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12 Houseplants That Need (Almost) Zero Sunlight

Whether you are living in a studio apartment with couple windows or in a house with few darker rooms, here are 12 best houseplants that need zero sunlight for healthy growth. Even though some of them do well in medium light, they are just fine in low light too.

If you are ready to add those plants to your space then keep on reading the article.

1. Bromeliads

Bromeliads are perfect plants to grow indoors and most of the varieties of this plant thrive in a container in shade. It is a tropical plant and grow anywhere even in luminescent light.

2. Dragon Tree

The dragon tree is a plant which is impossible to kill. But, direct sunlight and over watering will make the plant look dreadful.

3. Spider Plant

The spider plant is one of the most popular indoor plants and extremely easy to care and even to grow. The best part about this plant is it is a great indoor air cleanser and looks great in hanging planters.

4. Peace Lilly

If you often forget to water your houseplants, acquire a peace lily, it is forgiving. Incredibly easy to grow, peace lily flourishes in shady locations. It also cleans up the air.

5. Chinese evergreen

Chinese evergreen plant is considered as an expert in household plants which need zero sunlight. This is a tropical foliage plant keeps on growing even in poor light, dry air and drought.

6. 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.

7. Philodendron

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

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

8. 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.

9. Peperomia

Peperomia is small striking adorable houseplant that grows up to only 6 inches tall. Due to its thick foliage, it is often considered as succulent, which is not true.

Peperomia likes slightly moist soil and humidity but watering should be reduced in winter. Spraying the plant’s leaves is helpful in maintaining the humidity level.

10. Devil’s Ivy (Golden Pothos/Money Plant)

Commonly known as the money plant in South East Asia, it’s widely grown as a houseplant in Asian countries. This extremely low maintenance vine grows easily without direct sunlight.

Excellent climber, you can grow it even in bathroom, kitchen or living room. It is known for its ability to clean the Carbon Monoxide from the air.

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

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!

12. Carex Morrowii (Japanese Sedge)

Japanese sedge is a shade-loving ornamental grass, it grows well indoors.

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