Gardening: Plants that Grow Without Sunlight | 9 Best Plants to Grow Indoors

Gardening: Plants that Grow Without Sunlight | 9 Best Plants to Grow Indoors

There are plants that grow without sunlight, they need indirect exposure, some even thrive in fluorescent light and here in this article, we’ve listed 9 best plants to grow indoors.

The obvious thing that everyone knows is the fact that plants need sunlight to grow. They can’t grow or develop properly without the right amount of sunlight.

So what would you do if you have windows in your home or office that are small or directed north or if you want to grow plants in your living room, dining room or bathroom? Luckily there are plants that grow without sunlight (requires bright indirect light) and you can grow them indoors.

When you are looking for such plants choose ones that are known for their ability to grow in indirect sunlight. They are ideal shade-loving plants, naturally growing in the indirect sun. These plants adapt well to the smaller amount of light and thrive normally. To make your searching easier we’ve listed 9 best plants to grow indoors.

1. Dracaena

Dracaena is a beautiful houseplant that you can grow at home. There are about 50 species of it. It’s really easy to grow plant.

Occasional pruning and regular watering are important for dracaena. Keep the plant away from direct sun and avoid overwatering.

2. Bromeliads

Bromeliad is a perfect plant to grow indoors, most of the varieties of this plant thrive easily in a container in shade. Indeed, it is a tropical plant but you can grow it anywhere, indoors. It can even grow in luminescent light.

3. Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum raddianum

When it comes to ferns that are popular, maidenhair fern is one you should consider. The dark and glossy leafstalk resembles human hair and it looks great.

4. Parlor Palm

Most popular indoor palm variety, it’s an excellent houseplant for almost any situation, it grows even in those dim corners where nothing else will grow. It requires only minimal care and moderate light. It produces clusters of tiny yellow flowers in spring, however, they don’t appear in low light conditions.

Water only when soil is dry otherwise you’ll kill your plant.

5. Umbrella Papyrus (Palm)

Umbrella palm is an evergreen ornamental plant, best grown indoors or in shady and a boggy spot in the garden. Many houseplant enthusiasts find this plant easy enough to grow and maintain.

It requires constantly moist substrate. You can place the umbrella palm pot over the tray filled with water.

6. Mother-in-law’s Tongue (Snake Plant)

Plants without Sunlight

Mother-in-law’s tongue is a low maintenance plant also known as snake plant. It’s a very durable and popular houseplant. Its ability to tolerate darkness is amazing. One more interesting fact about this houseplant is–It’s a succulent!

7. Creeping Fig 

It’s a slow-growing creeper with small, leathery dark green foliage. Vigorous-growing, clinging, dense branches adhere to any surface and look enchanting.

Be careful not to overwater creeping fig. Let the soil dry out before watering spells.

8. Philodendron

Philodendrons

Philodendron easily adapts to low-light conditions. They come in both vine and shrubvarieties.

The soil must be constantly moist but not wet. It’s best if the soil dries out slightly between watering spells.

9. Calathea (Peacock Plant)

One of the most beautiful foliage plants you should grow in your home. It grows well in light shade but the plant is demanding, it has specific minimum temperature of 55 F (13 C) requirement that should be maintained.

It prefers frequent watering (watering should be done according to the light condition and temperature) and slightly moist soil.