The Q&A Archives: Low Light Houseplant

Question: Are there any house plants that will grow in a low light situation? The area in my home has light coming through doubleglass sliding doors, but where I want to place the plant is 8 feet away so it doesn't get much light.

Answer: We have a Diffenbackia (dumbcane) and an Aglonema (Chinese evergreen) growing in very low light conditions in our family room. I believe, however that they would do better with a little more light. If your plant will be 8 feet from glass doors, with daylight coming through, that should be enough for the following plants. Just be sure that you don't overwater any plant growing in a low-light situation.<br><br>Dwarf Mountain Palm (Chamaedorea elegans) <br>Japanese Pittosporum (Pittosporum Tobira)<br>Lady-Slipper (Paphiopedilum x Maudiae)<br>Rusty Fig (Ficus rubiginosa)<br>Fiddle-leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)<br>India rubber tree (Ficus elastica 'Decora')<br>Dragon Tree Dracaena (Dracaena marginata)<br>and other types of Dracaenas like Corn Plants.<br><br>Hanging plants include Devil's Ivy (pothos) and philodendron.<br>

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