While many houseplants do not need to be placed where they will receive the full heat of the sun, they do require plenty of bright light in order to thrive. However there are a few plants that do not need so much light and can cope with darker conditions. The top seven low-light houseplants are described in an article which I found on the Bless My Weeds website.
If your home lacks large windows, skylights, or even a patio door, you might think you don?t have enough sunlight to grow robust houseplants. But guess what? There are many varieties of plants that do great indoors, with low levels of sunlight. Here are several options you might want to look for the next time you?re in the home and garden store.
1. ZZ Plant
When it comes to low-light houseplants, ZZ is the top (see what I did there?) Those hardy plant will do just fine in dim corners, and will even handle neglect. Even if you only have fluorescent light in an office, that?ll be enough for the?Zamioculcas zamiifolia.?Water it when the top inch of soil is dry.
2. Boston Fern
Boston fern, or?Nephrolepis exaltata?is a lovely plant with bright green fronds that look fantastic in baskets, urns, or large pots. They love indoor shade, as well as outdoor locations that are far from warm or cold drafts. Mist them often in the winter to minimize leaf loss, and give them a drink when the top soil feels dry.
If you?re looking for color, Gloxinia is great choice for indoor growing. If you?ve got a spot that?s bright but only gets indirect sun, it?s ideal for this plant. Its color is explained by the fact that it?s a close relative to the African violet. When watering, use warm water and don?t get it on the leaves. It also needs a monthly liquid fertilizer meant for houseplants.
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