While all plants need some light to live, these are among the most adaptable to low-light conditions, making them a win for light-starved homes.
Chinese evergreen. It likes a standard potting soil, warm temps, bright, reflected light, and frequent waterings.
Dumb cane. It’s happy with standard potting soil, average home temps, and average humidity. It likes filtered light or a northern exposure.
ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia). It thrives in standard indoor potting soil. Let the soil dry out slightly between waterings.
Spider plant. Chlorophytum prefers bright, reflected light, standard potting soil, and average house temps.
Cast-iron plant. Aspidistra prefers high humidity, cool temps, and a standard, porous potting soil.
Parlor palm. Choose standard potting soil. During spring and summer months, when most palms are actively growing, they need regular water—enough to keep their soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Dragon tree. The plant grows well with standard indoor potting soil and average house temps and humidity.
Rubber plant. Ficus elastica tolerates less light than most other plants of its size, happiest in bright, reflected light.
Fiddleleaf fig. Ficus lyrata needs average room temps. Except in autumn and winter, apply a complete fertilizer regularly.
Radiator plant. Peperomia needs protection from direct sun; it appreciates a window with northern exposure, or any window with filtered light.