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Can you recommend a houseplant that needs almost no light?

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bitzermaloney Thu 01-Sep-11 15:11:22

I want to stick a pot plant in a fireplace which is a fair distance from the nearest window... is there anything attractive that would survive in such a place?

mousymouse Thu 01-Sep-11 15:14:49

a fake one...
if there is a little light, maybe some dark leafed ivy would work (but is poisonous so be careful with children around)

Pleiades45 Thu 01-Sep-11 15:31:34

I wonder if a money plant would grow in such a place? Is the room itself dark? As long as there is reasonable ambient light, I think the money plant would be ok. It also thrives on lack of watering.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 01-Sep-11 15:32:58

mushrooms.You can get some very pretty polka dot red ones.

AnnoyingOrange Thu 01-Sep-11 15:35:16

houseplants.about.com/od/foliageplants/p/SnakePlant.htm

bitzermaloney Thu 01-Sep-11 15:55:31

Thanks for the ideas. It's not an especially dark room, but the fireplace is in the side wall about 8 metres from the window. Liking the idea of mushrooms! Except they would be gobbled by toddler and dog.

Hmm. Might check out some of the fakery in the garden centre.

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