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5 Large Indoor Plants That Love The Dark

It’s no secret that indoor plants thrive on sunlight, but what if you don’t have a lot of windows or natural light in your home? Don’t worry – there are plenty of large indoor plants that love the dark! Just take a look at these five beauties and see for yourself.

From Snake plants to Chinese Evergreens, there’s a plant for everyone. So, get ready to freshen up your space with some seriously stylish greenery. Keep reading to learn more!

Snake Plant

Snake Plant
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The snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, is one of the most popular choices of houseplants due to how virtually indestructible they are.

The stunning houseplant has long, narrow leaves that are variegated with green, yellow, and white stripes. The leaves are arranged in a rosette pattern and can grow up to three feet tall. Snake plants are ideal for those who do not have a lot of time to care for their plants  or tend to be forgetful.

This evergreen perennial is native to western Africa and is very tolerant of neglect. Water it when the soil is dry, and it will thrive. The Snake plant can flourish in indirect light but can tolerate low light conditions or shade.

Pro Tip: Snake plants are known to be very good at filtering out indoor air pollutants. If you need a breath of fresh air, try adding one of these gorgeous plants to your space.

ZZ Plant

ZZ plant in corner
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The ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is a large indoor plant that loves the dark. It has thick, glossy, eye-catching leaves that are deep green in color. Its oval leaves stretch up to 8 inches long while the thick and fleshy stem can grow up to 3 feet tall.

The drought tolerance plant is typically low-maintenance and easy to care for. Best thing is it can tolerate low light levels and even resist powdery mildew.

The ZZ Plant is an ideal plant for anyone who is looking for an easy-to-care-for indoor plant; A plant that endures humidity, drought, and partial to full shade is all you could ask for!

Cast-Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior or cast-iron-plant or bar room plant with spotted leaves in pot
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The Cast-Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) is native to China and Japan, where it grows in shady forests. Growing under the shade of the trees canopy, this plant is able to withstand harsh conditions. This is where the indestructible herbaceous perennials gets its name.

This tough plant is perfect for beginners, as it is very easy to care for. It can be grown in a pot or in the ground and will thrive in both sun and shade. The cast-iron plant is also drought tolerant, so it doesn’t need frequent watering. It can also endure poor soil conditions but still can grow up to 3 feet tall. So, make sure you have the space in your home to allow it to thrive!

If you’re looking for a large, low-maintenance indoor plant, the cast-iron is a great option!

Golden Pothos Plant

Golden Pothos Vine Houseplant
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Although not quite as shade resistant as the others on this list, The golden pothos plant, or devil’s ivy (Epipremnum pinnatum) is easy to care for, and of course, beautiful. It can only tolerate partial sunlight.

With glossy, heart-shaped leaves that are variegated with yellow, white, and green, you won’t want to miss out on having this in your home. The golden pothos is a fast-growing vine that can reach between 13 to 26 feet in length and gives beautiful green flowers in the summertime.

This plant is an ideal plant for beginners or those who do not have much experience with indoor plants. You can even wrap it around your bookshelf to act as a trellis.

Chinese Evergreen Plant

Chinese Evergreen
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As houseplants go, the Chinese Evergreen Plant (Aglaonema) is a bit of a powerhouse. Not only is it incredibly low maintenance, but it also does well in low light conditions – making it ideal for those darker corners of your home. It also blooms flowers that are akin to calla lilies.

A native of the Philippines and northeastern Celebes, the Chinese Evergreen is a hardy plant that can tolerate neglect and still thrive. Just water the plant when the top inch or so of soil is dry.

Additionally, this herbaceous perennial is comfortable in average room temperatures. It does not like drafts, so be sure to keep it away from doors and windows. This plant also prefers high humidity, so if your home is on the dry side, you may want to mist it occasionally or set it on a pebble tray.

The Chinese Evergreen is perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of greenery to their home without having to put in a lot of effort.

Come To The Dark Side

Indoor plants are a great way to brighten up any room, and some can even help improve your air quality. If you’re looking for some new indoor plants to add to your collection, take a look at this list of five large indoor plants that love the dark!

These plants are stylish and low maintenance, so you can enjoy their beautiful leaves without worrying about too much upkeep. Do you have any tips or tricks for keeping your indoor plants healthy? Leave a comment below!