If you're not a full-blown plant parent yet because you haven't found the right low-light, low-maintenance greenery—you're in the right place. We've compiled a list of the best low-light varieties that won't want anything to do with your already-crowded windowsill. Check out the low-light plants below, then, once you've built up the confidence to go all out, take your Plant Lady status one step further with , a beginner's guide to gardening. You've got this.
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Though it thrives in medium indirect light, it can also survive in low indirect light. It's known for its silvery iridescent veins.
If you've ever dreamed of having a palm tree as part of your decor, look no further. It might not be quite as tall as the ones in Beverly Hills, but it's way cuter (and easier to maintain).
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The Jade Pothos thrives in low to medium light, it can survive in any humidity level, and you can water it weekly. In other words, it's the low maintenance plant of your dreams.
Nicknamed the "happy plant," you can count on the aralia plant even in the low light of winter. Just make sure it avoids direct sunlight and water it weekly.
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With thick, waxy green leaves, the ZZ adds colors and lushness without being too high maintenance at all.
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With speckled leaves, the pothos marble plant is unique and easy to take care of. It's not suited for intense, direct sunlight.
Don't let the sad name turn you off. This quick-growing tree adds some life to any room in the house, and requires little more than the occasional trim and some regular watering.
Full, bright, and wide neon leaves, the Dracanea Limelight is a lovely low-maintenance indoor plant. And it offers more than just good looks, removing benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air.
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Those fun upward, sword-like leaves make it a striking indoor plant.
Though these are more vibrant and colorful with deep red, purple swirls throughout the leaves when in direct, bright light, they can still survive in lower light conditions.
With pinks and red flecks, the colorful Calathea Peacock adds an extra punch to you indoor plant lineup. They like medium to low light. And it's nontoxic, aka, pet safe.
This plant gets its name from the fact that it grows vines even in the worst conditions. That can be bad if it's planted outdoors where it can choke out other plants, but for growing inside, it's perfect.
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The fun ripple edges give the Bird's Next Fern a unique, fun look. It's also a pet-friendly plant! It thrives in medium indirect light but can usually tolerate low indirect light.
is best for this plant. Try using a curtain as a barrier between it and the sun, especially during the the spring and summer when the plant is producing new, tender leaves.
If you want a larger indoor plant that can handle medium indirect light, opt for the money tree. The braided tree trunk sets it apart, too.
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This plant, also known as the Victorian Parlor Palm, is famously resilient. Those pretty feathery leaves liven up any bland corner of your home. It does well in medium light, though can survive in lower light areas. It's cousin, the majesty palm, is another great option.
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The Staghorn Fern thrives in high-humidity environments with indirect light. This makes them great shower plants.
If you love the look of lively, climbing, and vining leaves, opt for the Philodendron Brasil. It grows quickly and looks especially great as a hanging plant.
Leafy and robust, the Arrowhead plant is a great lowlight option. It's also super easy to take care of, making it perfect for beginner plant parents. And! It removes pollutants from the air.
Spiky leaves that grow upwards and have a red outline makes the absolutely perfect. But direct sunlight could damage them, so give this guy some sun and some shade.
Like it's cousin the Pothos Jade but in a vibrant, bright shade of green, the Pothos Neon loves any environments with medium to low light.
As we mentioned earlier, ferns are flexible, easy going plants. They can survive in a variety of conditions, from low to bright indirect light. It's also relatively compact and neater than other types of fern plants.
A cousin to the snake plant, the Sanseviera Moonnshine, aside from having a really fun name, is both unique and statement-making. It does well in anywhere from low to bright light.
This plant's adaptability makes it super easy to grow and therefore, super popular. Plus, it's easy to with others. It can stand up to a lot of neglect and will thrive in indirect light.
Didn't expect to find a tropical plant on this list? This houseplant can actually survive on florescent light alone and thrives in , like bathrooms.
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Dress it up in a lovely glass vase or an aquarium. It lives in water and doesn't need much light to survive (in fact, it doesn't like direct intense light at all)—just make sure you change the water every two weeks.
This pretty, pink-and-green plant is as low-maintenance as they come.
The sweetheart plant (a nickname given because of the shape of its glossy leaves) can stand dim rooms, but to prevent it from growing in long, single stems.
Since this plant is one of the (it does quite well in low light) and only needs to be fertilized once or twice a year, it's ideal for beginner gardeners.