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Indoor Plants Ideal for Low Light

While you’ll find plenty of natural light in the homes in Midlothian VA built by Lifestyle Home Builders, there are always going to be areas that are considered low light when it comes to plants. Typically, low-light rooms are those that are north facing or have no windows, such as half bathrooms. Fortunately, you don’t have to give up your love of indoor greenery, just because a certain area doesn’t get full light. There are a variety of plants that are ideal for low light that can add that perfect finishing touch to any room.

If you have your heart set on a plant that cascades over the edges of the pot, there are a number of options that handle low light well and are good for less experienced growers. The pothos is a plant that does well in a variety of conditions and looks lovely sitting on the edge of a side table, as the thick vine-like branches spill over the edge. Of course, ivy, particularly English and Algerian ivies, with their more delicate vines really make a visual statement. Place them on a decorative stand or hang them for the full cascading effect. Both should be allowed to dry between waterings.

Sometimes you want a plant for a tabletop or similar spot that makes its statement by growing up, rather than cascading. The ZZ plant and the snake plant are both ideal as they are low maintenance and have presence, without becoming too large. The ZZ plant features smaller, multiple leaves on its branches, while the snake plant is made up of numerous broad, flat leaves.

If you’re looking for some color and even some blooms, you’re still in luck. The rex begonia doesn’t bloom, but it’s favored for its colorful foliage with shades of pale green and purple. For standout blooms, choose the anthurium, which blooms in red, white or pink. Just be sure to keep the plant moist at all times and you can even expect it to rebloom.

If you want some larger potted plants to make a statement in a room, perhaps in a corner or next to a sofa, the cast iron plant is an excellent choice. Living up to its name, it does well in full shade and can survive if you forget to water it. Another option for a real tropical feel is the monstera, also known as the Swiss cheese plant, thanks to the openings that develop in the leaves. This is another hardy plant that can handle a variety of lighting conditions and has the benefit of helping to purify the air.

These are just a few of the many low-light plants that are ideal for a variety of locations within any of the RounTrey community homes in Midlothian VA. Big or small, they will add a beautiful natural atmosphere to your home.

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