12 houseplants that can survive even the darkest corner

These plant varieties can become a real godsend for those who wish to freshen up the atmosphere of their office or house, even if there's a lack of sunlight. They fare great in darkened rooms or in low light.

The beauty of the plants in Bright Side's collection is not in the flowers, but in the leaves. That's more than enough, especially considering their out-of-sun existence.


Patterned leaves make this plant a great decoration for any room, but you should remember that it does poorly in direct sunlight. Calathea likes darkened space.

Dumb canes

Diffused light is best suited for this plant. It's better to keep it behind a curtain. The plant looks especially beautiful in spring and in summer, when bright and tender leaves appear.

Dragon tree

It's your personal piece of the tropics in your office. It doesn't like direct sunlight, so keep the plant away from it. 

Chlorophytum comosum

It's a very unpretentious plant, which is why it's quite popular. It can go without sunlight for a long time, and at the same time it perfectly cleans the air.


The plant with tiny, tender leaves looks wonderful in hanging cache-pots and in flowerpots next to high plants, but avoid placing it next to low ones because soleirolia can kill them. All you need is to water and spray it frequently.


More than 2,000 species of ferns are suitable for growing at home. These tropical plants are ready to live in the shadows, but they won't stand dry air. They require frequent spraying of the leaves, especially during the hot seasons.

Philodendron cordatum

This is the favorite plant of many gardeners. It does well in the shadows and perfectly cleans the air. It needs occasional trimming, otherwise it grows too high.


This tropical plant grows fine with only artificial lighting. It likes wet conditions, like bathrooms or patios. Just take a look, it's so beautiful!

Peace lily

If you often forget to water your plants and there's almost no sunlight in your room, this beautiful flower is perfect for you!


This is one of the best plants for low light and a perfect one for would-be gardeners.

Sansevieria trifasciata

This plant requires almost no care. Light helps its growth, but it does fine in the darkness, too.

Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'

This plant grows well in shadow, heat, and cold. But you'll have to be patient, because it grows very slowly.

Preview photo credit happymodern, beyondstores
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