Let's talk about low light plants!
Low light plants are just the besttt. Whether your space has little light or even when you want to fill in some empty spaces in your urban jungle, low light plants are the way. Most often people confuse low light plants and low maintenance plants and I will talk about that (low maintenance plants) in a different post.
Low light plants thrive in shade, but shade and low light does not mean ZERO light. Shade plants can take indirect sun all day to ambient lighting and they are considered "light adaptable" because of their hardiness. Below I've listed 5 of my favorite low light plants and there care requirements.
This plant... is the best. With so many different textural varieties, calathea plants make a wonderful addition to any low light space.
Ferns are known to be a little tricky because although they love dimly lit spaces and shade, they are prone to drying out. Ferns in nature love to grow underneath plants, near bodies of water, and in shade, and they are very hardy.
Coco Chanel invented the little black dress, and while I did not unfortunately do not invent the Philodendron, I can say it is truly a must-have in your home plant. With hundreds of varieties, different shapes, colors, growing behavior, and easy propagation, I am finding it hard not to list this as number 1.
The Cast Iron Plant (sounds harsh, I know), but this hardy plant can survives the lowest light room with little attention. However it can be quite a pricey plant because of its very slow growth. Pictured above.
The perfect starter plant, not to be confused with look-alike in the philodendron family. The pothos is a plant everyone grandmomma have, they are easy to propagate, easy to grow, and can handle bright and low light spaces.