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These Five Houseplants Can Survive in the Lowest Light

If you live in a house or apartment that doesn’t get ideal amounts of light, you’ve probably wondered if it’s even worth it to add houseplants to your décor. Won’t they just shrivel and die? What’s the point?

Well, not all houseplants are created equal, and these varieties types actually thrive in low-light situations.

The Calathea is a houseplant with patterned leaves in beautiful tones such as rose, white and yellow. They’re beautiful markings make them a perfect addition to any room. The best part? Too much light might actually fade their lovely markings so they’re actually better off in your darkest corners.

The Dieffenbachia thrives under filtered light so using a curtain as a barrier between the plan the sun is idea, especially in light-filled seasons like spring and summer when the plant is producing new tender leaves.

The Dragon Tree’s spiky leaves that grow upwards with a red outline make this plant beautifully unique in its look. However, direct sunlight actually damages it’s leaves so it’s better to keep this one in the shade.


The Spider plant is known for its extreme adaptability skills, making it easy to grow and quite popular as a houseplant. The best part about it is that it does not need your constant attention and blossoms in indirect light.

This plant’s glossy leaves have earned it the nickname the “sweetheart plant”. It can withstand dimly lit rooms, but requires pinching to prevent it from growing in long, single stems. 

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