Indoor Plant

Catbee2Catbee2 Posts: 25

I need a new house plant for a dull draughty corner? Ideas would be most welcome.image



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,014

    When I were a lad, dull and draughty corners often had a Mother-in-law's Tongue in them (Sansevieria trifasciata)

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    There is a good reason why people joke about aspidistras living forever in a dark corner, they will survive no end of neglect and cold.  Mind, they do a great deal better with a bit of TLC instead!

  • Catbee2Catbee2 Posts: 25

    Thank you both. Such choice!!!

  • but the mother in laws tongue has the most fragrant flowers which open at night and will scent a room for days on end - and won't get upset if you forget to water it for months on end.

  • Catbee2Catbee2 Posts: 25

    Ah. Might go for that then Gardenning Granny. Thanks image

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572

    Morning Catbe2,we have a very dark hallway but the Peace Lily grows well either about 8/10 feet from a window or in dark places such as this dark corner , at present she has 10 flowers ,P/Lills are a very good plant for air cleaning in a home as well, also thrives in bathrooms ,if you buy one be careful dont overfeed or it will go rough and dark green ,and rainwater only ,,,,imageok

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,572

    Sorry ment to put in to show how dark it is 



  • I too have a dark corner of a room, and have tried all sorts of plants but eventually they expire, so I was pleased to see this thread. I think I'll buy a peace lily, though I was looking for something quite tall. Any suggestions?

  • Catbee2Catbee2 Posts: 25

    I had a Peace Lily Alan4711 but it was not happy and eventually expired despite TLC, I think it is the draught that causes the problem, but thanks anyway. The Mother in laws tongue look as if they could get tallish Diggindoris.

  • ...My mother-in-laws tongue is a tad over a metre high, but I've had it over twenty years now!

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