Do you have an area in your home that gets little sun and is wet almost always? This can be a challenge to grow just about anything and creates a muddy area. Well here are some plants that not only tolerate but thrive in excessive water.
Horsetail (Equisetum Hyemale) plants are reed-like and enjoy wet areas. Three common horsetail plants exist today: field horsetail, giant horsetail and smooth scouring rush. Smooth scouring rush is most commonly used in landscapes, and thrives in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 11.
Papyrus (Cyperus Papyrus) plants prefer full sun but will tolerate partial shade for a few hours each day. They do well in most soils, tend to form clumps, and should be located in a spot that can accommodate some growth of the plant. Although they are fast growers, papyrus plants are non-invasive and will not spread significantly from their original location.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum) In warmer climates or during summer months in colder areas, spider plants are well-suited to use in planters or as a groundcover. The plantlets will cascade over a wall or planter forming a fountain effect. It can be used as an edging along walks or in front of shrub borders. As an indoor plant, it is used primarily in baskets. It tolerates artificial light very well and therefore makes an excellent plant for offices and commercial settings.
Elephant Ear (Alocasia Portora) Impressive in a large pot, or as a focal point in the garden, Elephant Ear ‘Portora’ has broad, wavy-edged leaves that are held high on strong vertical stems. It grows quickly into a 5-6’ tall plant during the first season. For best results plant in rich, moist soil for optimum growth.
Lady Fern (Anthyruim Filix-Femina) commonly called lady fern, is a deciduous fern that features lacy and ascending light green fronds which grow in a dense circular clump to 2-3' tall. Each frond has twenty to thirty pairs of leaflets with narrow pointed tips.
There are other plants in your area that can live in those troubled spots where other plants just can’t live. Check your local Home Depot to see what plants are available that like wet areas.
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