The best indoor plants for low light spaces

More often than not, we find a beautiful houseplant to update the shady corner of a room, only to find after a few weeks that it's looking like half the plant it once was. With the change of seasons it's a good idea to reassess your light situation as not all spaces receive an ample amount of natural light, making it essential to choose plants that thrive in low-light conditions. Here we share a selection of indoor plants that are well-suited for low light situations, allowing you to cultivate a vibrant and healthy indoor plant collection.

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Pothos plants, also known as Devil's Ivy, is a versatile and adaptable plant that can handle low to moderate light. Pothos comes in various varieties, making it easy to find one that suits your aesthetic preferences.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law's tongue, is a hardy and resilient choice for low light spaces. This plant is not only aesthetically pleasing with its upright, sword-like leaves but is also known for its air-purifying qualities. 

Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)
Known for its heart-shaped leaves, this trailing plant is adaptable to low light conditions and is easy to care for. It's a great choice for hanging baskets or placed on shelves.

Aglaonemas are versatile and attractive plants with variegated foliage. The green varieties such as 'Maria' are best suited to tolerate low light.

Known for their unique and ornate foliage, Calathea plants are a great choice for low to medium light environments. They come in various varieties, each with its own distinctive leaf patterns.

Many ferns are well-suited for low light conditions, just be sure to locate in a higher humidity location to avoid crispy leaves. They add a delicate and feathery texture to your indoor garden.

Here's a few tips to care for low light houseplants:

  • Watering: Be careful¬†not to overwater your low light plants, as they may not dry out as quickly as those in brighter conditions. Allow the soil to dry¬†longer¬†than usual between waterings.

  • Rotate: If your low light spot isn't evenly lit, rotate your plants occasionally to ensure all sides receive some light.

  • Clean the Leaves: Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust, allowing them to better absorb available light.

It's time to transform those dark corners and brighten them up with a touch of green. We hope you'll have a little more confidence to add plants to your lower light locations. Just remember that low light doesn't mean no light and if in doubt, move them around!