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There really are low light indoor plants!

Sometimes that shady corner of your home is often forgotten. But fear not, because you can actually fill that forgetting corner with low light indoor plants!

We have picked our favourite easy-care house plants that will survive in low light or shady corners.

Indoor plants that love low light
Maidenhair Fern indoor low light plant

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Maidenhair Fern

Ferns are well known for surviving extremely well indoors, but this fern in particular is perfect when it comes to shade or low-lit corners as it “burns” easily. It’s easily noticeable because its fine glossy leaf stalk often reminds people of hair.

Parlour Palm low light indoor plant

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Parlour Palm

I think most of us have seen this plant in someone’s home over the years because it’s so easy to care for, making the perfect house plant. It loves those low light corners where nothing else will grow and requires very minimal care to survive.

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Snake Plant

The snake plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s tongue, is an extremely popular house plant as it’s so easy to care for and considered quite a stylish plant. Its tall upward growing leaves give it its popular appeal, and it is often styled in mid-century style homes.

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Peperomia

This indoor plant is most noticeable by the beautiful pattern on its leaves. It’s also quite a small plant and will only grow up to 6 inches, making it also very easy to maintain in the low to medium light corners.

Devils Ivy indoor plant low light

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Devil’s Ivy

This is an extremely easy to care for plant that will just keep growing! It doesn’t need much sunlight, so it’s often found growing in low-lit corners or bathrooms.

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Peace Lily

If you sometimes find that the main reason your plants die is due to lack of watering, then the Peace Lily is for you! It flourishes in any low light areas and is a beautiful indoor plants with its white flowers.

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There is a thing as the wrong plant pot!

Is repotting important?

It is so important! Without proper repotting, your brand new plant will quickly outgrow its current plant pot and go from fresh and green to dry and brown. Unfortunately, this easy care tip is a common mistake that new plant owners tend to make. Repotting the plant allows the plant to grow and “spread out.” Aside from giving the plant more space, this will also allow you to change out old potting mix to something more nutritious for the plant.

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What size plant pot?

During your plants’ life, you will most likely go through a couple of different pots, and to ensure you’re not consistently changing it, it’s important to do your research. Having a pot too large can lead to root rot because the soil will take too long to drain. If you choose a plant pot that is too small, it means your plant soil will dry too quickly, and your plant might also not have enough room to grow. To ensure you don’t have these issues, select a pot that is 2-4 inches larger in diameter.

Try a pot cover to avoid over repotting

Let’s talk drainage

Root rot will be the end of your home garden, so we always recommend you have drainage to allow any excess water to leave your plant pot. If you have a container in mind that does not have drainage, you can always create your own drainage by layering pebbles and peat moss below the potting mix. This will drain any excess water. It may take some skill mastering the safe level of water required.

Tip: water regularly but in small quantity. If this option makes you nervous, get a pot with a drainage hole.