If you’ve been searching for a plant to decorate a dark corner of your home, look no further than our list of indoor plants which survive with little natural light. These lush-leafed beauties are the perfect way to liven up sun-deprived rooms in your home.
The devil’s ivy gets its name from the fact that it grows vines in event the worst conditions. This vibrantly coloured plant looks stunning in a hanging planter or on a desk or table where its vines can cascade towards the floor. Also known as pothos, this plant prefers medium light but can also survive low light. Too much direct light will turn its leaves yellow, while a lack of light will make its leaves turn pale.
The philodendron is a hardy plant which can survive most conditions, including low light, with minimal care. If your philodendron becomes ‘leggy’ showing long gaps between its heart-shaped leaves, this is a sign that it is not getting enough light and should be moved to a brighter area with indirect sunlight.
The Zanzibar Gem boasts shiny, waxy leaves all year round and is one of the toughest plants around. Almost impossible to kill, it tolerates low light and withstands a dry environment making it the perfect plant if your watering habits are sporadic at best! If your ‘ZZ plant’ displays yellow, curling leaves it is a sign that it is taking in too much light.
Peace lily is a wonderful air purifier which enjoys low to medium light but can also thrive in a fluorescent lit space. Although the more light they receive, the more likely they are to produce flowers. Did you know the peace lily is not a true lily? In fact, the white ‘petal’ is actually a leaf bract which grows around the yellow flower.