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Indoor Plants That Love Low Light

Here is a list of indoor plants that love low light so you can enjoy them while they enjoy your home.

It can be frustrating when you love plants but your home doesn’t have enough windows or natural light to facilitate the plants you have.

You don’t always need a brightly lit home and a green thumb to keep pretty indoor plants. There are an abundance of indoor plants that are low-light tolerant, forgiving and easy to care for. There are even plants that prefer shade to sun! If you are looking for low-light, low-maintenance additions for your home, we’re glad you’re here.

Best indoor low light plants

1. Devil’s Ivy

Pothos in a hanging pot, indoor plants that love low light.

Devil’s Ivy (Pothos) is a plant that can grow vines in even the worst of conditions. Inside, outside, in the dark, in the sun, your pothos will grow.

Check out our pothos care guide here.

2. ZZ Plant

ZZ plant leaves, indoor plants that love low light.

ZZ Plants are loved for their thick, waxy leaves that add lush foliage and colour to your home while being very low maintenance.

3. Peace Lily

Peace lily in low light conditions.

Peace Lilies are an easy plant to keep and produce beautiful, tropical flowers. While tolerant of low light, Peace Lilies won’t bloom as frequently without more sun.

4. Monstera

Monstera in low light conditions.

Monstera avoid direct sunlight but enjoy bright rooms. Despite that, they are tolerant of low light conditions. Only water your monstera when the soil is dry. Regularly mist the foliage during dry, hot summer weather.

5. Maidenhair Fern

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Maidenhair ferns are loved for their delicate appearance. Keep your maidenhair fern in a warm spot with filtered light, they dislike high temperatures and direct sun.

6. Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant in low light conditions.

Nerve plants (fittonia) prefer bright light conditions but tolerate low light well. They come in a few colourful varieties to choose from like red, pink and white.

7. Snake Plant

Snake plant in a black pot on a white surface.

Snake plants are an easy maintenance succulent. They can even tolerate dark areas. Ensure that you do not overwater your snake plant as it is a succulent and wet soil will cause root rot.

8. Parlor Palm

Parlor palm, the perfect plant for low light conditions.
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Parlor Palms are a household plant favourite as they are extremely resilient and do well in medium light conditions and are low light tolerant. They are guaranteed to liven a bland corner of your home.

9. Spider Plant

Spider plant sitting on the top of a desk in low light.

Spider plants are easy to grow and share, making it the perfect plant to gift to others. They tolerate a lot of neglect and thrive in indirect lighting conditions.

10. Staghorn Fern

Staghorn fern hanging in a basket, perfect indoor plant for low light conditions.
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Staghorn ferns thrive in indirect light and high humidity. The optimal place to position your Staghorn fern inside your home is the bathroom to accommodate its humidity and lighting needs.

That concludes our list of the best indoor plants that love low light. We hope you’ve found a plant to suit your home. Check out our other articles on plant favourites, care guides and plant maintenance.