Plants for dark spots

Plants grow in dark places all over the world, generally inhabiting the under canopy of forests. These plants are fantastic for the difficult north facing rooms that are low in light. Below is a pick of plants that perform really well in shady situations (some cope just as well with brighter conditions!)

Some wonderful plants in this group, including calathea, maranta, philodendron, aglaonema and many others that are not only low maintenance but also incredibly colourful and beautiful. 

Some of the most remarkable leaf markings found in nature can be found in this group, where the plants adaptation to dark habitats has led to some unbelievable evolutionary traits.