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3 Low Light Houseplants That Thrive Almost Anywhere

October 5, 2023

Some plants love to soak up the sun. But even if you live in the Sunshine State or the Golden State, the sun isn’t always shining—especially in the wintertime.

Fortunately, there are plenty of plants that don’t need a lot of light to thrive. Here are three low-light houseplants sure to brighten up your home this winter.

The Best Low-Light Houseplants

Bromeliad Plants


When most people think of tropical plants, they imagine them basking in the sun. But bromeliad plants actually evolved in the dim light of tropical rainforests. 

That means many varieties are suitable for low light, including our standard Vriesea and Guzmania bromeliads.

Bromeliads are easy to grow and produce colorful, long-lasting leaf crowns. Keep them in indirect sunlight and water once a week by adding water to the leaf cup in the center.

Anthurium Plants

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The longest-blooming houseplant, Anthuriums can tolerate lower light, although they do prefer brighter, indirect light. (Who doesn't?)

These plants are loved for their red, heart-shaped leaves, making them excellent Christmas and Valentine's decor and gifts. They are also exceptionally easy to care for: water with six ice cubes or 1/2 cup of water weekly.

Money Trees
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Legend has it that money trees bring good luck and prosperity, which is why this plant is a popular choice for both professional and personal gifts.

This plant looks great on office desks, in bathrooms and really anywhere that could use some greenery. Some even use it in lieu of a Christmas tree!

Like anthuriums, money trees can tolerate low-light conditions but they prefer brighter, indirect light.

Caring for money trees couldn’t be easier. For a five-inch money tree, water with two ice cubes or three tablespoons of water once a week

Caring For Low-Light Houseplants

These low-light houseplants happen to be low-maintenance as well. They require minimal care and are a great way to brighten up a dimly-lit room.

Although these plants don’t ask for much, they still need to be watered regularly like most other houseplants. Follow our plant-specific care instructions and stick to a regular watering schedule.

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