I know about creeper "Money plant". Any other beautiful plants/creepers other than this which satisfy my conditions?

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The following house plants all do well in varying degrees of shade:

Light shade (bright but no direct sunlight)

  • Cyclamen (C.persicum)

  • Kaffir Lily

  • Cineraria

  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum) - very hardy - will withstand considerable neglect.

  • Dracaena (but only D.marginata and D.fragrans varieties).

  • Ficus (other than the tree types).

    Semi-shade (moderately-lit area)

  • Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema modestum). Very shade-tolerant. This all-green type will thrive in poorly-lit conditions, but the varieties with whitish leaves need a well-lit situation.

  • Asparagus

  • Dieffenbacchia

  • Sweetheart Plant (Philodendron scandens)

  • Ivy Tree (Fatshedera)

Deep Shade

  • Aspidistra (I've had one in my hall, which is pretty dark, for many years and it is thriving).
  • Very very helpful. Thanks. I also want to know what are the disadvantages of having indoor plants, should I start a "new" thread for it? Jun 24, 2011 at 11:56
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    Glad you found the answer helpful. Yes, if you start a new thread, I'll try to think of all the drawbacks :) Jun 24, 2011 at 12:05
  • I have the tubelight burning for at least 6 hours at night daily, will the effect any of those semi shade plants? Jul 4, 2011 at 5:45

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