The following question was sent
to the P&PDL diagnosticians
here at Purdue University:
Question: What kind of houseplants can survive in low
light situations? We are wanting to place plants in a room that
has no windows. We use overhead fluorescent lights.
Answer: There are a number of plants that can survive
in low light, including Sansevieria (also known as snake plant,
mother-in-law's tongue, or sword plant), Philodendron, Dieffenbachia
(a.k.a. dumbcane), Dracena, Syngonium (aka Nepthytis), Chaemaedorea
(Neanthe bella palm) , Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen), and pothos
(aka devil's ivy). Unfortunately, many if not all of these plants
are poisonous, so one must be quite careful about their use with
--Rosie Lerner (May 5, 1999)
Information listed is valid only for the state of Indiana.
The information given herein is supplied with the understanding
that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by the
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is implied.
Any person using products listed assumes full responsibility
for their use in accordance with current direction of the manufacturer.
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution.