While we all love a plant that can go on or near our window sill, what about those darker corners of your room that you want to give a bit of colour to? Or the rooms in your house with very little or no natural light? The good news is that there are several plants that are quite happy in lower light conditions (some actually prefer it) - we’ve pulled together our favourites to give you some inspiration.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
If you have a room with very little to no natural light, a Snake Plant is the answer! These are the hardiest house plants out there and will cope with next to no light. They don’t require any specific levels of humidity and will forgive you if you forget to water them.
If you’re after a trailing plant, a Philodendron Scandens (Brasil or Micans) is quite happy in lower light – they just won’t grow as quickly as they would in brighter conditions.
Cast Iron Plants
Similar to the Snake Plant, Cast Irons are incredibly hardy and will thrive in a darker environment.
We’ve got two types of Prayer Plant in stock at the moment and both are happy in lower light. Just make sure the room they’re going in isn’t too draughty as they’re not a fan of the cold.
With beautiful silvery leaves, not only are Satin Pothos low maintenance, they’re also happy in lower light. Just be aware that they won’t grow as quickly though.
Another easy to look after plant, the Dracaena will cope just fine with lower light conditions.
If you want something that flowers, a Peace Lily ticks all the boxes, purifying the air at the same time. It won’t flower as much in lower light but you will still see it bloom.
When you think of these plants growing in the jungle, you imagine them lapping up the sun but in actual fact, you’ll find them under the main canopy and thus are quite happy in a shadier spot, with a decent amount of humidity. Once again, they just won’t grow as quickly in lower light.
The ZZ Plants are well known for their ability to thrive in lower light. We haven’t stocked any of these as yet but wanted to give you a full and fair line-up of plants which can cope away from the sun!
Pretty to look at, the Ludisia Discolor will be content with a shadier location, just make sure to water them when the top layer of soil starts to feel dry.
Hope this helps! If you'd like to add some of these plants to your shopping list, click here to go to our shop. If you have any questions, just let us know!