Growing plants at home can be a great way to add beauty to your home. But if you don’t have a lot of windows that let in the natural light plants need, finding the right plants can be a struggle.
Thankfully, there are houseplants that can be grown in low or indirect light conditions. These plants do not require much sunlight and some even thrive in low light. There is one downside to these plants… they are not “animal” friendly and should be kept away from your furry friends. Now let’s take a peek at a few of these easy to care for plants!
If you’re fond of indoor plants that trail from a hanging pot or basket, the Asparagus Fern is a good idea. This plant has a feathery elegant foliage that makes it stand out.
Compared to other ferns, this plant is pretty easy to care for. It does not require a humid environment. But in order to reach its full potential, give its branches enough room to spread out. You should also keep it away from direct sunlight so it does not turn yellow and cause its leaves to drop. Please note: Do not let your dog or cats around this plant.
Chinese Money Plant
One of the most recognizable plants, the Chinese Money Plant, makes a pretty good indoor plant. Its leaves have a round and flat shape. It grows up to around 12 inches tall, making it a good plant for growing inside.
You can place this plant on a windowsill during the winter. Whenever there’s sunlight, the plant will chase it. But this doesn’t mean they should be placed in direct sunlight. Otherwise, their leaves will get damaged. This plant is SAFE for dogs… but if your kitty chews on it… they might get an upset stomach.
The Elephants Ear, or the Alocasia, is widely available and has grown popular as an indoor plant. It is native to the Philippines with many different hybrids that are now available as well.
If you are planning to add this one to your collection of houseplants, make sure to keep it away from direct sunlight as its leaves can easily burn. Please note: Do not let your dog or cats around this plant.
The Rattlesnake Plant is native to Brazilian jungles. The plant has an unusual leaf shape and pattern that adds a hint of the tropics to any home.
If you want your Rattlesnake Plant to grow healthy, you need to have an area that has a rich and humid environment like a bathroom. You can situate this plant in a shady area with indirect sunlight, too. Too much sun may discolor the plant’s leaves and make them turn brown and crispy. Please note: Do not let your dog or cats around this plant. The toxicity is low… but will cause gas if ingested.
The Weeping Fig is among the most diverse plants of the Ficus family. It is also one of the best plants for improving air quality in your home.
For beginners, this is a great plant option. Its leaves tend to drop in winter, which is normal for its kind. This plant loves the morning sun. But it should be placed in a different area when the sun gets too strong, particularly in the afternoons. Please note: Do not let your dog or cats around this plant.
This is another great plant for a beginner. It does well in low light to moderate light and requires little fuss.
Make sure to let it dry out well between waterings and you’ll be fine.
These low light houseplants make for great indoor plants without the struggle. You’ll love having them in your home. Please note: Do not let your dog or cats around this plant.
This is truly an amazing plant. It has wonderful medicinal uses. It’s a great plant to have in the Kitchen in case you get a nasty burn taking those muffins out of the oven. With a simple little snap… the plant will give you it’s natural gel that will relieve a burn and help to heal it in an instant. Great for sunburns and much much more.
This plant thrives wonderfully in any climate and likes to be near a window but does not have to be in direct sun. Watering is a breeze… it will be happy as long as you water it once every 3 weeks. Aloe Vera will add a touch of green to your space and can come in handy (hopefully not too often : ) Please note: Do not let your dog or cats around this plant.
The Rubber Plant is fabulous. It’s a hearty plant and can handle a vast range of temperatures which comes in handy in my house because during the Summer… my home becomes a deep freeze! It also helps to naturally purify the air which is always welcome.
Indirect Sunlight is its favorite thing. So placing it near a window but not directly in the sunshine will help it to thrive. It likes to have a moist soil at all times… so regular small waterings are the best. Remember NOT to over water. You can make your Rubber Plant really happy but lightly spraying the leaves and gently wiping them down. As long as you do these few things… it should thrive and grow tall. Please note: Do not let your dog or cats around this plant.
Spider Plants are one of the most popular houseplants and they adapt very well to any environment. The enjoy indirect sunlight and also enjoy being kept moist. Basically you should water once or twice a week. Do not over water… it does not take kindly to that. This is a plant that should be kept away from your Kitty.
By the way… Spider Plants love to hang!
This delicate plant will add tons of charm to your space and requires little light. They do however require regular watering … they are more in the nice and moist category! The Maidenhair Fern also loves to be together with other plants in Container Planters. Please note: Do not let your dog or cats around this plant.
Mint is a pretty plant that looks wonderful… has a delightful smell… deals well with non direct light and you can snip some off fresh mint and make a cup of tea or add it to your salad. A plant that serves as something pretty and tasty. Oh… the great news is it is totally safe for our furry friends! Low Light Houseplants Low Light Houseplants
Sure hope this little collection of Amazing Low Light Houseplants that are Easy to Care for helps you pick the right plant for your home. Be sure to drop by our other Plant posts … where you can find out about a ton of other plants from Pet Safe to How to Grow an Herb Garden… check out the…
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