Shade Loving Indoor Plants

Shade Loving Indoor Plants

The mornings are darker and the evenings are drawing in. Those cold winter days have a tendency to affect our moods and this also relates to our houseplant pals.

Plant care is often deemed a tricky responsibility to master. With many not knowing where to start with their watering schedule or where to position their plants for maximised light conditions. Each of our product pages have some useful tips for where to get started when you purchase from Reggy’s.

Plant Care Guide


With darker days now in full swing, we wanted to share some of our top shade loving indoor plants to decorate your home this winter…

Snake Plant (Sanseveria) 

The Snake Plant or Sanseveria is an extremely ‘hardy’ houseplant. For optimal growth they require indirect light but they are able to tolerate and still thrive in low-light conditions. If they fit within a shaded corner of your home, they will survive but just grow at a slower rate. Making them the perfect shade loving indoor plant.

Peace Lily (Spathphyllum Chopin) 

A current customer favourite is the stunning Peace Lily plant or Spathphyllum Chopin. These plants are incredibly versatile as they can thrive in low to bright indirect light. They’re the perfect indoor plant to bring life into a shaded corner or darker room. We also can't forget their air purifying tendency, which studies show helps with sleep and stress levels.

Peace Lily Spathphyllum

Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans) 

The Parlour Palm is one of our smaller shelf sitting or table topping palms as is the perfect shade loving indoor plant. They do best in bright indirect light, however have the amazing ability to tolerate more shaded areas of the home. They are generally slow-growing plants so do well in low-light situations.

Parlour Palm

Aroid Palm (ZZ Plant) 

Sticking within the palm family is the Aroid Palm or more commonly known the ZZ plant. These plants thrive in indirect sunlight, however, they can grow and live well in darker areas of the house. They are perfect for office spaces and larger rooms of the home.

Aroid Palm ZZ Plant

In conclusion all plants tolerate varied light conditions. Many plants thrive and grow at a quicker rate in brighter areas of the home, however, we hope this shines some light (pardon the pun) on those indoor plants that can tolerate and continue to grow in shaded spaces.

A final top tip when it comes to winter plant care is to know that as daylight decreases, so does the need for you to water your plants. It's easy to overwater houseplants during the winter months. 

If you have any questions about shade loving indoor plants or want some care advice, feel free to contact us and one of the Reggy’s team will be happy to help. 

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