5 shade-loving houseplants for low-light rooms

5 shade-loving houseplants for low-light rooms

It’s one of our most commonly asked questions: “What are the best plants for shaded areas of the home?”. It’s no secret that all houseplants need a degree of natural indirect light to thrive, but that being said, there are some shade-tolerant plants.

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Here’s our list of the top 5 shade-loving houseplants. 


Sansevieria Snake Plant

This stunning variety of plant is possibly one of the easiest plants to care for. They can pretty much thrive on neglect and don’t mind that shady corner in your home.

Zamioculcas ZZ Plant

These plants really aren’t attention-seekers. They really can tolerate low-light conditions and very few watering sessions. If you’re a busy plant parent, they’re a great choice. 

Chamaedorea Elegans Parlour Palm

You’re in the market for some real greenery. The Parlour palm are perfect for rooms with lower light, while also bringing some colour to your space. 

Spathiphyllum Peace Lily

Who doesn’t love a flowering plant, right? What’s better is that the peace lily aren’t only fantastic air purifiers but also excellent in the shade.

Calathea Orbifolia 

If large foliage is your thing, look no further than Calathea Orbifolia. Part of the very popular calathea family, these beauties are easy-care and low-light lovers. 

It’s important to mention that low light does not mean no light. All houseplants need a degree of natural indirect light in order to grow and thrive. However, these 5 houseplants should tolerate those more shaded areas. 


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