Is the room you have chosen for your houseplant not bright enough? Here are 10 indoor plants for you that don’t mind low light conditions.
If you want to make your home even cozier with green plants, indoor plants are the most suitable for this purpose. One of the most common problems with this is that your plant starts to wilt after a few days, despite having enough fresh air and water.
What it doesn’t get, however, is enough sunlight. Many plants wither and shrivel because of this, so always make sure that the plant gets an adequate amount of sunlight. If necessary, place the plant in a window with direct sunlight.
But what if you want to keep the plant in a house or building (e.g. basement, corridor, office, room with small windows) where there is little natural light? Some people would choose artificial plants, but honestly, most can’t create the same effect as a real live ornamental plant. That is why you should choose a plant that can thrive even in low light conditions.
Indoor plants that tolerate low light conditions can develop and grow properly even in low light. Unlike other indoor plants, they don’t need a lot of sunlight, so you can easily place them in a semi-shaded or shady corner.
Some of them grow in pots and in potting mix, while others can be kept in bottles or vases filled with water. Many different houseplants tolerate low-light conditions well; below are ten of them, which are very popular and don’t mind poor light.
1. Golden Pothos
Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is one of the most popular indoor plants that can be found in countless homes around the world. It is a fairly undemanding plant; its leaves are heart-shaped and it grows well as a potted plant, but it can also be kept in a vase or glass. You can let it climb up using a plant support or stake covered with moss, but it will grow just as well if you let it hang down.
2. Heart-leaf philodendron (Philodendron scandens)
Heart-leaf philodendron, known for its heart-shaped leaves, is also a popular houseplant. It can be planted in a pot or a hanging basket, but it also grows well in a glass filled with water. With the help of a suitable support, you can let it climb up, but you can also let it hang down. If the plant is already too long, cut it back, then put the cut piece in water to develop roots. After the roots have developed, plant it in a pot so that it continues to grow there.
3. Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)
It is one of the best indoor air purifying plants that can thrive even in semi-darkness. Many varieties are known, from short leaved ones to long leaved ones. The only problem with the plant is that it should only be watered very sparingly, otherwise its roots will start to rot. It is an easy-to-care-for houseplant that also purifies the air in the room.
4. ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Zamia is one of the most popular succulent houseplants. You have to be very patient with it, because it grows very slowly. Although in some homes this is not necessarily a disadvantage.
5. Arrowhead vine (Syngonium podophyllum)
Arrowhead vine or arrowhead philodendron, known for its arrowhead-shaped leaves, is also a popular creeping ornamental plant that grows well even in low light conditions. With its light green, white variegated leaves, it can be a great decoration for any home.
6. Cast-iron-plant (Aspidistra elatior)
The cast-iron-plant or bar-room plant also develops nicely even in low light conditions, although it is a relatively demanding plant in terms of temperature and humidity.
7. Poison dart plant (Aglaonema commutatum)
The poison dart plant is also a popular ornamental plant with beautiful green, gray and silver leaves variegated with yellowish or whitish spots or stripes. Due to its decorative pattern and low maintenance requirements, it is an ideal choice when buying a potted plant. Keep it in partial shade, it does not like direct sunlight.
8. Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia)
Creating a tropical atmosphere in your home, the dumb cane or leopard lily is an excellent addition to the living room or bedroom. Its large leaves and thick stems give it a bushy appearance.
9. Peperomia (Peperomia Sp.)
You can add variety to our living room with peperomia. Known for its waxy leaves and stems, the leaves of this ornamental plant can range in color from green to red, purple, yellow, orange and brown.
10. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
The peace lily, also known as white sails, is a showy ornamental plant that thrives even in low light conditions. With its dark green leaves and beautiful white flowers, it is a worthy decoration of any home. Its flowers are surrounded by a white spathe similar to a ship sail. Its leaves can burn if exposed to direct sunlight.