Most plants need bright, indirect light, so it can be hard to find green amigos that will thrive in basements or rooms with North-facing windows. But not to worry! There are still many plants that do well in conditions of lower light, which is why we have created a list of our top 5 low light houseplants. These green friends won't let anything get in their way. Especially not a lack of sun!
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
We begin our list with the Peace Lily, known for its beautiful white flowers and air purifying qualities. Our friend Lilly is an air-purifying pro that removes toxins from the air without batting an eye. And she doesn't require a lot of light to do so.
Zamioculcas (Zz Plant)
Zamioculcas or Zz plants like Luke, thrive in pretty much any light condition. They are very resilient, don't require a lot of water, and are overall very hard to kill. Perfect for new and busy plant-parents who have a room with lower light!
Sansevieria (Snake Plant)
Just like Luke, Sansevieria or Snake Plants are also very resilient and can do well in practically any home environment. Bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, you name it! Gus and Kaa will be happy anywhere you put them, even if it doesn't have a lot of light.
Another strong air purifier who enjoys the shade is Josh the Aglaonema. Aglaonemas love greenhouses, but they can also be wonderful houseplants under similar conditions. While this means lots of watering and misting for Josh, it surprisingly does not mean that he needs a lot of light. Nice!
Dracaena Marginata (Dragon Tree)
Our friend Noah the Dracaena Marginata is another shade-loving amigo that thrives in low light. Dragon trees are excellent air purifiers who have a very unique look and don't require a lot of water or sun. Talk about having it all!