A dark and dry place

There are three planters in the foyer of the office building I work at. They are large, triangular and could be quite attractive. Unfortunately they get no natural light or rain water! For the past couple of years I have been attempting to grow a variety of plants in them, with no luck. Can anyone suggest a plant or type of plant that would be hardy enough to survive?

6 Responses to A dark and dry place

  1. mol-d March 14, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    what have you tried/ surely some type of succulent would do the trick? they are pretty hardy and can stand up to a fair amount of abuse, as long as you water them now and again…

  2. Niall March 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    That’s what I thought but all the succulents have died …

  3. Helen March 15, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Maybe the soil is completely depleted.Maybe if you get rid of the old soil and start over.

  4. Alex March 18, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Maybe you could try Clivia — they would need some water now and then, but they certainly won’t mind not getting sunlight… and when they are not in flower, they are nice evergreen plants.

    Most succulents require a fair amount of direct light, hence their demise.

  5. JuliannaGee March 18, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Dracaena would do nicely. Broad or narrow leafed dragon tree also. They don’t need too much light. We have some growing in very dark corners and they do O.K.

  6. Niall March 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    cool, thanks guys. will give the suggestions a try!

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