If taking care of your plants is not your strong point, or you simply have little time to dedicate to them, in this article you will find indoor plants that need little light and little care. With a little dirt, water and a lot of love, your home will look like a real orchard... even if it has little light!
Luckily, there are many strains that are able to live with hardly any light and some basic care.
Plants that need little light and fill your home with life
One of the keys when choosing your plant is that its size adapts to the place where it will be placed.
In a dimly lit interior space, greenery is essential to fill it with life. Here are some of the most well-known and popular:
- Pothos – one of the most common plants due to its easy maintenance and extreme resistance. This species with a simple and versatile appearance, offers a wide variety of possibilities: hanging from the ceiling, decorating a shelf, guided upwards or letting it grow freely. Have fun giving it different shapes to achieve amazing results! Pothos requires moderately bright environments, but never direct light.
- Zamimoculcas – The third great choice for decorating dimly lit indoor spaces is the exotic and super resistant Zamioculcas or Crow Plant. It stands out for its resistance and low demand for care. To develop, it prefers semi-shaded areas, as the sun can burn its leaves. As for your need for water, it is enough to water when the soil is dry.
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- Ferns – Ferns will enhance any corner and adapt easily to low-light areas. They also love humidity, so it's great for the kitchen or bathroom. Take a look at the fern varieties we have in our store, the Boston Fern and the Shingle Crew Fern.
- Chinese Money Plant - The curious shape of the leaves of this plant look like coins. Pilea peperomioides isa very beautiful plant and easy to care for. Its small size makes it ideal for any small space, and it doesn't need a lot of light either. In addition, this plant is said to attract good luck.
- Aloe vera – The Aloe Vera plant, it is something like the Holy Grail of the plant kingdom. In addition to being a true all-rounder, capable of adapting to both sunny and shady spaces, it has a large number of beneficial properties for health: it improves air quality and helps you fall asleep.
Flowering plants for dimly lit interiors: a touch of color and originality!Peace Lily
- – One of the most popular houseplants, thanks to its easy cultivation and delicate white flowers is the spathiphyllum popularly known as "Peace Lily". This plant needs some luminosity to flower, but never direct light. In addition, it absorbs some of the most common pollutants, such as formaldehyde or carbon dioxide, making it ideal for purifying the air.
- Bromeliad – Another great idea to bring joy and color to less lit areas of your home is bromeliads. This plant takes on a purple color at the top as it grows, and is perfect as a centerpiece, furniture, and shelving.
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- Sansevieria – Also called St. George's sword due to the shape of its leaves, this exotic plant is another perfect choice. Its nature allows it to grow with little water and in dimly lit spaces. A substrate of a certain quality and not very abundant watering will be enough for its correct growth.
- Cactus – Finally, we couldn't finish without mentioning the hardy plant par excellence. Coming from deserts and areas with the most extreme conditions on the planet, the infinite varieties of cacti will be your best allies when it comes to decorating your home. Take a look at our Candelabra Tree, a large cactus with a lot of attitude!
As you can see, it is very easy to fill your home with light and color with plants that adapt easily to dimly lit spaces. Let your imagination run wild and create unique environments full of nature!
Check out our special plant kit for dimly lit spaces! Includes the following: Zamioculcas, Peace Lily, Pothos plants, and a set of decorative pots.
We also recommend you visit our catalogue of plants for dimly lit spaces, and you're sure to find one that's perfect for you!