5 Indoor Plants that require Low Light

Indoor Plants by Low Light

You love houseplants and you want to use them to give a green touch to the interior rooms of your home but, despite the fact that you try to water them periodically and take care of them with all your care, you cannot make them survive for more than a short period of time. Do you identify yourself in this statement? If this happens to you, do not worry because it may not be your fault and the fact of the matter is that you have not yet identified which indoor plants are the most suitable to survive in your home.

Next, we review some of the indoor plants that are more resistant to low light , ideal for giving your spaces a more natural and lively environment.

Low light resistant houseplants


If you want to decorate the interior of your home with plants, but you do not have a home that is too bright, these resistant indoor plants will be the solution for you to create a unique wild environment in your home, without having to be an expert gardener.

Living room palm [Chamaedorea Elegans]

Living room palm [Chamaedorea Elegans]
Living room palm [Chamaedorea Elegans]

Originally from the regions of Central America, this species of palm is ideal for the interior of our home, since direct exposure to the sun causes its leaves to burn and acquire a yellowish color. In the event that we decide to place this plant outside, we will have to place it in the shade, so that it does not spoil.

With long, pinnate leaves that often reach 2 m in height, this single-stemmed plant is highly resistant to low temperatures, down to -3ºC. Given its tropical origin, the soil in your pot should always be moist. Therefore, we must water it 2-3 times a week.

Green Money Plant [Epipremnum Pinnatum]

Green Money Plant [Epipremnum Pinnatum]
Green Money Plant [Epipremnum Pinnatum]

Also known as potos or photos, it is one of the star plants for the interior of the home. This climbing plant is perfect to place in tall pots or vertical gardens, since its leaves will tend to hang on the surfaces, providing a beautiful wild style to our rooms.

Another of the characteristics of poto is that it does not need direct light and requires moderate watering – approximately once a week – to prevent the soil from having excess moisture and the plant ends up puddling. In addition, its leaves are evergreen and we can find them in a wide range of greenish tones. Perfect to be in environments of approximately 21ºC , this plant supports minimum temperatures of up to 3ºC.

Mint [Mentha Piperita]

Mint [Mentha Piperita]
Mint [Mentha Piperita]

Mint is an aromatic plant that we can have inside our home, for example, in the kitchen area, a location that will be great when using its leaves to flavor the dishes we cook.

Although mint is not a plant that needs excessive sunlight, if we want it to survive in perfect conditions for as long as possible, it is convenient that we place the mint pot near the window so that the plant can receive some light. To encourage the growth of new mint leaves, we can tear off some superficial leaves from time to time.

This plant requires medium watering -especially in the growing season: spring and summer-, since its soil must always be moist.

Tape or Ribbons [Chlorophytum Comosum]

Tape or Ribbons [Chlorophytum Comosum]
Tape or Ribbons [Chlorophytum Comosum]

Originally from South Africa, the ribbon, also known by the common name of Malamadre or Lazo de Amor, is characterized by having an elegant elongated green leaf with a white trace in the middle. We are facing an evergreen plant, of the liliaceae family, which usually reaches 20-30 cm. 

This plant is perfect for the interior of the home, since it adapts to the most difficult conditions of light and temperature. It is advisable to water this plant in a moderate way, depending on the time of year in which we are. In this sense, we will water the tape twice a week in spring and summer and once every 10 days in winter, always trying not to flood it. 

Adam’s Rib [Monstera Deliciosa]

Adam's Rib [Monstera Deliciosa]
Adam’s Rib [Monstera Deliciosa]

It is an indoor plant, very easy to care for, characterized by large, dark green leaves, whose broken shape reminds of a rib, hence its common name: Adam’s Rib.

Although it is not a plant that needs direct sunlight, it will be convenient for us to place it in the brightest place in our home so that it receives indirect light. The Adam’s Rib does not require continuous watering either, since it withstands drought very well. Therefore, before watering it, it is advisable to check that the soil is dry . It is a perfect plant for temperate climates, which should not be exposed below 0ºC.

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