13 Plants That Don’t Need Sunlight

Have you ever wonder if it’s possible to grow a plant without direct sunlight. If so, this is the article for you.

Here I share 17 plants that don’t need sunlight perfect to grow at home or the office.

All this plant need is proper watering.

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1. Spathiphyllum 

The Spathiphyllum or spath or peace lilies is a genus of delicate and beautiful flowering plants. They are easy to grow and maintain; they hardly need water or light to survive.

2. Epipremnum aureum

The Epipremnum aureum (potus, pothos or potos) is a species of plant that belongs to the Araceae family and is native to Malaysia, Indonesia and New Guinea.

It is very easy to care for.

3. Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia is a genus of tropical plants that belongs to the Araceae family. This plant can grow to between 3 m and 20 m in height, depending on the species.

It can be placed in a low light area but avoiding drafts and being close to the heating. 

Irrigation should be abundant during the summer, but always avoid waterlogging. 

4. Sansevieria

The Sansevieria, known as “mother-in-law’s tongue” due to its long and sharp leaves, is a plant that does not require great care.

Being succulent, this plant can store water in its leaves and roots, so irrigation can be low; even during winter you can stop watering it for as long as possible without any problem.

This plant can be located in a place where it does not receive much sunlight 

5. Bromeliad

Bromeliad is an ideal plant to grow indoors; most varieties of this plant thrive easily in the shade.

6. Maranta leuconeura

The maranta leuconeura or prayer plant belongs to the Marantáceas family and is native to the tropical forests of South America, more specifically Brazil.

It is a slow-growing plant, and it also does not need great care despite its very exotic beauty.

7. Adiantum capillus-veneris

Adiantum capillus-veneris or Maidenhair fern are small plants, about 15 to 40 cm tall.

Although it requires certain care, without a doubt, this plant is still beautiful and ideal to have a piece of nature at home.

This plant requires constant watering and high humidity.

8. Mint

Mint is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the family Lamiaceae. This plant is within the category of aromatic herbs and is widely used for its characteristic refreshing aroma, it is also used in gastronomy, as well as in other uses such as pharmaceuticals.

Growing mint is easy. 

9. Chamaedorea Elegans

The Chamaedorea Elegans, also known as the “lounge palm” is native to Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. 

It is a plant that grows to a maximum height of 3 meters, and the trunk is about 2 cm in diameter.

It does not require sunlight.

10. Ficus benjamina

The Ficus benjamina is a fig tree endemic to South and Southeast Asia, and South and North Australia. 

Ficus benjamina are very easy-to-care plants and grow quite fast, reaching 30 m in height in natural conditions.

11. Aspidistra

Aspidistra is perfect for those who say they have a bad hand with plants, thanks to the strength of this plant.

The care of the Aspidistra is quite simple. It is a plant that grows practically anywhere, it also tolerates low light environments, which is why it is ideal to have it inside the home or office.

12. Aloe vera

Aloe vera is not only a plant recognized for its use in cosmetics, but it is also an ideal plant to decorate our home.

Aloe vera is a herbaceous plant, with a short stem, which is very easy to grow as it does not require exhaustive care.

13. Hydrangea

The hydrangea is a plant with beautiful flowers that reaches a height of 1 to 3 meters, with more or less straight stems from which opposite, oval leaves of between 7 and 20 cm in length sprout.

This plant blooms in spring and summer, and its flowers can be pink, white, or blue.

This plant requires a cold place since high temperatures dehydrate it and make its flowering time shorter, so it is necessary to keep the soil moist.

Irrigation must be abundant; there must never be a lack of water in the base plate, always avoiding waterlogging.