Late fall and winter have one big thing in common, it’s dark. You wake up and it’s dark outside, and then you go to bed and it’s dark outside. Officially, the shortest day of the year is the Winter Solstice which falls on Dec. 21 this year, but really every day in the winter months could use more sunlight. Besides being a real downer, the lack of sunlight has a profound impact on how you care for your plants. If you want color and livelihood in your home this winter, consider planting something from this list of the best low light plants for your home.
- Heartleaf Philodendron: A classic houseplant, philodendron is technically a vine that works well as a hanging plant or on lattice. The reason it’s a class is because it thrives in low light conditions and doesn’t need to be watered that often.
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia: Known as the ZZ Plant, the shiny dark green leaves shoot up from the pot and work well in offices or frequently empty homes. The ZZ Plant doesn’t even need any natural light at all, it can survive off of fluorescent light alone.
- Parlor Palm: Want to make a statement? The parlor palm can grow up to four feet tall and is a very showy plant. While not as strong in the dark as the ZZ Plant, parlor palm will live comfortably in low light homes. Just make sure to mist them a few times in the winter.
- Boston Fern: If you’re looking to add some nice light green coloring to a room, this is your plant. The long, arching fronds look great in a basket or hanging. These plants require a little more light than the other plants on this list, but still do well indoors. Water and mist whenever the soil is dry to the touch.
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