The biggest issue that indoor plant growers face everyday is that it is very difficult to get lots of light into their homes. Rarely do homes get a lot of sunlight into their houses, in fact, most rooms don’t get any at all! For those that can relate, I know what you’re thinking: so what can we do about it? Well you’ve come to the right place because I’ve put together my top 10 low light indoor plant list you’re going to LOVE!
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
As the name suggests, this plant is extremely tough. You can give it little to no care and it will be more than happy growing on its own inside your home. Pop in down in any nook and cranny whilst keeping the soil on the dry side will see it thriving for many years.
You don’t have to look very hard to find lucky bamboo nowadays. These plants pop up in offices, on desks, in businesses, and in homes pretty much everywhere. An important part of feng shui, lucky bamboo plants are said to bring good luck and fortune, especially if the plants were given as gifts. It also helps that they have a well-earned reputation as nearly indestructible. These tough stalks can survive in vases of pure water or in soil, and in a wide variety of light conditions. Even a poorly kept lucky bamboo plant will live for a long time before it finally succumbs. (source)
Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans)
The corn plant is an oldie but goodie in the houseplant industry. Europeans have been using them as indoor plants since the mid-1800s and they’ve been popular in the United States since the early twentieth century. Corn plants are grown as thick canes that sprout from buds along the cane, achieving a “false palm” effect (they’re sometimes called false palms). They make good houseplants because they are tall and narrow, with controlled growth, and can withstand a fairly significant amount of abuse from casual indoor gardeners.
The most common varieties of Draceana do well in direct or brightly filtered sunlight – placing them right in front of a window with sheer curtains or venetian blinds is a good idea. The dracaena’s soil should be kept moist, though not soggy. If the leaves begin to turn yellow, hold off on watering for a couple days – like the peace lily, the Draceana is most sensitive to overwatering.
These plants do well at room temperature or warmer. As long as your space doesn’t get too chilly, the dracaena is happy.
Dragon tree (Dracaena marginata)
Now this is an excellent edition to grow in your home, just look at those colours!
Dracaenas look absolutely beautiful in a pot by themselves, but I’d recommend adding them to a mixed planter, it would look stunning! They are the perfect indoor plant to add a little contrast to your current plants.
Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
Parlor Palm’s are such gorgeous indoorplants and are super simple to nuture! The best part however is that these houseplants are also one of the best air purifying house plants! Killing two birds with one stone!
ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
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The ZZ doesn’t mess around, and is commonly known as the no-care house plant. They will thrive in low light! ZZ plants can be nurtured like your succulents so keep them out of direct sunlight and they will love you forever!
Pathos (Epipremnum aureum)
Extremely easy to grow. Golden pothos is a popular house plant well known for its long, trailing stems that can grow to 8 ft (2.4 m) or more.
Cut them back a couple times a year to keep the plant bushy and full. Cutting right above a leaf node (the place where the leaf is attached to the stem) will encourage the stem to branch out, giving you a fuller plant.
Glossy, heart-shaped leaves emerge green and become variegated with yellow or white. Although this plant tolerates low light well, its leaves may lose their variegation. It will look its best in moderate or bright light. It makes an excellent office plant because it grows well under fluorescent lights. (source)
Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum)
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Here’s another one to add to your list: Arrowhead vines. They are really easy to take care of and love low light areas. They are also really fun to arrange and look great both by themselves or in mixed containers. Not to mention they have so many varieties to collect!
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
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You can find this beautiful low light indoor plant in many garden centres. I love having Ivies as indoor plants because there are so many places to put them! You can grow baskets and hang them from the ceiling, on top of shelves or cabinets, or for the more experienced gardeners, train the vines to grow vertically! Be careful though as spider mite houseplant pests are attracted to this plant and could easily infect it!
There are tons of different varieties of peperomia plants, and they all make wonderful houseplants. Peperomias look great in a hanging basket, or in mixed containers and they are super easy to grow houseplants too. Water your peperomia regularly, but don’t overwater it, and keep it out of directly sunlight.