Low Light Houseplants
Finding the right plants for your lighting conditions can be a tricky thing. We all want that amazing indoor jungle with foliage and colour galore. However, some houseplants don’t thrive in low lighting conditions so if you have a space that doesn’t get a lot of light, this could be deadly for some plants. Starting off with a plant that isn’t suitable for your space can be a recipe for disaster. We’ve picked our top 5 plants that can survive in low/medium light and will continue to thrive without the sunshine.
The Calathea orbifolia is a favourite at Quirky Plants. Although Calatheas are known to be quite fussy plants, they do not need bright light to survive. The Calathea Orbifolia is naturally found in Brazil where they grow on the forest bed underneath the canopy of larger trees making their access to light minimal.
If you’re able to provide high levels of humidity, then you’re on to a winner with this one! If you’re unsure on how you can increase the humidity in your home, I’d highly recommend you check out our blog on increasing humidity. Like most Calatheas, Ollie prefers to be watered with filtered or rain water. This will avoid any brown spots on his leaves. All Calatheas can tolerant lower lighting conditions so if Ollie doesn't take your fancy have a look at just a few other Calatheas we have to offer such as Buzz the Calathea flamestar, Freddie the Calathea Lancifolia, Ziggy the Calathea Sanderiana, Marty the Calathea Zebrina and Candice the Calathea warscewiczii.
The Sansevieria species are very often seen in an office setting due to their robust nature. They can thrive in all lighting conditions provided there is at least one window in the room. Sammy the Sansevieria is native to West and East Africa and is an extremely drought tolerant plant. The Sansevieria species might be the right plant for you if you’re a keen environmentalist. Our range of Sansevieria comes in peat-free soil which is helping us stop the destruction of our peat bogs. If you’d like to find out more about our peat-free soil, you can here. Check out our peat-free Sansevierias Beyonce, Usain, Neil, Greta, Oprah, David, Judi and Malala.