Most people these days don’t have the luxury of having a sprawling yard to grow a garden. If you live in an urban setting but would still like to brighten your space with some greenery, you can grow potted plants in even the dark corners of your home with low light indoor plants.
Not all plants require a huge garden to thrive. Certain plants will happily grow even if the closest thing you have to sunlight is a few fluorescent bulbs in a windowless area of your home with not much light.
Today, we’ll be talking about the best seven very low light houseplants that you can grow indoors or in a dark corner with little natural light to none and easy care. Let’s get started!
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Why Grow Indoor Plants
If you live in a big city, you’re most likely exposed to pollutants all day not just from the outdoors but also inside your home. Dust from carpets, fibers flying around, asbestos, smoke, bacteria, fungi, and home chemicals can make the air you breathe impure and aggravate allergies. Houseplants can help purify the air in your home so you can breathe easier.
What’s more, indoor plants can also have positive psychological effects. Studies have shown that houseplants can increase people’s reasoning, cognitive abilities, and social contacts.
What Does Low Light Mean For Indoor Plants?
Low light conditions mean that a plant will not get much, if any, natural light. Maybe there’s no window or or maybe there’s just a fluorescent light nearby. Any of these conditions can be considered low light for a houseplant.
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7 House Plants that Thrive Even in Low Light Conditions
These 7 low light varieties of houseplants vary from vining Ivy to Succulents. These true low light houseplants thrive in areas of your home you’d never expect. Low light conditions in your home don’t have to keep you from enjoying greenery throughout your home.
Unlike most plants, the Dragon Tree or Dracaena marginata does not tolerate full sun or direct sunlight well. They are a great plant since they are nearly impossible to kill, and their only weakness is over-watering. Making them a perfect plant for low-light areas or a dim corner.
They are also a great addition to your indoor plant collection and low-maintenance houseplants.
Bromeliads are tropical houseplants that feature bright red flowers that can bring any room in your house to life. They are a great choice for low light areas or medium light since they can thrive with only artificial light like a fluorescent lamp.
They can survive high humid type conditions making them great low-light houseplants that are a perfect choice and a great option for the bathroom.
Snake plants, also known as Mother in law’s tongue or sansevieria trifasciata, are hardy and low maintenance low-light indoor plants. They require very little sunlight to survive, which makes them the perfect indoor plants and popular houseplants.
What’s more, since these are succulents, they can also survive drought conditions, so you don’t have to water them every day.
The Chinese Evergreen, also called Silver Queen, is one of the most durable best low light houseplants. They are beginner-friendly and can survive without direct sunlight or bright light.
They are also a great plant since they can tolerate dry air and drought.
English Ivy, or another common name they go by is hedera helix are climbing plants. They are one of the best plants that can turn any indoor space into a fresh, green, calming area. These plants prefer bright but indirect light. You can also grow them on trellises or fences where their vines can spread out.
Pothos, also known as golden pothos and devil’s ivy, is beginner-friendly plants that you can grow in a hanging basket, hanging containers, or pots. They create a tropical feel to any room thanks to their variegated broad, glossy leaves. They are great in low-light conditions.
They prefer medium indoor light, but they can survive low light conditions, albeit their leaves might pale. When they receive too much direct light, their dark green leaves can turn yellow.
Lucky Bamboo is one of the common and best houseplants that thrive away from direct sunlight. This makes them an easy-care houseplant that only needs a little light.
They do, however, like bright, ambient light. They can grow in just water and no potting soil, only a small layer of pebbles inside their containers to support them.
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