All indoor plants that survive even in low light

Enriching your home with plants and flowers can be a useful solution to make the environment more relaxing and improve the quality of the air we breathe. However, not all homes are sufficiently illuminated to allow the survival of our plant friends, or at least some. Well yes, because in nature there are some botanical species capable of resisting and growing luxuriant even in dim light or in total absence of light. In this sense, plants of an intense color are to be preferred as this indicates a high level of chlorophyll in them. So, to help you with your research, we have collected below the 10 most dark-resistant plants, able to survive without excessive maintenance and lighting!

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1. Sansevieria

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Easily recognizable by its long-limbed and “pointed” leaves, and, for this reason, nicely renamed “mother-in-law's tongue”, Sansevieria is the ideal plant for decorating the home because it guarantees maximum yield with minimum effort.Once purchased, you can place it in different environments without too many worries, taking care to keep it away from heat sources: inside an apartment, in a room that is not very sunny and consequently poor in light, in the garden, on the balcony and in a humid place such as the bathroom. This plant, belonging to the perennial herbaceous species, needs little care, resists even the shade and milder temperatures and requires a minimum amount of water (it is good to water it sporadically and only when the soil is completely dry). Sansevieria, in fact, is also suitable for those who are denied gardening and, not surprisingly, is known for being a symbol of resistance and tenacity. In addition to giving a touch of color and lightheartedness to the home, Sansevieria is appreciated for its benefits which is able to contribute to the environment, purifying the air, transforming carbon dioxide into oxygen and absorbing humidity.

2. Aspidistra

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Another of the plants that require little light is undoubtedly the Aspidistra. Native to East Asia and Africa, this ornamental plant with long and thick leaves grows well even in poorly lit environments and survives the lowest temperatures, suffering, on the contrary, an excessively heated climate. As for its cultivation, this plant does not need special care and only needs sporadic watering. Finally, to ensure that the color of its leaves is even more brilliant, regularly clean them underneath and above with nebulized water.

3. Philodendron

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If you want to beautify your home with plants and flowers, but fear that there is not enough light for their cultivation, fear not, there are plants like the Philodendron that survive even in poorly lit environments. With a tropical appearance and large bright green leaves, the Philodendron belongs to the Araceae species. Although, in the long run, staying in a dark place could shrink the leaves and reduce their brilliance, it is one of the most suitable plants to liven up a dimly lit apartment, contributing to the creation of a comfortable and relaxing environment. This plant does not require special care, but below we list some useful tips and information to grow your Philodendron in an optimal way: in general it prefers to live in the shade or in environments radiated by indirect light, where the temperature never drops below. of 10 ° C and requires water twice a week in summer and only once in winter, making sure that the earth in the pot is completely dry.

4. Ficus Benjamina

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Do you want to brighten up your sad and gloomy home with plants, but you don't know which ones to choose? Focus on the Ficus Benjamina, an evergreen shrub that, in addition to surviving even in the darkest rooms, is able to thoroughly purify the air. This plant does not require excessive care, it prefers to live in a humid environment with mild temperatures and should be grown inside a large and perforated pot.

5. Phalanx or Ribbon (Chlorophytum comosum)

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A plant that absolutely cannot be missing in a house that is not very exposed to sunlight is the Falangio, also called Nastrino, due to the leaves that branch out similar to ribbons. Being a herbaceous plant, the cultivation of Falangio is very simple: this plant requires water 2/3 times a month in winter and twice a week in summer, it also survives in the shade and can be moved to the garden in the warmer months. In addition, it purifies the air of harmful substances present in the house.

6. Ivy

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If you thought that ivy was a plant to be grown only and exclusively outside, it is good that you know that, in nature, there are many different species, including Ivy Helix, which can also grow luxuriantly inside. an apartment. Belonging to the Araliacee family, Felix Ivy can live in low-light environments, where the average temperature is between 7 and 15 ° C. Here are some tips on how to take care of Helix Ivy: water it often in summer, while, in winter, only when the soil is dry and vaporize the leaves frequently.

7. Aglaonema

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A plant, more than the others, is able to revive the environment, purify the air and, at the same time, survive in poorly lit places. We are talking about Aglaonema, an evergreen plant native to China, belonging to the Araceae species and known for its marked adaptability. Aglaonema, in fact, loves to be illuminated by sunlight, as long as it is not direct, but it can also do without it, giving new dignity and color to a dark and shaded environment. Its soil requires a certain amount of water all year round and, for this reason, of all the rooms in the house, the bathroom is the most suitable for its cultivation since the humidity present in this environment will be able to fully satisfy this need.

8. Zamia

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Zamia is one of the hardiest plants to grow in an apartment. It survives, in fact, under any conditions, whether illuminated by light or in darker spaces. Thanks to the particular shape of the leaves, this tropical plant is particularly fascinating and enjoys a certain success on the market. At home, it will add a touch of color even in dim light.

9. Spatafillo

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Belonging to the Araceae Juss family and present in over 30 species, Spatafillo is not only one of the most recommended plants for poor light environments, but it is also one of the most elegant and majestic. This ornamental plant, in addition to being characterized by glossy leaves of an intense green color, can give birth to white or red colored flowers that further enhance its beauty, transforming it into a refined piece of furniture with which to brighten up your home. Also nicknamed "peace lily" and "moon flower", this plant does not need special care, but requires frequent watering, especially in summer, to be adjusted according to the hydration state of the earth. In general, the cultivation of Spatafillo prefers humid environments and, for this reason, it is one of the most suitable plants for living in a room such as the bathroom.

10. Aloe Vera

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Belonging to the Aloeacee family, Aloe Vera deserves a place on this list by right. In addition to being a plant with a strong ornamental charm, it has an infinite number of benefits. Inside its leaves, in fact, it is possible to obtain a saving gel with a thousand uses: if eaten, it restores the natural balance of the bacterial flora and stimulates even the laziest intestines, if instead applied to the skin, it soothes burns and skin inflammation. In addition, it is able to absorb the humidity dispersed in the rooms of the house. Furthermore, since it is a perennial succulent plant, you can place it in a dimly lit environment without too many worries. Aloe, in fact, is a plant that is not at all demanding and does not require special care, to the point of being known as "the plant of immortality": just keep it away from any source of direct light and monitor the soil, wetting it with the water only when completely dry, so that the plant does not lose its green color and does not die.

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