OK, the obvious fact that everyone knows is that plants need direct sunlight to survive. However, everyone isn’t lucky to live in a home where the sun cheerfully shines on your floor to ceiling windows. So, if you’re a plant lover living in a house that doesn’t get a lot of natural light but looking for low light indoor plants, then you’re in the right place!
First things first, what do we mean by low light indoor plants? According to Gardenista, we are trying to identify the plants most tolerant of living in a dark apartment with one wall of windows (or possibly, one window).
The good news is there are lots of gorgeous houseplants that can thrive in dark spaces. We listed 15 low maintenance and low light indoor plants to brighten your home.
There are LOTS of various types of philodendron houseplants like Heartleaf Philodendron, which is an air-purifying plant. Philodendron is one of the best low light indoor plants you can grow even if you have a black thumb because it’s super easy to care for. Simply water it weekly, and it will thrive.
Ah, one of my favorite indoor plants. Snake plant, or also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, is a low-maintenance air-purifying houseplant. It’s perfect for busy and forgetful plant parents because it can tolerate different kinds of neglect. It’s one of the hardest to kill houseplants. Snake plants can survive in low light places. Only water it when the soil is dry, and your snake plant will thrive for a long time!
Dragon Tree, also known as Dracaena Marginata, is a low-maintenance air-purifying plant. Although Dracaenas prefers medium indirect sunlight, they can also survive in low light, which makes them wonderful low light indoor plants. To keep this indoor plant alive and happy, keep the soil damp but not soggy.
Devil’s Ivy or Pothos Epipremnum is a low light indoor plant that is super easy to care for. They can also propagate easily. Devil’s Ivy is a perfect home decor on top of a bookshelf or as a hanging plant in your place. This plant can tolerate low light and irregular watering. However, it’s best to keep the soil moist to keep it alive.
Cast Iron Plant
Cast Iron Plant, or also known as Aspidistra Elatior, is an extremely tough plant. This is one of the best low maintenance and low light indoor plants because it can grow in any area of your home. Cast Iron Plant can survive even if neglected by its owners. It’s recommended to keep the soil on the dry side or only water it when the soil is completely dry to keep this plant happily growing for years.
Spider Plant, or also known as Ribbon Plant, is one of the greatest low light indoor plants. It’s also one of the most adaptable indoor plants. Spider plants are also one of the best air-purifying plants, and just like the snake plant, this has a reputation for being almost impossible to kill, which makes it perfect for new plant parents. Remember to water it well, but don’t drown it or let its soil become soggy.
Prayer Plant is a unique low maintenance indoor plant. Did you know that they got their name from the way their leaves fold in the evening, resembling hands folded in prayer? These low light indoor plants are super easy and fun to grow! Prayer Plant loves humidity, so it’s recommended to mist it often. Also, keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy.
Peace Lily, or also known as Mauna Loa, is a small air-purifying plant that eliminates five dangerous air toxinsin your home. It’s also an easy to care houseplant, and it grows best in shady areas. To keep this indoor plant healthy, always keep the soil slightly moist.
Chinese Evergreen or Aglaonema Commutatum is a great low light indoor plant. It’s well-known for its gorgeous foliage. This houseplant requires evenly moist soil and high humidity to survive. It’s suggested to mist your Chinese Evergreen plant a few times a week to keep it happy.
Parlor Palm or Chamaedorea Elegans are easy low light indoor plants. They’re perfect for beginners or new plant parents. This beautiful houseplant can tolerate low light conditions, it prefers areas with high humidity, and evenly moist soil to thrive.
ZZ Plants are tough indoor plants, which makes them perfect for the forgetful plant owner. It basically thrives off of neglect. These low light indoor plants can survive for months without water, and it can grow well in any light except direct sun. To keep this plant’s leaves shiny and glossy, simply dust them with a damp cloth occasionally.
Ferns are impressive low maintenance, air-purifying, and low light indoor plants. It requires little sunlight, and they can grow in any area of your home. This plant loves high humid places. It’s best to keep the root ball moist at all times, and mist with water frequently.
Peperomia is easy to care for houseplant. It’s one of the most adaptable and incredibly low-maintenance indoor plants. Peperomia can survive in the dark spaces of your home. It’s recommended to only water it once the top inch of soil has dried out. Peperomia will make beautiful decor to your home.
Arrowhead Vine or Syngonium Podophyllum is a low maintenance houseplant, and one of the best low light indoor plants. It’s best to spray it frequently to maintain high humidity. Also, always keep the soil moist to keep this plant healthy and happy.
If you’re looking for a low light indoor plant to add some color to your home, then Bromeliads are perfect for you! It has tons of different colors to brighten your home. It’s perfect for new plant parents because it’s really easy to grow. Bromeliads prefer low light conditions and make sure the soil stays moist, but not soggy.
There you have it! The best low light indoor plants to brighten your home. Grow your plant knowledge by visiting our Plant Care page to learn more tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy!