I need a new house plant for a dull draughty corner? Ideas would be most welcome.
When I were a lad, dull and draughty corners often had a Mother-in-law's Tongue in them (Sansevieria trifasciata)
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!
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.
Ah. Might go for that then Gardenning Granny. Thanks
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 ,,,,ok
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?
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!