This article will cover a few low light houseplants. Not every corner gets great light, so you need to choose plants carefully. As many house plants require medium to bright light conditions, most places where you could place them are not suitable.
There are species of plants that thrive in low light situations. Here are the best houseplants for low light.
Among the best plants to grow in low light conditions are snake plants. The striking foliage and remarkably soft foliage make this plant one of the most popular indoor plants. Drought tolerant, they require limited watering and light.
Their cost is relatively low, and they can be placed in your bathroom or even the bedroom, wherever you have low light levels. The Snake Plant doesn’t require much light, but it does need a source of light that is close by, whether it is a window or fluorescent light.
The snake plant is our best houseplant for low light, as it thrives on neglect and needs only low light and minimal watering.
In second place is the ZZ plant or, if you prefer, zamioculcas zamiifolia, if you prefer to refer to the botanical name of the plant. An interesting article I read recently claims that someone forgot about their zz plant for 3 months without light or water. The houseplant he discovered had not deteriorated at all. These plants are hard to kill, even for those with the blackest thumbs. One thing ZZ plants don’t like is too much water. That’s probably the only way you can kill them, soggy, drenched soil.
It is fair to say that ZZ plants grow well in low light environments. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t thrive even more in bright light environments. In fact, they prefer bright and moderate light but can handle low light without any issue.
Growing the spider plant can be easy for beginners since it does well in different conditions. This plant is very popular due to the fact that it is very easy to grow and propagate. It thrives in dark environments and in bright sunlight. However, if you ask a Spider Plant what light she prefers, she probably says bright indirect light. Despite this, Spider Plants do well in lower light conditions and can be kept happy in darker corners of your house such as bathrooms and further away from windows.
Plants that grow near windows tend to burn, so be careful not to place spider plants in direct sunlight. An easy plant to keep happy. One of the problems to watch out for is browning leaf tips. Hard water is the most common cause for this. Let water sit for 24 hours before watering. Spider plants do not like the chlorine and fluoride in water.
Number 4 on our ranking of best houseplants for low light is the Lucky Bamboo. Did you know the Lucky Bamboo is not a real bamboo? At first, my husband and I didn’t realize the importance of plants and plants care until we immersed ourselves deeper into them. A lucky bamboo is a flowering plant of the Asparagaceae family known as Dracaena sanderiana.
Because Lucky Bamboo does not like direct sunlight, it’s best suited for low to medium light situations. This plant can be grown in straight water as long as it is clean and should be replaced frequently.
Arrowhead plants are amazing plants that can be grown in hanging pots and grow into a vine as they progress. It prefers bright indirect light, though it can survive in low light environments, and is a good plant for darker corners and places that do not see direct sunlight as this would burn the leaves of the arrowhead plant anyway.
arrowhead plants are easy to grow and look great at the same time. They also come in affordable and easy to care for varieties.
One of the most striking things about this plant is its arrowhead-shaped leaves. There are also a lot of different variegated varieties on the market.
On any best houseplants for low-light list, the heartleaf philodendron should not be missed. Some people may know this plant by the name Philodendron scandens. This plant’s beautiful heart-shaped leaves are stunning and it is just one of the houseplants. This is not that surprising since you can do almost anything with this plant. It may be hung, placed on a table or provided with a trellis or moss pole so it can grow vertically upward.
Were you aware that it does well in low light conditions? You’re right, that is true. In addition to being easy to care for, this plant will do well in multiple environments and is happiest in moderate light conditions. As a rainforest plant, this is a requirement. There is simply too much competition among the foliage on the different layers in a rain forest. Take advantage of this fact by placing your heart-leaf Philodendron well away from a window or immediate light source.
It may surprise you to hear that Elephant’s Ear or the Alocasia Polly is on this list because it is such a finicky plant. Dark dense leaves with bright lateral veins make up the unique foliage most people appreciate.
Despite its beautiful leaves being difficult to keep attached to your Elephant Ear, you will struggle to keep the plant alive. A big relief is that it can withstand direct sunlight and does not like bright light.
Most areas in your house are too dim to match the bright light criterion of the Alocasia Polly. That Elephant’s ear can be perfectly placed in that corner of the house where a plant would make a nice addition to the interior decoration, however there is no window nearby.
A pothos will do for those who prefer a more dramatic effect, or a Devil’s Ivy will do for the realists among us. Regardless of how much you love araceae, cacti, or are a keen gardener, we believe that this is probably the most popular houseplant out there.
You cannot get enough of this plant. It is very easy to propagate. Simply chop it up and place it in water or soil, or pretty much anything. No matter whether you forget to water it, overwater it, or totally neglect it, it will remain happy under almost any conditions. And you do not need a green thumb at all for this plant to grow.
You can make this plant your new go-to plant if you’re starting to lose confidence with your other plants. The fact that you can maintain it in low light conditions shouldn’t come as a surprise to you since we have one in almost every corner of the house. It thrives and grows like crazy in these conditions if it’s very dark and almost doesn’t get any light. Certainly not. Although it appears to be healthy and happy, it grows at a slower pace if it is darker. This plant produces good results in low light levels.
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