We love having plants at home, bringing a bit of lush greenery into our daily lives, it’s always good for our morale. And we love these plants, not only for their beautiful aesthetics that give an elegant touch to our rooms, but also because they are very useful to purify the air and absorb toxins. The concern is that most houseplants require significant exposure to sunlight. However, we don’t necessarily always have really bright rooms at home.

Fortunately, there are shade-resistant plants. Have you ever noticed that some houseplants wilt quickly while others bloom peacefully? Tell yourself that there are plants that don’t tolerate too much light and grow better in a shady environment, with no special care required. Zoom in on these beautiful plants that prefer to thrive quietly in the shade!

  • Calathea

Magnificent plant with unique and hypnotic foliage, Calathea does not like direct sunlight. If you install it near a window, avoid too much sunlight. It fears excessive light and prefers a humid environment. So, opt for a shady place such as the bathroom. The roots of this plant of tropical origin need a good soil that provides it with essential nutrients, but without excess water. To promote a beautiful flowering, remember to regularly remove dead leaves and add some fertilizer in the spring. Throughout the year, and especially in summer, it is important to spray the leaves of Calathea with water to restore the moisture of its natural environment.

  • Dracaena Marginata

Nicknamed the Dragon’s Blood Tree, this evergreen plant is quite similar to the palm tree, but unlike it, it prefers to stay in the shade. Requiring little care and watered fairly moderately during the year (too much water risks rotting the roots!), Dracaena thrives perfectly in partial shade, needing only 2 or 3 hours of sun per day. For example, in an office it finds a very nice place set back in a shady corner. You should know well that if it has brown spots on the leaves, it is because it has been exposed to too much light. In fact, the sun’s rays could easily damage the leaves of dracaena. And on the other hand, if you see that its leaves are discolored, it has benefited from too much water. Don’t water your plant every day: do it especially if you feel that the foliage is really starting to dry out.

  • Ferns

Another houseplant that likes the shade: the fern. With its glossy, fresh green fronds, this domesticated tropical plant will look great in a shady corner of the house. Because one thing is for sure, it likes light (medium lighting), but in a cool and shady environment. It does not tolerate dry air or direct sunlight at all, especially in mid-summer. Your indoor fern should have a good quality, but relatively nutrient-poor soil. Water it often with rather lukewarm water and spray the leaves regularly to keep them looking healthy. Easy to care for and green year-round but pay special attention at the beginning of the summer season. Be careful, if moisture is lacking, your fern can quickly dry out and die.

  • Neoregelie

This houseplant from the bromeliad family has all the characteristics of a fern. Neoregelia is also native to the tropics, it thrives even in partial shade and withers in dry air or strong sunlight.

Therefore, it is best to place it in rooms that are as humid as possible, such as the bathroom. It is easy to care for and does not require special soil, as its roots alone are an ideal support for good growth. Neoregelia has tough, evergreen leaves whose flowers alternate between lavender blue and purple in summer. With its graphic silhouette, it is very popular for interiors with contemporary decor. To maintain moisture, it is better to spray the leaves every 2/3 days and keep the soil cool to prevent the plant from drying out.

  • Aglaonema

With its unique charm, this semi-shrub with its fleshy trunk and colorful leaves is also a tropical plant that needs a little light, partial shade and plenty of moisture. Therefore, it is better not to place the pot on the windowsill to avoid direct sunlight. Your plant must also avoid drafts, because even if it likes humidity, any significant drop in temperature is really bad for its health. Its soil must be fertile and slightly acidic. Do not forget watering abundantly (preferably lukewarm) or spray the leaves. If your plant is not regularly moistened, yellow or gray spots will form on its leaves and growth will take much longer. Last thing: Aglaonema does not support tobacco, so avoid smoking next to your plant.

  • Philodendron

Considered one of the easiest plants to grow and care for, the climbing philodendron is a very pretty houseplant that you can use to decorate any room in your home. It originated in Mexico and is characterized by its very special heart-shaped leaves. Place your philodendron in a location out of direct sunlight. It is also an excellent air purifier. The best compromise: install it in a slightly dim corner, in the shade, in a hanging basket. However, if you prefer to place it near a wall, note that its roots can settle there and climb to the ceiling. The great advantage of this plant – it adapts to all situations. Whether you water it often or rarely, whether you fertilize it or not, it is indestructible! However, this plant absolutely needs humidity and a temperature above 60°F. Because the philodendron does not tolerate the cold at all. Finally, a cleaner par excellence, you will love the fact that it absorbs all the ambient dust!

  • Dieffenbachia

Originally from South America, this tropical plant from the family “Araceae” nicknamed “Dumb Cane” grows mainly in spring and summer. At this time, the plant develops beautiful bright leaves. It is also classified as a houseplant that prefers shady environments: it is best to place it behind a curtain. But be careful, dieffenbachia needs a little light, lacking it completely, its leaves quickly turn white. Another important feature: even more than other tropical plants, their roots do not like excess water. At the watering stage, temper well so that the leaves do not fall off too quickly. In other words, the substrate should be barely moist and not wet, so as not to rot the roots. Also, bring gloves during the care: Dieffenbachia is a poisonous plant that contains phytotoxins responsible for certain skin lesions.

  • Mother-in-law language

Sansevière, originally called “mother-in-law’s tongue” because of its large leaves with leathery texture, is a very pretty plant. that tolerates both low and high temperatures. Indoors, it prefers dry air and does not require frequent watering. With its colorful appearance, it blends harmoniously with our modern interiors. Admittedly, it does not like direct sunlight, but needs some light, so prefer a place in partial shade. Be careful of drafts, this plant does not tolerate excessive moisture. In addition, a little daily sun allows for colorful and iridescent foliage! As for the frequency of watering, opt for once a week in summer, once a month in winter. Avoid soaking its roots often. To remove dust from the leaves, simply pass a small damp sponge from time to time. One thing is for sure,

  • Helxin

Outdoors and indoors, Helxine is an excellent plant to place in a pot or hanging window box, preferably in shade or partial shade. It does not tolerate direct sunlight! With its small, glossy green leaves that gather into a large crown that spreads all over, this plant will beautifully enhance your chosen environment. All you need to keep this plant fresh and vibrant is frequent watering. Its soil must be rich enough, neither too light nor too heavy.

  • Moonflower

You don’t need a green thumb; this plant is very easy to care for and very undemanding. Originally from South America, moonflower thrives best when protected from the sun: It prefers a partial shade location, but its location must be quite bright and very humid. Seductive with its glossy appearance and its creamy white flowers with yellowish spikes, it is particularly appreciated for its strong purifying potential. In fact, its leaves filter formaldehyde from the air and the surrounding atmosphere is incredibly pure. Not to mention the vanilla scent that fills the room!

Do not forget to water them: Their substrate must always be moist. And if the climate is too dry in the summer, remember to spray the leaves regularly. You now have a wide choice! If you do not have too sunny windows or want to decorate a hallway with flowerpots, then you need to plant there only one of these species. Whichever plant you choose, they can all beautify your interior with a pretty lush cachet … as a bonus, it’s easy to live with them!