Indoor Atrium Garden: What Plants Do Well In An Atrium

Indoor atrium gardens can be a focal point for indoor living that brings nature and sunlight into the indoor space. The health and well-being of indoor atrium plants is also improved by their presence. NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America claim that certain indoor plants can improve the quality of the air by removing pollutants and chemicals from the air. Continue reading to find out more.

There are many plants that can be used indoors, including those that can withstand low or moderate light. For indoor atriums, you will need to have some sunlight. However, low or moderate light plants are not necessarily better. Some plants do best when they are not in direct sunlight. If there are no other plants nearby, such as taller plants or atrium panels facing north, low or moderate-light plants might be a good option. Some low-light plants can be grown in atriums, such as the Boston fern Philodendron Chinese Evergreen Peace lily and the Golden pothos Rubber Plant Dracaena margarita King Maya Palm English ivy.

Atrium plants that can be grown in tall spaces include the Black olive tree, Chinese fan palm Phoenix palm, and Washington palm. If the air is dry, an atrium might be suitable for succulents and cacti. Indoor Atrium Garden Tips: Light level is just one factor to consider when choosing plants that will thrive in an atrium. Size, humidity, watering requirements, ventilation, and temperature are all important. Plants can only tolerate temperatures below 50 F (10 C). Avoid planting plants too close to other plants that have similar needs. Avoid planting cacti in close proximity to humidity-loving tropical plants, for example.