Low light house plants make great room additions to spice up any personal space. It’s easy to assume that all house plants are very high maintenance and require a lot of light but that’s not the case! There’s a huge number of house plants that thrive well in low-light rooms and are fairly low-maintenance as well. You can add some great colors and life to any room with the addition of a few plants. They can also help improve air quality including reducing carbon dioxide, pollutants, airborne dust, and also increasing humidity and keeping air temperatures down. Here are 15 low-light house plants for dark rooms!
1. Chinese Evergreen
Chinese Evergreen, also known as Aglaonema, can make a great tabletop or desktop plant due to its size and speed of growth. However, if a larger size then it can grow fairly dense so it could make a good cable or plug hider on the ground! This plant is great because it can have a wide variety of colors from bright white to a deep red! It’s sensitive to overwatering so be sure to only water once every two weeks or so when the soil is completely dry. Makes a great addition to your low light house plants around your rooms!
2. Nerve Plant
The Nerve Plant, Fittonia species, would make a very attractive addition to your low light house plants. Its green leaves can get a partial pink, white, or light green coloring, however, in low light rooms it is more likely to be more green dominated but still full and lush!
3. Parlor Palm
Parlor Palm, or Neanthe Bella, are dense and low-growing low light house plants that are great for adding a modern and elegant feel to a room. It’s not ideal for extremely dark rooms but dimly lit rooms would work fine! You should water it about once a week or so.
4. ZZ Plant
If you want some low light house plants that would thrive in practically zero natural light environments then look into the ZZ Plant or Zamioculcas Zamiifolia. This plant has a cool look and is very low-maintenance. It grows wide and tall and has a slow grow especially in dark rooms. Another plant that’s very sensitive to overwatering so be careful, they’re so low maintenance they almost need no water (about every three or four weeks).
Here’s a super cool and pretty addition to your low light house plants that will spice up any room! Calathea plants can have a beautiful purple accent on its dark green leaves and it can grow fairly tall (up to three feet tall) so it makes a great table or floor plant.
6. Lucky Bamboo
makes a cool addition to your low light house plants with its simple but elegant look! Who doesn’t want a mini bamboo forest right in their bedroom? They are known to bring good luck and also come in a variety of shapes to match any space or style.
7. Peace Lily
If you want some low light house plants with blooming flowers then you want a Peace Lily or Spathiphyllum! It blooms a beautiful white cup-shaped flower in low light and looks great against its green foliage! It does require a little light so completely dark rooms won’t work out. It also takes a lot of water so it needs to be watered about once a week for the full foliage and beautiful flower blooms! If you forget to water it you might notice the flower will wilt dramatically but don’t worry because once you water it the flower should pop back up!
8. Snake Plant
The Snake Plant makes an interesting addition to rooms with its swordlike leaves, almost appears as if it belongs in a dessert. Another addition to your low maintenance, low light house plants that give any room some color and life!
9. Arrowhead Plant
The Arrowhead Plant, as named, has interesting arrow-shaped leaves that can come in a variety of colors. It typically has a great mixture of green and white to give a good boost of colors to any room. Add some Arrowhead Plants to your collection of low light house plants for low maintenance and very cool plants!
10. Corn Plant
Corn Plants make unique low light house plants with their tall and thick trunk! They’ve been compared with having “corn-like” foliage which is what led to being named corn plant. It has a very beautiful dark green with a light green stripe in its leaves. It can grow in either low or high light environments so place it anywhere you want! It can really brighten up a dark room with its tall height and foliage!
11. Devil’s Ivy
If you want some hanging low light house plants then look into the Devils’ Ivy plant! It’s a great, unique look of hanging ivy that is a beautiful shade of green. It does great in low light environments, it’s durable, low maintenance, and overall makes fantastic for low light house plants for any kind of plant owner. You can even cut off pieces of stem and place in water then give to your friends so they can grow their own!
12. Spider Plant
Spider Plants are spiky, low light house plants that have a very unique look. They’re known as spider plants because they produce little “baby plants” at the end of their tips. Which then those baby plants can be replanted to make more plants!
Monstera planks help add a more tropical look to your low light house plants and your rooms. The leaves can grow as large as two feet wide and even have big cuts or holes which led to another name for this plant the Swiss Cheese plant. It grows more slowly in lower light environments, and will likely need a moss stick or structure to climb as it matures.
14. Ponytail Palm
The Ponytail Palm is a fantastic addition to your low light house plants! It’s got an amazing look of almost being a mini palm tree with a big trunk and strappy leaves on top. It can go for weeks without water so it’s an extremely low maintenance plant that can thrive in low or bright light rooms.
15. Cast Iron Plant
These Cast Iron Plants are super tough low light house plants that are perfect for beginner plant owners. They grow very well in low light rooms and don’t depend on regular watering. They have great dark green leaves and even have small purple flowers that appear on the soil surface, although they’re usually hidden in the foliage. They can live for many years if treated right and add lots of color and life to any room!