Best plants for low-light areas

Best plants for low-light areas

Green plants are a great way to add some cheer to your home or office. Adding some green to your life can make a big impact, but it’s not always easy to do if you don’t have easy access to natural lighting in your home or office settings. Luckily there are several lovely low-light plant options that thrive under artificial lights or limited, indirect sunlight. No fancy grow lights are needed for these plants!

It might surprise you that many of the best plants for low-light situations are tropical plants. Tropical plants are used to fighting for survival in low-light conditions because of the heavy foliage above them. They have slow growth and evaporation rates and are generally low maintenance. Snake plants, maidenhair or staghorn ferns, oyster plants, monstera, dieffenbachia, and almost any variation of pothos are all great for low-light settings.

Some plants also provide air-cleaning benefits. This not only improves the look and feel of your environment but your health as well! Some great low-light options that also help purify the air are philodendrons, ZZ plants, peace lilies, Boston ferns, spider plants, calathea, and begonias, just to name a few. Keep in mind that although these plants can survive in low-light conditions, they might not thrive or grow as fast as they might if exposed to more light. Some of these plants can bloom but will not do so unless they’re in the right lighting and maintenance conditions. They will still offer the air cleansing benefits though. 

Plants growing in low-light conditions won’t need to be watered as often as plants that get more sun, as the soil will not dry as quickly in less light. The fingertip test is always a good way to know if your plant needs water — stick your finger in the soil an inch or two. If it’s dry, it’s time to water. If the soil is damp, wait a little longer.

There are many beautiful plants to choose from if you want to add a pop of green to your home or office. Come browse our gift shop and find the perfect green plant and whimsical pot to go with it.