Houseplants For Low Light Apartments

Q: What are some houseplants that can live in low light? My apartment has
few windows. 

A: I’ll give you six, with the Latin name included, to be sure you get the exact
plants you want. My list would include ZZ Plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia,
Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Sansevieria trifasciata, Parlor Palm,
Chamaedorea elegans, Cast Iron Plant, Aspidistra elatior, Golden Pothos
Vine/Devil’s Ivy, Epipremnum pinnatum, and Heart-Leaved Philodendron,
Philodendron scandens. Here are some tips for success: water only when the
soil surface feels dry and do not fertilize. Turn the plant 180 degrees every
month to give light to all the leaves. If possible, put the plants outdoors in the
shade from May through September. This will help them recharge for the
winter months spent indoors.

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