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The Best Indoor Plants: Your Guide for Low-Light/Maintenance, Pet-Friendly & Air Purifier Plants


living room full of different plants
Living Room Full of Plants and Love

There are numerous benefits to incorporating indoor plants into our homes. This trend not only stimulates our senses but also boosts happiness and enhances our overall well-being. However, there are common challenges to overcome, such as limited natural light, pets, or a busy schedule. How can we navigate this dilemma?

In this practical guide, discover the perfect indoor plants that suit your specific requirements, align with your lifestyle, and harmonize with your home's environment.



10 Best Indoor Low-Light Plants


Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata):

Snake plants are extremely adaptable, they can tolerate and prefer low-light conditions and can survive weeks of neglect. They have striking, upright sword-like leaves and are known for their air-purifying properties.


potted snake plant
Potted Snake Plant

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia):

ZZ plants are excellent for low-light spaces, making them popular choices for offices and bathrooms. They have glossy, dark green leaves that grow in an attractive, upright fashion.

propagated Z plants on a kitchen table
ZZ plant can be propagated in water

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum):

Peace lilies are known for their beautiful white blooms and lush green foliage. They can thrive in low to moderate light and are great for improving indoor air quality.

potted peace lily indoor plant
Peace Lily is a stunning addition to any home

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum):

Pothos is one of the most low-maintenance indoor plants, it has heart-shaped leaves that come in various shades of green and can tolerate low light conditions, although they'll grow faster with more light.

photo plant in a black planter
With Pothos plants, you won't be labeled as a plant killer

Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea elegans):

Parlour palms are small, graceful palms that do well in low to moderate light. They have feathery, arching fronds and are an excellent choice for adding a touch of the tropics to your space. These plants not only thrive in low light but are also relatively easy to care for, making them ideal choices for indoor spaces with limited natural light.


parlor palm plant in a grey planter
Small and graceful palms that do well in low to moderate light

Monstera (Monstera deliciosa) :

Monstera deliciosa, commonly known as the Swiss cheese plant or Monstera, is a popular tropical houseplant known for its unique and attractive foliage. It thrives with moderate and consistent moisture in its soil and does best in bright, indirect sunlight. To encourage even growth and prevent the plant from leaning towards the light source, rotate your Monstera periodically

monstera deliciosa in a living room
Swiss cheese plant - the Queen of the greenery!

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema):

Chinese evergreens are adaptable and can thrive in low to moderate light. They come in various leaf patterns and colours, making them a decorative choice for indoor spaces.

potted indoor Chinese Evergreen
Choose your favourite colour and vibe on with Chinese Evergreen

Philodendron (Philodendron spp.):

Many philodendron varieties, such as the heart-leaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum), can tolerate low light. They have heart-shaped leaves and are easy to care for.

potted Philodendron plant
Philodendrons make great houseplants

Dracaena (Dracaena spp.):

Dracaena plants come in various species and varieties, and some, like the Dracaena marginata, can do well in low-light conditions. They have slender, upright stems with green or variegated leaves.

lady planting a dragon tree
More commonly known as a dragon tree, it's an easy evergreen house plant with long leaves

Aglaonema (Aglaonema spp.):

Aglaonemas are low-maintenance plants that can adapt to low light levels. They are available in different leaf colours and patterns and can thrive in various indoor settings.

Aglaonema plant in a hanging planter
Vibrant and colorful plants with patterned leaves, perfect for your indoor plants collection

10 Best Indoor Low-Maintenance Plants


These low-maintenance plants are ideal for individuals with busy schedules or those who are new plant parents. They can thrive with minimal attention, making them great choices for low-effort indoor gardening, while still adding beauty and greenery to your indoor space.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum):

Spider plants are known for their air-purifying properties and resilience. They can thrive in a variety of lighting conditions and don't require a frequent watering schedule. They produce arching green and white striped leaves.

spider plants
Spider plants are adaptable and low-maintenance


Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata):

Snake plants are highly adaptable and can tolerate low light and neglect. They have sturdy, upright leaves and only need occasional watering. They're also excellent at improving indoor air quality.

snake plants
Snake plants - hard to kill

Succulents (Various Genera):

Succulents, such as echeverias, jade plants, and haworthias, are known for their water-storing abilities. They prefer bright, indirect light and infrequent watering. They store water in their leaves, so they only need occasional watering and thrive in bright, indirect light.

They're great for beginners due to their low maintenance requirements.

pots of different succulents
Low-maintenance, succulents thrive on brighter spots

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia):

ZZ plants are known for their resilience and can thrive in low to moderate light conditions. They have glossy, dark green leaves and are drought-tolerant, requiring minimal watering.

zz plant being repotted
ZZ plants are ideal for low-light spots

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum):

Peace lilies are low-maintenance flowering plants. They can tolerate low light and are forgiving when it comes to watering; they'll droop when they need water but quickly recover when you water them. These plants are perfect choices for individuals with busy schedules or those new to plant care. They can thrive with minimal attention while still adding beauty and greenery to your indoor space.


potted peace lily
Peace Lily is a beautiful, low-maintenance and air purifier plant. What not to love?

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum):


Pothos is an easy-to-care-for trailing plant that can tolerate low-light conditions. It's forgiving of irregular watering and is an excellent choice for beginners.

pothos plant in a black striped vase
Pothos are the perfect choice if you love climbing plants

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller):


Aloe vera is a hardy succulent that prefers bright, indirect sunlight. It requires minimal watering and has the added benefit of soothing gel in its leaves for minor skin irritations.


aloe vera plants
Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant to keep handy

Cactus (Various Genera):


Cacti are some of the hardiest and lowest-maintenance plants around. They thrive in bright, indirect light and require minimal watering. Their unique shapes and sizes make them decorative additions to any space.


cactus plant
Cactus are beautiful but be careful with their spines and thorns

Rubber Plant (Ficus elastic):


Rubber plants are known for their durability and can tolerate low to moderate light conditions. They require infrequent watering and can grow into impressive, tree-like specimens.

Rubber Plant in a wicker basket
Rubber plants are the perfect choice if you want something mighty

Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii):


Bamboo palms, also known as parlour palms, are easy to care for and can tolerate low to moderate light conditions. They have elegant, feathery fronds and can help improve indoor air quality. Water them regularly but allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.