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If you've looked at houseplants before, you might have wondered if you can keep houseplants in darker spots in your house. Low-light plants are often overlooked, because they're not always the most exotic houseplants. Beginning plant owners might not know that not all plants need as much sunlight as others. The plants on this page are amazing houseplants that you can use to brighten up even the darkest corner in your house.

Most of these houseplants are also very low-maintenance. This makes them perfect for those spots in your house where you want a plant, but it's too dark or you forget about plants you put there. These plants will happily live in those spots and will even purify the air for you as an extra bonus.

These plants are:

  1. Parlor palm
  2. Peace Lily
  3. Sanseviera
  4. ZZ plant
  5. Zamioculcas Raven

If you're looking for other plants, including those that need more sunlight, you can have a look at all plants we've written about. Over there we'll show you everything we know about all kinds of plants, including those plants that need more sunlight.

1. Parlor palm

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How to take care of a Parlor Palm

The Parlor Palm is a great plant to start your plant collection with. It's low-maintenance and not toxic to your pets and/or small children. This makes it the perfect beginner-friendly plant for your house. It tells you exactly when it's not happy and it grows quickly, yet stays small.

Read more about taking care of a Parlor Palm

2. Peace Lily

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How to care for a Peace Lily

The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) is a great houseplant that you can place in any kind of light exposure. They're very beginner-friendly plants because they can survive watering mistakes and they tell you when something is wrong. Best of all, Peace Lilies purify the air your breathe, so it also helps you to feel better.

Read more about taking care of a Peace Lily

3. Sanseviera

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The 5 best low-light houseplants for beginners

Sansevierias are very unusual looking plants, with blades instead of leaves. They're perfect plants for beginning plant owners that forget about their plants all the time. This plant will survive any light exposure you have in your house and will be a plant friend for years to come.

Read more about taking care of Sansevierias

4. ZZ plant

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How to care for a ZZ plant

The ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia) is a beginner-friendly and low-maintenance houseplant that can really create a statement in a room. It thrives in darker places in your house and can live in places most other plants won't be able to grow. Due to their thick stems, they can survive without being watered for a very long time (weeks).

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5. Zamioculcas Raven

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How to care for a ZZ plant

The Zamioculcas Raven is a variety of the normal (green) ZZ plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia). It needs the same plant care routine as the normal ZZ plant and the different colored leaves are purely cosmetic.

Read more about taking care of a Zamioculcas Raven
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