The shade-tolerant plants of Decorum
The shade-tolerant plants of Decorum
Decorum cultivates flowers and plants in a range of varieties, sizes and heights. Along with indoor and outdoor varieties, each plant needs a certain amount of light. In this blog we are going to talk about 9 plants that thrive with less light, also called shade-tolerant plants! These are the shade-loving plants of Decorum.
Where Polyscias is placed is hugely important. Despite the fact that the name in Greek means ‘many’ (Poly) ‘shadow’ (Scias), the plant does need some light. But light differs a bit from sunlight of course. When the Polyscias plant is not put in the right place, its growth can be delayed or it can even drop its leaves.
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The Kentia palm is a true shade-tolerant plant and does not like direct sunlight. Howea Forsteriana (that is its Latin name) was originally a beautiful tropical plant. It grows naturally on Lord Howe Island near Australia. On that island the Kentia palm shelters under large trees and plants. These conditions make the Kentia a tropical houseplant that loves shade and does not do well in direct sunlight.
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Cacti and Succulents
Hey, are you looking for plants that are easy to care for? Then cacti and succulents are the ideal match for you! Many people think that these plants should be placed in full sunlight because they originate from the desert. This is partly true; these plants are found in the desert and other places like high up in cold mountains. So what can you base your choice on? These plants are not bothered about the conditions they find themselves in. Adjust their watering to the location, as the higher the light intensity, the more water these plants need.
To continue with the plants that are easy to care for, we arrive at Sansevieria. This plant is comparable to a cactus, with the greatest difference between them being the temperature. Sansevieria thrives best at a temperature between 15 and 25°C, while this is less important for a cactus. Sansevieria can do well in the shade where little sunlight comes. Did you know that the leaves of Sansevieria become darker when the plant receives less sunlight? In addition, a Sansevieria in the shade needs a lot less water.
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There is no best location for Zamioculcas. The ZZ plant can basically thrive everywhere, but beware of strong, direct sunlight. Did you know that Zamioculcas produces new elongated fronds if it stands in a place that is too dark? And that the plant turns a lighter colour if it is standing in direct sunlight? This shows you whether your Zamioculcas is in a good location.
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Spathiphyllum is also called the peace lily and is a true tropical houseplant that is comparable to Kentia. It originated in marshes and requires lots of water but little light. In nature the plant is shaded by large trees and plants. Put the peace lily in a nice shady place, and it will thrive!
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Aglaonema is naturally found in Asia and Indonesia, where it often shelters under large trees and plants. These natural conditions make Aglaonema a true shade-loving plant, even in your home. The plant really enjoys water and humidity, so give it water from time to time; this makes the plant very suitable for placing in the bathroom!
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Dracaena, also called the dragon tree, originally comes from Africa. In the wild you can often find the plant sheltering under other large trees and plants. Dracaena likes to have a place in the shade, but also needs light, so don’t put it in the basement or a dark attic room. When your dragon tree is standing in a place that is too bright, its leaves will turn yellow.
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Among all the plants listed, this is the most sensitive one, so be kind to it! Calathea enjoys a spot in the shade that has some light, but not direct sunlight! Its leaves burn easily when it stands in direct sunlight. Did you know that Calathea is known as a living plant that responds to nature? It opens when there is light outside and closes when it gets dark.
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