Plants need light to produce energy to grow and produce flowers, however, there are a few indoor plants that can survive with minimal light. Some plants have a low light requirement and do not have to have direct sunlight. These plants will not grow as fast and as big, but they will survive.
The cast-iron plant requires very minimal light and has dark green leaves that can grow up to 3 feet long. The lush plant requires cool to average temperature and is a very slow growing plant. Let the plant completely dry out before watering. This plant does not require fertilizer.
This plant has vertical tall green blades that grow up to 18 inches tall. The blades grow straight up and the plant likes cool to hot temperatures. You should only water this plant when it is completely dry and no fertilizer is needed.
Ferns are durable houseplants that can tolerate very minimal light. Ferns do best when the temperature is cool and the plant stays moist. However, the bird's nest fern likes warmer temperature. Never allows ferns to become completely dry. Ferns will develop browns leaves if keep in low humidity.
A dracaena is also known as a corn plant, ti plant, Janet Craig and a dragon tree. Most dracaenas become large plants and can adapt to house conditions. The plants tolerate low light, but also do well in medium light. For best growth, they should be kept warm and constantly moist.
The Chinese evergreen has a couple of different varieties, including the Maria and Silver Queen. The Maria has dark green leaves that are 2 feet long and are marked with white. The Silver Queen has yellow-green leaves and dark splotches. The plants do not like cold drafts and prefers warmer temperatures. Cut back any old canes to promote new growth and let the plant completely dry out before watering.
The peace lily can grow in minimal light and tolerate a very low humidity. The plant looks good without much work and has dark green foliage. It will grow 1 to 4 feet tall and the soil should completely dry out before watering.
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