5 Indoor Plants that will thrive with low light
If you have low light areas in your home, don’t worry, you can still bring your space to life with some indoor plants. Not all plants require bright and direct sunlight, and there are plenty of varieties that can thrive in low light. We have rounded up 5 indoor plants that are perfect for low light settings.
Snake Plant | Dracaena trifasciata
The Snake Plant, also commonly known as the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is a popular indoor plant that can thrive in low light. Dracaena trifasciata is the scientific name for the smart cookies reading at home. It’s a hardy plant that requires minimal watering, making it a great option for those who tend to forget about their plants.
ZZ Plant | Zamioculcas zamiifolia
With the scientific name of this plant being Zamioculcas zamiifolia, it is no wonder the commonly used nickname for this plant is the ZZ Plant. You may also have heard this plant being called the Zanzibar Gem. The ZZ Plant is another low maintenance plant that’s perfect for low light settings. It’s a slow growing plant that can tolerate neglect and low light conditions. ZZ Plants are often used in office settings where there may be very limited if any natural light. The foliage of this plant is quite beautiful with deep green tones, and pairs well with organic and natural pots and planters that are currently on trend. The ZZ Plant is a current favourite of ours.
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Pothos | Epipremnum pinnatum cv
Pothos is a classic houseplant that can tolerate low light and is known for its trailing stems of variegated leaves. Also commonly called devils ivy, the scientific name is Epipremnum pinnatum cv. It’s a great option if you want to add a pop of green to a dark corner of your home. Varieties come in light almost yellow tones (often called Golden Pothos) to deep greens with a variety of tones through the leaves. The Pothos is one of the easiest plants to propagate and you can leave the stems in water forever without needing to plant in soil. We like to place potted or hydroponic pothos on butler’s pantry shelves, cascading down.
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Parlour Palm | Chamaedorea elegans
The Parlour Palm is a small palm tree that can thrive in bright, indirect light or low light conditions. It’s a slow-growing plant that can add a touch of tropical elegance to your space. While it’s scientific name is Chamaedorea elegans, the plant is commonly called Parlour Palm as it was commonly used in Victorian times as a house plant in people’s parlour rooms. Commonly known as a tropical style of plant, the Parlour Palm prefers higher humidity levels, making it a great choice for Queensland homes.
Spider Plant | Chlorophytum comosum
The Spider Plant is a low light plant that’s perfect for beginners. It’s a fast-growing plant that produces spider-like plantlets that make it a unique and interesting addition to your interior decor. The scientific name for the Spider Plant is Chlorophytum comosum. If you are a pet owner, the Spider Plant is a great choice as it is non-toxic for your furry friends.
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Just because you have low light areas in your home doesn’t mean you can’t have indoor plants. These five indoor plants are proof that it’s possible to bring some greenery into your home even in the dimmest corners. Experiment with different options to see which plants work best in your space.