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What are the best plants for indoors with low light?

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The cast-iron plant, Chinese evergreen, dieffenbachia and philodendron all thrive under low-light conditions. Though these plants all require low light, they still require different types of maintenance.

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What are the best plants for indoors with low light?
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The cast-iron plant, also known as Aspidistra elatior, has dark green leaves and can grow to be up to 2 feet tall. It requires temperatures between 45-85 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a tough, slow-growing plant that should be kept evenly moist during active growth.

The Chinese evergreen has large, glossy green and yellow leaves. It grows best under low to bright light, in warm, slightly humid temperatures at a minimum of 65 degrees Fahrenheit. After watering well, let the soil dry slightly before watering again.

The dieffenbachia has large green and yellow leaves and comes in different varieties. It thrives under low and medium light. It can grow up to 6 feet tall and requires temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Gardeners should fertilize the dieffenbachia infrequently and allow the soil to dry between watering times.

The philodendron is a foliage plant that can trail or climb to 8 feet or more. It grows best with low to bright light conditions. It has green, heart-shaped leaves and thrives at temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. As with the dieffenbachia, gardeners should allow the surface soil to dry between watering times.

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