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Aglaonema Species

The Aglaonemas are a group of low spreading bushy plants with large lance shaped leaves usually of different shades of green.  They tolerate low light conditions but don't like too much water.  They are prone to cold damage, slow growers, but easy to look after.  Examples include:

Aglaonema 'Amelia'                                    Aglaonema 'Celilia'

Aglaonema 'BJFreeman'                            Aglaonema 'Deborah'   

Aglaonema 'Blacklance'                              Aglaonema 'Emerald Star'

Aglaonema 'Maria'                                       Aglaonema 'Green Majesty'

Aglaonema 'Silver Queen'                           Aglaonema 'Stars'   

Dracaena Species

Another group of low light tolerant plants the Dracaenas are upright prostrate plants.  They range from the short Dracaena massagneana tips to the large 20 ft. tall Marginata trees.  They are relatively easy to look after but can exhibit stress if over watered.  They are one of the more hardy group of plants and tolerate insect infestation and wide temperature fluxtuations.  Examples include:

Dracaena 'Janet Craig'

Dracaena marginata (character form)

Dracaena marginata (straight form)

Dracaena massangeana Bush Form

Dracaena massangeana Cane Form

Spathiphyllum Species

This group of low light tolerant plants is quite popular.  Their characteristic white bracts (called Spathes) offer the option of having a flowering plant in a low light environment.

Spathiphyllum 'Sensation'

Spathiphyllum 'Supreme'

Spathiphyllum 'Wallissi'

Spathiphyllum 'Flower Poker'

Other Low Light Tolerant Indoor Plants

Most buildings and homes have areas in which people want to place plants in low light conditions.  Here are some other popular choices.

Bamboo Palm                                               Golden Pothos

Homalomena 'Emerald Gem'                       Imperial Philodendron

Kentia Palm                                                    Marble Queen Pothos

Neanthe Bella Palm                                        Snake Plant



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