20 Indoor Plants For People Who Tend To Kill Them Off By Accident

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#1 

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_asapn8 Report38pointsPOST

Dana Grunwald2 days ago

Very pretty, I need one too!5ReplyView more comments#2 

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batonthemoon Report35pointsPOST

Lousha2 days ago

In my language it’s called mother in law’s tongue 🙂28ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

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batonthemoon Report25pointsPOST

Catlady60002 days ago

Cut off the top of a fresh pineapple, stick in dirt, Google the rest, and you’ve got a nice bromeliad6ReplyView more comments#4 

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batonthemoon Report22pointsPOST

Caroline Huot2 days 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! 😮 New branches and leaves came out. It lives in my bathroom, it seems to like the humidity.7ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://31aaac44c73cf19c71c98b378222da3b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#5 

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batonthemoon Report21pointsPOST

M O’Connell2 days ago

And they will grow as far as you allow them to. My college library had them in hanging pots that dangled almost 20′6ReplyView more comments#6 

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batonthemoon Report21pointsPOST

Elaine Mattingly2 days 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.9ReplyView more comments#7 

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goodluckolivia Report21pointsPOST

KatHat2 days 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.9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

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torijoy09 Report21pointsPOST

Opal4eva2 days ago

Hi Villanielle8ReplyView more commentshttps://31aaac44c73cf19c71c98b378222da3b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#9 

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katjefae Report19pointsPOST

Piper Perez2 days ago

hello Doris15ReplyView more comments#10 

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batonthemoon Report18pointsPOST

No, I’m Rebekah2 days ago

I love philos — lots of cool varieties and put up with a lot of neglect, as long as they have indirect light.7ReplyView more comments#11 

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batonthemoon Report17pointsPOST

KatHat2 days ago

Peace lilies bloom far more often than once! They will bloom and re-bloom if conditions are right.24ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

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Couch_Pros Report17pointsPOST

boredpanDaman2 days ago

love the grow-light!9ReplyView more comments#13 

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itsalwayskimbee Report14pointsPOST

E B2 days ago

Jealous!4ReplyView more comments#14 

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batonthemoon Report13pointsPOST

Mary Peace2 days ago

I like the pink leaves – I prefer coloured foliage to flowers really. (Excuse UK spelling)6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

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WWalya Report13pointsPOST

Mme de Poppadom2 days 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.3ReplyView more comments#16 

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awrin_5 Report11pointsPOST

Nubis Knight1 day ago

Nice Monstera! 🙂1Reply#17 

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RamiRobyn Report10pointsPOST

Mme de Poppadom2 days 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.2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

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mongeloser Report9pointsPOST

Eagle Girl2 days ago

That’s not a spider plant. It’s Dracena, maybe lemon lime variety.6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

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i_m_nava Report9pointsPOST

boredpanDaman2 days ago

i think the focus of the pic is at the human, not the flower12ReplyView more comments#20 

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emxarie Report7pointsPOST

Monty Is Fiennes2 days ago

I have killed succulents….10ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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