9 Easy Houseplants That Don t Need Sunlight

Peacock Plant (Calathea)

With its striking patterned leaves, the Peacock Plant thrives in medium to low light and requires consistent moisture, making it a vibrant addition to any room.

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

Known for its variegated green and cream leaves, Dumb Cane is easy to care for, tolerating standard potting soil, average home temperatures, and humidity, and can grow up to 5 feet tall.

Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)

The resilient Dragon Tree is difficult to kill and prefers indirect light while being sensitive to over-watering, making it a robust choice for indoor greenery.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Extremely easy to grow and resilient to neglect, the popular Spider Plant thrives in indirect sunlight and adds a lively touch to any space.

Heart-Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens)

This adaptable plant thrives indoors year-round and enjoys occasional outdoor shade, with its heart-shaped leaves adding a touch of charm.


Ideal for humid environments, Bromeliads can flourish with fluorescent light alone, making them perfect for brightening up spaces like bathrooms.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Low-maintenance and shade-loving, the Peace Lily thrives with minimal care, requiring dry periods between waterings and re-blooming several times a year.

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

The durable Chinese Evergreen is perfect for novice gardeners, tolerating low light, dry air, and drought.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

With its stripy leaves and architectural shape, the Snake Plant is easy to care for, surviving weeks of neglect, low light, and drought, making it an ideal houseplant.