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Indoor Plants for Low-Light Areas

While all plants need some light, there are several that require very little, making them perfect for those gloomy corners of your home that could use a little greenery.

Medium-light plants like the African violet and Boston fern do well indoors near a window. Low-light plants such as philodendrons thrive on very little natural light or even on artificial light.

Other great low-light options include Chinese evergreen, cast-iron plant, golden pothos, and peace lily. These plants are low maintenance and easy to grow.

Of course, light is not the only need plants have, so don't just stick yours in a corner and forget about it. Water your indoor plants when the soil is dry to the touch—it'll be less often than you think.


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