Perhaps you have wondered whether you can grow plants in poor lighting in your home if you garden. I have been in the same position before and was frustrated by the lack of resources available to help me make my decision.
Do not worry- you will not have to go through the same struggle! Here are the 14 best indoor shade plants that require minimal maintenance.
However, before we begin, you need to determine what type of lighting you have in your home. The following information may be helpful:
- The light in a room is high if it has lots of windows and faces south.
- East and west facing rooms have medium lighting.
- In addition, rooms facing north or lacking any windows have low lighting.
It is possible to raise your indoor shade plants in a room without windows by either leaving the lights on for 12 hours a day or rotating the plants back to a room with windows after spending several weeks in the dark.
Now, let’s get down to business:
Crotons and Pothos
You can find crotons at most flower or plant shops, not in the same category as croutons. Plants with these colors have leaves and flowers that require little sunlight to bloom and blossom. Within a few weeks of purchasing your tree and getting it established, you’ll notice its multicolored leaves begin to drop. In just a few days, new leaves will begin to replace the old ones.
It can also be grown as an indoor plant in areas with little light, Pothos is very similar to Crotons, but it has gigantic evergreen leaves with striking yellow stripes. They will, however, continue to bloom and thrive inside your house, just as crotons do.
The choice of bamboo not only adds decoration to your house, but it’s also ideal for dark homes. Maintaining it is as simple as keeping it in shade, maintaining low temperatures, and using fluoridated water.
The leaves can be damaged by direct sunlight, which makes them yellow. Avoid direct sunlight. The plant will thrive in dimly lit corners, as long as it is given some indirect sunlight occasionally. It should be watered frequently with normal tap water.
It’s a sign of overexposure to sunlight, excessive fluoride, or overcrowding of the roots when the leaves turn yellow or brown. To add to the fun, you can change the direction from which the light hits the stem so that it changes shape.
You won’t be able to resist the bright colors and interesting shapes of kalanchoes once you see them. The plants come in red, pink, yellow, and white, which is perfect if you enjoy variety.
Lanchoes require little sunlight and little water, making them the definition of low maintenance. Mix some fertilizer into the soil and cut off the flowers as soon as they’re done blooming if you want them to grow faster.
There are few plants that can beat white orchids when it comes to shade. The important thing to remember is that the stems should have at least 12-14 buds on them when you purchase these stunning beauties. Check that the leaves are healthy, shiny, and free of blemishes. It will thrive once you put it in a pot that’s quite wide and add some mulch to the soil.
White orchids do well in light, but they can also be considered shade house plants. This is another reason why I love them so much. The leaves of this plant will turn dark green if kept in a dimly-lit room, but they will become light green if kept in direct sunlight. If you don’t like the shade of green, you can always experiment with the lights until you find your perfect shade.
It’s shockingly expensive to buy a full-sized areca palm. In that case, you might want to consider getting the tabletop version instead. Their mature height is about 6-7 feet, if not more, and they grow about 6-7 inches each year. You may want to consider another plant if you don’t have the space for them to spread out.
However, they can be trimmed without potentially harming them, and they usually live for at least 10 years. Are you looking for a long-term partner? You must set up the lighting correctly in order to maintain the health of this shade house plant. If they are to face south or west, they should be close to a window where the light is bright but indirect. Direct sunlight causes their leaves to turn yellow, and no one wants that.
This plant will make you forget all about spiders even if you do not like them. As one of the easiest plants to maintain in full shade, the spider plant can tolerate a wide variety of climates and conditions. It gets its name from its spiderettes, which hang from the main part of the plant and resemble spiders on their webs.
This indoor shade plant usually starts out as a white flower. If you don’t have a green thumb or just want something low-maintenance, this indoor shade plant is perfect for you. My promise to you is that you won’t kill it (or at least doing so will be difficult).
It doesn’t take much to get them going if you give them good soil and water. It is important to keep in mind that the roots of the plants will rot if they are overwatered. You can avoid this by letting them dry out between waterings. That’s all there is to it.
It’s common to find peace lilies in offices and homes. The flowers and leaves of this plant are white. It’s easy to take care of, which is why they’ve become such a popular full-shade indoor plant. You still need to closely monitor their environment despite the fact that you can take care of them easily.
In low to medium light conditions, peace lilies thrive. Have you noticed any patterns in this list? How much light you give your peace lily depends entirely on how you want it to look.
With more light, they will bloom frequently and appear “flowery”. Low light, however, makes them look more like a foliage plant. The choice is yours.
Plants like philodendrons are among the most relaxed of all creatures. They enjoy being indoors, but they also like to sunbathe occasionally. Some of the other indoor shade plants on this list are sensitive to changes in the climate, as well as yellowing easily.
It’s all about maintaining the perfect balance when it comes to philodendrons. It’s possible that the plant will begin to wilt if it’s receiving too much light. Change its lighting amount, then it should be fine.
As there are so many different varieties of this plant, the Chinese evergreen is extremely popular. They’re known for being quite beautiful, and each of their leaves has a different pattern.
Most never grow beyond 1′, so they are perfect for those looking for something compact and manageable for home or office use. The summer months will be a good time to watch it, as it will sprout wonderful green leaves.
It has been proven that snake plants improve indoor air quality, making them an outstanding type of shade plant. You’ll also love their sword-shaped leaves. Most tropical plants require little care, but make sure to keep excessive moisture away from them. The lesson I learned firsthand was not enjoyable.
There’s nothing misleading about its name – it’s actually a very cool plant. A dumb cane will grow to be 6 to 8 feet tall, so if you’re looking for something that can grow larger than most house plants, I highly recommend it. Be careful if you have pets or small children! When consumed, dumb canes are toxic and can cause serious illness.