Not all houseplants are created equal, which makes your job as a plant parent slightly complicated. All plants require a different level of care, especially when it comes to the amount of sunlight and water they receive. You might also be under the impression that plants need tons of natural sunlight and water to survive, but that’s not exactly the case. There are many low-light plants that can survive in the darkest, shadiest spots of your home, office space, or anywhere else in need of greenery. While some of the indoor and outdoor houseplants on this list are forgiving and tolerant in all conditions, most of these varieties actually grow faster and stronger when they have less light to work with.
But let’s be clear: low light doesn’t mean no light. “In order to grow, low-light plants still require some indirect light, often from a north-facing window and away from the windowsill,” Alfred Palomares, vice president of merchandising at 1-800-Flowers, tells us. While low-light plants can vary in their overlook look, leaf shape, and color, many of them have one common characteristic: “broader, thinner leaves that allow them to adapt to this climate over time.” Still,