Lighting is often one of the first things considered when it comes to plants. However, not all plants need as much light as others. A few kinds of common indoor houseplants are a bit more durable and tough, giving them the ability to go longer between waterings and survive with less sunlight. Most of our plants are easy to care for, but there are a few who are great for forgetful plant parents or new plant parents trying to get the hang of things. 

Taking care of your plants should be fun, but we know that it sometimes can be tough to give them exactly what they need. However, know that if you give you plants care, they’ll take care of you too!  

Whether you have a home with less natural light or just want a plant that may not need as much from you – we are here to help! 

ZZ Plants: These guys are truly one of the easiest indoor houseplants to care for. They are low maintenance and don’t require much water or much light. Because they have rhizomes as roots, they can store their water and release it over time. Since they don’t need water often, a lack of light makes them durable and strong. They can tolerate some time in a shadier spot of your home and still do well.  

Snake Plants: Snake plants are a great beginner plant or great for someone who doesn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to their plants. They also retain a bit of their water, meaning they need less bright light to go with those infrequent waterings. They are also great for your home, purifying toxins to give you cleaner air. Another bonus is they are easy to propagate for those willing to try!  

Spider Plants: Spider plants are low maintenance, making them great for tolerating lower light spaces. When it comes to spider plant care, you only need to water them when their soil is dry – unlike many other plants that like to stay more wet. Spider plants also show new growth through small “pups” on the ends of their leaves, making them great to propagate! 

Pothos: Pothos is one of the best indoor houseplants for beginners or those with spaces with less light. With durable, hearty leaves, Pothos is easy to care for, and because it can be potted or hung, it’s perfect to put in any space you need. 

While many of the plants listed above can tolerate lower light, none prefer it. It’s always best to give your plants bright, indirect light, but we know with changing seasons, windows and other circumstances, it can be a challenge sometimes. But with proper care, even plants that don’t get a lot of light can have long lives too!