While all plants need some light to live, these are among the most adaptable to low-light conditions, making them a win for light-starved homes.
- Chinese evergreen. It likes a standard potting soil, warm temps, bright, reflected light, and frequent waterings.
- Dumb cane. It likes filtered light or a northern exposure. It’s happy with standard potting soil, average home temps, and average humidity.
- ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia). It thrives in standard indoor potting soil. Let the soil dry out slightly between waterings.
- Spider plant. Chlorophytum prefers bright, reflected light, standard potting soil, and average house temps.
- Cast-iron plant. Aspidistra prefers high humidity, cool temps, and a standard, porous potting soil.
- Parlor palm. Choose standard potting soil. During spring and summer months, when most palms are actively growing, they need regular water—enough to keep their soil consistently moist but not soggy.
- Dragon tree. The plant grows well with standard indoor potting soil and average house temps and humidity.
- Rubber plant. Ficus elastica tolerates less light than most other plants of its size, happiest in bright, reflected light.
- Fiddleleaf fig. Ficus lyrata needs average room temps. Except in autumn and winter, apply a complete fertilizer regularly.
- Radiator plant. Peperomia needs protection from direct sun; it appreciates a window with northern exposure, or any window with filtered light.