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LOW LIGHT PLANTS

Find the perfect plant for your darker spaces!

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.

1.  Zamioculus zalmiofolia – Zanzibar Gem / ZZ Plant

2.  Aspidistra – Cast Iron Plant

3.  Sansevieria – Snake Plant / Mother In Laws Tongue

4.  Philodendrons – a large genus, there will be significant variance in light tolerance between species but can generally tolerate low light spaces.

5.  Spathiphyllum – Peace Lilies

6.  Epipremnum spp. – Pothos

7.  Anthurium spp.

8.  Ficus Elastica – Rubber Tree

9.  Peperomia spp. – another large genus with variation between species.

10.  Calathea spp.

11.  Maranta spp.

12.  Ferns – generally well suited to low-light

13.  Begonia spp.

14.  Dieffenbachia spp.

15.  Hedera helix – English Ivy

16.  Aglaonema spp. – Chinese Evergreens

17.  Bromeliads

18.  Chamaedorea elegans – Parlour Palm

19.  Dracaena spp.

20.  Monstera spp.

21.  Syngonium spp.

22.  Ludisia spp. – Jewel Orchids

23.  Dracaena fragrans – Happy Plants

24.  Hoya spp. – another large genus with variation between species.

25.  Aegagropila linnaei – Marimo Moss Balls

How dark is too dark?

 

Plants need light to photosynthesize. If there’s no light plants will slowly die. If a space has no natural light some artificial lighting can be used such as UV lights or grow lights.