Houseplants That Don’t Need Bright Indirect Light
Although most houseplants do not require direct light, the majority do require a certain amount of bright indirect light on a daily basis. However, it may not always be possible to fulfill such light requirements, especially in rooms that only have partially shaded or north-facing windows.
If you want to add some greenery to rooms without much light, you need to look for an indoor plant that can cope with a lower lighting level. Fortunately, there are several excellent types of houseplants that fit the bill:
Aside from the fact that they look great and are easy to care for, snake plants are also one of the best plants to improve the air quality. If you get one the only thing you need to be careful about is overwatering them as that can lead to root rot.
The ZZ plant is succulent that has thick, waxy, dark green leaves. Although it looks lush, it is extremely low maintenance and tolerant – requiring very little light and water to survive.
To put it simply, the ZZ plant is perfect if you’re worried that there isn’t enough bright light or if you don’t have much experience caring for plants. As long as you give it a little bit of water every so often there shouldn’t be any problems.
The arched, slim green leaves with white stripes of spider plants make them an attractive and elegant house plant. More importantly, they are considered to be one of the most adaptable types of houseplants and are tolerant of quite a bit of neglect.
Technically spider plants prefer bright indirect light, but they can cope with low light conditions as well. They are susceptible to root rot, however, so you should be careful not to overwater them.
The leathery, heart-shaped leaves of the golden pothos look attractive and its vines make it perfect if placed in a hanging pot or on a mantle. Despite looking delicate, this type of plant is anything but – and can thrive in conditions that few other plants can survive.
Not only does the golden pothos require very little light, but they can also survive an almost complete lack of water. It is easy to care for, hardy, and is one of the best houseplants to choose from if you want a ‘sure thing’.
It should be noted that there are other types of plants that can survive low light conditions, but the five listed above are popular due to the fact that they’re not only durable – but look amazing as well. By choosing one of them, you will definitely be able to add some green touches to even rooms that have almost no bright indirect light.