Growing plants in low light

You’ve heard plants make a great addition to virtually any space, and you’re ready to make your purchase. The only problem is your space (whether indoors or out) doesn’t get much light, and you’re wondering if there are any low-light plants to fit your needs. Luckily there are. Here are a few common low-light plants you might enjoy.

Parsley and cilantro

Herbs may not be the first thing you think of when considering low-light plants, but parsley and cilantro can withstand lower levels of light than many other herbs and vegetables. However, these plants do require some light, so make sure they’re in a room that offers indirect light for at least part of the day.

ZZ plant

Extremely easy to keep healthy, these low-light indoor plants barely need any light to grow. In fact, ZZ plants are great for windowless offices or bathrooms.

Dieffenbachia (also known as dumb cane)

With a mix of greens, whites and yellows, this plant prefers medium to low-light areas. If the light is too dark, the plant will get a sickly look, and if the light is too bright, the leaves will wither. Be cautious with this plant, because it is poisonous. Avoid having direct contact with the sap, and never put any part of the plant in your mouth.

Keep in mind that if your room has no windows, you should keep the light on for at least 12 hours per day to ensure your low-light indoor plants are getting enough rays.

Homestead Gardens new Modern Homesteading Department has indoor grow lights to help keep any low-light area lit properly. We also have grow lights for those plants that require more light than the surroundings offer. To peruse our selection of low-light plants and indoor grow lights, stop in today!

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