Sugestions for a window plant
Hi there, I would like to have 4 plants for the window in my new work room, probably all of the same type but I'm completely new to gardening so I'm having trouble knowing where to start looking. The room is modern with clean lines, white walls etc, so I am looking for a plant that is just green, fairly simple and very roughly 10" in diamiter (just to give an idea of the size, I don't want to measure it ;)). The window is north facing but it is large and clear so it gets quite a bit of light.
I could really use sugestions so I can find some images and see what would go with the room. Any help would be much apreciated!
Wow, I love a challenge. This sounds like fun. 8) By the way, welcome to the wonderful world of gardening! First, save this site. It has lots of useful info for new gardeners.
With your description of the style of the room and the light conditions, I'm thinking that something architectural would look nice. How about sansevieria? There are two different basic types. There is the tall and thin 'mother in law's tongue' or snake plant and there is the short but pretty spiral one. Take a look at these. They don't need direct sun and rarely ever flower. They grow very slowly and don't need a lot of water either.
I'm also thinking that maybe a slow growing vine type, like an ivy might work as well. You might want to consider a green and white one.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for the info! I feel like I've got a place to start looking now :).
Newt has a good idea with the Snake plant. I have one in my office. The only way to kill it is by over watering. It loves to be neglected. Also, it may go very well with a modern looking room.
Another plant that may be good for the conditions would be Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema). It is a shade loving plant that does well in a North window. Also, it is a plant that has be praised by a NASA study as one that will clean your air. It is very good at removing chemicals found in inks, paints, etc., which are commonly found in a work environment. They can be found in green and variegated versions.
*edit: Here's a picture: http://www.gifts-and-flowers.com/eflower/101-large.jpg