Natural light sources – the eternal struggle when it comes to cramming in as many plants as you’d like in your home. But fear not, there’s plenty of popular low-light-loving indoor plants to choose from.
If you’re a plant lover like me but find yourself in a home with limited light sources, don’t stress – there’s plenty of plants out there that have low light requirements. Imagine a jungle or forest; it might be sunny in the canopy, but on the ground, there are loads of plants thriving in the filtered light. An example could be ferns – always found in shaded and moist areas, by waterfalls, creeks, and so on.
Not convinced? then let’s take a look at some of the low light indoor plants that can greenify your home or office space. Scroll down for a full list with plant ideas for some potential candidates. You’ll find that some of the most popular plants around social media these days are actually low-light plants, so there’s plenty of opportunities.
Tropical low light indoor plants
Low light and high moisture – tropical plants are among the most popular plants out there these days. Calathea, Alocasia and Philodendron, just to name a few. They often come with a unique and at times unusual appearance that can give any plant lover a serious crush. Here are some of your options when you’re looking for that tropical vibe indoor, but don’t have a lot of light.
- Calathea (Medallion, Leopardina, Musaica, Beauty Star)
- Fern (Boston, Bird’s Nest)
- Philodendron (Erubescens, Tuxtlanum)
Climbing and hanging low light indoor plants
Moving from only viewing window sills and the floor as options to also considering vertical placements opens up a whole new world for decorating with plants. The indoor plants that climb, creep or hang can make a tremendous difference and give your place a true indoor jungle vibe. Here are examples of some of the climbing and hanging indoor plants that can live with limited light;
- Philodendron Heartleaf
- Tradescantia Fluminensis
- Epipremnum Pinnatum
- Scindapsus Pictus
Hardy low light indoor plants
Not as attentive to your plants as you’d like to be? Being successful with plants is just as much about having the right conditions as it is your own time and resources. If you already know you’ll forget, or simply don’t have the time to care that much for your plants, but still love the green it brings, then do yourself a favor and go for some of the easy to keep, drought-tolerant and hard to kill plants – and yes, they do exist, here’s some of them;
- Aspidistra Elatior (Known as a ‘pub plant’ which tells a bit about how low light it can live with)
- Ficus Benjamina
- Spathiphyllum wallisii (Peace Lily)
When it comes to indoor plants, green plants are hands down the most popular look at the moment and have been for the past couple of years.
- Pilea Cadierei
- Parlor Palm
- Peperomia Caperata
- Money Tree
- Pilea Depressa
- Aglaonema Crispum
- Dracaena Fragrans
- Chamaedorea Elegans
- Chlorophytum Comosum
- Howea Forsteriana