grow because there is just not enough light. Well actually, there are a few plants that will thrive in low light. They actually tend to not do well in bright sun. They do need some light and these will do particularly well in an office where those florescent lights are often on all day.
Other good choices for low light areas are the Nephthytis or Arrowhead vine, Sanseveria or Mother-in-Law's tongue, Bamboo Palm, Lady Palm, Parlor Palm, Pothos Ivy and Philodendron Selloum.
Since these plants do not get much light you have to be careful not to over-water them. This is the No. 1 cause of problems with plants -- too much water.
Four low-light plants that I recommend:
- “ Moonlight” philodendron -- wide leaf chartreuse green foliage. Makes great impact with color as well. Easy care plant. Keep evenly moist, not soggy
- Sansevaria or “snake plant” – has rigid upright leaves, also a plant that requires very little water or care.
- Zamioculcas zamiifolia or ZZ plant -- has waxy dark green leaves. Again, has fleshy leaves where water is stored, so little water and little light