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black house plant?
i am redecorating and would like to coordinate a plant. i have seen plenty of artificial flowers etc but would rather something living.
my colour sceme is red and black so ideally looking for something with very dark leaves and a red flower or red markings. i dont want cut flowers
i plan to have it on the window ledge which in the summer gets the sun beaming on the window for alot of the day.
does anybody have any ideas or am i asking too much from a plant




some of the begonia rex foliage might do the job as would Coleus. They come in many colour with reds as predominat colour.

27 Feb, 2010


thanks will look at them now

27 Feb, 2010


Some forms of Peperomia caperata are a good reddish colour too. I think there is a blackish-purple one also.

27 Feb, 2010


Some indoor Cordylines can be dramatic and red

27 Feb, 2010


thats stunning. thanks

27 Feb, 2010


Then there is the so called Beefstake plant (Perilla). Some of these really do have bright red leaves.

27 Feb, 2010


thanks for your help folks. looking forward to plant hunting now i know there are some suitable ones out there

28 Feb, 2010


Couple more suggestions - there's a plant called Ophiopogon nigrescens, commonly known as black grass ,which grows outside, but will grow inside on a sunny windowsill, although it won't like heat in the winter. Another one is Aeonium 'schwarzkopf' which has black leaves in sun and is slightly tender, so will do well inside. Something with red flowers that has a long flowering season with very dark, blackish leaves is Pelargonium Black Vesuvius (red) - that would do really well on a sunny windowsill.

1 Mar, 2010


thanks for that

1 Mar, 2010

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