Seven Indoor Plants That Thrive in Low Light
People living in a home with limited access to bright sunlight need indoor plants that can survive in that low light conditions. To decorate a room with little light exposure, such as your bathroom and bedroom, you will have to find some low-light-loving indoor plants. Many gardening and houseplants experts say the low light loving plants can thrive and withstand your living space's darkest spots.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
The snake plant has tall, skinny leaves and beautiful blooms. The height of the Sansevieria varies between 3-4 inches and 3-4 feet. The snake plant flowers are very fragrant, resembling tiny lilies, and when mature, they have a single stem. This plant is drought resistant and can grow in low-light areas—also, it is a great air purifier.
The Zamioculcas zamiifolia is a drought resistant and low light growing plant. The ZZ plant with solid green blooms reaches 1-3 feet in height at its maximum potential. It has a unique set of leaves with radiant light green colour.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
The peace lily is famous for its magnificent large, white-colored blooms. The Spathiphyllum peace lily species loves moisture and can thrive ideally in a little low sunlight than other tropical vines. What is even better is they are also air purifiers.
Devil's Ivy or Pothos
In search of a plant that can tolerate low sunlight, you can't be wrong about Devil's Ivy aka pothos. You may also be familiar with the name Pothos or Epipremnum aureum. These long vines reach up to 15 feet or more in height. Additionally, foliage can be of various colours such as dark green, chartreuse, variegated white-green and many more. Further, you can propagate these plants quickly by housing their cuttings in water.
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
If you want to brighten up every dark corner of your home with a bit of colour, the Chinese evergreen is always the ideal choice for you. This Aglaonema species is widespread for its bright red-pink or pure green foliage. It is also an air purifying plant and can stay happy in moist to slightly dry soil conditions. In addition, it needs bright to medium sunlight and can also tolerate low light for short periods of time. Some of them can be 2-3 feet tall when fully grown.
Lady Palm (Raphis Excelsa)
The lady palm (Raphis Excelsa) is an extremely slow grower having unique dark green foliage appearing as a hand-like shape. It can reach up to the height of 15 feet in several years and can easily tolerate slight soil dryness. Also, it can fare well with a bit of bright indirect sunlight.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum)
For those looking for an indoor hanging plant, the spider plant (Chlorophytum sp) is ideal. It needs to get dry before watering again and can stand bright indirect sunlight, so it's best to spot this plant where light hits. You can also propagate it for yourself by getting one of the baby plants, resting them in a dish full of water, and waiting until new roots appear to grow.