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House Plants for Cold and Dark Hallway

I have finally finished building a steel and wood staircase in my hallway. It is in an old dark terrace house with only a small window above the door and I cannot afford to have the heating on all day. It averages about 15C in the winter.

I would like some plants, ideally a trailing one to replace the aged one in the pic which doesnt look too happy, one to go in the corner of the small landing at top of stairs (1m x 1m) and some small plants in pots which I will hang on the wall in a container about 50cm x 10 x 10 cm or 50x15x15.

Any suggestions or comment would be a help




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  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,324

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,523
    Ivy? (Hedera)
    Devil's Ivy? (Epipremnum aureum)
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  • Nice staircase...   :)  ...but sorry, I'm not very good on houseplants - I'd have suggested tradescantia (the aged one in your photo - can be rejuvenated by taking cuttings of the tips and discarding the rest) or a spider plant, Chlorophytum, which is pretty indestructible.
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,374
    Aspidistra's like the dark.
  • Fire said:
    Aspidistra's like the dark.
    And they don’t mind cooler temperatures. 

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