Does your apartment or studio have low sunlight exposure and you are enthusiastic about houseplants? No problem. In this article, we are providing you the top 5 low light plants that can flourish and be taken care of in your preferred space. And even though these plants requirement of light is low, it doesn’t mean that they can be placed and forgotten in a totally dark place. Here are the plants that only need low light and also low maintenance requirements:
1. ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) plant
It is one of the best and most common low light houseplants. It is a very reliable houseplant to the extent that it can only be killed by just overwatering it. For watering requirements, you can water it once every 5-6 weeks if you place it in the darkest corners of your house. On the other hand, if you place it closer to a brighter area, then it may require to be watered more. For example, once every 2-3 weeks. The ZZ plant store its needs of water in its roots and leaves.
2. Fishbone prayer (Ctenanthe burle marxii) plant
Its name comes from the fishbone pattern that can be clearly seen on its leaves. It is known that it prefers high humidity environments. It is also recommended to use distilled water instead of tap water in order to avoid the burns that can happen due to the presence of fluoride in tap water. it can be watered once every 1-2 weeks. If you notice that your plant’s leaves are curling up, it means that they are short on watering and to be watered more frequently. Since it is a low light plant, curling up of leaves can also be a sign of over exposure to light, so you need to be careful while taking care of it.
3. Dracaena Janet Craig plant
If you are looking for a large (but still compact in width) low light plant to fill in a space, then it would be the Janet Craig plant. It is recognizable by it tall stem and dark green leaves. It is considered a low maintenance plant and has the same water behavior just like the ZZ plant when it is placed in a dark area. Also, its leaves can get burned if you use tap water on them just like the fishbone prayer plant. So, it is recommended to use distilled water instead.
4. Spathiphyllum Domino plant
If you like flowering peace lilies that has a variegated green, white leaves with the easy care and low light options, then the domino plant is definitely what you are looking for. It needs to be watered first thing when planted and you should keep its soil moist but be careful not to overwater it as it may cause roots rot. If you missed watering it and started to notice its leaves drooping, you must not ignore it. Otherwise, it might not come back to its normal shape.
5. Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum) plant
There are many types of Chinese evergreen. It is considered a very easy plant to take care of. You can water it every 2-3 weeks. You need to be careful to not overwater it, otherwise, the leaves may start to gain the unfavourable yellowish colour.
To help you remember when to water your plants, you can use GreenHub Application to set a reminder of watering for every plant you have in addition to the ability to share your pictures of your plants flourishing and blooming. The app is currently available for IOS devices and soon on Google Play.