6 Low Light Plants To Bring Life Into Your Bedroom

This list covers 6 of my favorites + tips on how to keep them alive!
6 lowlight plants for the bedroom. My favorite easy to grow low light house plants for the bedroom including snake plant, Chinese evergreen, spider plant, African milk tree, Pothos, watermelon begonia to purify the air

When it comes to houseplants, it feels like I can’t ever have enough. Especially now that yet another renovation is complete in our cabin: our bedroom! The biggest issue when it comes to picking plants for the bedroom is that it doesn’t get a lot of direct sunlight. Instead, I’ve had to decorate the space with low light plants — which is totally fine because there are some truly gorgeous and lovely options! Here are my top 6 that I encourage you to consider for your low light spaces in your home (but especially the bedroom).

6 Low Light Plants That Are Perfect For The Bedroom

6 lowlight plants for the bedroom. My favorite easy to grow low light house plants for the bedroom including snake plant, Chinese evergreen, spider plant, African milk tree, Pothos, watermelon begonia to purify the air

Snake Plant

Sansevieria is a gorgeous, versatile houseplant that is incredibly hardy — and extremely low light friendly! Keep in mind that most lowlight houseplants don’t need to be watered very frequently. The snake plant is a great example of that. Ours typically requires a watering every 2-3 weeks, depending on the season.

Snake plants are also great for reducing indoor air pollutants! Read more about that in my post all about my top 5 air purifying plants your home needs.

6 lowlight plants for the bedroom. My favorite easy to grow low light house plants for the bedroom including snake plant, Chinese evergreen, spider plant, African milk tree, Pothos, watermelon begonia to purify the air

Chinese Evergreen

Also known as Aglaonema, this full and lush houseplant is perfect for keeping in a low light bedroom. It’s also one of the easiest plants to grow because it’s very sturdy.

My favorite part about this houseplant is it’s gorgeous, voluminous foliage. The leaves are known to cleanse the air and help mitigate pollutants such as bezene and formaldehyde.

When selecting a Chinese evergreen plant, keep in mind that it is a slow growing plant, but eventually it will flower! Small white blooms will grow on a flower spike, similarly to a peace lily.

6 lowlight plants for the bedroom. My favorite easy to grow low light house plants for the bedroom including snake plant, Chinese evergreen, spider plant, African milk tree, Pothos, watermelon begonia to purify the air

Spider Plant

I consider spider plants to be the most ubiquitous houseplant because it’s truly the easiest one to grow and it seems like everyone’s grandma had one! The thin, arching leaves are unlike any other. I was surprised to learn first hand just how big they can grow, too… up to 18″ long!

Also, it sends off funny little shoots that are easily propagated into new plants… to the point where you might be overwhelmed by how many there are! It’s definitely a plant that’s meant to be shared.

6 lowlight plants for the bedroom. My favorite easy to grow low light house plants for the bedroom including snake plant, Chinese evergreen, spider plant, African milk tree, Pothos, watermelon begonia to purify the air

African Milk Tree

This fun houseplant resembles a cactus, but is actually a succulent! I love it because it grows very quickly and you can even see the new growth because it is a brighter green hue than the rest of the plant.

Keep in mind that the sap from the African milk tree is toxic to pets and humans! It can irritate the skin, eyes, and mouth, so definitely be careful when handling. For this reason, I keep ours on a plant stand that the pets can’t reach.

6 lowlight plants for the bedroom. My favorite easy to grow low light house plants for the bedroom including snake plant, Chinese evergreen, spider plant, African milk tree, Pothos, watermelon begonia to purify the air

Pothos

Meet literally the most versatile houseplant EVER… pothos! Not only is it super-easy to propagate pothos into new houseplants, this fast-growing plant is lowlight friendly and creates gorgeous trailing vines.

When it comes to caring for a pothos plant, remember that it likes to mostly dry out in between waterings. I typically water once I start to notice the leaves are wilting a little bit. Then it bounces right back!

There are tons of varieties, but my personal favorite is the silver/satin pothos you see here.

6 lowlight plants for the bedroom. My favorite easy to grow low light house plants for the bedroom including snake plant, Chinese evergreen, spider plant, African milk tree, Pothos, watermelon begonia to purify the air

Peperomia Watermelon Begonia

And lastly, this houseplant with gorgeous, visually striking leaves is the perfect low light plant for the bedroom. I absolutely love the striped green leaves and deep reddish burgundy stems.

Also, it’s worth noting that you can easily propagate this houseplant with stem cuttings!

6 lowlight plants for the bedroom. My favorite easy to grow low light house plants for the bedroom including snake plant, Chinese evergreen, spider plant, African milk tree, Pothos, watermelon begonia to purify the air

Do you have any of these low light friendly houseplants in your bedroom or home? Or are there other types of plants that you love for that spot that didn’t make this list? Leave a comment and let me know! I’m always looking for more plants to add to my collection. Suggestions are welcome!

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