Tuber ladder fern, Nephrolepis cordifolia

Houseplants for shady spots

Every home has a shady spot or two – we pick some of the best houseplants to grow in them.

Many houseplants are native to jungle or forest conditions, growing on the ground or as epiphytes beneath the tree canopy. They’re therefore used to low light levels and will thrive in a shady spot in the house. Direct sunlight can do more harm than good for these plants, which may suffer from leaf scorch or wilting if in the wrong position.

If you have indoor areas that receive direct sunlight for much of the day, there are plenty of succulents, cacti and other houseplants to grow in sunny spots.

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