BECI’S TOP PICKS FOR SUCCESSFUL INDOOR GROWING
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)
I’ve had many of these guys over the years and they have always fared well. Currently I have one at home which has lived in many different locations: our freezing cold front room, our sunroom and our bedroom. Basically I just put it anywhere and when it looks unhappy I move it to a different location. It seems to cope with this peripatetic lifestyle pretty well. It does like to be watered though, but will tell you if it’s thirsty
with droopy leaves.
I never used to give rubber plants a second look, until I was given one in a pale pink pot. The combination of the dark green leaves against the pretty pot had me positively salivating. Now it’s one of my faves. At rst I put my rubber plant in our low-light lounge, but the leaves started to drop off. I moved it to a spot in our sunroom, which was warm but with no direct light, and now it’s sprouting new leaves
like there’s no tomorrow!
Philodendron (also known as Lacy Tree)
These guys come in many different shapes and sizes. I have a medium-sized one on my studio table, which seems to be getting bigger every time I look at it. So far it seems to love the artificial
light it gets. I also have a large one in our warehouse,
which was very sad and neglected, but after some intensive care it looks like it’s going to make it through. I have one in my lounge which is doing okay, but not loving life that much. I might have
to move it.
Weekly watering. Will do best in slightly warmer areas
(but not too hot).
Not being watered. Bright indirect light and
moderate watering. Being moved around, colder
temperatures, draughts. Low-medium indirect light, moderate watering, leaves
wiped with a wet cloth.