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  1. Don't miss out with this list of plants that grow easily without sunlight! They are great for indoor gardening! Plants for darker spaces by Gardening Mumma FB Group.[1]

    1. Dracaena
    2. Bromeliads
    3. Maidenhair Fern
    4. Parlor Palm
    5. Umbrella papyrus (Palm)
    6. Mother-in-law’s Tongue (Snake Plant)
    7. Creeping Fig
    8. Philodendron
    9. Calathea (Peacock Plant)
    10. Sword fern

    NO! There is no such thing as real indoor plants that grow in complete darkness. Plants need light in order to live and grow, and it wouldn’t take long for them to die if left in complete darkness.

    So I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you’re looking for plants for windowless rooms that are completely dark most of the time like your basement, kitchen or bathroom… well, then it’s time to go shopping for silk plants – or lights for houseplants.

    Spider plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight and can thrive without much natural light. These plants can thrive in areas with a mix of fluorescent and natural light. Spider plants can sometimes have browning leaves. This is a result of exposure to fluoride in water.

    As crazy as it seems, it's possible to grow plants above the ground without any soil at all. … If you can add these necessary mineral nutrients into a plant's water supply, you no longer need soil for the plant to grow. Just about any plant can be grown with hydroponics. Hydroponic containers can take many forms.

    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

    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.

    Be sure to water frequently (avoid overwatering) and keep this houseplant in indirect sun.

    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)

    Mother-in-law’s tongue is a low maintenance plant also called as snake plant. It’s a very durable and popular houseplant. Its ability to tolerate darkness is amazing. We love it!

    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

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

    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 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.

    10. Maranta Leuconeura (Prayer Plant)

    Calatheas are tropical plant and a bit to grow in cooler climates and so the prayer plant but it is one alternative you can go for, it is comparatively easy to grow plant than calathea. It grows well in moderate light without direct access to the sun. If the plant is kept in too much light the leaves begin to curl and wither.

    Watch out for pests especially spider mites.

    11. Sword fern

    Sword fern can become a beautiful evergreen houseplant. Like other houseplants don’t place this in direct sunlight.

    It grows well in acidic soil. Keep the soil lightly moist but well draining. It loves humid surroundings, so do regular misting to maintain the humidity levels.

    12. 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.

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

    Commonly known as money plant in South East Asia, it’s widely grown as a houseplant in Asian countries. This extremely low maintenance vine grows 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.

    14. Carex Morrowii (Japanese Sedge)

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

    15. Spider plant

    Its graceful green foliage striped with cream color looks beautiful in hanging baskets and pots, it can be kept on windowsills or near the entrance of home as it likes indirect sunlight. Also, the plant is an air purifying plant.

    Direct sunlight often causes burning of leaves.

    16. Peace Lily

    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.

    17. Silver Queen (Aglaonema)

    Silver queen is a very beautiful plant. It’s one of the most durable houseplants that thrives in low light, it’s an ideal plant for beginners too. However, the plant is extremely cold sensitive.

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