5 Indoor Plants That Do Well in Indirect Light

5 Indoor Plants That Do Well in Indirect Light

Not all houseplants require direct light to thrive well - some can grow well in low light. This is dependent on the origin of the plants and their growing requirements. If a plant likes to grow in bright, indirect light, then you should locate it in an area where no direct light strikes such as near a window. Though, make sure the window has steer curtains on it so you can protect it from extreme heat. If you are curious to find out the experts' choice of plants with low light or indirect sunlight needs, keep on reading! These plants will be easy to maintain with basic indoor plant care.

Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa is commonly known as the Swiss-cheese plant. It is a well-known plant that has large leaves with several holes in them. These holes let the mottled sunlight pass onto the lower leaves. This monstera plant can withstand low indirect light very well and grow big, dense, and tropical at all times of the year. It is adaptable to a wide range of light conditions and can impressively reach up to 3.5 metres in height.

Chlorophytum Comosum

If you are searching for an eye-catching houseplant which can add an amazing look to your home decor and can grow well in low light conditions at the same time, chlorophytum comosum may be the right option for you. You might know them by their common names, Spider Plant or Airplane plant. These plants thrive best in low and indirect sunlight conditions. They have arching branches, are sometimes variegated, and are popular for producing a lot of offspring or tiny versions of the mother stalk.

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

These are popularly known as ZZ plants. Zamioculcas zamiifolia are the best way to introduce foliage to any spot of your home with dim light. These plants have lustrous, waxy leaves that thrive on dense succulent stalks and the roots develop round tubers for water storage. That is the epitome of such low-requirements houseplants. These round tubers are what makes them easy to move and relocate so that you create room for other plant varieties near the window so they can receive better light.


If you want to lighten up any dark area of your home, there is nothing better than bringing Aglaonema to your home. These splashy plants come in various colours such as red, pink, chartreuse, cream, gold, and white variegation. They can thrive well anywhere and even in areas with low sunlight and low humidity levels. In addition, these plants can tolerate a careless watering schedule. They are slow growers and like most houseplants, they can withstand low light so they will be fine even if you don’t tend to them frequently. 


Fittonias are a popular choice. It is also commonly referred to as ‘nerve plant’ as it has dark green leaves with delicate veins. Experts say fittonias are splendid options that can thrive excellently in filtered, indirect light. They are tiny, thick, and ruffly and because of this they are used to having to thrive under the shelter of other plants. It's a good idea to grow these by placing them into tiny groupings in order to protect them from the extreme direct sunlight.

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