Best Low Light Plants
Top 10 Best Low Light Plants for Your Home
Low Light? Low Problem... Oops, We Mean No Problem. Are you at the point where you want to put a plant in every corner of your home, but don't know what will survive? We have some solutions for you! Below are our top 10 houseplant recommendations for those low-light spaces. As long as there is some natural light, technically any LED light bulb can do some of the work as well, your plant should be just fine. One thing to remember, plants will only grow based on how much light they receive.
Low Light Prince
Our number one recommendation is Zamioculcas zamiifolia, or the ZZ plant. They've made a name for themselves worldwide due to their tolerance of many home conditions, especially in low-light spaces. Those naturally shiny, green leaflets aren't so bad to look at either! Place your plant in almost any light, then water when the soil is completely dry.
Sansevieria Black Coral
The famous Snake Plant, or Mother-In-Law's Tongue, is one of the toughest, low-light houseplants you can find. Of these plants, the Sansevieria trifsciata 'Black Coral' is a stunning and unique cultivar, with its mottled dark green leaves. Place your plant in almost any light and water when the soil is completely dry. According to a study conducted by NASA, it is also known for its efficiency in cleansing the air and producing plenty of oxygen at night!
With majestic dark green foliage and white flowers, the Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum, is an incredibly adaptable houseplant, brightening up any low light corner of your home. When cared for properly, they can live for years, flowering often. They will tell you when it is time for some water, as their leaves will droop dramatically.
If you are looking for the perfect trailing plant for those shadier corners, look no further! Epipremnum aureum, or Pothos, is a popular tropical vine. Also known as Devil's Ivy, they are the ideal hanging plant for low light spaces, just let their soil dry out. The classic Jade Pothos is especially popular for these spaces as their deep green colouring, caused by Chlorophyll, allows for the maximum absorption of light.
Cast Iron Plant
The Aspidistra Eliator, or Cast Iron Plant, is one of the most underrated options for low light. An incredibly hardy tropical, this dark green, leafy houseplant will survive almost any condition it is placed in, except for the direct sun. Although it is very slow-growing, it will do well with neglect. Often forget to water it? No problem, they don't like a lot of water. Low humidity? Also not a problem. The only thing to avoid is repotting it too often!
Similar to its variegated sister plant, the green Spider Plant, or Chlorophytum comosum, is a fantastic option for low light corners. The rich green of its arcing foliage allows for it to last in these spaces, not requiring it to receive high light to survive. When situated in its home, it will eventually produce spiderettes, or little spider plant babies that can eventually be planted as their own plant. Just make sure not to overwater these guys!
Dracaena Janet Craig
Known for its deep green, compact foliage grown on narrow canes, the Dracaena JC Compacta, aka Compacta Janet Craig or Pineapple Dracaena, would be an elegant, low-maintenance addition to your home. Its tufty foliage is tighter than other Dracaena varieties and its beautiful green leaves allow for it to be in spots that receive low light. Make sure not to give this plant too much water though.
Agalaonema Silver Bay
The Agalaonema, or Chinese Evergreen, is another hardy houseplant for the low light spots in our homes! The Silver Bay variety is especially popular for this purpose, as plenty of interiorscapes, such as malls, offices, or stores, use these gorgeous plants as decor. They are also known for their tolerance of dry conditions, as too much water is sure to lead to an unhappy plant.
Low light tolerance, easy-care, air purifying, and pet-friendly, this plant's got it all! The Parlor Palm is one of our favourite palms as it is prized for its resilience to lower light conditions and its care being quite low maintenance. Also, since it is a slow-growing palm that stays cute and compact, it often does not reach heights over 3-4 feet.
Dwarf Umbrella Plant
Our final suggestion for low light would be the Dwarf Umbrella Plant, or Schefflera Arboricola! They are a great option for beginner plant parents, due to their low maintenance when they receive the care that they need, just water it less if it is in a darker space. Leggy plants can be pruned to produce a fuller specimen.
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Complimentary heat packs and insulations are included to protect your plants from cold damage if shipped in a box, if weather requires. Some stresses are always expected when ship a plant, but with good light and proper watering, they will bounce back very soon.
For all the plants bought from our store or through the workshop, they come with lifetime support. Which means at any point if you have questions about your plant or just not sure if your plant is doing something good or bad, we will be able to help you identify the problem, answer your question, and potentially save the plant. Please feel free to reach us at Instagram @jomostudio or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The life time support ends if the plant is not alive anymore, and the support does not include replacement of dead plants.