Plants That Bloom in Low Light

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Plants are an excellent way to add greenery and decoration to an area that is low on light. Many plants, however, require a good amount of sunshine with only partial shade, especially flowering plants. Foliage plants are usually the plants that work best in low light or that can tolerate a lot of shade throughout the day. Most low-light plants require little care, which makes them a good choice for growing.

African Violet

African violets require little care to survive and often do best when neglected. When the plants are exposed to too much light, the leaves will begin to fade and turn light yellow, and the blooms will begin to decrease. Colors of African Violets include pink, red, purple and deep blue.

Peace Lily

The peace lily is an evergreen, perennial flowering plant that is native to Southeast Asia. Peace lilies require very little attention to stay healthy and require only a small amount of light to bloom. The leaves of the peace lily can become very large and require very little light to survive.

Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus is an excellent indoor plant because it requires 12 hours of darkness to survive. It survives best when you place it on a low-lying shelf in the corner. A Christmas cactus will bloom late in the winter, around Christmas, and has flowers that range from pink to red.

Zebra Plant

The Zebra plant gets its name from the zebra-striped leaves. The zebra plant blooms well in very little light and can live indoors. Zebra plants produce ruffled yellow flowers that bloom in early fall. You must water the plant frequently to keep the soil moist.


Aglaonema is sometimes referred to as Chinese evergreen and is native to Southeast Asia. The plant produces flowers that are white to greenish-white and also produces red berries. Aglaonema is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and can often be found in offices and indoors in homes.

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