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by heatherh on August 05, 2004 05:26 AM
Help. I have just moved into an office with no windows. That is my nightmare!!! Are there any plants who will live and do well in only artificial light? I surely hope so, or I'll go crazy in a boring office with no windows.
by Nako on August 05, 2004 07:27 PM
HowD! Welcome to my corner of the gardening community [Big Grin] Plants that don't require sunlight! M'kay, Peace Lilies, and Rubber Trees will do pretty good in ambient light only. Another good plant is a pothos. I donno of any good flowering plants that could be good without sunlight *thinks* African Violets just need to have a light shined directly on them for about 12-18 hours a day.

hmmmmmmmmm That's all i can think of right now. Hopefully i helped ^.^

~Phoebe

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by heatherh on August 06, 2004 12:24 AM
Thanks for the advice! I feel better already!
by Nako on August 06, 2004 06:16 AM
Oh! i also remembered my mystery plant [Smile] My Alocasia or Buddha's palm grows quite well in low light, but it preferrs bright light. Alocasia are very pretty ^.^

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by Jiffymouse on August 06, 2004 09:05 PM
there are several draceana's that grow well with artificial light also!
by TomR on August 08, 2004 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by heatherh:
Help. I have just moved into an office with no windows. That is my nightmare!!! Are there any plants who will live and do well in only artificial light? I surely hope so, or I'll go crazy in a boring office with no windows.
Chinese evergreens, ZZ plants, pothos would do well.

Tom

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by 2grnthumbs on August 15, 2004 05:28 PM
my office has a few corn plants and dracaneas that are doing awsome under the fluorescent lighting (sadly, better than my one's at home) i hear fluorescent lighting is a pretty good simulation of natural sunlight. u could also consider buying a small grow light for your office. now, does anyone know if halogen lights will simulate natural sunlight, or just harm a plant?

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