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19 Best Plants To Grow Indoors Without Sunlight

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If you are a plant person and live somewhere where there is more emission than sunlight or you are a very low maintenance person then you should consider plants that grow without sunlight. We all know that all plants need at least a little sunlight but it will amaze you that there are plants that can grow even under the indirect light source.

If you are a college student and love a little pot on your study desk or an adult who loves plant decor in their office where there’s no sufficient amount of sunlight available here’s a list of few plants to make your plan workout.

19 Best Indoor Plants:

1. Peace Lily

If you’re thinking about how often you have to water this plant, just wait for it to ask for it. They droop a little when they need water, telling you that they’re thirsty. You can water them once a week and keep the soil moist.

Peace lilies are sensitive to chlorine. So if your municipal water system is chlorinated, make sure you percolate chlorine out by allowing some water to stand overnight before pouring it.

2. Snake Plant

A classic yet versatile houseplant with sword-like foliage design and a natural air purifier. With foliage and ease in growing, this plant can purify the air, absorbs toxins from the atmosphere and releases oxygen at night time.

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This plant is indeed a bedroom keeper and will make your interior look beautiful and healthy. Water this plant every 2-3 weeks, make sure it’s moist and keep the leaves dust and grease-free and that’s all this plant wants. Very low maintenance right?

3. Spider Plant

Keeping them moist is all they want to survive. Spider plants are non-toxic and edible which makes them safe for pets and small kids in your house.

4. Lucky Bamboo

This plant can survive not only without sunlight but without soil too. Interesting, isn’t it? If you have an empty corner in your living room, let this plant help you out to fill it.

5. Bromeliads

This colorful plant with long-lasting inflorescence fits in every corner of your house. All this plant wants is a bright light and humid surroundings.

6. Parlor Palm

One of the slowest growing plants is also a low maintenance plant. All you have to do is water them once every 2-3 months and give this plant a humid surrounding. Make sure the soil is evenly moist.

7. Dracaena Plant

This plant is one of the best purifying plants. It removes 87% of the volatile organic compound from air every 24 hours. Place them in low humidity and keep the soil moist, that’s it. 

8. Calathea

This plant which closes its leaves at night time and opens again in the morning is very low maintenance. All you have to do is wait for it to dry a little before watering them. No alarms required, right?

9. Maidenhair Fern

This delicate little plant needs a lot of attention and moisture. You can keep them anywhere you like because it’s safe and edible. So if you find your cat trying to eat it up, you can rest assured.

10. Chinese Evergreen

This plant needs medium and low light conditions so wherever you place them in your house make sure it receives warm temperature and humid condition. Water them once in a few weeks and see how beautifully it flourishes.

11. Prayer Plant

Keep this little interesting plant moist and water them every 2 weeks and see how this houseplant won’t disappoint you.

Interesting fact: They’re called prayer-plants because their leaves fold just like hands while praying.

12. Creeping Fig

This very fast-growing and low maintenance house plant needs bright light and occasional water supply to flourish. So if you’re planning to put fences somewhere around in your house don’t forget to put this plant vine on it.

13. Umbrella Palm

Keeping it in moist soil, an adequate amount of light and normal room temperature is all this plant asks for.

14. Begonia Rex

If you want some colorful things on your study table or want to robust your living room with colorful plants than here is the plant you needed. water them weekly and take care of this “neglected” plant during the growing season.

15. Japanese Sago Palm

This rugged plant needs minimal care and it can live for a lifetime and some more. Watering it once in 2-3 weeks is enough for its survival but make sure the soil is always moist. Make sure it’s not directly in contact with sunlight or else this “pot-head” plant will suffer from sunburn and stress.

16. Heartleaf Philodendron

This plant needs humidity so make sure you keep them in the humid surroundings. Mist them regularly in the growing season like in 2 or 3 days and during winter in every 4 or 5 days. Make sure you don’t overdo it or else it will rot or get soggy.

Suggestion: Not exactly plant it, but put the roots of philodendron in your tank or aquarium to reduce toxicity of tank.

17. Aloe vera

This easy-to-grow plant is a smart choice you know, it doesn’t only purify the air but also it’s gel which is present inside the leaves helps to heal cuts and burns.

Place it anywhere in your house but I will suggest you to place it near your bed because it helps in increasing sleep quality, purifies the air and produces oxygen that

It helps to stay calm and keep restful.

Personal experience: I went on this nature trail a few days back and got a cut near my lips. I was not carrying medicine and it was burning very bad so I used aloe vera gel( a very little amount) direct from the leaf and it helped a lot. It stopped burning and gave a cool sensation and even healed the cut very fast.

18. Pothos

Where other plants grow with the help of water and sunlight this plant is an exception. It requires low light and soil to grow while watering them much will rot them up. Weirdly interesting, isn’t it?

19. Queen Fern

This non-toxic plant requires regular watering and some indirect light to flourish. Hang it in your dining room during wintry weather or on your porch. 

So now even if you don’t have a sunlit house or you’re a very busy person don’t stop yourself from keeping plants at home. There are plenty of plants that do not need sun and much attention. 

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