Not many of us live in glass houses with plentiful amounts of sun streaming in every day. You might live in a studio apartment with only a couple windows or in a house with a few darker rooms. Or are you a regular traveler? Here are 5 easy care houseplants for low light. Although some of them would do better in medium light, they’ll tolerate low light just fine.
Looking for a houseplant that tolerates dark corners and neglect? Check out ZZ Plant Zamioculcas zamiifolia. This African native will do just fine even if it only gets fluorescent light in an office or shop. It also tolerates dry conditions, so it’s ideal for someone who travels frequently. The ZZ plant looks great, too; it produces upright, slightly arching stems covered in shiny, dark green leaves. Water ZZ plant when the top inch of soil dries out.
Over the past few years red Aglaonema has taken the houseplant world by storm. With spectacular bright green leaves, this houseplant will brighten even the darkest room. Aglaonema doesn’t mind dry soil either, so it makes a great gift for forgetful gardeners. This, features a bright mix of red and green leaves and is the ideal plant for a beginner gardener. Originally called Chinese Evergreen, Aglaonema is almost foolproof.