11 Easy to Care for Low Light Plants

11 Easy to Care for Low Light Plants

If your home isn't flooded with sunlight but you want to start an indoor plant collection, we have come up with a list containing11 of the best low light plants that are also easy to care for. You might live in a studio apartment with minimal lighting, or in a house with few darker rooms. This list will help you pick out some low light plants to start your collection. 

Best Low Light Indoor Plants

We scoured the internet, joined plant groups, and came up with lists on top of lists to find you the best low light plants that are also appealing and not so plain looking. 

Chinese Evergreen

chinese evergreen low light plant

This beautiful plant is native to Southeast-Asia, where it can be found in Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Indonesia. You can choose from different varieties of Chinese Evergreen such as Silver Queen and Diamond Bay being the most common houseplants.


sago palms low light plant

Palms especially the most common houseplant, Sago Palms, is one of the oldest houseplants having been around for millions of years. The Sago Palms originated from Southeast Asia while the Parlor and Ponytail Palms derived from Mexico and Guatemala. 


philodendron low light plant

With approximately 450 species, the Philodendron are native to tropical America and West Indies. Because many of the species such as the heart leaf, silver stripe, split leaf and Brazil are adapted to low light levels of the rainforest, they are very popular among potted plonts in home or the office.

Pothos(Golden Pothos, Devils Ivy, silver pathos, Jade Pothos, Marble Queen Pothos, Neon Pothos)

Pothos plants are also common among popular houseplants because of the many looks and varieties it comes with. Its origin is Southeast Asia, and interestingly enough it looks like and resembles the common philodendron.

Dumb cane

The dumb cane originated from the West Indies. These plants are known to reach a height of 6-feet tall, and have wide, bushy leaves making them the perfect statement plant for your home.

Spider Plant (Variegated Spider Plant, Zebra Plant, Bonnie) 

Spider Plants are native to the African Tropics, and southern Africa. Spider plants grow ‘babies’ known as ‘plantlets’ along runners that grow from the main bush giving the plant a spidery look.

Calathea(Peacock Calathea, Rattlesnake Plant, Pinstripe Calathea)

Calathea are a species of flowering plants that are native to tropical areas such as Africa. They are popular as pot plants because of their decorative leaves and in some species, colorful inflorescence.

Moth Orchid

A native to southeastern Asia and parts of Australia, the moth orchid comes in different vibrant colors. The lightly sweet smell of the orchid is most distinct at sunrise.

English Ivy

English Ivy can thrive in cold and low light situations. It is native to most of Europe and western Asia.


This tree plant is known to be found in dry, hot climates prevalent is Africa or South America. They are distinctive for their long thin trunks, wide branches, and far reaching leaves.

Nerve Plant (Red nerve plant, White nerve plant, Pink angel nerve plant)

nerve plant fittonia

The fittonia also known as the nerve plant got its nickname from striking contrasting veins that run through the leaves. It is native to tropical rainforests in South America, mainly Peru.

Monstera (Monstera Deliciosa, Little Swiss cheese Monstera)

One of the most common indoor houseplant is the monstera deliciosa, which originated in tropical regions such as Central America ranging from southern most part of Mexico to Panama. They are noted for the big bold leaves that almost look like swiss cheese. Their ability to thrive in shade makes them well-suited to living indoors.