Have you been afraid to try growing houseplants in your home, or a particular room, because you think you don’t have enough light? Well fear no more! The following is a list of plants that actually thrive in low-light conditions – Who knew? Plus, they are easy to grow.
If you are not sure what kind of light you have, use this as a guide: A south-facing room with lots of windows has high light. Medium light would be in an east or west-facing room. North-facing rooms or rooms with no windows are considered low-light rooms. If your room has no windows, you should leave lights on 12 hours a day, or rotate low-light plants into the room for a few weeks at a time before moving them back to a naturally lit room.
Ivy – English and Algerian ivies do well in low to moderate light. They should dry out between waterings.
The ZZ plant grows well in a dry environment and pushes the low-light limit to its extreme.
A Snake plant performs well in dry spells and handles moderate to low light with ease.
The Staghorn fern performs well in high humidity locations, like bathrooms. In nature, it grows in trees, and requires no soil and little moisture around its roots. It requires moderate light.
Pothos loves a low light and is a good entry point into growing houseplants. It handles a wide range of conditions and still performs well. Ideally, it should have low to moderate light and should dry out between watering.
Many ferns, including button, Autumn, rabbit’s foot, maidenhair and more, are good options for low-light situations. Give them consistently moist soil and low to medium light.
The Dieffenbachia prefers a medium- to low-light area. Allow it to dry between waterings.
Philodendron is a medium- to low-light houseplant that prefers to be kept dry between waterings. Some forms trail, or can easily be trained to a post or “totem.” Others have larger leaves and a bushy habitat. They are almost impossible to kill.
Calathea, including the beloved prayer plant, grow well in medium to low light. They require consistent moisture for best performance. As a rule, the lower the light, the less frequently they will flower.
The Anthurium bloom in red, white or pink and rebloom well in medium to low light. Keep soil consistently moist.
Rex begonias are grown for their colorful foliage. Keep them in medium to low light and allow them to get dry between waterings.
The Lucky Bamboo is popular housewarming gift is often received growing in water only. It can remain that way, only change the water weekly. If you prefer, plant it in soil and keep it evenly moist. Low to medium light works well.
Aglaonema, or Chinese evergreen, is an easy-to-grow foliage plant that performs well in low to medium light. Let it dry between waterings.
A Peace lily prefers moderate to low light and consistently moist soil. It reblooms several times a year, even with low-light conditions.
The Spider plant is adaptable and one of the easiest-to-grow houseplants. They grow in a variety of conditions, making them perfect for any home. Give them well-drained soil and indirect light to flourish. Another plant you cannot kill.
Monstera, as known as the Swiss cheese plant, is a show stopper. This plant is perfect for adding a big, bold, tropical feel to your home. It tolerates all types of lighting conditions and helps purify the air.
Syngonium podophyllum is also known as the arrowhead plant, the Syngonium podophyllum is an easy-to-grow plant with minimal needs. To help keep it looking nice, it will need regular pruning to keep its unruly nature in check
Bird’s Nest Fern are the crooks of tropical trees and like their natural habitat. They love filtered light to light shade and humidity to thrive.
Cast Iron Plant is a tough-as-nails plant that grows in full shade and is not picky about regular water either.
I’m sure you can find a few on the list and start slowly. Give your plants a little love and when they all start growing add a few more.
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