When you live in a house or an apartment where the light is insufficient, you hesitate to install plants there. It’s very frustrating when you have a real passion for them. However, it is quite possible not to deprive yourself of it. To have fun by greening your home where the brightness is sorely lacking, just opt for indoor plants that are content with moderate or filtered light. Here are the top ten plant species, each as splendid as the other, which has no no need for bright light to thrive.
1 – Le Zamioculcas
Here is a marvel to have absolutely. This indoor plant tolerates almost everything that many plants hate: low light or, on the contrary, good light provided it is indirect, artificial light in a windowless room, and by the way, it also supports lack of water… This does not prevent it from being of extreme beauty with its very shiny intense green foliage. And precisely, beware of direct sunlight, the direct rays of which cause the leaves to dry out and turn brown.
The Zamioculcas regularly produces new rods that are growing at lightning speed. To kill this plant, you really have to want it! It is an indoor plant that you could very well forget in a corner of the house, but that cannot happen because it attracts all eyes.
Note, however, that the Zamioculcas still becomes taller and bulkier in a moderately bright living room than in a room that is still very dark… This is the case for all plants, even if they are known for their tolerance to lack of light. There are limits !
2 – Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
This is the nickname given to Sansevieria trifasciata. It is a succulent plant of a ease of cultivation disconcerting. It develops long rigid leaves erect towards the sky and arranged in a rosette, the length of which can reach 90 cm. They are quite dark green, dotted with greenish-yellow or grayish vertical bands. She can quite survive in a very dimly lit room. But if you want to see it bloom, sufficient light is required.
It is therefore preferably installed just in front of a window facing north because the Sansevieria does not tolerate too hot direct rays of the sun which soften and make its leaves yellow.
3 – Le Chlorophytum comosum
It never stops producing long ribbon-like leaves tender green nicely variegated with white tending towards cream. Installed in a suspension, it brings a highly decorative note to a dimly lit room.
Chlorophytum produces many runners. They are aerial stems at the end of which develop shoots. These have two-tone banded leaves, and are perfectly identical to the mother plant except that they are very small. They are said to be reminiscent of small arachnids, which has earned Chlorophytum the uninviting nickname “spider plant”. This should in no way dissuade arachnophobes from treating themselves to a Chlorophytum!
4 – Le Spathiphyllum
We call him Moon flower. This plant is of great elegance, grows quickly and must be regularly repotted. You can easily multiply the plants by separating the clumps when repotting. The Spathiphyllum does not like to be exposed to direct sunlight. We offer him a corner moderately bright so that it retains the deep green of its foliage.
Many people grow Spathiphyllum in a quite dark room and are amazed by the rapid growth of its new leaves which follow one another incessantly. On the other hand, in these conditions, they have little opportunity to see their plant bloom. Note therefore that to produce its graceful inflorescences composed of a pristine white spathe and a long yellow or cream spadixthe Spathiphyllum must have sufficient light intensity.
5 – The Dracaena
The dracaenas, some of which are arborescent, bring a touch of exoticism inside. They are able to survive without problem in a place where the light shines… by its absence. In other words, a dimly lit place is likely to suit them as they are tolerant houseplants. Either way, it’s no worse than exposing them to direct sunlight since no Dracaena likes such conditions. In absolute terms, they must be offered a slightly veiled luminosity. In a dimly lit home, we do not hesitate to play with artificial lighting so that they find their account.
6 – Le Calathea crocata
With his decorative foliage which comes in a sumptuous palette of greens dotted with streaks, and whose undersides of the leaves are more or less purple, this variety of Calathea is adorned with a abundant flowering spring or summer. Its ear-shaped flowers are carried by proudly erect stems and display a saffron to orange color of the most beautiful effect. The contrast with the tones of the foliage is sumptuous.
It is a plant which must benefit from a fairly high humiditybut who is satisfied with a low light. We can even say that for this indoor plant, excess light can quickly prove to be daunting.
7 – Japanese sedge
This ornamental grass Cultivated as an indoor plant, it likes the least lit rooms of the house provided that it can benefit from a fairly humid atmosphere and that its substrate always remains fresh. It is therefore the perfect plant for decorate a dark bathroom because its evergreen, supple, golden-green foliage forms a tuft full of elegance.
8 – L’Epipremnum aureum
This indoor plant is a I will burn the pot very shiny leaves heart-shaped. They are variegated with cream or yellow on a green background. The Epipremnum, which grows quite quickly, is well suited to hanging culture which allows you to take advantage of its pretty hanging habit, but it is also possible to tie its vines to a natural support made up of branches or sticks in order to direct them. to the top. This beautiful houseplant is a epiphytic ivy very easy to maintain and it is suitable for low light rooms.
9 – The Ficus pumila
It is also called creeping fig tree or dwarf fig tree. It is sought after for its evergreen foliage, but also for its majestic creeping or drooping habit which brings a lush touch to the interior of the house or possibly to the veranda. Light-intensive, a northern exposure is sufficient. It is offered a dimmed light by a veil or a shaded place. The Ficus pumila can cover an entire wall with its vigorous vines which cling to the support thanks to their crampons. It is capable of yielding many figs, but this is extremely rare if grown as a houseplant.
10 – L’Ivy Helix
This is a english ivy ideal for all the pieces of the house as soon as they are dimly lit. However, the colors of its foliage are even more beautiful under a great luminosity. However, you should not expose your Hedera Helix in full light because this simply risks causing its death. We therefore make absolutely sure to place it in indirect light or in a moderately dark room.
This top 10 should allow indoor plant lovers to find those that allow them to bring a touch of nature to their poorly lit house. However, let’s not forget that a plant always has need a minimum of light to thrive properly. You can’t keep any of them healthy in absolute darkness for ages because light is essential for their metabolism.
It is therefore strongly recommended, whatever the plants chosen, to offer them at least a corner where some rays of light persist even if they are veiled, or to place them in a room which is shaded by a large tree. bushy located in the immediate vicinity of the window.