Here are the best Indoor Plants for North Facing Window that you can grow easily in a low light room without any worries!
Picking houseplants that do well in low light conditions might be a tough task for many. But don’t worry! We have compiled a list of the best Indoor Plants for North Facing Window that’ll thrive happily in a room that’s a little low on light.
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Indoor Plants for North Facing Window
North-facing rooms never receive direct sunlight and are usually considered a low-light space. Whatever indirect light they receive is suitable only to grow houseplants that survive in the dark. Apart from the plants listed below, you should also view our list of Indoor Plants that Grow without any Sunlight for more options.
1. Cast Iron Plant
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior
This indestructible houseplant with deep green shiny leaves is quite low-maintenance and lives happily on a position close to a north-facing window. Just avoid overwatering the plant.
2. Western Sword Fern
Botanical Name: Polystichum munitum
Most fern varieties grow in shaded and moist areas natively. The plant will thrive in dappled light and humidity. Mist the fronds from time to time to make it lusher.
Here’s all you need to know about taking care of ferns
3. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
Snake plants are very forgiving in nature and adapt to a variety of light conditions. They prefer indirect but constant light and do great by a north-facing window.
Check out our article on growing snake plant indoors here
Botanical Name: Philodendron
The plants in the Philodendron genus can live in indirect light. In fact, too much sunlight exposure can burn their glossy foliage. A large north-facing window is ideal for the plant.
Here’s all you need to know about growing philodendron indoors
5. Peace Lily
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum wallisii
Peace lily likes bright indirect light and can survive in fluorescent lights too. The plant also does well in a room with no windows at all!
Check out our article on growing peace lily here
6. Moth Orchid
Botanical Name: Phalaenopsis
Moth orchids are gorgeous houseplants that thrive in indirect, bright light. The blooms also do quite well in the light a north-facing window offers.
Here’s all you need to know about taking care of orchids indoors
7. Golden Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Pothos is an ideal choice for low light rooms with soft indoor light. It thrives best on a north-facing window and looks great with its yellow or white pattern on the foliage.
Check out our article on growing pothos indoors here
Botanical Name: Bromeliacea
All bromeliad varieties are quite versatile and come in many colors and patterns. Dark-colored varieties like ‘Aechmea’ and ‘Guzmania’ are perfect for north-facing windows.
Love Bromeliads? Click here to know all about growing them indoors
Botanical Name: Calathea
Calatheas are stunning houseplants that can thrive well in low light conditions. Just water them consistently and provide ample humidity to make them thrive.
Check out our article on growing calathea indoors here
10. Chinese Evergreen
Botanical Name: Aglaonema
This low-light plant grows well in indirect light. Green aglaonemas can survive in low-light conditions, but variegated varieties need some bright, indirect light exposure.
Here’s all the information you need about growing aglaonema indoors
11. Parlor Palm
Botanical Name: Chamaedorea elegans
The plant can easily thrive in medium to bright indirect light of a north window. This palm variety is a nice choice for low light and also achieve a good height.
Check out our article on the best indoor palms here
12. Swiss Cheese Plant
Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa
Its large leaves have natural cuts in them, making the plant look spectacular. The plant can do well in a combination of indirect light and shade.
You can also grow monstera in water. To find out how, click here
13. Maidenhair Fern
Botanical Name: Adiantum
This beautiful fern, with soft and gentle fronds, grows well in a humid and moist atmosphere. The lacy and fan-shaped foliage does well in the north-facing window.
14. Aluminum Plant
Botanical Name: Pilea cadierei
An east or north-facing window is an ideal location for this silver-leaved aluminum plant. It does best in dappled light as too much sun can burn the foliage.
Have a look at some best pilea varieties to grow indoors here
15. Nerve Plant
Botanical Name: Fittonia
Another excellent choice for both north or east-facing windows, Fittonia prefers bright indirect light that makes the intricate patterns on its leaves look more beautiful!
Check out our article on the most gorgeous fittonia varieties here
16. Boston Fern
Botanical Name: Nephrolepis exaltata
This beautiful houseplant performs well near north or east-facing window. Its vibrant fronds also look great, dangling down from a hanging basket!