11 Plants That Grow Without Sunlight

 

Sometimes we live in space where we don’t have a full day of sunlight in our windows or the sunlight is extremely limited to almost nothing and people will think growing plants inside just isn’t possible. Well luckily there actually are plants that can be grown inside and still live with limited or almost no real direct sunlight. Of course every plant needs some sunlight, but these can go with very minimal amounts. Below are 11 good house plants that grow without sunlight, that is, direct sunlight of course!

 

1. Bromeliads

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Bromeliad is a perfect plant to grow indoors, most of the varieties of this plant thrive easily in a container in shade. Indeed, it is a tropical plant but you can grow it anywhere, indoors. It can even grow in luminescent light.

 

2. Maidenhair Fern

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When it comes to ferns that are popular, maidenhair fern is one you should consider. Its dark and glossy leafstalk resembles human hair.

 

3. Parlor Palm

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It’s an excellent houseplant for almost any situation, it grows even in those dim corners where nothing else will grow. It requires only minimal care and moderate light. It produces clusters of tiny yellow flowers in spring, however, these will not form in low light conditions.

Water only when soil is dry otherwise you’ll kill your plant.

 

4. Mother-in-law’s Tongue (Snake Plant)

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Mother-in-law’s tongue is a low maintenance plant also called as snake plant. It’s very durable and popular. Its ability to tolerate darkness is amazing.

 

5. Creeping Fig

It’s a slow growing creeper with small, leathery dark green foliage. Vigorous-growing, clinging, dense branches adhere to any surface and looks enchanting.

 

6. Philodendron

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Philodendron easily adapt to lower-light conditions. They come in both vine and shrub varieties.

Soil must be constantly moist but not wet. It’s best if the soil dries out slightly between watering sessions.

 

7. Calathea (Peacock Plant)

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One of the most beautiful foliage plants you should grow in your home. It grows well in light shade but the plant is demanding, it has specific minimum temperature 55 F (13 C) requirement.

8. Peperomia

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Peperomia is small striking adorable houseplant that grows up to only 6 inches tall. Due to its thick foliage, it is often considered as succulent, which is not true.

 

9. Devil’s Ivy (Golden Pothos/Money Plant)

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Commonly known as money plant in South East Asia, it’s widely grown as a houseplant in Asian countries. It’s extremely low maintenance vine that thrives without direct sunlight. It is known for its ability to clean the Carbon Monoxide from the air.

 

10. Peace Lily

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If you often forget to water your houseplants, acquire a peace lily. Incredibly easy to grow, peace lily flourishes in shady locations.

 

11. Silver Queen (Aglaonema)

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Silver queen is a very beautiful plant. It’s one of the most durable houseplants that thrives in low light, it’s ideal for beginners. However, the plant is extremely cold sensitive.

 

 

 

 

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