Little light in the house? Or would you just prefer to place plants a little further away from the window? Then a shade plant is the best choice. Ideal for a living room with little light.
1. Bamboo palm (Rhapis Excelsa)
There are few plants that can stand as dark as this palm. The less light, the more beautiful the leaves of the plant. When there is little light, the foliage colours dark growth. If the plant gets more light than it needs, it develops a lot of light leaves.
The large Philodendrons family is also a fan of the partial-shade. Especially the Monstera is a big fan. Little light and little care. What more could you want? The best thing about the Philodendron family is that almost all plants are unique in their kind. So you can fill your shaded area with different Philodendrons, without it getting boring.
A houseplant with instructions: the Calathea. Despite the many requirements, sunlight is not one of them. The Calathea just wants a place in the (partial) shade. The nice thing about the Calathea is that the plant closes its leaves in the evening. Every morning, at the first morning light, the plant opens its leaves again. Special scene! And that every evening again.
Not all species of the Dracaena like the partial-shade, but there are two big exceptions. The Dracaena Janet Craig and Janet Lind are true lovers of the shadow. The less light, the happier they are. Just like the Bamboo palm, the Janet Craig and Janet Lind get beautiful dark green leaves in the shade.
5. Kentia palm
Just like the Bamboo palm, the Kentia palm is a fan of shadows. Although the plant can also function well in a location with more sun. The Kentia is not such a demanding specimen! The location of the plant does have an influence on the irrigation. Do you want as little care as possible? Then we advise you to put the Kentia palm in the shade. It will do just fine.