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The Top 5 Plants for Low Light

If you have plants, you are very aware of what time the sun sets each day in the winter. You may even re-organize your living quarters just to accommodate the lack of light your plants are getting. The winter is dark, but there are many plants that don't need high, or even medium amounts of light. These plants are great year round to spruce up any corner of your home.

Crispy Wave Fern (Asplenium Crispy Wave)


Ferns are one of the oldest plant species on Earth and actually deserve their own blog post because of how amazing they are. On top of being a great low light plant, they are also considered an air purifier. It has extra wavy fronds compared to other ferns, which is the number one factor in determining a plant's oxygen producing capabilities according to NASA. Plant Care Guide.

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)


Another great air purifying plant according to NASA; the ZZ Plant. ZZ Plants are low maintenance, low light, and can grow up to 4ft tall indoors. When watering, allow the soil to become dry at the top two inches between watering. Make sure to not overwater. It's best to water this plant less rather than too much because overwatering can cause stem and rhizome rot. Plant Care Guide.

Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)


Also known as Devil’s Ivy, Centipede Tongavine, Solomon Islands’ Ivy, money plant, and many more. The Pathos goes by many varieties and names. Ahem… it is also known to be very efficient when helping to clean indoor air. Notice a trend?

Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)


You guessed it; the Snake Plant was named by NASA that purifies the air in your household (and maybe space stations in the future). Not only have they been shown to remove harmful chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde under certain conditions, they are also said to boost levels of oxygen in your space overnight. Low light, and a ninja? You bet.

Peacock Calathea (Calathea Makoyana)

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If you're looking for something a little less NASA but an equally-amazing-low-light plant, look no further than the Peacock Calathea. These unique plants have a dark green inside part of the leaf, with a light green outside and a purple underside! Make sure you mist, shower, and water these guys though. Since they are low-light, they're also medium-high maintenance, but they're worth it if you are willing to care for them.