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Nice houseplants that need little light

Some of the most colorful and easy-care houseplants do well in extreme conditions – they don’t require a lot of sunlight. That said, you can use these to add color and life to any room in your home. These beauties also cut a fine figure in a dark corner of the room. In a series of articles we will introduce you to the most typical indoor plants that get by with little light but thrive really well at home.

Beautiful houseplants: Zamioculcas zamiifolia


Zamioculcas has thick, evergreen leaves that add shine and sophistication to any home

Perhaps you are looking for a houseplant that grows in dark corners and doesn’t feel neglected? But on the contrary! It can thrive without a lot of daylight! Then you can make the right choice with Zamioculcas zamiifolia! This evergreen beauty has thick, dark green, and glossy leaves. It originally comes from Africa, but has settled in well in Europe. With its strong green, it is a real highlight in every room. Zamioculcas develops in neon light in an office or shop, but grows particularly quickly when the plant is exposed to daylight. It can also tolerate drought, so it is ideal for someone who travels often.

Zamioculcas at home

At home or in the office, Zamioculcas turns into a real eye-catcher.

Beautiful indoor plants for little light: mountain palm

Potted mountain palm

The mountain palm also feels good in a dark corner of the room and gives the ambience its green freshness

The mountain palm has been popular as a beautiful living room palm since the Victorian era, it is also known by its scientific name Chamaedorea elegans. She is originally from Mexico. The mountain palm grows slowly and can get along well with little light. She can’t stand the bright summer sun. In principle, you can place a mountain palm in every room. It only needs watering from time to time when the potting soil in the pot feels dry to the touch. But avoid waterlogging and possible dry balls.

Boston fern

Houseplants Ferns Boston Fern

Spray the coils of Boston ferns with water that is low in lime, because they need moisture but no direct sunlight

Boston ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata) have played an important role in interior design since they were first discovered in the late 1800s. These gorgeous houseplants develop bright green, arching fronds that look great in flower pots, containers, or baskets. Boston ferns thrive in partially shaded indoor and outdoor spaces, away from cold drafts or room heating. Ferns are very easy to care for, they have to be watered, the soil always feels dry, or the spiral has to be sprayed frequently with a mist of water with little lime content. Old coils must be cut off.

Dieffenbachia green magnificent leaves freshness a great roommate but poisonous

The Dieffenbachie is a popular roommate in many German houses and apartments! But be careful here!


nice Dieffenbachie

A single leaf of Monstera is enough to bring some green to your home

When it comes to beautiful, white-green leaves, few house plants offer as many options as Dieffenbachia. This magnificent tropical houseplant shows us its beautifully spotted or blotchy leaves either yellow-green or white-green in color. Although they grow well in dark rooms, they really prefer bright, indirect light. It would be better to keep your Dieffenbachia from doing this, otherwise it would develop long-legged leaves. Beware, the Dieffenbachia is poisonous, so keep it away from small children and pets, preferably in a location inaccessible to them!

Window leaf (Monstera)

House plant Monstera

Place the window leaf on the windowsill if no direct light can enter the room

Bring a tropical flair into your living room with a window leaf, or as it is still popular as Monstera deliciosa. The window leaf creates huge, light green, and very attractive leaves. Monstera is dense, bushy in shape, but over time the houseplant will begin to climb up a trellis. If you want to keep the plant compact, just prune the lower leaves. The window leaf can thrive in low light and grows excellently in damp conditions. This is the perfect bathroom plant that can transform the bathroom into an oasis of wellbeing. Water the monstera whenever the soil feels dry and fertilize the plant once a month during spring and summer.

Fragrant dragon tree (Dracaena fragrans)

Fragrant dragon tree

Fragrant dragon tree the right exotic in your home!

This Dracaena species is the real exotic and immediately attracts attention in every room. Fragrant dragon tree or Dracaena fragrans, produces evergreen leaves that, depending on their shape, have a strong resemblance to sweet corn. The plants grow 1- 1.80 m high and thrive in low light. You must always keep the substrate around the dragon tree moist. It is best to water the houseplant regularly and spray the evergreen leaves. Avoid waterlogging, however, as this can kill the dracaena. Fertilize once a month from March to August.

Dragon tree care houseplant Dracaena

Do you notice the resemblance in the shape of the leaves to those of sweet corn?

Leaves of the mountain palm

Choose a suitable location for your mountain palm with little daylight and admire this green highlight in your home

indoor plants hanging hanging basket

Boston fern looks wonderful in a hanging basket and spices up any interior

Dieffenbachia beautifully colored leaves green

The beautifully colored leaves of the Dieffenbachia are unfortunately poisonous! So keep this beautiful room away from small children and pets!

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