Indoor Plants for Low Light

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We’ve talked about the magical health benefits of indoor plants. As we ride out the next few months (or weeks, who really knows in Northwest Arkansas, right?) let’s look at exactly what plants go where in your home.

The success of a plant’s life depends largely on where they are placed, in regards to light requirements. Many of us aren’t living in homes with large windows, and struggle to figure out what plants will still thrive inside with lots of dark corners and shade. The good news is, there are plenty of options for houseplants in low light areas of your home!

But what areas of our home are low light?

  1. Low light areas are usually found near north-facing windows in your home
  2. Think: corners of rooms, or stair landings
  3. There is no direct sunlight in low-light areas of your home (but not complete darkness, either)

Here is a starter guide for houseplants that will do well in low light areas of your home:

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Sansevieria, also known as Snake Plant or Mother-In-Laws Tongue, is one of the toughest houseplants you can own. If you’re just starting out with houseplants, this is a good one to take home!
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The ZZ Plant has an upright growth habit that works well in corners of your home.
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Given the right conditions, the Peace Lily will produce white flowers. You’ll know when it’s time to water when the leaves start drooping. But, they usually bounce right back!
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Aglaonema is easy to care for, and has an interesting foliage color. It’s also slow-growing, which makes it a good choice for small spaces in your home.
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The Maidenhair Fern likes humidity, and makes a great addition to a bathroom (if it’s low light!). Keep the soil moist, but take care not to let it sit in water.
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New growth on the Maidenhair Fern

Come see us at any of our locations, and let us help you get started on the path to successful indoor gardening!

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