Best Rare Houseplants for Low-Light Conditions


by maspan


Low light conditions are a thing that every houseplant parent has to tackle. Especially plant parents who love rare tropical plants. 

Hard to measure how low the low-light conditions are. Most people would say that the low-light condition is where we have west or south with two facing windows. If you live in an east-west facing window, your plants considered will have enough light.

Low light conditions can be solved with two things. First, use LED light to provide extra lighting for plants. Second, choose the plants that suitable for low-light conditions. 

In this article, we will talk about what’s the plants that could thrive in low-light conditions. 

Pothos N Joy

Rare and healthy Pothos N’Joy

A pothos N Joy is one of Epipremnum or known as Scindapsus that suitable for low-light conditions. They can thrive even with less maintenance.

Pothos N Joy could grow up to 3 meters tall when they get the right treatment. Their favorite is moist soil and surrounded by high humidity. Their water need is easy to check with put your index finger one inch under the soil. If it feels moist, means that it overwatering. If it dry means underwatering.

With a light green color and a white splash in each foliage, pothos N Joy is would be perfect for hanging plants near the windows or simply sit on the top of the shelf and will be hanging beautifully.

Bonus point, pothos N Joy could help purify the air in your home. 

If pothos N Joy puts in the extremely low light, their variegated will slowly disappear.

You could get your pothos N Joy here

Asplenium Variegated

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Other rare houseplants that could grow in low-light conditions is Asplenium Variegated.  This plant is also known as Bird Nest Fern Variegated. They are part of lomariopsidaceae family, native to the rainforest in tropical countries.

Asplenium Variegated like other ferns has dual organs, which means that they could self-fertilization.  This ability makes them hardy plants that don’t depend on another plant to reproduce. That’s why they can survive since prehistoric times.

Asplenium Variegated is beginner-friendly. They don’t need much water, they even can thrive when watering is only once a month. Asplenium Variegated is also a plant that doesn’t bother so much about humidity and vertilizer.

Asplenium Variegated also good as air-purify plants, which can help your rooms in good air quality. 

Get your Asplenium Variegated here.

Scindapsus Treubii Dark Form

rare Scindapsus Treubii Dark Form for sale

Another Scindapsus that could shine in the low-light conditions is Scindapsus treubii ‘Dark form’. They are native to the Southeast Asian forest and belongs to the Araceae family. 

Scindapsus treubii ‘Dark form’ has deep green as nearly black on their foliage. They need support to climb on as imitate their nature that climbs on the big tree. 

Like other tropical plants, Scindapsus treubii ‘Dark form’ loves in the high humidity with regular mist to keep the humidity high. Mist them regularly also could prevent any dust. 

If you are a beginner in the houseplant community, Scindapsus treubii ‘Dark form’ could be your rare plant consideration to adopt. They are easy to maintain and pest free which means they could resist any pests like melaybugs.

Since Scindapsus treubii ‘Dark form’ considered extremely rare in the nurseries, you can get yours here.

Low light conditions could be challenging for some plants. Worry not, with the right plants and right treatment, you could grow a jungle in your home. Get other rare plants here.


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