What will Grow in a Dark, Warm Room?

I would like to have a few houseplants in my bedroom, but I'm not sure what plants would suit the environment.

1) no windows
2) warm room
3) artificial light source

I have done some research but still come up with plants that at least need some sort of window light source.

I hope you have some idea of what houseplants I could have in my bedroom.

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Easy to Grow Indoor Plants
by: Batya

Although plants depend on photosynthesis to live (and therefore require light), there are some that tolerate low light conditions and will grow in a windowless room.

Years ago, when I worked in a cubicle, I grew a very healthy Snake Plant (Sansevieria), a happy Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum), and Golden Pothos Vine (Epipremnum) on my shelves. Every now and then I set them on a windowsill in a friend's office for a weekend of natural light.

I've seen ferns and especially the Asparagus fern (also the Boston fern) growing profusely in windowless bathrooms. The key here is keeping them well misted in your bedroom.

And my Lucky Bamboo (on its seventh location attempt) seems happiest the farther it is from a natural light source -- you might give one of those a try, also.

Other suggestions are: Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema), Cast Iron Plant (Apidistra elatior), Aechmea Bromeliads, Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata), or a Christmas Cactus (Zygocactus)--which won't bloom unless it spends some time in the dark!

Your best bet is to choose one or two plants from this list, purchase a small size version or get a cutting from a friend, and see how it fares. If too unhappy, you can always buy it a grow-light to perk it up.

Good luck -- and please let us know how your bedroom houseplants do!

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