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
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.
Just keep them in indirect sunlight and water once a week by adding water to the leaf cup in the center.
You can find ivy growing just about anywhere, so it makes sense that most varieties are considered low-light houseplants. Hedera ivy (English ivy) is known for its attractive, deep green leaves and reputation as a great plant for improving air quality. Keep in indirect sunlight and water about once a week. You can pick up your own English Ivy from Wild Interiors online.
The ZZ plant does best with bright, indirect light but also lives happily in low light.
This makes it a great option for an apartment without a lot of windows, an indoor office, or even a bathroom without any natural light.
Caring for a ZZ plant couldn’t be easier. It’s similar to a succulent or a cactus and can actually survive for months without water. Water it when the soil has completely dried out.
You can find the ZZ plant in many stores near you—just look for the Wild Interiors label!
Caring For Low-Light Houseplants
These three 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.
These plants don’t ask for much, but like any houseplant, they still need to be watered regularly.
Follow our plant-specific care instructions and stick to a regular watering schedule.
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