Even for the darkest places you can find suitable plants that will give your home some color
Unfortunately, there are always dark corners in the house where it remains very empty. Every plant you put there leaves its leaves hanging from misery in short order. Or does it? These four houseplants look great in any dark corner of your home.
Venus hair is part of the fern family and does not like the sun at all. When this delicate plant is in the sun, the leaves shrivel up. The venus hair loves a cool, shady place with high humidity. Always wanted some green in your bathroom? Then this plant is perfect. However, the fern does require special care: Because the soil of this plant consists of peat, it does not hold water easily. Therefore you should preferably submerge it in rainwater.
Begonias may have a somewhat frumpy look, but they are being rediscovered. The Begonia Rex, also known as the leaf begonia, is a wonderful plant if you want something different from all that green. With its purple leaves it does not need direct sunlight, so it will look good in that one corner where it could use a little decoration. The Begonia Rex does not like standing in wet soil, so give it a good splash of water and let it dry out completely.
The calathea, what a beauty it is. With its beautiful purple underside and lovely pattern on its leaves, the calathea is a crowd favourite. The more these houseplants are in the light, the fainter the leaves become and nothing of its beauty remains. So put it in a place with little sunlight. Do not be alarmed if you suddenly hear this plant rustling: the calathea is not called the living plant for nothing. During the day it opens like a flower and at night the leaves close again.
Not in the mood for a very complicated plant? Then choose the aspidistra, or “cast iron plant”. In Dutch, this plant with its long green leaves used to be called the butcher’s plant. That’s because many butchers had this plant in their butcher’s shop, because it does so well in an environment with little light and has no problems with colder temperatures. A perfect plant to put in the kitchen for example.
Off to the garden center to brighten up all those dark corners with these beautiful houseplants!