One rule I live by is this. Each room in your house should have a minimum of 3 plants in it. But what if your home doesn’t have a lot of natural light and needs low light plants? This post is for you.
Some rooms in my home have a ton of bright, natural light (like my office and living room) so filling those with plants is easy! But a few of our rooms have small windows with not a lot of light which makes it much harder. I’ve found a handful of plants that grow well in low light spots. Here they are!
7 Amazing Low Light Plants
Pothos plants are by far the easiest plant ever. It can live with minimal light (and to be honest, minimal water if you happen to forget about it for awhile). You can even snake the plant around a room to make it feel like there’s more plants in it (or propagate it!).
2. Bird’s Nest Fern
This is a new plant to me but I love it! It’s so easy to care for and provides a fun look to a room with their crinkly leaves.
Be sure to water this one weekly though! It doesn’t like to dry out.
photo by Emily John Photography
3. ZZ Plant
Rishi had one of these in his condo before we got married and despite getting little to no light, it did amazing! We have one of these in my office where it gets a good amount of light and one in our bedroom with minimal light and both do really well.
4. Spider Plant
Spider plants are right on par with pothos plants. Both are super easy to care for and make a big impact in a room. Once spider plants start producing babies you can have tons and tons of spider plants all over your home – perfect for getting to that 3 plants per room rule!
5. Snake Plant
Snake plants may give spider plants and pothos a run for their money at being the easiest plants ever. Maybe this post should actually be “the easiest houseplants ever” ha! These beauties can tolerate low light and watering whenever the heck you feel like it and they’ll still look amazing. Snake plants can even keep the air in your home clean by removing toxins like formaldehyde and benzene according to NASA research.
In short, get one of these.
6. Lucky Bamboo
Ok technically these do best in bright light but they can survive in low light!
This is another that will grow better in bright light but it tolerates low light. This plant has quickly rose to the top of my favorite plants list. It’s big, bold and the leaves are amazing!
There you have it! Seven of my favorite low light plants. If you’re a beginner plant person, start with one of these! You can’t go wrong with a hard to kill plant. 😉 Which one of these is your favorite?
Shop all plants here:
And my favorite pots here: