8 Easy Houseplants That Dont Need Sunlight

ZZ Plant

The ZZ Plant has several advantages: It needs little water and has thick, glossy, vivid foliage. According to Bloomscape gardening expert Lindsay Pangborn, it can endure low light. 

Snake Plant

Snake plants also thrive in most indoor situations. "These plants have thick, succulent leaves and roots that allow them to store excess energy and survive for long periods while remaining full and green," he says.

Tradescantia Zebrina

Tradescantia Zebrina (Inchplant) is a cascading vining plant. The leaves' bright stripes may fade if this easygoing plant doesn't receive enough sunshine, according to Pangborn. In addition to its purple color, Sears says this plant thrives nicely in pots with other plants.

Spider Plant

This is another lovely trailing houseplant for those without a green thumb or direct sunshine. "Spider plants can thrive in low-light conditions and only need to be watered once a week," he explains.

Philodendron Heartleaf

"For those looking to brighten darker corners in their living spaces, the Philodendron Heartleaf is a great option," Pangborn. "In fact, placing this plant out of direct sunlight is best, since the harsh rays can scorch its foliage."

English Ivy

Sears thinks this trailing plant will remain more regulated inside in low to moderate light than on building facades. Only choose this houseplant if you can place it in a hanging basket or trellis. 

Peace Lily

"Peace Lilies are the perfect plant to brighten up a dark corner, thriving in low, indirect sunlight," he explains. This houseplant is also recommended for the bathroom "They thrive in humid conditions.

Faux Plants

Since photosynthesis produces food, all plants need sunshine. A plant adapting to low light perceives a reduction in photosynthesizing. "The natural response is for the plant to slow its growth and conserve its resources," he says.