Not all houseplants need same care and attention for their healthy growth and that makes our job slightly complicated as a parent plant. You might also think that plants need tons of sunlight and water to survive, but there are many low-light plants that can survive even in the darkest corners of your home, office space or anywhere in need of greenery.
Below is a list of houseplants that are forgiving and tolerates all types of conditions including low light, most of these varieties actually grow faster and stronger when they have less light to work it.
Low Light Small Indoor Plants:
- Devils Ivy:
The plant gets its name from the fact that it grows vines even in the worst conditions. This doesn’t work at all, if planted outdoors where it can choke out other plants, but for growing inside this is considered as perfect.
- Weeping Fig Tree:
Weeping fig tree is a fast growing indoor plant that adds life to any space of your room. It requires little more than occasional trim and some regular watering to thrive well indoors.
Bromeliads are tropical plants that look awesome at any corner of your home and can easily survive in low light. You can also place these plants in bathrooms as it thrives easily in humid temperatures too.
Philodendron is a wonderful plant and very tolerant of dark interiors. This fast growing vine plants works great in hanging baskets or just train them to climb small trellis.
- Rubber Plant:
Rubber plant is a beautiful and very hardy indoor plant that can be placed on top shelves, office desks and anywhere in need of greenery. It can add some drama to your corners or just break up white or dark wall.
- Snake Plant:
Snake plant is one of the most popular houseplant that tolerates different type of conditions in your home. This is a low maintenance plant and needs water once in every three to four weeks to survive.
- Maidenhair Fern:
Maidenhair fern bring beautiful light and brightness to any space. Even though it is very delicate in appearance and treated with care and affection, it survives easily in the darkest corners of your home. Just provide it the right warm temperature to thrive well.
- Spider Plant:
No household plant list is complete without including this trusty, tolerant spider plant. It is a graceful plant that adds beauty anywhere, from a tabletop to mantel with its lovely arching leaves as hanging plant.
- Chinese Evergreen:
Chinese evergreen is one of the most popular houseplant that doesn’t need sunlight to survive and it doesn’t do well in dry, hot conditions. It prefers warm, humid temperatures, so place it somewhere where it gets enough humidity like bathrooms.
- Golden Pothos:
Golden pothos is a small but mighty houseplant that survives easily under harsh fluorescent office light, no light at all or even a few weeks without water.
- Nerve Plant:
Nerve plant prefer brighter light, but can survive low light quite well although more colorful varieties might look a little less bright with less sun.
Calathea is a beautiful plant that looks great with pink and red flecks, which adds extra punch to your indoor plant lineup or garden. They can easily survive in low to medium light and its non-toxic and completely safe for your pets and children.
- ZZ Plant:
Zz plant adds lushness to your space and looks great with its thick, waxy green leaves. It can handle low light and doesn’t require lots of water to survive.
- Peace Lily:
Peace lily is a tropical plant and low light houseplant that produces pure white flower spaths on tall, graceful stems. It also has shiny green foliage that looks great even when the plants aren’t blooming.
- Cast Iron Plant:
Cast iron plant lives happily in dark rooms with only occasional watering. It produces dark green narrow leaves and rarely needs repotting. Water it only when the top of the soil is dry to touch.