I was looking through the house earlier this week and I’ve made a few observations about our house. It really lacks light. There is a two or three foot overhang around our entire house, along with East and West facing windows. What does this mean? It means that houseplants are a real bitch to grow in our house. So I’ve been on the lookout for low light plants. It appears I am growing one variety (Golden Pothos Vine), but it tolerates a lot of abuse, mainly the fact that I only water once every few weeks or so. I’ve never been lucky with Spider plants, probably because I don’t keep the soil damp like I should. I’ve heard certain ferns do wonderful in low light conditions. It would be nice to keep a few plants in the bedroom, but there’s virtually no light in there whatsoever, so maybe ferns are a good choice? Mother-in-laws tongue allegedly does well in low light. Now that I think of it, my mom had one of those plants for years in her cave-like living room. And finally, I’ve heard bamboo does awesome in low light conditions. Maybe a nice bamboo plant would brighten up my family room.
Probably the brightest place I ever lived was a condo on the East side of town. I had this wonderful greenhouse window in the kitchen and grew aloe-vera and venus flytraps. They thrived so well, in fact, that I was constantly “having plant babies” and giving away my new starts a few weeks after I found them and repotted them. I kept one aloe vera and kept it propagating for about four years. Then I moved, the light conditions weren’t that great, and all my aloe died. So having success with plants really does depend on the light available to them.
So yeah. My mind is on indoor gardening this week. Considering a few more aerogardens to complete my winter veggie growing AND I am thinking of trying an experiment with magickal plants and aeroponics. Should be fun.