10 HOUSEPLANTS FOR BASEMENT


Plants bring us close to nature but growing them indoors or in your basement or in the place where they don’t get proper sunlight will cause trouble. 

In that situation, you have to think about plants that can grow well in low light and the light is not a crucial factor for their healthier growth. Some plants can grow well in low light, so you can easily grow them in darker places like the basement. 

Light is an important factor in the growth of most plants. But if you are growing plants indoors it is possible to maintain proper light for them so you have to choose those plants which can grow properly in darker corners of your house. 

There are many benefits of growing plants indoors. Plants will add greenery to your living area at the same time it will purify the air.  They will bring beauty and charm to your home so their addition will change the look of your house. 

Most people think that it is not an easy task to grow plants especially at home but a large variety of plants that need low maintenance can be grown effortlessly.

In this article, we are going to point out the 10 best plants that can thrive well in low-light conditions. These are colorful, easy-care, and low light houseplants which can fresh the air in your basement.

1- POTHOS

This plant can easily grow in the basement. It can propagate in the room where it receives little light. This plant can easily grow with minimum light and water. 

It requires little maintenance so if you have a busy schedule then you should prefer it. It is also good for those who do not know plants. It is a vining plant so you have to train it on the trellis or arrange a basket or pot. 

It can also grow without soil in water. You can place it anywhere in your house even in the bathroom. This plant is available in different colors such as dark green, white and green, yellow and green, and spotted silver. It can be 30 feet long so you can prune it if it is looking leggy. 

2- BIRD’S NEST FERN

Little maintenance makes this plant a favorite for everyone. The crinkly leaves of this plant make it different from other indoor plants. Not every place in your home is sunny so choose such plants which can grow in low light.  It is a versatile plant that can grow both in low and bright light. 

Make sure to water this plant every week. This plant does not like to grow in dry soil. If you see the leaves look a little droopy then it means your plants need more water. 

You can easily check the dryness of the soil with the help of your fingers. If you see the soil is dry then at once water your plant so it will not wither. This plant does not grow very fast so it will not get overcrowded quickly.

3- ZZ PLANT

ZZ plant, zamioculcas zamiifolia is such a plant that can tolerate the dark corner of your home. It will grow well even in fluorescent light. A basement is a place where it is not possible to maintain sunlight for your plants. 

Another interesting thing is that it can tolerate dry conditions so you should not worry about its maintenance. This plant has a great look and it produces beautiful dark green leaves. When you see the soil is drying, then water it. It can be 3 feet tall. 

4-  SPIDER PLANT

Don’t take the name of this plant seriously. The other name of this plant is an airplane. It is available in dark green and variegated forms. Indirect sunlight is not a problem for spider plants. 

They can thrive well in low light. This is a super easy plant to grow due to the little maintenance required. They can propagate just like pothos plants.

Spider plants need to get pretty root-bound before producing babies. If your spider plants take time to produce babies then don’t report it, give them some time. Some spider plants take years to produce babies and some start producing within months. 

5- SNAKE PLANTS

The other name of the snake plant is the mother-in-law’s tongue. It is just like spider plants and pothos. These beautiful plants can tolerate low light and minimal watering. 

The Snake plant will not die if you don’t water it even for a month. Snake plant is a good addition to your basement, it will enhance the beauty of the area where it is added. 

It is proved that the snake plant is added to that category of plants that help to purify the air of your living area or the place where it is kept. It can remove the air pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene.  

Another great reason for keeping indoors producing a lot of oxygen at night.  Most people keep such plants in each room for purifying the air in the room. 

6- LUCKY BAMBOO

Lucky bamboo works best in bright light but it can tolerate low light. Dark corners do not affect the health of this plant. But remember giant lucky bamboo only grows in bright light but if you have no problem with size then you can place it in the low light of your basement. 

You should water this plant every week. Low maintenance makes it the choice of those who have no time for caring for plants. 

7- MONSTERA

Monstera adansonii is also called the Swiss-cheese plant. This plant is just like lucky bamboo because it grows better in bright light but can tolerate low light. The leaves of this plant are huge, big, bright green, and bold.  

The cut leaves of this plant give it a different look. At the start, this plant has a bushy shape but with the passage of time it will begin to stretch and you can easily train it on the trellis or wood totem. 

If you want to give it proper shape or don’t want a tall monstera plant then simply prune it. The size of the monstera plant can be 13 feet tall, it is not easy to maintain this size because it can’t grow well in a basement so prune it and the normal size of this plant can be manageable. 

This plant needs water once a week. Check the surface of the soil, if you feel it dry then water it at once. This plant can easily propagate by few stems. The stems will start to produce roots within a few weeks. You can also create a tropical getaway in the living room with the help of Monstera adansonii.

8- ENGLISH IVY

You can easily adjust them by hanging baskets or in the urns. Plants are the perfect way to decorate your house. So don’t think about artificial decoration pieces and bring living decorative plants. 

The plants will make your food fresh. A dull room will become attractive when you add English ivy to it. 

This plant comes in different colors and shapes of leaves. The wide variety of English Ivy can thrive in low light. This plant can tolerate the low light of your basement. The size of this plant can be 8 feet. 

Water the plants when you see the soil is drying. Spider mites are common pests that can bother English Ivy so take some precautions to avoid attacks on the English Ivy. 

9- ORCHID, MOTH

It will bring elegance to any area where you place it. Phalaenopsis or moth orchid is a little maintenance plant that can hold blooms for up to four months. This is ideal for low-light locations such as the basement. 

This plant comes in a variety of colors. This plant has dwarf and tall varieties. The size of dwarf variety can be under 12 inches in height while the tall varieties can be 18 to 24 inches tall. 

You can grow it in bark or moss and water it when you feel that the material is drying. The reason for the death of most of the orchids is overwatering. Make sure when you feel the plant is drying than water to it. 


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10- PALMS

This is another beautiful and attractive plant that you can grow in low light. This plant can be 4 feet tall and it makes a bold statement in a room. Water it when you feel it dry.  

The addition of it in your basement will give a fascinating effect because of unusual straplike leaves which are sprouting from the base of the plant. The ponytail is the most common and ideal variety of this type of palm.

Because it can store water in its chubby base so you will not worry about water needs. It will make you free as it can live without water for several weeks. 

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