Low light loving plants to spruce up a 1930’s porch

As you know I have a plant addiction. I’d love to make this space a green oasis. With the NW facing problem, I need to find the best plants for low light conditions.

I think everyone who lives in a 1930’s semi at one point looks at their enclosed porch and wonders what to do with it.  Our front porch is enclosed and is ugly.  I could pretend but honestly, it’s ugly really really ugly.  I have a giant basket that I use to keep the umbrellas.  A bench for shoe taking off and on and a jumble of wellies and walking shoes.  Oh and we’re blessed with a house that faces North West.  I’ve been trying to think of what I could do to help with making this space a bit nicer.  It is the first thing people see when they walk up to our house and I’d like it to looks nice.  

During the autumn and winter the front of our house barely gets any sun but in the spring and summer, we get lovely afternoon sun.  A bit tricky!

sprucing up porch with low light loving plants

The porch is functional and we have done some work to it by replacing the ugly terracotta tiles to these black and white ones.  I’ve done a bit of research and it looks like some of the plants I already own some plants best for low light plants. I’m going to have a bit of a tidy and hopefully I’ll transform that room into a gorgeous green oasis!  

Some of the plants I’ll be moving into the porch are:

  • Sansevieria

  • Spider Plant

  • Pothos

I’m also on the lookout for more plants to add to the room so watch this space and hope you’ll be back for the after!

If anyone has any suggestions for low light plants that would work in an unheated room I’d love to hear from you!




  1. April 12, 2017 /

    OOh I have no suggestions but may I just say your blog is looking ACE