I strongly believe in the power of the plant when it comes to decorating your home. Plants add a certain kind of color, texture and a refreshing sense of “air” to your home. But, as with growing any kind of plant, the right amount of lighting is everything when it comes to the overall health of the plant. I’ve killed so many plants because they weren’t placed in great lighting! If you’ve been dying to brighten up a boring area of your home, try doing so with one of these low-light indoor plants. Check out these gorgeous plants for inside the home!
The ZZ Plant is one of my favorites to grow indoors because it grows so well that it looks completely fake! ZZ Plant does best in areas of bright and indirect light, but it will do wonderfully in areas of extremely low-light. ZZ Plant can even grow well in the bathroom! However, gardeners should be aware that if the leaves of their ZZ plant begin to curl, then it has received too much light.
If you don’t have much of a green thumb, Snake Plant will likely be the indoor plant perfect for you! Snake Plant tolerates almost any kind of growing condition and is actually recognized by NASA as an air purifying plant. Plant your Snake Plant in a free draining soil so your plant doesn’t succumb to root rot.
Staghorn Fern isn’t a plant that will do well without ANY kind of lighting, so keep it out of your basement! That being said, Staghorn Fern loves areas of high humidity and only needs a few hours of indirect sunlight per day. If your bathroom has access to a window of some sort, Staghorn Fern could be a great addition!
English and Algerian Ivies both do wonderfully in areas of low-light. Make sure that you allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings, or root rot may be a factor for you. Place your indoor ivy plant in an area where it will get a few hours of sunlight every night. Indoor plants should be fertilized once a month in the summer, but never during the winter months!
Add a Pothos plant to the darkest corners of your house for a dose of instant brightening. Pothos plants need such little light that they can do well, even in your bathroom or basement. Like most indoor plants, it’s best to allow your plant soil to completely dry out between waterings. Again, gardeners should be warned that Pothos plants are poisonous to cats, dogs or other household pets.
Fern varieties like the button, Autumn, and Rabbit’s Foot are all known for growing extremely well in areas of low lighting. Typically, ferns like their soil to be evenly watered and continually moist. Gardeners should NOT allow the soil to dry out between waterings, as this causes stress and strain on your plants. Place your fern in an area of the home where it will get a few hours of indirect sunlight every day.
Calathea will grow well in areas of NO light, but it won’t produce any flowers. Keep it in an area of bright but indirect sunlight for huge flowers all over your plant. If the flowering isn’t important to you, Calathea will grow well (but without flowers) in any other grow environment. Water when the first 2-3 inches of soil feels dry, but do not let your Calathea plant just “sit” in water, this will kill it. Soil should be kept routinely moist.
Anthurium is a lush green plant that can display vibrant, red leaves. Anthurium blooms best in areas of high (but indirect) sunlight, but can even re-bloom in areas of medium-to low-light, as well. Many gardeners recommend that you plant Anthurium in a mixture of potting soil and perlite for best indoor care. Only water your Anthurium indoor plants when the soil feels dry to the touch. Water thoroughly.