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Houseplants for low light

Plants for low and medium light levels.

By / October 27, 2008

After over- or underwatering, the thing that dooms most houseplants is being placed in the wrong amount of light. But unless you have a sun room, the light inside your home probably isn't all that bright. That doesn't mean you have to give up on houseplants, though.

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Here's a list of easy-care plants that will live in low light or medium light. (To determine which kind of light you have, see the quick test here.) Click on the common name to see a photo of the plant. Then, if you like how it looks, click on the botanical name to learn more about its care.

Low-light houseplants
Arrowhead plant (Syngonium)
Cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior)
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema)
Corn plant (Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana')
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)
Peperomia (many species)
Philodendron (type with heart-shaped leaves)
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum
Snake plant or mother-in-law's tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)

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