There are many Low Light Houseplants that require little sunlight and attention. This makes them a perfect contender to fill your home with cheery greenery and fresh air.
We’ve rounded up some helpful infographics on which plants do best in low light, as well as a handy video that shares some excellent tips and tricks you will love.
Let’s kick off with this interesting visual guide from the University of Illinois. It shows ideal spots to place these low light loving plants. This will give them the best chance of survival.
If for example you’d like to add a Peace Lily to your home’s entryway and the window is facing north, be sure to keep the plant at least 1-3 feet away.
The trick with low light plants is to know when they’re getting too much light. This is why placement in your home is critical. Pay special attention to the placement of plants near windows.
13 Low Light Houseplants Video
In the video, Harli G shares 13 low light houseplants that are easy to grow. She knows this through trial and experience and has experimented in her own home.
She shares her observations and you will be able to learn from her findings. Click Play above to view now ^
Most people know that succulents make fabulous houseplants due to their drought resistance. Did you know that succulents also do very well in mid to low sunlight?
Grouping them together in planters can look beautiful, as can hanging them in pots. They add a lovely touch.
This infographic from Home Depot shows which houseplants would work best in your home.
These plants work well to detoxify the air and help control things like mold and chemicals that would otherwise be ingested. Although these aren’t all low light plants, it gives you a good idea of how effective houseplants can be at purifying your air.
FlowerCard shows some of the best low light plants and how often they should be watered. Most of them need little care. They also thrive even in dark bedrooms.
You might recognize the ZZ Plant from other graphics on this page. That’s because it grows especially well in dark spaces. As the infographic shows, it grows despite neglect!
If you’re away often or are short on time, it may be perfect for you.
Something else to consider when choosing your low light plants is how they might affect your pets.
Many of the most popular varieties of houseplants can be toxic for curious cats and dogs. The poster above from TLC Safety By Design shows the top toxic houseplants for pets.
If you do have pets and would still like to use plants, perhaps consider a hanging planter, or pop them in a space that you know they can’t reach. We would also suggest that you view our post that lists human foods that are toxic to pets.