These houseplants are perfect for homes and offices with little or no natural sunlight.

Have you been afraid to try growing houseplants in your home, or a particular room, because you think you don’t have enough light? Fear not! These plants thrive in low light conditions and are also easy to grow. If you are not sure what kind of light you have, consider this: A south-facing room with lots of windows has high light. Medium light would be in an east or west facing room, north-facing rooms, or rooms with no windows are considered low-light rooms. If your room has no windows, you should leave lights on twelve hours a day, or rotate low-light plants into the room for a few weeks at a time before moving them back to a naturally lit room.

ZZ Plant

ZZ plant grows well in a dry environment and pushes the low-light limit to its extreme.

Snake Plant

Snake plant performs well in dry spells and handles moderate to low light with ease.

Bamboo Palm

This plant enjoys low light and can endure long intervals between watering.

Peace Lily

Peace lilies enjoy plenty of moisture, but they much be allowed to drain well. They can handle low light, but sickly looking plants might need to move to a window for a few weeks to recover.

Variegated Spider Plant

This plant can grow in bright to low light, and from very dry soil to rooted in standing water, they just do not like to change from one to the other.

Pothos Ivy

This plant is ubiquitous to doctor’s offices and malls for a good reason – its ability to thrive in low natural light. Fluorescent light is fine to keep these beauties happy.