We've curated a list of our top four low light tolerant plants, so no need to worry if your living space isn't totally lit - these four low light plant picks won't bat an eye at the dimmest of corners. Whether you want to bring a touch of green to your shady spot or you're looking for some darling décor without grow lights, we've got you! Keep in mind all living plants need some degree of sunshine to stay alive, maybe move your green pal into some brighter light for the day when it's watering time for some extra rays...right lets get to know these shadow-tolerant stunners and see which one fits your style best! Care advice, helpful hints and tips all below...
Aglaonemas, commonly known as Chinese Evergreen, is a versatile and visually appealing plant that can handle low light conditions with ease. With its beautiful variegated leaves in shades of green, silver, and even pink, Aglaonema adds a touch of colour and elegance to any corner of your home. These plants naturally grow under the canopy of larger trees in their native habitats, which makes them well-adapted to low light environments. Aglaonemas thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels as well. Water your Aglaonema when the top inch of the soil is dry, and avoid overwatering to prevent your plant sitting in wet soil. With proper care, your Aglaonema will continue to brighten up your low light spaces.
|Aglaonema sapphire is a bright-eyed beauty that'll make your living space look lively with its dark green leaves and glowing rosy-pink edges. Its pale pink stems add an extra layer of pizzazz! As an added bonus, it livens up in medium-bright indirect light, and also goes above and beyond when it comes to its chill-out attitude. It's low-maintenance, slow-growing, and tolerant of low light, so it's a perfect pick even for those with a brown thumb!
|Aglaonema nightsparkle is a breeze to take care of at home, chillaxing in lower lighting and skipped waterings like a champ. From creamy whites to bold pinks, there's a perfect Aglaonema for every space! Look no further than Night sparkle, a patterned beauty with slim emerald-green leaves and swirly wonders of light yellow and white, finished off by a real show-stopper of a pink mid-vein..
Clusia Rosea Princess
The Clusia rosea princess? More like CLUSIA-LICIOUS! This quick-growing leafy houseplant couldn't be easier to take care of - just think of it as the ultimate low-maintenance friend! Its green, paddle-shaped leaves not only look great, but they help clean the air too. When conditions are just right, you'll be delighted to see beautiful funnel-shaped blooms in dreamy shades of creamy white and soft pink - these blooms only show up in warm, humid weather!
|Clusia rosea princess
|Clusia rosea princess
Zamioculcas zamiifolia zanzibar gem
This African native (Zamioculcas zamiifolia zanibar gem zz) is a member of the Araceae family (aka the Arum family) - the same fam as the popular houseplant, the peace lily, (Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum). Oh, and did we mention the hidden flower? When she blooms, the ZZ reveals a spadix flower similar to the peace lily's - it's just harder to find. This wonderful plant has a secret too: Its fallen leaflets can actually become rooted plants!
It's safe to say that ZZs have surged in popularity because they're generally chill with their environment. Low-lightin'? No problem. Overwaterin'? Tread lightly - I give mine a good drink roughly every three weeks, but it's important to always check the soil of your plant! The position, the light and temp, plus pot size all make a huge difference in how often it'll need water! Steer clear of soggy soil and, y'know, those dreaded puddles of water in the tray. Dry potting media is perfectly okay for these guys - Zamioculcas zamiifolia store water underground in their rhizomes, a skill that'll come in handy when dry spells hit!
|Zamioculcas zamiifolia black knight
|A plant truly fit for royalty, the green Zamioculcas zamiifolia shines with its distinctive upright shape and glossy, deep green leaves. Known as the 'unkillable' plant... and for good reason, it can withstand droughts, neglect, dry air, low light, and pests, this plant is perfect for busy folks or those with beginner-level green thumbs.
|Black Knight boasts mysteriously maroon-ish foliage that's sure to catch eyes - and hearts! Its leaves are compact, leathery and glossy, and new growth emerges from what looks like a button, blossoming into a frond. Despite its dark coloration, the Black Knight still loves the same care as its green-hued kin - dry conditions, bright filtered light, and even some shade.
Epipremnum aureum - golden pothos
The Epipremnum aureum golden pothos is often called Devil's ivy- not because it's wicked, but because it's strong and determined. This climber loves a challenge, whether it's wrapping around training wires or poles- go ahead, get creative! With prominent glossy green leaves and touches of yellow and cream, this air-purifying beauty isn't just pleasing to look at, it's tolerant of low-light conditions and has epic reach (up to 20 metres). Talk about length!
The Golden Pothos is a beloved pick for plant fanatics with its stylish, heart-shaped leaves and mellow vibe. This vine is a great choice for shadowy spots that need a jolt of verdure. Golden Pothos can thrive under a variety of light conditions, from low light all the way up to fluorescent. It prefers bright, indirect light, but can adjust to gloomier spaces. Water your Golden Pothos once the top inch of soil is dryish, taking care to not drench it - especially if it's in low light. It's a forgiving plant, making it a great choice for forgetful or busy owners
|Epipremnum Aureum - Golden Pothos 17cm Basket
|Epipremnum Aureum 'Golden Pothos' 13cm Pot
Don't dim the dreams of your green thumb! Even in the dimmest corners, you can build gorgeous oases with plants like the Epipremnum aureum, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, Sansevieria and Aglaonema varieties.
Pro tip: Remember, limited luminescence means fewer chances for photosynthesizing, resulting in a much slower growth rate. To prevent the plant sitting in wet potting mix for too long, feel the potting media and check the colour for wetness before giving your plant more water; you can also occasionally shift it to a spot where light is filtered, this is a fantastic idea if you find your plants media is staying wet for too long!