Potted flowers that live in the shade

Potted flowers that live in the shade
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A north-facing apartment is no obstacle to growing beautiful flowers on your windowsill, especially since there are many potted flowers that live in the shade and even hate direct sunlight. Find out which ones are beautiful and easy to grow.

Why do plants need light to live?

It’s a well-known fact that plants need light in order to thrive. It is thanks to light that plants are able to produce chlorophyll – the element that keeps them alive. Flowers, which like sunny places, without access to sunlight quickly turn from ornamental to ugly stalks with yellowed leaves and elongated stems. Fortunately, there are some plants that actually love shady places

Shade-loving flowering plants

If you are a fan of flowering pot plants, you will be pleased to know that with the following plants you can also enjoy their beautiful appearance in the shade

African violet or Sepia violet

The Violet Sepolia is a small potted flower that reaches a maximum height of 15 centimeters. It is characterized by a large number of leaves, which are arranged in a striking rosette of dark color. The leaves are arranged in a showy rosette of dark-colored leaves which are beautifully surrounded by intense purple flowers growing from their center

Sepia is a flower that does best on northern windowsills where it gets light, but not sunlight. It likes cool temperatures in the range of 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. As for its watering, it is recommended to water it twice a week directly into a saucer

Its height The wingflower

Wingflower, is one of the most common plants, which can be successfully purchased even in markets. It is characterized by its long, glossy leaves with an intense, juicy color. However, its greatest ornament are white flowers. Depending on the variety, the horsetail can grow up to 1 meter high, but most often it is 30 centimeters

When it comes to care and watering it is important to remember that horsetail likes humidity, so it is recommended to water it up to 3 times a week. Additionally, its leaves should also be cleaned of dust by wiping them with a damp cloth or spraying them in the shower

Green shade-loving plants

When it comes to shade-loving plants, you can’t deny that most of them don’t have flowers and their only decoration is their leaves

Hollow monstera

This flower is an option for those who have more space, as it can reach up to 2 meters in height and its leaves can reach a diameter of 60 centimeters

Monstera produces about 2 new leaves every year, which start out as heart-shaped and become pitted as they get older. This type of plant is best placed about 3-4 feet from a window. They are also a great option for people who forget to water, as they only require watering once a week

Allover lichen

Also mistakenly called house ivy by some, despite the fact that their only common element is vines. Zoysia has large heart-shaped leaves with lighter coloring along the veins. It grows to a height of about 1.5 feet, climbing on supports or walls

This kind of shade-loving plant can tolerate even full shade, but requires frequent watering 3-4 times a week

The plants listed above are just a few of the many potted flowers that feel comfortable in shady places. It’s worth going to the nearby gardening stores and ask for help in choosing the right species of plant for the conditions in the house to be able to enjoy beautiful greenery, regardless of the place

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