The right plants for shade
Everyone knows the problem of drab, dark corners of a room or places where there is simply no sunlight. We will help you to find special indoor plants for your shady places.
The Kentia Palm: The Air Purifier
The Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), also known as the paradise palm, is beautiful with its large, slightly hanging pinnate leaves. It is able to purify the air in your home and produce very high levels of oxygen.
Kentiapame does not require direct sunlight. If you put it in a brighter place, it grows and forms new leaves, in shady places it stays as it is.
Between spring and autumn, water your palm plentifully and often enough to keep the soil slightly moist. However, the soil must not be too wet. So you have to remove excess water from the coaster after watering.
For watering the Kentia palm, it is best to use room-warm, stagnant water, e.g. rainwater. The Kentia palm can be supplied with liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks.
Between November and March, give her just enough water to keep her soil from drying out. You don't have to fertilize in winter either.
The lucky feather: the darker the greener
The lucky feather or Zamioculcas zamiifolia is now very popular. This is mainly due to the fact that it is particularly easy to care for and undemanding. As the name suggests, the leaves resemble pretty green feathers.
The special thing about this houseplant is that it tolerates shade very well. The darker the location, the darker their leaves become.
The most common grooming mistake is overwatering. The dry soil is very coarse and water flows down to the roots very quickly. So if you touch the top layer of soil, you might think it's too dry and needs water.
So rather lift the plant out of its cachepot and see if the root ball is still wet. The Zamioculcas cannot tolerate too much water.
From April to September you should give them liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks. The plant is very suitable for people who don't like repotting. Unlike other plants, she prefers it a little tighter.
The spider plant: A very hardy plant
The spider plant is very popular because of its robustness. Since these houseplants tolerate shade very well, a place by the window with direct sunlight is not a must. Variegated lilies should, however, be in a light location, otherwise their bright color will turn greenish.
You have to water the spider plant regularly from spring to late summer. It has water-storing roots and can thus survive periods of drought. However, the green lily does not tolerate waterlogging at all. During the dormant phase in winter you may only water them sparingly.
Between March and August we recommend a weekly dose of liquid fertilizer. Many varieties form long shoots, which in turn can be used as offshoots to propagate. If you want more spider plants, simply cut off the shoots and place them in a glass of water. Wait until roots have formed, then you can simply plant them in a separate pot.
The Schefflera: An oxygen producer
The evergreen schefflera grows upright and is particularly striking because of its radiating leaves.
The schefflera is also known for its air-purifying effect, at a height of 1.5m it produces about 1 liter of oxygen/hour.The schefflera binds pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene in the air, which are found in many pieces of furniture or cleaning agents
Since these houseplants tolerate shade, they are particularly popular for dark corners. She rarely tolerates draughts, but dry heating air is absolutely no problem for her.
You should always keep the soil moderately moist. If the Schefflera is too wet, root rot can quickly occur. The leaves will turn brown and fall off.
You have to provide this houseplant with flower fertilizer weekly. In winter it is enough if you fertilize them every 4 weeks.
The Coleus: A motley shadow friend
This houseplant is characterized by its beautiful variegated foliage. Colored nettles should be neither too light nor too dark. You should find a comfortable middle ground for them. Because if it's too dark, it can lose its pretty bright coloring.
Every summer you should water them regularly with low-lime water. At this time of year you can also let them grow on your balcony. If you put them outdoors, fertilizing once a week with liquid green plant fertilizer is sufficient. In the apartment, a 2-week fertilization is sufficient.
The maidenhair fern: The favorite among ferns
The maidenhair fern forms many light green, triangular pinnate leaves that sit on delicate stalks. This houseplant prefers moist locations, so it can also be in the bathroom without any problems.
In its natural environment, this plant likes to grow in rock crevices, where it is always quite humid and shady. Therefore, it needs regular watering in your room, the root ball should never dry out.
The basket marante: A real acrobat
The leaves of the tropical houseplant differ in shape and colour. The special thing about her: In the evening she rolled up her leaves with a rustling sound and in the morning she unfolded them again.
The calathea usually grows sheltered under the leaves of other plants in the rainforest. This houseplant is used to shade. Regular watering from April to September is very important to her. Fertilizing every 4 weeks at half the concentration is completely sufficient.
You are very interested in the Korbmarante, then take a closer look at the article about it.
The bobbed head: small-leaved and beautiful
This houseplant prefers the nutrient-rich forest soils in the gentle shade of tall trees. Therefore, a semi-shady location in your apartment is perfect for him. The special feature of this plant is probably its tiny leaves.
The bob haircut requires high humidity, should be kept constantly moist and always watered from below. Fertilizing every 2 weeks between May and September would be ideal.
The single leaf: The flowering shade plant
The Einblatt or Spathiphyllum is characterized by its beautiful white flowers. This houseplant tolerates shade without any problems and also has an air-purifying effect.
The Spathiphyllum must be watered regularly and should never be placed in the blazing sun. From April to September you should provide them with liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks. Fertilization every 8 weeks is sufficient in winter.
Would you like to know more about the flyer? Then we have the right article for you.
The Mühlenbeckia: A wiry affair
This houseplant has small pretty leaves that grow on wire-like shoots. It is particularly popular as a hanging plant.It should be kept constantly moist, if it is too dry it will lose its tiny leaves very quickly
This little beauty shouldn't be in the furthest shady corner, but a little brighter but not sunny would be ideal. A weekly fertilization between April and September is sufficient.
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