House Plants that like shade

House Plants that like shade

Explore Shade Loving House Plants for a Green Thumb

Are you looking to add a bit of natural greenery to a shady corner of your home? If you live in the UK, you'll be more than familair with many parts of your house that is quite a bit dimmer than other parts. And as our houses are not all southern facing, we're left with shaded areas. But don't let that put you off because here's a list of 6 houseplants that are more than happy in a shaded spot. Let's get right into it:

1. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

The Peace Lily is a very popular choice for low-light conditions. It not only adds a touch of style with its white blooms (which sometimes smell delightful) but also helps purify the air by removing toxins so a win win!

2. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)


Known for its absolute hardiness, the Snake Plant is perfect for beginners. It can thrive in low light and requires minimal maintenance, making it an ideal choice for busy individuals. That said, if you do give it bright indrect light, you'll soon be able to take pups from it (new shoots) and start propogating.

3. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)

The ZZ Plant is one of our favourites at Leaf Culture - it' a hardy plant that can tolerate low light and irregular watering making it perfect for forgetful plant parents. Its glossy, dark green leaves add a modern touch to any space, making it a popular choice for offices and homes alike. Available in many different pot sizes so ideal for all sorts of room sizes.

4. Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra)

Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra)

True to its name, the Cast Iron Plant is incredibly tough and can survive in low light conditions. So much so you could leave it in a cupboard for a month and then take it out and it would look just like it did when you put it in. Its dark green, leathery like leaves add a touch of lushness to any room without requiring much attention.

5. Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans)

Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans)

The Parlor Palm is a classic choice for indoor spaces with low light. Its delicate fronds can bring a tropical feel to your home while thriving in shady conditions. Taking up a very small footprint means it's perfect for those awkward corners - try adding a few with different pot sizes for a very modern look.

6. Dracaena fragrans

Dracaena fragrans

Super hardy and tollerant of a wide range of conditions, the Dracaena fragrans is found with varying colours and styles but they're all more than tollerant of shaded areas.

Adding shade-loving house plants to your indoor space can not only brighten up dim corners but also improve air your quality and create a calming atmosphere. Consider incorporating some of these low-light plants into your home to enjoy the benefits of nature indoors.