Houseplants that Can Survive Under Low Light Conditions

Indoor plants are a perfect way of introducing a greenery effect in your indoor spaces. Besides beautifying your indoors, houseplants help in purifying indoor air. However, the thought of growing indoor plants and having to move them around the house searching for light makes indoor gardening a daunting task.

Fortunately, dozens of indoor plants can survive in low light conditions. These plants can thrive in the dimmest area of your home. Additionally, low-light tolerant plants are forgiving; they are easy to care for. From pothos to particular kinds of succulents, here are a few cool houseplants that thrive in low light.

Golden Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

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This is a climbing vine that bears yellow-marbled foliage. The vines can grow up to 10 feet long. Golden pothos thrive in low light conditions and can put up with humidity of any level. Most pothos varieties do not do well when in direct sunlight; instead, they prefer low or bright but indirect light. Learn how to grow and care for pothos before buying them.

Lower light conditions call for low watering. Check out for soil dryness instead of scheduling to water your low light growing golden pothos after a fortnight. Water your golden pothos when the soil surface feels dry.

Bromeliad Guzmania

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This brightly colored plant can add beauty and color to your home space. However, this bright shining plant does not require direct sunlight to produce vivid colors. This plant cannot take direct sunlight; rather, it prefers low-light environments.

Guzmania features long, slim, evergreen leaves topped by blooming tongue-like petals. The flowers come in deep red, maroon, pink, yellow, or orange shades. Bromeliad Guzman can grow to about 3 feet tall.

The Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

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Snake plant is one of the common low-light tolerant succulents you can grow. Apart from thriving in low light conditions, this plant is also drought-resistant. You don’t have to feel guilty about forgetting to water this plant, and it will still thrive.

The plant can grow anywhere from 8 inches to 12 feet tall. It bears dark-green sword-like leaves that are stiff, broad, and upright. The foliage also comes with a variegation of white and yellow stripings. Avoid too much watering when the plant is in low light conditions. Water your low light growing snake plant when the soil on the container feels dry to touch. 


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The colorful calatheas come with red and pink dots adding an extra punch to your indoor gardening plants. This plant grows well in medium to low light conditions. For their best performance, calatheas require consistent moisture but avoid overwatering, especially when growing them in low-light settings. Or else, it can lead to root rot.

There are particular varieties of calatheas that flower. However, in low light conditions, flowering will be less frequent. Calatheas can grow to a maximum of 2 feet tall. Exposing them to bright sunlight may lead to losing their vibrant leaves colors.

Red Anthuriums (Flamingo Flower)

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This flowering plant produces bright red and striking shiny blooms, and they can bloom throughout the year. Red anthuriums have deep purple, orange, and pink blossoms in other varieties. Each of its flowers can last for about six weeks. Besides being ornamental, red anthuriums have health benefits.

Red anthuriums  grow well in different levels of indirect light. However, extremely low light levels will slow the growth rate and lead to low flowers production. Direct sunlight can burn the plant, so protect your anthurium plants from direct sunlight.


All the plants above can thrive in low light conditions; however, you should check their label or tag before buying them. Different plant varieties have varying light requirements. Subscribe to our blog today for enlightening gardening tips. 

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