Some of the plants listed can also be grown in higher light. The categories in which they appear indicate the lowest light possible for them t o thrive.

Low-light Plants (50 to 100 footcandles):

Arrowhead vine (Syngonium podophyllum)
Cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior)
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema
modestum)
Dracaenas, various
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Philodendron {P. scandens)
Radiator plant (Peperomia species)
Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

High-light Plants (300+ footcandles)

Begonia
Bloodleaf (Iresine)
Cacti/Succulents
Citrus, various
Ficus benjamina
Orchids, various
Wax plant (Hoya carnosa)
Zebra plant (Aphelandra squarrosa)

Medium-light Plants (100 to 300 foot-candles)

  • African violet (Saintpaulia species)
  • Aluminum plant (Pilea species)
  • Anthurium species and hybrids
  • Coleus X hybridus
  • Ctenanthe species
  • Creeping fig (Ficus pumila)
  • Croton (Codiaeum species)
  • Dracaenas, various
  • Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia hybrids)
  • Ferns, various
  • Fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata)
  • Firecracker flower (Crossandra infundibuliformis)
  • Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa)
  • Goldfish plant (Columnea species)
  • Grape ivy (Cissus rhombifolia)
  • Lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus species)
  • Nerve plant (Fittonia verschaffeltii)
  • Palms, various
  • Peacock plant (Calathea zebrina)
  • Polka-dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)
  • Prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura)
  • Purple velvet plant (Gynura species)
  • Rubber tree (Ficus elastica)
  • Schefflera species
  • Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Split-leaf philodendron (Monstera deliciosa)
  • Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina/
  • Zebrina pendula)

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