Whether you live in a studio apartment with paired windows or in a house with several darker rooms, here are 12 of the best houseplants that don’t need sunlight for healthy growth. While some of them work well in moderate light, they are also fine in low light.
If you’re ready to add that plant to your space, keep reading the article.
1. Dragon Tree
The dragon tree was a plant that could not possibly be killed. However, direct sunlight and over-watering will make the plant look hideous.
2. Spider Plant
Spider plants are one of the most popular indoor plants and are very easy to care for and even grow. The best part about this plant is that it’s a great indoor air purifier and looks great on hanging planters.
3. Peace Lilly
If you often forget to water your houseplants, get peaceful lilies, that’s forgiving. Extremely easy to grow, peace lilies thrive in shady locations. It also cleans the air.
4. Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen plant is considered as an expert in household plants which need zero sunlight. This is a tropical foliage plant keeps on growing even in poor light, dry air and drought.
5. Creeping Fig
It’s a slow growing creeper with rough dark green foliage. Strong, clinging and dense growing branches cling to any surface and look dazzling.
Be careful not to get too many creeping figs. Let the soil dry out before the watering spell.
The Philodendron is easy to adapt to low light conditions. They come in grape and shrub varieties.
The soil should always be moist but not wet. It is best if the soil dries out a little between watering spells.
7. Calathea (Peacock Plant)
One of the most beautiful foliage plants you should grow in your home. It grows well in shady but demanding plant, it has a special minimum temperature requirement of 55 F (13 C) which must be maintained.
It prefers frequent watering (watering should be carried out according to light and temperature conditions) and slightly moist soil.
Peperomia is an adorable little houseplant that grows to only 6 inches tall. Because of its thick leaves, it is often considered succulent, which is not true.
Peperomia likes slightly moist soil and moisture but watering should be reduced in winter. Spraying the leaves of the plant is very helpful in maintaining humidity levels.
9. Devil’s Ivy (Golden Pothos/Money Plant)
Commonly known as a cash crop in Southeast Asia, it is widely grown as an ornamental plant in Asian countries. These very low maintenance vines grow effortlessly without direct sunlight.
10. Mother-in-law’s Tongue (Snake Plant)
Mother-in-law’s tongue is a low maintenance plant which is also known as the snake plant. It is a very durable and popular houseplant. Its ability to tolerate darkness is simply amazing. One more interesting fact about this houseplant is – It’s so delicious!