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10 Houseplants That Don’t Need Sunlight

These indoor varieties are perfect for gardening beginners. Our top ten low-light houseplants thrive in unexpected conditions and are super easy to grow.

Peacock Plant (Calathea)

Its patterned and colorful leaves makes this plant a lovely addition to any room – it grows well in medium to low light and requires consistent moisture for best performance.

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

The Dumb Cane plant is a fan favorite – happy with standard potting soil, average home temperatures, and average humidity. This plant’s leaves are variegated in greens and cream colors and can reach a height of up to 5 feet.

Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)

The Dragon Tree is another plant that is near impossible to kill. Direct sunlight and over-watering is not something the Dracaena Marginata takes well to.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Hands down, this is one of the most popular house plants and is extremely easy to grow. It actually can stand up to a lot of neglect, and will thrive in indirect sunlight.

Heart-Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens)

This sweetheart of a plant can thrive indoors year-round without complaint, but they do enjoy an occasional stay outdoors in a shady spot when the weather permits.


This tropical houseplant can actually survive on fluorescent light alone and thrives in humid conditions like bathrooms. A small Bromeliad on a vanity can add life to any bathroom!

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

This popular, shade-loving house plant is SUPER low-maintenance and actually needs to dry out between waterings. It re-blooms several times a year and is extremely easy to grow.

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema)

The Chinese Evergreen can make even the novice “indoor gardener” look like an expert. This tropical foliage plant is one of the most durable houseplants you can grow, tolerating poor light, dry air, and drought.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Caring for the Snake Plant is very straightforward. These plants can be neglected for weeks at a time; yet, with their stripy leaves and architectural shape, they still look fresh. Additionally, they can survive low light levels, drought and have few insect problems. Now, that’s our kind of plant!

Cast-Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

The Cast Iron plant is one of the easiest house plants to care for. While this species does prefer bright light, it survives well in shaded spots and rooms lacking natural light. Really, the only way to harm this guy is by over-watering or re-potting too often.

Source: Leedy Interiors

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