10 Houseplants That Thrive In Low Light

Indoor plants have recently been used as house decoration elements and add the needed zest of colour to your homes making it lively and vibrant. Let us have a look at the 10 houseplants which are easy to grow indoors and thrive best in low light.

1. Calathea:

Calathea is a very beautiful ornamental plant whose leaves and foliage represent the design of a peacock’s feather. They are used as house plants because of their unique leaf patterns. The Calathea plant thrives indoors and in low light and any kind of direct sunlight tends to fade away its design making it pale and fade away its colour.


2. Dieffenbachia:

Dieffenbachia is an indoor plant with beautiful leaf patterns; it tends to grow wonderfully when kept in low light. However, care must be taken that you don’t come in direct contact with this plant as it can be harmful or mildly poisonous. The leaves have a blend of green and yellow colour and can light up beautifully any lone spot in your house.


3. Asparagus Fern:

The Asparagus Fern is one of the most famous, common and beautiful indoor plant which thrives in low light which is preferably indirect. The best way to grow an asparagus fern is by keeping it hanging in a cane or wooden basket. This plant tends to add that required amount of bright green to your indoor garden corner or patio or any other dull spot. Proper care must be taken while growing and manicuring this plant as it tends to develop tiny thorns; it is advisable to use gloves while handling the asparagus fern.

Asparagus Fern

4. Waffle Plant:

Waffle plant also known as Hemigraphis is dark bottle green to purple colour foliage. The leaves are ornamental in nature and thrive only under dull light. Any direct source of sun tends to cause discoloration. This plant can be used as a ground cover since it grows for about 6 to 9 inches and gives that necessary depth to your house.

Waffle Plant

5. English Ivy:

English ivy also known as Hedera Helix, is a climbing variant of indoor plants. It requires a good fertile soil and shade to thrive. The English ivy vines tend to grow for about 40 to 50 feet long; and are really attractive in appearance. You can either grow them vertically hanging or make them grow in a specific shape with the help of a wooden frame.

English Ivy

6. Dragon Tree:

The Dragon tree plant; also known as the Madagascar Dragon tree is undoubtedly the best low light thriving indoor plants. Reasons being they grow slow in speed and thus do not require very frequent maintenance. This plant is capable of growing to long heights and thus you can customise them as per your requirement. The leaves of this plant are slim sleek and add the necessary definition to your house. Care must however be taken to keep them at a safe distance from your pets as these plants might be toxic for pets (cats & dogs).

Dragon Tree

7. ZZ Plant:

The ZZ Plant is the easiest houseplant to grow requiring negligible maintenance and care. It must however be kept away from direct light. The ZZ plant has thick stems and waxy shiny leaves which makes it look like an artificial plant. As a standard of care you just need to fertilize the soil 2-3 times a year preferably during the summer months.
ZZ Plant

8. Boston Fern:

Another variant of house fern is the Boston fern; easy to grow and maintain it is one of the simplest to maintain houseplant. The Boston fern needs low light, moderate amount of fertiliser, low maintenance and looks chic with long stalks having enumerate little leaves on it. Best way of growing the Boston fern is to keep it in hanging baskets; preferably in humid places like a bathroom.

Boston Fern

9. Prayer Plant:

The prayer plant is one gorgeous looking house plant which different shades and hues of green. It has different patterns which makes it very attractive. The Prayer plant requires very high moisture content in the soil for growth. It must be kept in a spot away from direct light as direct light tends to discolour the foliage.

Prayer Plant

10. Spider Plants:

The Spider plants are indoor plants available in different shades of green with various patterns available. It is one of the most suited plants for beginners as they are very easy to maintain. The shape of their foliage resembles a spider and thus the name. these plants must be grown indoors in indirect light source and are best placed planted in small pots.

Spider Plants