The Ideal Plants for Those Dark Corners

Plants come in all shapes and sizes and can make incredible home decorations. However, some plants need different levels and types of care than others in order to thrive.

For example, depending on where you live and your typical daily schedule, it might be difficult to support a plant that needs tons of water and sunlight to survive. But before you give up on the idea of owning plants entirely, let’s take a look at some beautiful and affordable house plants that can thrive in even the darkest corner of your home with a little bit of TLC.

Plants that Thrive in Lower Light

Any one of these plants can make a great choice for a dark area of your home that needs a little livening up. However, if you have pets, it’s important to check whether a plant is dangerous to animals before purchasing.

Snake Plant

There are a few different types of snake plants, but most of them don’t require much sunlight, making them the perfect choice for corners with less sun. Plus, these plants don’t require much water, especially since they’re susceptible to root rot, which means they’re low maintenance.

Peace Lily

Peace lilies are beautiful plants that, like snake plants, need very little sunlight and water in order to stay healthy and blooming. Peace lilies are known for their air purification properties, which makes them even more useful in those dark corners of your home that may not be in the direct path of your air purifier.


Calatheas are popular among plant owners who are looking for something more unique than your average green plant. The patterned leaves found on Calatheas are very interesting to look at and can contain a variety of colors, including white, yellow, and deep pink. Not only does Calathea thrive in little to no sunlight, but too much sunlight can actually cause its distinctive markings to fade. So if you’re looking for the best plant to spruce up a shadowy corner, Calathea might be the perfect choice.

Spider Plant

Spider plants are known for their adaptability, which means they aren’t too fussy and generally stay healthy in many different circumstances, including a lack of direct sunlight. Spider plants are also great for those that tend to travel a lot, as the plants don’t need very frequent watering.


Bromeliads are one of the few tropical plants that can remain perfectly healthy without constant sunlight. In fact, they can thrive with only fluorescent light sources and humid conditions, making them the perfect plant to brighten up a bathroom without much natural light.

Brighten Up Dark Areas with Eye-Catching Plants

It’s great to display a line of plants on your windowsill, but what about those dark areas of your home that lack any decoration? Now you can fully utilize every space in your home, no matter its size. 

Want to learn more about how house plants could spruce up your space? Visit us at Plants on Broadway!