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.
Low Light Plant Guide
via University Illinois
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 you’d like to add a Peace Lily to your home’s entryway, and the window is facing north, 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 plants near windows.
Succulents That Do Well Indoors
via Succulents Box
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.
Best Places In Your Home For Houseplants
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.
Plants That Can Survive With No Light
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.
Toxic House Plants For Pets
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.
13 Low Light Houseplants Video
via Harli G, Youtube
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 ^
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.