Plants will be happiest if you can mimic their natural environments and whilst many indoor plant species are tropical, preferring bright indirect light, some can tolerate much darker spaces. This is because some species are found deep in a Jungle of Forest understory were competition for sunlight can be fierce and have adapted to survive in low-light conditions.
The best place to start before selecting plants is to evaluate your space. Is your space bright, dark or does it receive direct sunlight? Knowing the orientation is always a good way to figure out the suns path and how it will affect your space. If your space is dark selecting appropriate species will make all the difference. There is no use in placing a sun loving succulent in a dark corner only to see it quickly wilt away or putting a low-light plant in direct sun. So we’re here to help! Following is a guide (not a guarantee!) to put you on the right track. These species still prefer bright indirect light, which is the environment they’ll best thrive but following are Genera and Species known to tolerate lower light environments.