Easy and Low Light Plants

Easy To Grow And Low Light House Plants Collection

Lets face it many people have lives which are very busy and just don't have the time that some plants require, which is understandable......

And, then most of us have rooms and others have a whole house that does not get a lot of sun light, which so many plants need to grow well (or even survive).

These carefully selected easy to grow and/or low light house plants are for those growers that just don't have the time or patience to spend on caring for plants or need a plant that survives well in low lighting conditions.

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Cast Iron Plant - Aspidistra Elatior

cast iron plant picture

Easy and low light: The cast iron plant is one of the easiest house plants I have come across to care for. While this species does prefer bright light it survives well in shaded spots and rooms lacking natural light. The main way a grower can harm this plant is by over-watering or re-potting too often, so for those that forget about watering and care will love the aspidistra elatior (botanical name).

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Corn Plant - Dracaena Fragrans

Dracaena Fragrans

Easy and low light: Another favorite for many households and offices is the corn plant that looks outstanding as a focal point within a large sized room. This plant will grow best in bright light conditions, but it tolerates low light as well. Like other dracaenas it's a slow growing plant that tolerates neglect. Worst things to do is over water, sit it in direct sun for too long or let it get too cold.

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Mother In Laws Tongue - Sansevieria T

Mother in laws tongue

Easy and low light: The mother in laws tongue (also known as snake plant) is a flowering species which is primarily grown for it's slick looking long leaves. This is a slow growing plant which anyone can grow because of it's low or high sun light tolerance and ease of watering. I would put this species on the same par as the cast iron plant above, for being so easy to grow.

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Dragon Tree - Dracaena Marginata

Madagascar Dragon Tree Picture

Easy to grow: The dragon tree is another plant that is near impossible to kill. I have seen so many of these (including one I'm growing now) reach what seemed to be death, to see it return to it's full glory after re-potting and care. Direct sunlight and over-watering is not something the dracaena marginata likes at all.

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Parlor Palm - Chamaedorea Elegans

Picture of palm

Easy and low light: The parlor palm is one of the smaller indoor palms. Average room temperatures, not too much watering and just about enough light but not direct sunlight will keep this plant happy. Fully grown the neanthe bella (other common name used) will reach approximately 4ft tall and displays quite wide leaflets.

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ZZ Plant - Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

ZZ Plant - Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

Easy and low light: The worst thing you can do to a ZZ plant is over water it, otherwise it survives well, even with a certain amount of neglect. This easy to grow plant will grow well in low lighting conditions and with bright light, so you can't go wrong, really. It's appearance is like a small tree or bush.

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Lucky Bamboo Plant - Dracaena Braunii

Lucky Bamboo Plant

Easy to grow: The lucky bamboo plant is a very popular house plant that is nice and easy to care for. It likes indirect sunlight but it does like its bright light. The lucky bamboo grown in it's native country (West Africa) can grow up to 5ft tall (or much more), and as a house plant up to approximately 2 or 3 feet. These are grown in water or potted soil.

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Spider Plant - Chlorophytum Comosum

Spider Plant

Easy to grow: Just about everyone has owned, owns or have seen a spider plant within a home. This is one of the most popular house plants and very easy to grow, but it does need a fair amount of light. The only problem with neglecting (not that people should want to do that) these is that can look ridiculously untidy. Looks at it's best in a hanging basket.

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Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum Wallisii

Peace Lily Picture

Easy and low light: The peace lily definitely belongs to the low light house plants category, however, low natural light is likely to prevent the beautiful spathe from appearing. The foliage alone looks very attractive with it's glossy leaves produced from the slim stems. Most common house plants like the spathiphyllum are so popular because they're easy to grow.

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