I'd like to add an indoor tree to my living room, but not sure which type would be good. Area has mostly northern exposure in Colorado, so the air is dry. There is a small western facing window where it could be exposed to late afternoon sun, but I've given some thought to frosting the window just to help with the scorch of afternoon rays. That would diffuse the light considerably. Area also has 3 northern facing skylights as well.
I confiscated this abandoned plant from my work, (which I believe is a dracaena janet craig) because it was being over-watered, the pot was 12" across with no drainage, and it was placed in western direct sun (Colorado style, so it's beating down on this poor baby). Plus, no one wanted to take care of it properly.
The leaves are littered with brown dead spots and it just seemed really sad. I took it home and the root system is almost totally gone from being over-watered, so I hosed off all the old potted dirt, and used a mix with peat rocks and traditional potting material to house it. I think I might have put it in too big of a pot though. It doesn't seem to be unhappy. I let it dry out for nearly a week before I watered it thoroughly. A) should I get some kind of moss to cover the top of the dirt to hold in moisture? B) Is this size of pot too big? Picture was right after I potted it and this was almost 3 weeks ago. It's happy and the leaves are buoyant, so I'm not immediately worried that it's unhappy. This is just my first dracaena janet craig, and I haven't read anything online that quite covers a scenario like this.