These are often labeled as low-light plants but in fact they do better if you give them a little direct sun. They can thrive in low light conditions and are very hardy.
Just watch out for high heat as they prefer it cool to cold.
Plants that do well in basements. They can handle some temperature variation and do best in temperatures that range from 40º to 85ºF. Mary Wickison author from Brazil on November 23 2016. The fuzzy-leafed plant popular in the 1970s still has a cult following and for good reason.
But if youve lived in a basement you know that window wells tend to be a little dark dank and depressing. Make sure to keep the soil moist and the humidity in the room. I keep mine in half strength salt water which I make by dissolving 175 mg of grocery store sea salt per 1mL of distilled water.
Peperomia are best grown in zones 10 through 12 this is a plant that will do well inside in any area especially without direct sunlight because this can damage the leaves. Reding Pexels 6. Snake plant Sansevieria trifasciata and Zeezee plant Zamioculcus zamiifolia are two succulents.
In containers or planted in the ground of a window well annuals like impatiens coleus begonias perilla polka-dot plant viola and fuchsia can provide a colorful display in your window wells from spring until frost. It can survive a wide variety of conditions that make it a top choice for black thumbs and busy plant owners. Modern African violet hybrids thrive in the same conditions as humans do with average humidity and temperatures.
Chinese evergreens are toxic to dogs cats and horses so always keep them away from animals. Another plant thats as tough as nails. Marimos are cute and a great option for low light.
Window wells arent meant to be beautiful they are meant to be safe and essential. Most plants do not do well in these conditions and wet spots can lead to rot and other diseases. F youve ever looked for an apartment you know the term garden view actually means youll be looking at a window well a good part of your day.
However they can tolerate lower light. The Spruce Letícia Almeida. Ponytail palms are sold in a variety of heights from tabletop to tree-size and can reach up to 6 feet indoors.
If you travel a lot ponytail palm is ideal because the plant stores excess water in its chubby base so it can go for several weeks without being watered. The cast iron plant is also commonly referred to as the iron plant because of its hardy nature. Snake Plants or Sansevieria are another great option.
Peperomias small plants that produce waxy leaves thrive in drier soil and. In nature they grow in lakes rolling around under ice so not lots of light. What To Know About Plants in Basement Window Wells March 31 2021 Allyson Schwab Window wells let sunlight in your basement fend off soil and water and are sometimes designed to act as an escape hatch in an emergency.
Some other foliage plants that do well in basements include the cast iron plant Aspidistra elatior and peperomia species like the baby rubber plant Peperomia obtusifolia. Other non-vine plants have worked well for me though including lettuce bok choy and peppers. Ponytail Palm 65 Bloomscape 5 of 23 Save Pin FB.
12 houseplants that can survive even the darkest corner. If you are looking for plants that absorb a lot of water the following ten plants are a great choice. Although sufficient light is necessary for blooms African violets arent picky about the source of that light and a fluorescent lamp aimed.
That said theyre not a houses most attractive feature and you may consider ways to spruce them up. Plants That Work in the Basement Low-Light Succulents. Because this plant can survive in fluorescent light its an excellent choice for a windowless bathroom or basement.
Mar 27 2019 – Explore Kathy Glazes board Window wells plants on Pinterest. This will be perfect for many basement windows. See more ideas about window well plants egress window.
Golden pothos Epipremnum aureum a vining plant that grows best in temperatures of 60 to 75 degrees. Its rich green leaves are perfect for accenting any corners of the room that need a natural touch. The plant with tiny tender leaves looks wonderful in hanging cache-pots and in flowerpots next to high plants but avoid placing it next to low ones because soleirolia can kill them.
A good starter plant to try is the very common Spider Plant Chlorophytum comosum.