8 Low-Light Houseplants For Not-So-Green Thumb

Snake Plant Laurentii

The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law's tongue, is a hardy plant that can withstand pretty much anything you throw at it.

Star Jasmine

Jasmine is a subtropical vine full of texture that blooms in mid-winter with fragrant flowers, making it perfect for the dining table or hanging in a corner.


Pothos is a fast-growing, rich vine that looks beautiful atop a bookshelf out of direct sunlight. Varieties come with dark green leaves or white and green variegation.

Red Chinese Evergreen

Siam Aglaonema, or Chinese evergreen, is characterized by variegated green leaves edged with unexpected reddish pinks.

Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera Deliciosa, also known as the Swiss cheese plant due to the holes in the leaf structure, is a larger plant that will make an instant impact in a room.

Peacock Calathea

Originating in Brazil, they can grow up to two feet tall when cared for in a big enough pot and require low lighting to keep the leaves' vibrant color.

ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant is the ideal plant for beginners as its adaptable to most indoor environments. This low-light tolerant stunner requires very little water to make a statement with its feather-like leaves.

Peace Lily

The name of the peace lily is deceiving as the white beauty actually isn't a lily at all. The plant is a member of the Araceae family and just happens to resemble flowers similar to the Calla Lily.

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