Low-Light Houseplants For Sale Online

If you are looking for indoor plants that tolerate low light conditions, then you have come to the right place! Low-light conditions are always a challenge for the indoor gardener but it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of easy-to-grow houseplants for low-light areas, and some even help clean the air of toxins. Most houseplants that originate in the tropical regions of the world grow on the floor of densely canopied jungles and have adapted over the years to thrive in low light.

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Let’s face it; not everyone has vast expanses of large sunny windows. Apartment dwellers, for example, may have a north-facing exposure where no direct sunlight enters the windows. Homeowners who enjoy the shade of large trees that aid in cooling their homes often lack bright sunlight. Perhaps you just graduated from college and entered the world of work, and they assigned you to the centermost cubicle in the office.

If you are looking to get started as a plant parent, but you're worried that you don't have enough light, low-light houseplants may be the best group of plants to get you started.

What are the best low-light houseplants for Indoors?

Take time to research plants that grow in low-light conditions to ensure that they thrive and remain happy in your home. However, some indoor low-light houseplants can be challenging to take care of, but we have a few that couldn't be easier to maintain.

Peace Lilies are good for beginners, easy to grow, and content in small containers in rooms that receive minimal natural light. Peace lilies also will let you know they need water by wilting. Have no fear because as soon as they receive the water, they perk right back up.

Snake Plants are also low-maintenance houseplants that thrive in low-light conditions. Snake plants do their work at night while you sleep, making them excellent plants for the bedroom. Snake Plants are tough as nails and thrive on abuse. The interesting patterns and colors of the long sword-like leaves add interest to any low-light area. Sansevierias even thrive in what most would consider very low-light.

Most houseplant beginners fail due to forcing a plant to grow in conditions it cannot. For example, Peace Lilies are perfect low-light houseplants, but when kept next to a bright south-facing window, they will burn quickly.

What houseplants do well in low light

Adding low-light houseplants to your home is a sustainable way to improve your indoor air quality quickly. Having houseplants is not only pleasing to the senses, but a NASA study found many indoor plants to be surprisingly efficient at absorbing harmful gasses and cleaning indoor air. Some of the best houseplants for low-light conditions include:

  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Snake Plant
  • ZZ Plant
  • Spider Plant
  • Parlor Palm
  • Bamboo Plant
  • Weeping Fig
  • Dracaena
  • Cast Iron Plant
  • Prayer Plant

Best Selling Low-Light Houseplants

Monstera: Our two most popular Monstera houseplants include Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii or the swiss cheese plant. These low-light houseplants prefer bright, indirect light to thrive. When their leaves get more indirect sunlight, their fenestrations, or splits, will continue to grow in their dark green leaves. Even if your Monstera plants do not get bright light conditions, they will still do well in low light indoors.

Philodendrons: We sell a wide variety of Philodendron houseplants that all tolerate low-light conditions. These plants thrive in low light conditions and consistently moist soil conditions in their natural habitat. If you are looking for an easy-to-grow and unique houseplant, all our Philodendron varieties are the low-light indoor plants just for you!

Snake Plants: Even if you have a "black thumb," Snake Plants (dracaena trifasciata) are the perfect houseplants to build confidence. This plant grows best in a well-draining potting mix and a container that has excellent drainage holes. Snake Plants can handle their potting soil to dry almost completely before watering.

A plus about owning a Snake Plant also called Mother-in-law's tongue, is an air-purifying indoor plant. These easy-to-grow houseplants grow sword-like leaves that can grow up to 36 inches tall. Their air-purifying properties will remove toxins in the air like carbon dioxide.

Pothos: Pothos, also known as Devil's Ivy plants, are the perfect low-light houseplant for beginners or any houseplant lover looking to add a staple to their collection. This plant comes in a wide variety of colors and shapes, from neon green Neon Pothos Plants to lightly variegated Pearls and Jade pothos; there are plenty of options to choose from.