Low-Light Houseplants for Busy People
Anyone who owns a home understands how beneficial indoor houseplants are. They do a lot for your home, but it can be difficult to find the one that fits your lifestyle the best -- especially when you start to learn about all the different types of houseplants.
If you’re someone who doesn’t have a lot of time to take care of a houseplant, then you’re likely looking for low-light houseplants that simply need water and soil. You can get into a daily schedule that works with your current lifestyle and enjoy all the benefits of having indoor houseplants around.
While all the different types of houseplants have unique qualities, they all provide three major benefits to your home. First, they purify and detoxify the air, which we could all use inside our home. Secondly, they add a sense of beauty to your home. Finally, the aroma can help calm your nerves and relax your mind.
If you’re looking for some rare houseplants that don’t require a lot of maintenance, we have four species you’ll likely love -- the spider plant, cacti, iron plant, and mother-in-law’s tongue. They’re all unique in their own way, so we’ll discuss them in further detail below.
1. Spider Plant
Also known as Chlorophytum comosum, these types of houseplants are a favorite inside the home. They hold up well and have long, thin leaves that feature both light and dark green colors. It gets its name because the leaves represent spiders dangling from a web.
Since they can tolerate a good amount of abuse, it’s a good option for newbie gardeners and pet lovers. It doesn’t need direct sunlight, making it one of the perfect low-light houseplants for any family.
There’s something unique and dangerous about cacti that enhance the appeal of any space in your home. There is a wide range of different species of cacti, but there are several that work well in low-light areas.
The Scarlet Ball cactus, Crown cactus, Zebra cactus, and the Christmas cactus are some of our favorites. You won’t need to do much to maintain these, but they’ll add some amazing beauty to your room.
3. Iron Plant
Also known as Aspidistra elatior, the Iron Plant gets its name because it’s as tough as iron. It features arching deep-green glossy leaves that add the perfect amount of green to any room. The leaves will stand out and act as an important complementary piece to the rest of the room.
Not only does the Iron Plant require low-light, but direct sunlight can actually damage the leaves and burn them. That makes these rare houseplants perfect for busy people.
4. Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
Another one of those rare houseplants you’ve likely never heard of, the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is perfect for a home with an owner that has limited time to maintain the plant. Also known as Sansevieria trifasciata, these plants can grow to be anywhere from six inches to eight feet tall.
There’s something about this plant that makes it look like huge pieces of seaweed, but it’s actually much more pleasing than it sounds. It can add some much-needed natural green color to the room and help you feel good when entering the room.
Now that you have some amazing ideas for low-light houseplants to fill the interior of your home with, it’s time to pick out the one you like the most. If you need a raised garden box to fit some of your bigger houseplants in, you can find one at The Porch Swing Store.
We also have a beautiful plant stand that can help you display some of your smaller indoor plants. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need help finding the perfect decoration to match your plant.