Do you have a dark apartment or home? Or maybe you just want to add a touch of greenery to your space without having to worry about your plants getting enough sun. If so, low light house plants are the perfect solution for you.
I don’t have very good luck with plants— Okay, I stink. I’ve been wanting to get a few low light house plants and decided to share with you what I found out and some I’m interested in getting.
Low light house plants are those that can thrive in areas with indirect or low levels of sunlight. This makes them ideal for homes with limited natural light, or for people who simply don’t have the time or energy to care for plants that require a lot of sun exposure.
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Here are some of the best low light house plants:
- Snake plant (Sansevieria): This is one of the most popular low light house plants, and for good reason. Snake plants are incredibly easy to care for and can tolerate a wide range of conditions. They’re also known for their air-purifying properties, which can help to improve the quality of the air in your home.
- ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): Another easy-care plant that is perfect for low light conditions. ZZ plants are also known for their drought tolerance, so you won’t have to worry about overwatering them.
- Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum): Spider plants are not only beautiful, but they’re also very beneficial for your home. They’re known for their air-purifying properties, and they’re also easy to propagate, so you can easily start new plants from cuttings.
- Pothos (Epipremnum aureum): Pothos are another popular choice for low light house plants. They come in a variety of colors, so you can find one that perfectly suits your décor. Pothos are also very easy to care for and can be propagated from cuttings.
- Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) low light house plant
- Philodendron (Philodendron spp.): Philodendrons are a diverse group of plants that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are many philodendrons that are well-suited for low light conditions, such as the heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) and the philodendron xanadu (Philodendron xanadu).
- Aspidistra (Aspidistra elatior): The cast iron plant, as it’s commonly known, is another tough plant that can thrive in low light conditions. It’s also very drought tolerant, so you won’t have to worry about overwatering it.
- Peace lily (Spathiphyllum patinii): Peace lilies are known for their beautiful white flowers, which can bloom for several months. They’re also relatively easy to care for and can tolerate low light conditions.
These are just a few of the many low light house plants that are available. With a little research, you can find the perfect plant for your home and your lifestyle.
Here are some tips for caring for low light house plants:
— Place your plants in a spot that receives indirect sunlight.
— Water your plants when the soil is dry to the touch.
— Fertilize your plants once a month during the spring and summer.
— Mist your plants regularly, especially if you live in a dry climate.
Here are some additional tips for caring for low light house plants:
— Choose plants that are native to tropical or subtropical regions. These plants are typically adapted to low light conditions.
— Avoid placing your plants in direct sunlight, even if they are labeled as “low light” plants. Too much sunlight can scorch their leaves.
— Water your plants regularly, but don’t overwater them. Low light conditions can lead to root rot, so it’s important to let the soil dry out between waterings.
— Fertilize your plants once a month during the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer that is diluted to half strength.
— Mist your plants regularly, especially if you live in a dry climate. This will help to keep their leaves moist and prevent them from drying out.
I think I will choose 2-3 plants to start off and we’ll see what happens. With proper care, your low light house plants will thrive for years to come. So don’t be afraid to bring some greenery into your home, even if you don’t have a lot of natural light.
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