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Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,022
Looking for suggestions for a relatively tall (4-5ft +) palm or similar for the living room.

Main issue is where I'm looking to put it has pretty low light levels, between the living room and kitchen which is furthest away from the windows.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,262
    Dracaenas don't need masses of light. That may suit you quite well. 
    I've had them in a couple of houses in very little, to almost no light and they've been happy. Readily available too   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,022
    Ah damn, I should have mentioned, not a Dracaena.

    I already have one, it's actually in this spot just now, it's just a lot shorter than I'd like so would rather something different while it grows.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,262
    Typical!  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,941
    What about a hanging plant?  A patho or philodendron?  Get a fair sized hanging pot with several plants to pot in it.. a nice strong hook into a ceiling stud, or one out from the wall... and within a few months you'll have vines hanging down four feet long.  Or a number of low-light plants on a narrow 5’ tall case of shelves.. especially if they are trailing and can form a mass effect.  
    Utah, USA.
  • What about Beaucarnea recurvata? (Ponytail palm). We grew this from a very small seedling many years ago inside on the dormer window. As it got bigger (many years on) we had to move it and is now in our garden room but not in direct sunlight.
    Lovely elegant plant.
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,022
    @Blue Onion not really after a hanger to be honest but cheers.

    @bertrand-mabel from what I've read these need a decent amount of light?

    The issue isn't that the location is out of direct sunlight, it's just not very bright at all.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,144
    ZZ plant does well in a shady spot, but it's not tall enough, unless you had it on a table or stand of some sort.
    I googled "tall houseplant for shade" and got this, which might give you some ideas .
    A philodendron or pothos trained up a moss pole might work, or maybe Kentia palm. Dracaena come in lots of different forms, so maybe you could find one that's different from the one you already have.

    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,022
    edited November 2020
    That looks like a good link, thanks.

    Seem to have good options for height as well.
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