The 6 best beginner-friendly, low-light houseplants for you in 2022
If you're looking for the best beginner-friendly, low-light houseplants to decorate your living spaces with in 2022, you're at the right place! On this page, we're going to discuss the best plants for you and your house! I've personally selected these plants to be the best match for a beginner-friendly, low-light houseplant. Let's find the best beginner-friendly, low-light house plant for you!
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.
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.
The Sedum Morganianum is the ideal houseplant for beginning plant owners, plant owners that prefer to not spend too much time on their plants, or plant owners with pets and/or small children! The Sedum Morganianum, also known for it's two similar varieties (Burro's tail and Donkey tail) is a very easy-going houseplant that does well in direct sunlight, but also low-light spots.
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.
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).
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.
I hope you've found your new beginner-friendly, low-light houseplant to decorate your living spaces! If you're looking for more information, you can click the link by each plant to read more about taking care of these plants and see if it's a good match for you.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can propagate your Sansevieria cuttings in water to help them grow roots. When there are roots, you can plant it in soil or any other growing medium.
Leca is the easiest way to propagate your Sansevieria cutting. The consistent watering that Leca does helps you to avoid any watering issues and rotting.
You can propagate Sansevieria leaves by carefully cutting them off the parent plant and letting them dry for 2 days. After these two days you can put it in water, soil or Leca.
Yes. The Leca helps to water the Sansevieria very consistently. It'll water the plant as much as it needs and not more.
Growing a Sansevieria in Leca won't overwater the plant. Leca is designed to soak up the water and allow for the plant to absorb moisture as it needs it. This means you're not overwatering or drowning your plant when growing it in Leca.
Sansevierias can survive in any kind of light exposure, including dark areas. The only difference is that your snake plant won't grow when it's in a dark place. It'll only do this in lighter areas.
Sansevierias can be in any kind of light exposure, including direct sunlight. The only thing you'll have to keep in mind is that you'll need to water your snake plant more often when it's exposed to direct sunlight.
A sansevieria does not need to be fertilized at all. It's a very slow growing plant and is very energy efficient.
Yes, there are quite a few plants which prefer darker places in your house. These plants don't like to be exposed to too much sunlight, as they're sensitive to sunburns.
Yes, you can! Sansevierias grow much more quickly in bright areas and will slow down their growth to a halt in darker areas. It won't harm your plant to keep it in a darker place, but it will slow down its growth a lot.
Yes, you can! A ZZ plant grows much more quickly in bright areas and will slow down their growth to a halt in darker areas. It won't harm your plant to keep it in a darker place, but it will slow down its growth a lot.
You can add a few ingredients to your soil to improve water retention: vermiculite, sphagnum (peat) moss, and coconut coir.
Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that's heated until it expands and forms into lightweight particles. It's a material that's naturally resistant to mold and other diseases and can hold a lot of moisture.
Sphagnum moss retains a lot of moisture, so you can mix it with soil to keep it moist for longer. This helps your moisture-loving plants thrive.
Yes, a Peace Lily thrives in low-light places and will be very happy in those places. In fact, if you place the Peace Lily in bright light, it won't do well and its leaves will turn yellow quickly.
The Peace Lily will grow flowers in the beginning of spring, but only if it has enough nutrients to do so. To help it grow flowers, you can fertilize your Peace Lily at the beginning of the spring. Your Peace Lily will reward you with beautiful white flowers.
When a Peace Lily is thirsty and hasn't been watered in a while, it'll start to droop its leaves. This is a sign that you should water it soon. After watering your plant, the leaves will raise again in a few hours.
The most important thing to look for is proper drainage. Succulents are easy to kill when overwatered, so proper drainage is essential. The material and size of the pot is also important.
The material of your succulent pot depends on the kind if succulent and where you're going to place your plant. If you place the succulent in a very warm area, a terracotta pot is best. If you place your succulent in a dark place, a glass pot with proper drainage might be your best option.
You need about 2.5 cm (1 inches) between the edge of the pot and your plant. If you add more succulents, then you need about 2.5 cm (1 inches) between the different succulents as well.
Succulents need very little water. Watering them too often, more than once per two weeks in the summer or once per month in the winter, could kill a succulent. So it's best to water it only once per two weeks in the summer and once per month in the winter.
Most succulents are very easy to propagate. So when you have a succulent cutting, there are only 3 things you have to do: 1. wait until your succulent has grown a Callus on the section that was cut away from the parent plant. 2. Plant your succulent in the soil. 3. Water your succulent.
Most succulents, like cacti, grow in warm regions in the blazing sun. There are a few succulents that require less sunlight, but most of the succulents require all the sunlight you can give it. Make sure to check if your specific succulent needs a lot of light and if so, put it on a windowsill with full sun exposure.
The Sedum morganianum thrives in a dry environment. It loves to be dry most of the time, so you should water it no more than once every 14 days to allow it to completely dry out.
The Sedum morganianum thrives in bright and direct sunlight. You can help your Sedum morganianum by giving it the brightest spot in your house where it gets a lot of direct sunlight exposure.
The best type of soil for the Sedum morganianum is soil that drains moisture quickly. The Sedum morganianum loves to be in dry soil, so the soil should be dry again in a day or so.
Your Parlor palm has brown tips when it's too dry and it needs to be watered. The Parlor palm doesn't store a lot of moisture in its stems, so when the soil is dry, your palm will start to dry out slowly.
The black spots on your Parlor Palm are due to too much sunlight. The black spots are sunburns. The Parlor palm doesn't tolerate direct sunlight and its leaves are very easily sunburned.
No, a Parlor palm is not toxic to cats and dogs. It's safe to have your Parlor palm in places where you cats and dogs can reach it.
ZZ plants thrive in darker places in your house. So you can put them in a room that doesn't get a lot of natural light. Keep these plants out of bright spots, because this will result in dark spots on your ZZ plant.
You should water the ZZ plant about once per month. The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia stores a lot of moisture in its stems and is very sensitive to overwatering. Watering it once per month will make sure that it doesn't get overwatered.
You can fertilize a ZZ plant to help it grow more quickly in the spring. However, you don't need to fertilize these plants as they're very slow growers.
You can mix Leca with soil to improve the drainage of your soil. By adding Leca, you're adding particles to your soil that absorb less moisture than the soil and allowing oxygen to get to your plant's roots.
Perlite and Pumice are both vulcanic material. The difference between Pumice and Perlite is that Pumice is harder and can maintain the structure of your soil much better. This means it can prevent your soil from compacting over time.