10 Houseplants for Low-Light

These low-light houseplants can survive even the darkest corner…


Have you ever feared growing houseplants in your home because you think you don’t have enough light? Luckily these ten plants do just as well in low-light conditions and are also easy to grow.

1. Wart Fern
Better Homes & Gardens

Wart fern, also known as Kangaroo Fern, is a slow growing fern that makes a great ground-cover in shady areas. Water once a week and mist every two weeks for optimal care.

2. Peperomia
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Peperomia is a delightful, easy-to-grow houseplant. While most peperomias are small houseplants, there are varieties that have beautiful variegated foliage. Water when the soil feels dry to the touch and keep out of direct sun.

3. Peace Lily

Peace lilies come in all shapes and sizes. Some varieties even have a pretty white flower as a bonus. They are low light and very easy to care for. Water once a week, and wipe the leaves clean of any dust monthly. They can have large foliage, and it’s important to keep them clean.

4. Ficus Benjamina

One of the best for air purification, the Ficus Benjamina is very easy to care for and very hardy. You can get a small Benjamina or a huge one. They require watering once a week.

5. Rubber Plant
Gardening Know How

Rubber plants have really beautiful foliage and are a low-light plant. They can also grow to have a unique shape and character. Water once a week and clean leaves monthly.

6. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
Connie and Luna

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia is your classic low-light plant and is super easy to care for. Water once a week and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

7. Pothos
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All varieties of pothos are extremely easy to care for. They require low light and could basically be kept in your closet. They’re also great for people who forget to water regularly. Optimal care would be low light and water once a week. Let the soil dry out before watering.

8. Snake Plant
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The Snake Plant can survive low light levels, drought and have few insect problems. Allow soil to dry between waterings and take extra special care not to over water in the winter. Try to avoid getting leaves wet when you water.

9. Chinese Evergreen

This tropical foliage plant is one of the most durable houseplants you can grow, tolerating poor light, dry air, and drought. Let it dry between waterings as overwatering will lead to root rot.

10. Heart-Leaf Philodendron

Also known as the sweetheart plant, the Heart-Leaf can thrive indoors year-round without complaint. Yellow leaves on the plant indicate over-watering and brown leaves mean the plant needs more water. 

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