When shopping for indoor plants, we really do need them to tick all our requirements and how much sunlight those plants actually becomes a major point of concern. But there are some plants that don't really need sunlight to thrive and can do very well in low-light conditions.
In that context, here are 10 low-light plants that can do well in relatively shaded environments.
10 Indoor Plants That Don't Need Sun To Thrive
1. Aglaonema Pink Beauty
The Agalonema Pink Beauty, known for its striking pink and green foliage, is an indoor house plant that thrives in low light conditions. This makes it perfect for indoor spaces with limited sunlight.
To care for tropical beauty, you can place it in indirect or low light, water when the top inch of soil is dry, and maintain good levels of moderate humidity. Avoid overwatering and cold drafts for optimal growth.
The resilience of the Aglaonema Pink Beauty makes it an ideal choice for indoor gardening enthusiasts seeking vibrant foliage in dimly lit areas.
2. Rubber Plant
The Rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is prized for its glossy leaves and resilience in low light environments, making it a superb choice for dimly lit indoor spaces. Its efficient photosynthesis process allows it to flourish even with minimal light, providing lush greenery and air purification benefits in indoor settings.
To care for a Rubber plant, place it in indirect or low sunlight and remember to water when the top inch of soil is dry. Maintain moderate humidity levels and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.
3. Calathea Sanderiana
Characterized by its deep pink stripes and dark green leaves, the Calathea Sanderiana is one of those stunning low light houseplants. This plant prefers to be kept warm and does not like being exposed to cold weathers. The plants prefer low light conditions where they can be shaded from harsh lighting.
For Calathea Sanderiana, provide bright, indirect light, keep soil consistently moist but not soggy. Waterlogging must be avoided so that root rot does not occur. Maintain high humidity, and avoid cold drafts. Mist its leaves regularly and fertilize lightly during the growing season.
4. Peperomia Angulata
The Peperomia Angulata grows trailing stems that grow to be around 12 inches long. These give the plant a cascading, vine-like look that makes it suitable as an indoor plant anywhere in the house. The Angulata is a relatively slow-grower and can do very well in low light conditions. You can grow this plant very well like a succulent and in small containers like decorative ceramic pots.
The Peperomia Angulata should be exposed to direct sunlight as the leaves can easily get scorched and you must remember to water it much like a succulent. So, remember not to overwater it but also don't let it dry it out too much.
5. ZZ Plant
The ZZ Plant is the perfect fit for any low light or dark spots in your home. If there are some corners that need a light life but you can't, for the life of you, decide how to decorate it - consider making use of this plant. Coming in all sizes from really small to XL, this plant is low maintenance and will effortlessly add a much-needed touch of the outdoors to your space.
When it comes to low light indoor plants, this one is your best friend. When caring for this plant, you must remember that its watering and care changes situationally. They can even go weeks without watering. So, only water when you know its needed!
6. Money Plant Satin
The Money plant is as resilient and stunning as they come. It trumps all indoor plants and stands as one of those that you can make use of anywhere in your house. It can thrive in bright, indirect light as well as low light conditions. This particular variegated type of Money Plant makes for a very good addition to any space needs a little spruce.
Money plants are also said to bring good luck and abundance to any household. This plant is relatively easy to maintain and does not take up too much of your time and attention.
7. Snake Plants
Snake plants are basically the epitome of resilient. If you thought the Money Plant had it all (of course, it does), the Snake Plant easily masters the art of adapting to any and every environment. One of the only things you have to realize and remember about this hardy indoor plant is that it doesn't like water in its crown.
These hardy house plants need to be watered every 15-20 days depending on what their soil tells you about individual watering requirements. They do not need too much sunlight but can thrive in it. However, they adapt perfectly to low light conditions.
8. Monstera Deliciosa
Also known as the Swiss Cheese plant, the Monstera is a wonderfully dramatic indoor plant. But its lovable qualities don't stop at that! It can adapt well to almost all light conditions and can thrive well in shaded, low light spots.
It is easy to care for and does not take up too much of your time, whether its for watering or other care requirements.
9. Peace Lilies
With gorgeous glossy and dark green leaves that, when cared for properly, grow absolutely stunning white flowers, the Peace Lily is a wonderful indoor plant. While most flowering plants need a decent amount of sunlight, the Peace Lily can thrive when kept in shaded areas as well.
While this makes for a wonderful low-maintenance house plant, the Peace Lily is pretty toxic to cats and dogs. So, if you've got pets, you should probably scratch this plant off your list.
10. Spider Plants
With long, spikey foliage and striking white stripes bordering each leaf, the Spider plant is a popular choice of indoor plants. This plant is also resilient, hardy, and versatile. You could place it anywhere in your house and it sill looks good!
Water this plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry and remember not to overwater as it could lead to root rot. These plants can thrive in low light conditions but also survive well in almost all lightings.