Updated: May 31
I have a lot of areas in my home that are low light. But because I want to have plants in every nook and cranny of my home (of course!), I have to find plants that work well in low-light situations. So here are my top 3 plants that work well in low light areas.
1. Sansevieria Trifasciata (Snake Plant)
These wonderful plants are sturdy and very hearty. They are the type of plant that likes to be watered but wouldn't be mad at you if you miss a couple of feedings. Snake plants can adapt to any type of lighting situation. Of course indirect light would be best but as long as it gets some light, whether it be outdoor or indoor light, these plants will thrive and make a wonderful addition to your plant family.
2. Epipremnum Aureus (Pothos Plant)
You can never go wrong with a pathos! This is the most common plant that you would see in an office setting. These plants don't have to be near a sunny window to survive. As long as this plant gets artificial light, then a pathos will grow and vine to make an attractive plant accessory in your space. Water these plants as needed and trust me you'll know when (wilted leaves will be your first indicator) and make sure to put them in a spot were there's room to grow as pothos can grow up to10 feet long.
3. Zamioculcas Zamilifolia (ZZ Plant)
This plant is an extremely easy plant to care for. It doesn't require a lot of water, especially if you're keeping it in a low light setting. It's also an easy plant to separate if you feel like it's getting too big. One of the biggest mistakes you can do is to over water this plant. So make sure the soil is completely dry before you re-water it. Caution- This plant can be poisonous to children, cats and dogs so if you have a nibbler, keep this plant up on a higher location.
All in all, no matter what type of lighting conditions you have in your home, don't think that because you have low lighting you're not able to enjoy having beautiful plants. You just have to pick the right ones and once you do, you'll be able to easily care for them. I promise.....
Until next time....