6 Plants that can be grown in less sunlight

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6 Plants that can be grown in less sunlight

Everyone loves to have a beautiful garden in their place. Having beautiful plants with colorful flowers and delicious fruits in your garden makes your home look like heaven. But when it comes to the maintenance, most of us lack in knowledge. For any plant to grow, you need to provide favorable conditions so that they grow well. As we all know sunlight is essential for a plant to grow well. Sunlight is very important for the plants to carry out the Photosynthesis process. They prepare their own food using the sunlight.

But there are certain plants which can survive with less sunlight. They utilize the artificial light source available indoors and can carry out the photosynthesis process. Plants have photosensitive cells on their leaves which stimulates the process and hence providing the light artificially will also work. But keep in mind, not all plants can survive in such atmosphere. Here are some of the plants which can survive with less sunlight.


1. Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily:

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Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily is one such cute plant which is grown as a decorative plant in most of the household. It belongs to the monocotyledonous flowering plant's category. These plants are widely grown in tropical regions of the America and southeastern Asia. This plant produces beautiful white flowers with a single petal covering the pollens. These plants not only brighten up a living space but also purifies the air around it. Peace lilies are capable of growing in less sunlight. So it is mostly used as an indoor plant. They cannot tolerate overwatering. So you need not water it every now and then. Watering once in a week would be enough for water Lily to grow well. Overwatering is one of the most common reasons for a peace lily to die. This plant does not require frequent fertilizing. If you are adding the fertilizers two times per year, that would be enough to keep the plant healthy.


2. Sansevieria or Mother in Law's Tongue

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Sansevieria is one of the best indoor plants to grow.
It is a succulent plant native to Africa, Madagascar and Southern Asia. It is commonly known as Mother in law's tongue plant or snake plant. It has long and thick leaves which is hard to prune. This can also be the defense mechanism of the plant to prevent the animals from eating them. It is a cute little plant which can be grown indoors. It can even grow in low light conditions and with less water. It is popular as a houseplant as it can survive in less sunlight and irregular watering. If you water the plant once in 2 months, that would be enough for the plant to grow well. But keep in mind, it cannot tolerate overwatering and will rot easily if overwatered. It is a non-toxic plant so no need to worry about the health hazards on your children and pets. It is not only a good air purifier but also has the ability to eliminate bad odor from its surroundings.


3. Devil's Ivy or Money Plant

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Devil's Ivy or commonly called as Money Plant is one of the common climbers which we come across in every household. It is native to tropical and subtropical forests of Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Pakistan etc., This plant can survive in any extreme conditions. It does not require much water to grow. If you water the plant once in a week, that would be enough for the plant to grow healthy. As it can grow in less sunlight, it is often grown as an indoor plant. It is called as Devil's Ivy because it is almost impossible to kill this plant as it can grow in any conditions. There is no extra care required to grow this plant. If you provide fertilizers once in a year, that would be enough. Apart from being a drought-resistant plant, it can also purify the air around it. NASA has declared it as one of the best air purifying plants. It can also eliminate formaldehyde, xylene and other impurities from the air.



4. Anthurium or Lace leaf:

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Anthurium or Lace leaf is one of the indoor plants which is grown as a decorative plant. The Red colored leaf-like petals with a yellow colored inflorescence make it more attractive. For this amazing beauty, people often grow this plant to decorate their household. This plant cannot tolerate direct light as this can burn the leaves. But it grows well in bright, indirect light. So it is preferred to be grown indoors. This species of plant is native to northern Mexico, northern Argentina and some parts of the Caribbean. It also has the ability to purify the air around the plant. Anthurium has a very long blooming shelf life. So this plant stands unique with other flowering plants. This plant is more often prone to Root Rot. So do not overwater the plants.


5. Philodendron:

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Philodendron is a flowering plant which is often grown as a decorative plant at indoors. The name 'Philodendron' has derived from Greek words 'Philo' which means Love or affection and 'dendron' means tree. This amazing plant is native to Brazilian rain forests. The philodendron has many varieties of plants, including many species and cultivars in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some of them are Lacy Tree Philodendron, Heartleaf Philodendron, etc., Lacy Tree Philodendron, also known as split-leaf philodendron has half-lobed leaves which makes it attractive and hence grown as a decorative plant. Heartleaf Philodendron is a popular climber with heart-shaped, dark green leaves. The leaves are about two to four inches long. This is the common variety which is used as an ornamental plant. It is also known as the sweetheart plant which can grow in very low sunlight. It is one of the most dependable and toughest of all houseplants.


6. Syngonium podophyllum or Arrowhead vine:

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Syngonium is one of the best indoor plants to grow.
This plant is native to tropical rain forests in southern Mexico, West Indies, Central and Southern America. It is a cute little plant which can be easily grown indoors. This plant can tolerate low sunlight. So this is one of the low light houseplants. Syngonium plants are available in Green and Pink colors. Both the varieties are used as ornamental plants. As they are capable of growing in less sunlight, they are often grown as an indoor plant. Its arrowhead-shaped leaves make it attractive and hence beautifies your household.


  • Posted on by Jyoti Soni

    Very good

  • Posted on by Abdul Musaveer

    lovely. poosts

  • Posted on by Renee Dwarkadas

    I want to buy these but there is no option….

  • Posted on by Neeru Kaushal

    Thanks for sharing useful information with us plant lovers. Keep up the good work, guys !

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