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Indoor Plants for Little to No Light

Updated: Jan 23, 2022

Who doesn’t love plants? There are so many benefits to having plants indoors from looking good to making you feel good. Unfortunately, not every space has bright, natural light. There are still plenty of plants that can thrive in little to no light.

  1. Sansevieria

Also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue or Snake plant, this is one of the easiest indoor plants to take care of. They are almost indestructible, as long as you do not over-water them. Sansevieria will tolerate very little light and only needs water approximately once a month. There are so many varieties of sansevieria, so they are easy to incorporate into any planter and space.

  1. Bromeliad

Bromeliads are easy to grow and long-blooming. They are found in the wild growing on trees; however, they are a popular houseplant here. The three main types of bromeliads are Aechmea, Guzmania, and Neoregelia. Bromeliads prefer to rest in a very airy mixture such as moss. They will tolerate low light and need little water.

  1. Aspidistra

Also known as Cast Iron Plant, Aspidistra is a tough plant inside or out! It can thrive in almost any light and isn’t too fussy about its soil. If it is in very low light, be careful how much water you give it. This plant has tall green foliage, so it is easy to incorporate into any style.

  1. ZZ Plant

ZZ plants have a succulent-like texture but thrive indoors in low light. Like sansevieria, ZZ’s only need water about once a month. They prefer well-draining soil. This plant comes in a variety of styles. One we are really excited about is the Raven ZZ, which is a very dark, almost black, color. It is quite striking and can add depth to your indoor plant space.

  1. Pothos

I saved my favorite for last! Pothos can thrive in a variety of environments, indoor and out. They can even tolerate low light while still maintaining their vining habits. Pothos are easy to train along a window, doorway, or moss pole/stake. They will grow very quickly! However, they are super easy to propagate.

You can still have lush greenery in your home or office even if you have poor lighting! If you need help designing, installing, and maintaining your indoor garden, call Savannah Interior Plant Designs at 508-801-6015. We’re here to help and to create a world of beauty!

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