7 low-light plants that will brighten up your shady space
In recent years plants have become an essential part of interior design making it more attractive. Not only can the proper choice bring some life into space, but many plants are also proven to remove toxins from the air. But anyone who’s living somewhere with limited sunlight might find themselves at an unfair disadvantage. For many species, intense, direct sunshine is essential for not just survival but also flourishing. Having a shadier area doesn't mean you have to give up on your aspirations of a rich, vibrant plant collection. There is some hope because certain plant kinds do not require a lot of natural light to grow.
If you want to bring a green streak to your designs but don’t know where to start, we’re sharing 7 low-light plants that will brighten your space in no time.
There's a reason why the money tree is considered a feng shui must-have. Many people believe that this plant can help with stress, anxiety, and some sleep difficulties. It's a perfect indoor foliage plant to give space a tropical feel.
This slow-growing, compact palm thrives in a wide range of light conditions and small places. Its dark green fronds form a bushy, lush plant that's ideal for tabletops, tables, and shelves.
The parlor palm thrives in bright, filtered light, but it may also thrive in low light.
The ponytail palm, despite its name, is neither a palm nor a tree. It's truly succulent and relative to the agave plant.This eye-catching plant has a thick cane and wispy leaves that resemble a horse's tail. However, its attractive aesthetics are simply one aspect of its appeal. This nontoxic plant not only purifies the air but also thrives in low-light conditions.
Red prayer plant
Red prayer plant has soft dark green leaves with feathered, painterly-like centers of light green and red veins. Due to its colorful foliage and slow growth, this plant is perfect for window sills, mantels, or shelves that need a splash of color. The red prayer plant thrives in low light but loves indirect sunshine.
This low-light-loving species has patterned leaves that will provide an awe-inspiring edge to space. What's the catch? Calathea peacock thrives in damp environments, so the plant needs to be spritzed with water on a regular basis.
Sansevieria is an easy-care houseplant. This hardy plant is still popular due to its adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions. It can handle very low levels of light. And because Sansevieria is native to the dry deserts of West Africa, it does not require much water, especially in the winter.
The philodendron heartleaf is an easy, fast-growing vining plant. The philodendron heartleaf is a low-maintenance, fast-growing vining plant. Its beautiful, heart-shaped leaves are dark and glossy green in color, but at times appear nearly translucent. The philodendron heartleaf is quite forgiving and may thrive in low light conditions.