5 plants to decorate spaces with low light

Plants for low-light spaces

Do you have a dark corner that you would like to decorate with a plant? A space far from the window that you would like to give a touch of green? Today we propose to you in Bezzia five plants to decorate spaces with low light. With little, not none, since all plants need light to develop.

Low light spaces do not provide the best conditions for plants to develop, however many of them are capable of staying green in poor light conditions. And what are those plants? We share with you their names and their care.


The zamioculca is a native plant of East Africa that you will recognize by its thick, shiny green leaves. This houseplant, which develops slowly from an underground rhizome with thick roots, usually occupies the first places in the ranks of undemanding plants and it is not a coincidence.

Zamioculca, one of the least demanding plants

Zamioculcas adapt to any type of soil and light condition, although they appreciate being located in bright places. In these the irrigation must be moderate; it is much easier to kill a zamioculca by excess than by under-watering. Letting the soil of the plant dry between watering and watering is the key to not making mistakes.

These plants prefer environments where temperatures do not drop below 15 ° C and do not exceed 30 ° C. They tolerate dry environments, so it does not require foliage sprays. Not even in winter when the environment dries up with heating. Be careful if you have small children or pets: Zamiozulca leaves are toxic, so it is better not to put them within reach.


Sansevieria, popularly known as mother-in-law's tongue for its long sharp blades, It is a plant that survives in extreme conditions and decorates all kinds of environments. It grows best near a light source and in a small pot rather than a large, loose one. It likes its roots to be tight, so you will not have to transplant it until they occupy the current pot, not before two years.

Sansevieria, among the plants one of the easiest to care for

It is a very slow developing plant that annually creates only three or four new leaves. Their care is almost nil. It requires very few risks; in fact, the biggest enemy of this plant is the excess of water that causes the rotting of the base. In winter, you probably won't even need to water it more than twice.


The aspidistra has traditionally decorated hallways, corridors and stairs, spaces with little light where other plants would not resist. They like light but always filtered, since excess direct sunlight could yellow the leaves and cause rickets.


They are indoor plants of very slow growth So our recommendation is that you buy a plant with a size according to the corner that you want to decorate with it. It requires few waterings, being able to leave it for long periods without watering without the plant being affected. However, it is advisable to water it when the substrate dries on the surface during spring and summer, reducing watering in winter, when we will allow the substrate to dry completely.

How marantas are pet-friendly plants. You won't have to worry if they nibble on it.


Ctenanthes and marantas are originating from the humid forests of Brazil. While the former are capable of standing upright, the latter acquire a semi-trawler bearing, acting as a ground cover or hanging plant. Both of them withdraw at nightfall, opening again at dawn.


They are plants that require a place with moderate light and without direct sun, so they are ideal to occupy those places further away from the window.  They like humidity so, especially in winter, it will be convenient to place a plate with stones and water under them or to operate a humidifier nearby for a little while a day. As for the soil, they do not like it to dry out completely; They prefer a slightly humid soil that, that if, does not get to get waterlogged.


This family of plants from the tropical jungles of South Asia is undemanding, being able to thrive in low light conditions. Much more demanding is shown with irrigation. He likes the substrate to be slightly damp. That does not mean that you should water it daily, much less water it: one of the main reasons for the death of this plant is, precisely, an excess of water.


As the marantas need a certain degree of humidity in the environment. Group it with other plants and place a saucer with stones and water underneath to favor that environment. Aglaonema is a plant toxic in all its parts, and dangerous when it comes to ingestion, so you probably don't want to put it within the reach of children and pets.

Are you interested in adding more plants to your home? Start by the easiest.

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