by REBECCA STRAUS
Just because you don’t have a big, south-facing window doesn’t mean you’re out of luck when it comes to growing plants indoors. All you have to do is choose a little more carefully, says Karl Gercens, a horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. Here are his suggestions for plants you can grow successfully in low-lit rooms.
The ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), a member of the philodendron family, is ideal for places where the sun never shines. Gercens says that, with proper care, it can even thrive in low-light rooms with only a little supplemental lighting. “The most important thing is to not overwater it. The thick stems are a water-storage mechanism to help it get through seasonally dry times.”
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