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Home » Easy To Grow And Low Light House Plants Collection – House Plants Expert

Easy To Grow And Low Light House Plants Collection – House Plants Expert

by Elyssa Goins
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Let’s face it many people have lives that are very busy and just don’t have the time that some plants require, which is understandable……we want something easy to grow.

And, then most of us have rooms, and others have a whole house that does not get a lot of sunlight, which so many plants need to grow well (or even survive).

These carefully selected easy-to-grow and/or low-light house plants are for those growers that just don’t have the time or patience to spend on caring for plants or need a plant that survives well in low-lighting conditions.

Cast Iron Plant – Aspidistra Elatior

Easy to grow and low light - Cast Iron Plant

Easy and low light: The cast iron plant is one of the easiest house plants I have come across to care for. While this species does prefer bright light it survives well in shaded spots and rooms lacking natural light. The main way a grower can harm this plant is by over-watering or re-potting too often, so for those that forget about watering and care will love the aspidistra elatior (botanical name).

Corn Plant – Dracaena Fragrans

Easy to grow and low light -Corn Plant

Easy and low light: Another favorite for many households and offices is the corn plant that looks outstanding as a focal point within a large-sized room. This plant will grow best in bright light conditions, but it tolerates low light as well. Like other dracaenas it’s a slow-growing plant that tolerates neglect. The worst thing to do is over water, sit it in direct sun for too long or let it get too cold.

Dragon Tree – Dracaena Marginata

Easy to grow and low light -Dragon Tree

Easy to grow: The dragon tree is another plant that is near impossible to kill. I have seen so many of these (including one I’m growing now) reach what seemed to be dead, to see it return to its full glory after re-potting and care. Direct sunlight and over-watering are not something the dracaena marginata likes at all.

Parlor Palm – Chamaedorea Elegans

Easy to grow and low light -Parlor Palm

Easy and low light: The parlor palm is one of the smaller indoor palms. Average room temperatures, not too much watering, and just about enough light but not direct sunlight will keep this plant happy. Fully grown the neanthe bella (other common name used) will reach approximately 4ft tall and display quite wide leaflets.

ZZ Plant – Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

Easy to grow and low light -ZZ Plant

Easy and low light: The worst thing you can do to a ZZ plant is overwater it, otherwise it survives well, even with a certain amount of neglect. This easy-to-grow plant will grow well in low lighting conditions and with bright light, so you can’t go wrong, really. Its appearance is like a small tree or bush.

Lucky Bamboo Plant – Dracaena Braunii

Easy to grow and low light -Bamboo

Easy to grow: The lucky bamboo plant is a very popular house plant that is nice and easy to care for. It likes indirect sunlight but it does like its bright light. The lucky bamboo grown in its native country (West Africa) can grow up to 5ft tall (or much more) and as a house plant up to approximately 2 or 3 feet. These are grown in water or potted soil.

Spider Plant – Chlorophytum Comosum

Easy to grow and low light -Spider Plant

Easy to grow: Just about everyone has owned, owns, or has seen a spider plant within a home. This is one of the most popular house plants and very easy to grow, but it does need a fair amount of light. The only problem with neglecting (not that people should want to do that) is that can look ridiculously untidy. Looks at its best in a hanging basket.

Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum Wallisii

Easy to grow and low light -Peace Lily

Easy and low light: The peace lily definitely belongs to the low light house plants category, however, low natural light is likely to prevent the beautiful spathe from appearing. The foliage alone looks very attractive with its glossy leaves produced from the slim stems. Most common house plants like the spathiphyllum are so popular because they’re easy to grow.

Mother In Laws Tongue – Sansevieria T

Easy to grow and low light -Mother in Laws Tongue houseplant

Easy and low light: The mother in laws tongue (also known as snake plant) is a flowering species that is primarily grown for its slick-looking long leaves. This is a slow-growing plant that anyone can grow because of its low or high sunlight tolerance and ease of watering. I would put this species on the same par as the cast iron plant above, for being so easy to grow.

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