Indoor gardening isn’t as hard as it may seem. Most people think there aren’t many plants that will take minimal amount of light. But the truth is that such houseplants exist. Here is a brief list of some names and tips to grow these plants.

When buying a houseplant:

  • Be sure plants looks healthy.
  • Check for spots or damage on foliage.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the plant.
  • The more you know about the plant before going home the easier the transition will be for you and your new plant.
  • Purchase a plant that will meet your space and lighting conditions.

Low light houseplants:

  • Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)
  • Aspidistra (Cast-iron plant)
  • Calathea (Peacock)
  • Chamaedora (Parlor palm (Neanthebella palm),

Bamboo palm)

  • Dracaena (Massangeana, Janet Craig)
  • Epipremnum aureum (pothos, Devil’s ivy)
  • Monstera (Swiss cheese Philodendron)
  • Philodendron
  • Rhapis Palm (Lady palm)
  • Sanseveria (Snake plant)
  • Spathiphyllum (Pease lily)

Care for plants:

  • The less light, the less water.
  • Be careful not to over water.
  • Check plant two inches down for moisture every three days.
  • Growth will stay minimal.
  • Fertilize with houseplant fertilizer as instructed on package.
  • Trim old foliage or damaged foliage, as needed.
  • Never allow plant to sit in water.


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