House Plant Lighting Guide: Low Light

Houseplant Lighting Guide: Low Light Plants

Many people assume houseplants need bright sunlight to survive, but there are many beautiful varieties that flourish in low-light conditions. If your home doesn't get a lot of direct sun, fear not! Here's a guide to creating a thriving indoor jungle with low-light houseplants. Curious about other lighting conditions? Check out our blogs on medium light, bright indirect light, and direct light!

Finding the Perfect Spot for Low-Light Lovers

South-facing windows create a low-light environment in Australia, but plants that love these lower light conditions can also be placed further away from brighter windows to provide more options for your indoor jungle!

Plant Picks for Low-Light Champions

  • Snake Plant: A low-maintenance favourite, the Snake Plant thrives in low light and is nearly indestructible.
  • ZZ Plant: Another superstar for beginners, the ZZ Plant is known for its glossy, dark green leaves and tolerates very low light conditions.
  • Chinese Evergreen: With its vibrant foliage, the Chinese Evergreen prefers low light and enjoys slightly higher humidity levels.
  • Pothos: This vining plant comes in many varieties and is famous for its easy-care requirements. It can survive in even the dimmest corners of your home.
  • Philodendron: These versatile plants come in many shapes and sizes, with some varieties thriving in low light. Philodendrons with heart-shaped leaves, like the Philodendron Birkin, are particularly suited for low-light environments.

Tips for Low-Light Plant Care

  1. Watering: Low-light plants generally need less water than their sun-loving counterparts. Always check the soil moisture before watering and avoid soggy soil.
  2. Humidity: Some low-light plants, like the Chinese Evergreen, prefer higher humidity levels. You can group your plants together to increase humidity or create a pebble tray under your plants.
  3. Fertiliser: Use an organic microbial plant food like Grow throughout the year to feed your low-light plants.
  4. Leaf Cleaning: Make sure to give the leaves of your plants in a lower light setting a good wipe with a tool like our microfibre Leaf Cleaning Gloves. Removing dust will make sure your leafy friends thrive even in lower light. Pro-Tip: spritz your leaves with a multi-purpose leaf spray with neem oil, like our Protect Spray for an extra shine and to protect against environmental stressors.

With a little planning and these helpful tips, you can create a thriving indoor oasis filled with low-light houseplants!

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