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May 7, 2020

Shade Plants for Florida

Most of these plants like 4-5 hours of indirect light, however, they can take more shade, but may become “leggy” and will require more pruning. Plants that grow in the shade may also require less water, depending on the conditions.

Plants marked with an asterisk (*) will take more dense shade. 

Trees (Partial Shade)

Dahoon Holly
Savannah Holly
Tabebuia
Weeping Yaupon

Palms

Aiphanes Palm
Areca Palm
Bamboo Palm
Cataractum Palm
Chinese Fan Palm
Lady Palm
Pygmy Date Palm
Veitchia Palm

Annuals

Begonia
Browallia
Caladium
Coleus
Impatiens
Lobelia
Primrose
Shrimp Plant
Torenia

Shrubs

Aralia
Arboricola
Azalea
Bamboo Palm
Camellia
Cast Iron Plant*
Coontie
Copperleaf
Cordyline Dracaena
Firebush
Florida Anise
Gardenia
Golden Dewdrop
Dombeya
Ilex schilling
Jasmine
Nandina
Pagoda Flower
Philodendron
Powder Puff
Gingers
Snow on the Mountain
Thryallis
Viburnum
Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow

Perennials

Angelonia
Ajuga*
Caladium
Cat Whiskers
Crossandra
Kaffir Lily*
Philippine Violet
Purple Queen

Vines

Bleeding Heart
Confederate Jasmine
Creeping Fig
Ivy
Monstera
Nephthytis
Pea Vine (1⁄2 day)
Vinca Major
Groundcovers
Ginger
Cast Iron Plant*
Ferns
Ivy
Spider Plant
Pepperomia
Oyster Plant