Some indoor rooms offer fantastic lighting conditions for potted plants to thrive. Others simply don’t. Just because a room is dim or doesn’t have a strong, consistent light source does not mean that indoor plants can’t survive there. In fact, there are a number of attractive and easy-to-maintain plants that endure low-lit conditions very easily.
For an oriental accent in your dim room, certain a species of bamboo known as Indocalamus tessellates are a good choice. This resilient type of bamboo is native to China and may grow up to 3 feet tall in a potted, indoor environment.
The spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum, is an extremely hardy, low-light plant that's also known as the “airplane plant.” It has earned this name due to its long, dangling stems that produce flowers that eventually become “baby” spider plants. Spider plants make idea hanging plants and are good for beginners.
The Chinese evergreen, Aglaonema commutatum, is another hardy plant that thrives in low-lit environments. This plant is sometimes called “silver queen” due to the silvery-green coloration along its leaves.
Pothos, Epipremnum aureum, is a hardy and versatile plant. It can flourish in many light and humidity conditions, including low-lit indoor rooms. Pothos tends to have a climbing and dangling growth pattern that makes it an attractive hanging plant.
Cast Iron Plant
The cast iron plant, Aspidistra elatior, is native to Japan, China and Taiwan. Its rough, leathery leaves and sturdy disposition have earned it the nickname “iron plant.” This plant is a slow-growing species that requires patience and time for development. However, it can endure low light and even colder environments, which makes it a resilient indoor plant.
- Care Instructions for a Spider Plant
- What is the Homalomena House Plant?
- Houseplants That Need No Sun
- Is the Lucky Bamboo Plant a Good Clean Air Plant?
- Fast-Growing House Plants
- Plants That Do Well With Fluorescent Lighting
- Care of Aralia Balfouriana Plant
- Tropical Ivy House Plants
- NASA’s Clean Air Study: Houseplants that Filter Your Air
- Care for Wandering Jew Plants
- Office Plants That Don't Need Sunlight
- Plants That Are Good for Windowless Offices