Struggling to find the right plant bbs for your moodily-lit digs? These 10 low light house plants to seriously consider will give you the encourage-mint to brighten up your home and sow that inner green thumb. These plant bbs might not grow super fast, but they sure do tolerate low, indirect light in the most plantastic way.
Read on for quick and easy plant care tips to help you get going on this shortlist of lovely, leafy, low light house plants. I’m rooting for you, boo. 🌿
Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)
Pothos is a devilishly pretty lady and her luscious trailing leaves adore all kinds of light. Give a medium-sized (8-10” pot) about a ½ cup of water once a week. Let soil dry in between waterings.
Pachira Aquatica (Money Tree)
This hardy plant is both pretty and has symbolic meaning as a “Good Luck Tree” producing “Qi” or positive energy. Not to mention, pachira aquatica can tolerate bonsai like conditions (like this leafy lady I haven’t repotted in seven years!). Much like pothos, a dainty weekly watering and drying out the soil in between does the trick. Pet-friendly, too!
This leafy lass is a princess when it comes to pattern. Chinese evergreen is a great low light plant bb that brings in a varietal richness that stand out from basic leafy greens. Water a medium-sized plant (8-10” pot) with ¼ to ½ cup of water twice a week.
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Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
Talk about variety, sansevieria come in all different shapes, selections, and sizes. Not to mention, she’s makes it easy to root cuttings, too. This hardy plant can tolerate drought-like conditions and is great for beginners.
This ponytail palm’s got style. Just look at those fronds. Add variety to your growing collection with this drought-tolerant plant bb. Water daintily once a week. Pet-friendly, too!
How can you resist those silver spots? Silver philodendrons are indirect sunlight friendly and love water. Pot her in a planter with proper drainage and deliver moderate to heavy waterings once every seven to ten days.
It’s no surprise you’ll see this lance-shaped leafy gal in dimly-lit corporate offices often, cause peace lily’s a plangster like that 👊🏻 Plus, she’ll bloom a beautiful white lily or two once in a blue. For a large-sized plant (12-14”), weekly waterings of one to two cups keep her growing strong.
Dracaena (Dragon Tree)
Stylin’ like a ponytail palm and another exemplary, dimly-lit corporate office choice, dracaena are rugged and ready for low, indirect sunlight conditions. A slow grower, this precious tree undulates as she ages. Moderate waterings every seven to ten days will sustain her for years to come.
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A true classic, english ivy’s woody vines and wide selection of variegated wedge-shaped leaves gives a moodily-lit home something real nice to gander at. This house plant tends to love a good drink, about a cup of water twice a week.
Sup succa! Pencil cacti are they motley crew of any house plant collection—both for their silly, slender appearance and how surprisingly well she performs in low light conditions. Pencil trees are also plangsters, openly tolerating drought-like conditions. A moderate watering is recommended every one to two weeks.
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If you’re a total newb, a great way to keep track of your plant bb progress is tallying the results in a super cute house journal. ✍🏻
For the self-proclaimed plant killers, have a look at my in-depth post: “Plant Killer, eh? How to Keep Your Houseplants Alive.”