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Top Low Light Plants

Top Low light plantsMany apartment or smaller rooms without windows that lack natural light can make it hard to be a successful green thumb.

There are some beautiful house plants that will adapt and will tolerate low light. We have picked out our top two low light plants that will brighten up in any dark corner in your home or office.

Low light does not mean no light at all. Low light is when your plant is positioned several feet away from a light source and gets no direct light. A room does not have to have a window in order for a low-light plant to survive. If the plant has some kind of artificial light it should survive just fine.

You probably know that plants need sunlight, water and soil to grow, but what do they feed on? Plants make their own food. They use sunlight, water and gases in the air to make food, a process called photosynthesis.

Not many plants like low light as sunlight is one of the key factors for its survival. We have found a few that will happily survive and thrive in low light parts of your home. Here are our top picks.

1. Pothos
The Pothos plant is native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, Australia, New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
It is an attractive, hardy, cascading plant that has a reputation as the easiest houseplant to grow. The Pothos plant commonly known as Devils Ivy plants thrive in both bright light and low light situations and don’t need any specific care. Their ideal environment is medium light and when in low light their leaves may be darker green in colour. Pothos can be grown in soil or water.

2. ZZ Plant 
The ZZ Plant also called the Zanzibar Gem is a tropical perennial plant native to eastern Africa.  It has adapted to survive drought and low light and has a rather unique looking root system. The ZZ Plant has thick, potato-like roots known as rhizomes where it stores water during dry periods making it a very resilient house plant. The ZZ plant prefers medium light but will tolerate low light very well.