Indoor Plants for Low Lit Areas

25 Mar, 2022

Do you have a room with low light levels but still want to surround yourself with indoor plants? Here are some houseplants that are happy without much natural light, plus some extra tips to help you grow well.

Types of Plants

Ferns

Ferns thrive in low-lit areas and are perfect in places with high moisture content in the air. Dark bathrooms, laundry’s and kitchens are ideal locations. Make sure you don’t forget to water them as they will struggle if they dry out.

Snake Plant

Also known as the mother-in-laws-tongue, this plant grows well in a range of light conditions, from shaded indoor areas to bright full-sun locations (when acclimatised). They are happy in corners of bathrooms, bedrooms and living areas.

Dracaena

These indoor plants can withstand lower light than typical house plants but may still need to be closer to the original light source. These are great for corners are perfect for softening any room.

ZZ Plant

One of the hardiest plants we sell, the ZZ plant can withstand shady indoor areas. They look great on coffee tables and desks and don’t require much watering.

No windows?

All plants need some form of natural light. If you are in a room without windows, plants will struggle to survive. If you’re a plant fanatic and still want plants in your windowless room, you can buy grow lights to emulate the sun. Make sure you research what type of light is best suited to your plant first, as cool lights are best for foliage growth and warm lights are best for flower growth.


More tips?

Note that indoor plants do generally prefer well-lit areas, and will most likely stretch towards the light source. Regularly turning your plant 45 to 90 degrees will correct this, or you can move it slightly closer to the window if it is stretching on a steep angle.

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