Fill a foyer with plants #Home#Plants & Gardening#gardening#great-ideas#hallway#houseplants May 10 | Cat Rocketship Carol-san has a dim, close entry leading to her home. She made the most of it and changed it from a blah hallway into a lime-green low-light greenhouse. What a smart use of space! This passageway was a less-than functional dead zone. Happily, she's made the best of it by greening up the space with lots of indirect-light-loving plants. I see some ivy! Other options: snake grass, philodendrons, many ground-hugging herbs. See more photos at The Atelier Today! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Home Cooking Challenge: the results are in! NEXT How much would you pay for Cincinnati's Mushroom House? Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] I noticed that when I am pinning "cool house stuff" I am super ultra attracted to pictures that are full of plant life. There are reasons people that stage interior photo shoots put ferns everywhere. Must go acquire plants. Reply Is she also using mirrors to help boost the amount of light for her plants? There's a few reflective services that I can't quite make out, one appears to be on the ceiling! Reply I'm not even positive the one on the wall there is a mirror–it kind of looks like plexiglass. Either way, SMART idea. Reply Oh, I really like this! (Like Climb, I pretty much like everything better with plants :)). My worry: isn't the hallway too dim/dark for plants? I can see them dying from the lack of light. Reply lots of plants that grow on the forest floor need a surprisingly low amount of light, the suggestions in the article are good. If this interests you find a good greenhouse in your area and go talk to the people who work there about what you want to do, they can provide helpful suggestions (advice is free). Also plants that are suffering from a lack of light generally look sickly for awhile before they actually die just don't shock a plant whose leaves have gone pale green by throwing it out into direct sunlight. Reply thanks! Reply When I was 6 and again at 7, I did a science fair project on this topic. What I discovered is that all plants need is water. You can take away dirt and light–either or both–and most plants will still grow. Maybe not as heartily as they would otherwise, but still. It's interesting though, those 6 months of life as an experiment forever changed the plants. My parents still have the ivy plants that got used in the first experiment (the second one had a variety of plants and got given away as teacher gifts), and while I can't remember for sure which is which anymore over 20 years later, you can see differences in the plants. One is a lighter green almost a yellow (I think that was the one with no soil or sun), one is super-dark-green but tiny leaves (no soil, but water and sun?); the size, spacing and color on all the leaves are quite different. I imagine that SOME plants need soil and sunlight to live. But I've done well with full-light plants inside houses with no windows, and they've been alright. They grow more slowly, but they don't really die until I forget to water them. Reply In that last picture, I don't understand what that table looking thing is. Is it a fold up potting bench? Where was it hiding in the first picture? Just curious, it seems like a good idea if it is a potting bench. Reply LOVE that view!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.