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Plant Care

No Daylight? No Problem. Flourish in the Fluorescent!


We get it. Fluorescent lighting doesn’t always bode well for the psyche. Between washing out your complexion and straining your eyes, the eerie fluorescent glow can be downright harsh.

If winter cabin fever has struck and you find yourself daydreaming of gardening outdoors in the warm spring sunlight, wait no longer. While we can’t bottle up the sun and swap its light out for those darn fluorescent tubes, we can dish out some indoor thriving plants that will help brighten up your day.

Plants have a magical way of breathing life and good energy into every corner of your room. And not all plants need direct sunlight!

Here are a few ideas that will help both you and your plants flourish in the fluorescent:

  • Dracaena: These tree-like plants are easy to care for and can vary in size with the potential to grow 6 to 10 feet tall. Be sure to keep their soil moist and room temperatures between 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Snake Plant: Snake plants grow straight up and caring for them tends to be straightforward. Unlike your house pet, these plants can be neglected for weeks with little water or light and still look fresh.
  • Parlor Palm: Parlor palms and redheads have something in common – they both suffer in direct sunlight. This quintessential houseplant thrives in a low light environment and is a slow grower taking years to reach its full height of 3-4 feet tall.
  • Philodendron: This foliage-filled plant is native to the tropical Americas and can vigorously grow in environments that replicate the lower levels of a canopy. Think dappled lighting, continuous moisture, rich soil, and warm temperatures.
  • Cast Iron Plant: Growing a cast iron plant indoors is just as rewarding as cooking with your cast iron skillet. Native to China and a member of the lily family, this slow-growing plant is not finicky with water and enjoys little light.
  • Peace Lily: This tropical shade-loving plant can help cleanse and oxygenate the air while also brightening up darker spaces. It’s easy to care for and will tell you when it’s thirsty! Just keep your eye out for a slight sag in its posture and you will know when it needs more water.

Swing by Fossil Creek nursery today to learn more about these plants and liven up your indoor space!

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