Low Light Plants

Low Light Plants

It is amazing how many different kinds of plants can survive in low light conditions if you remember to be careful with the water and the fertilizer. Most of us have an area in our home, business, or office where we’d like to put a plant, but don’t think that there is enough light. It’s true that plants do require a certain amount of light in order to make food; but they can get it from both natural and artificial sources. If every month or so you could move the plant into really good light for a few days, it would help the plant thrive.

Very Low Light:
  A cast iron (aspidistra) is definitely not the only plant you can use in these dark areas. Here are a few other suggestions:

  • Z plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)-a fabulous new low light plant
  • Aglonema-Jubilee, Mary Ann, Silver Ribbon
  • Sansevieria-sometimes called a snake or Mother In Law plant
  • Dracaena Janet Craig-especially the Lisa variety

Low Light: You can try some of the plants listed above, but also have the option of these:

  • Dracaena Massangeana-Corn Plant/bush & cane varieties
  • Chamaedorea-Bamboo palm
  • Philodendron
  • Scindapsus Pothos-green jade variety
  • Howea forsteriana-Kentia Palm
  • Spathyphylum-Peace Lily
  • Dracaena Marjinata

Plants that are dark green usually require less light than those that have any kind of color in their leaves. The less light a plant has, the slower it grows. The slower it grows the less water and fertilizer it needs. When in doubt, do not water!

* If you can’t see to read easily, it is a low light area.

Plants That Thrive in Low Light

The following plants do great in low light conditions! Click each photo to enlarge!

Dracaena 'Janet Craig'
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
Aglaonema "Jubilee"
Golden Pothos
Peace Lily
Dracaena Massangeana

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