Apparently, having plants around at home is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it's also amazing for your soul as well as your health—both mental and physical. Studies have shown that houseplants can improve concentration and productivity, reduce stress levels, boost your mood, and help you sleep. Moreover, plants are natural air purifiers that have the ability to cleanse the air from toxic chemicals, so the air you're breathing becomes much cleaner and fresher. Also, let's not forget about the fact that they can raise the air’s humidity by releasing water, which can protect us from getting respiratory problems. The list goes on. And on. And on.

The problem is, some people are discouraged from getting houseplants because they live in low-light apartments and assume that all plants need a lot of sunlight—which, in fact, isn't true. Twitter user batonthemoon recently started a thread in which she named some of the indoor plants that don't need a lot of sunlight to survive. A lot of people found this thread really helpful and even jumped in by giving their own recommendations.

Bored Panda invites you to look through this list and find out which houseplants are suitable for a low-light environment. Besides, in case you've got your own suggestions, make sure to leave them in the comments!

More info: twitter.com

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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
2 months ago

Very pretty, I need one too!

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Lousha
Community Member
2 months ago

In my language it's called mother in law's tongue :)

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Catlady6000
Community Member
2 months ago

Cut off the top of a fresh pineapple, stick in dirt, Google the rest, and you've got a nice bromeliad

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M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

And they will grow as far as you allow them to. My college library had them in hanging pots that dangled almost 20'

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

One cup of water each week, bad light and it is in it's glory! Grows fast and beautiful. Does NOT tolerate sun , burns it's leaves. Best growing plant I've ever grown.

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Opal4eva
Community Member
2 months ago

Hi Villanielle

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Caroline Huot
Community Member
2 months ago

I have one. At one point, I thought I had killed it. It was all dried up and lost all its leaves. But it was reborn! :-o New branches and leaves came out. It lives in my bathroom, it seems to like the humidity.

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Piper Perez
Community Member
2 months ago

hello Doris

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#9

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KatHat
Community Member
2 months ago

This isn't entirely true; they need more than "zero light"; in fact they need indirect light. Not a TON of it but not "none" either. I'm good with plants and I've had a couple of these die due to lack of light.

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No, I'm Rebekah
Community Member
2 months ago

I love philos -- lots of cool varieties and put up with a lot of neglect, as long as they have indirect light.

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KatHat
Community Member
2 months ago

Peace lilies bloom far more often than once! They will bloom and re-bloom if conditions are right.

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

love the grow-light!

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Mme de Poppadom
Community Member
2 months ago

The size of the pot looks a little large for the height, although it's really the rootball that matters. Hopefully the plant-owner teased out the roots (as though untangling hair) so that they'd be free to spread out in this space.

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Mary Peace
Community Member
2 months ago

I like the pink leaves - I prefer coloured foliage to flowers really. (Excuse UK spelling)

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E B
Community Member
2 months ago

Jealous!

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Nubis Knight
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice Monstera! :-)

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Mme de Poppadom
Community Member
2 months ago

The soil doesn't look right for succulents: they need something that won't create mud, like a sandy or loam mixture that will help drain water.

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Eagle Girl
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2 months ago

That's not a spider plant. It's Dracena, maybe lemon lime variety.

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

i think the focus of the pic is at the human, not the flower

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
2 months ago

I have killed succulents....

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