small bathroom, or even the laundry room. Areas like this can feel depressing, and may pose a challenge when trying to liven them up. But here’s a great suggestion for adding life to those low light locals – houseplants! 

 Although it seems that these areas would be unsuitable when it comes to growing houseplants, in reality, there are many plants that do very well in low light situations. You may be astonished at how simply adding a plant or two can cheer a dark corner. Putting your plants in bright or light-colored containers is another great way to enhance the area while tying in colors from the rest of your décor.

 Below is a list of houseplants that do very well in low light. Their sizes, shapes and colors vary widely, and can be combined to create all kinds of interesting effects. 

 Low Light  Houseplants

Aglaonema – Chinese evergreen Philodendron
Aspidistra – Cast Iron Plant Pothos
Bamboo Palm Sansevaria – Snake Plant
Calathea Spathophylum – Peace Lily
Chlorophytum – Spider Plant Syngonium – Arrowhead Plant
Kentia Palm Zamioculcas zamiifolia – ZZ Plant

Plants with variegated or bright foliage can really perk up a dark spot. A few of our favorite plants for this is the Chinese evergreen (aglaonema),  the arrowhead plant (syngonium), and the spider plant (chlorophytum) for their lively variegated green and white leaves. The pothos cultivars called ‘lime’ and ‘neon’, although sometimes harder to find, are also favorites because of their bright, eye-popping color.

Another option for adding houseplants to low light areas of your home is to try some plants for medium light. Most medium light plants can be moved into low light situations for a couple of months at a time, and then moved back to medium areas to recharge for a while. If you have two or three plants that you can rotate like this, it can work out very well.   

 In addition to perking up your low light area; it’s been proven by NASA that adding even one houseplant to a room actually cleans the air and reduces stress levels.

 Dennis’ 7 Dees Garden Centers have a great selection of plants for low light, and the People at Dennis’ 7 Dees are always happy to help you chose the plants that are right for you. So “ditch the dreary”, and do something bright, add houseplants!

Throughout January all our houseplants will be 25% off; now is the time to buy! Attend our “Houseplants as a Winter Hobby” seminar on January 14th to learn even more about houseplants. Our expert Jenny will be available to answer all your questions and find a houseplant that works perfectly in your home.

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