If you don’t get enough sunlight in your rooms, then do not let it stop you from growing plants!
Not every home gets its share of sunlight. If you are someone who dreams of having indoor plants in dimly lit rooms – you’re in for a treat!
Here are the most beautiful palms that grow without sun
Houseplants to Grow Where Sun Doesn’t Shine
These plants are great for rooms that don’t get direct sunlight as they thrive happily in dappled or indirect light.
1. Chinese Evergreen
Botanical Name: Aglaonema
Aglaonema is one of the best indoor plants that thrive happily in the absence of direct sunlight. It is also a great choice for newbie gardeners.
Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia
Botanical Name: Calathea
4. Heartleaf Philodendron
Botanical Name: Philodendron hederaceum
Its shiny green leaves bring tropical vibes to homes – they remain healthy and glossy even if they are not exposed to direct sunlight most of the time. Here’s how to grow it.
5. ZZ Plant
Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
6. Parlor Palm
Botanical Name: Chamaedorea elegans
Botanical Name: Dracaena fragrans
Dracaenas are very forgiving in nature and can withstand various conditions, including occasional droughts and low-light.
Botanical Name: Cryptanthus acaulis
Its star-shaped leaves in shades of bronze, brown, red, and pink look adorable and adapt well to low lighting conditions.
9. Cast Iron Plant
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior
Also known as the indestructible plant, this low-maintenance wonder, with deep green shiny foliage, can survive in a range of conditions, even without sunlight!
10. Maidenhair Fern
Botanical Name: Adiantum
This gorgeous fern with lacy, fan-shaped fronds likes a humid and moist atmosphere. It does well by a north-facing window, away from the direct sun.
11. Peace Lily
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum
This low-maintenance beauty with attractive white flower bracts can be grown in shady areas where the sun doesn’t shine much. Follow our peace lily growing guide here.
12. Aloe Vera
Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis
13. Watermelon Peperomia
Botanical Name: Peperomia argyreia
This beautiful houseplant, with glossy foliage, resembles a lot like watermelon. It prefers bright, indirect light and grows best in it! You can even grow it from leaves.
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
In nature, it prefers to grow in shade, so no wonder that it can also grow well in indirect light, making it best for low-lit rooms.
15. Staghorn Fern
Botanical Name: Platycerium
This gorgeous houseplant does not like exposure to direct harsh sun, making it a great choice for areas of the home that receive indirect light.
16. Spider Plant
Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum
If you are a forgetful gardener, then this plant is a perfect choice for you. It can adapt to many growing conditions – especially low light. Here’s how to grow one quickly.
17. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata
This air-purifying houseplant has many scientifically proven benefits, and it’s also low-maintenance. It can tolerate full shade, full sun, and occasional droughts very well.