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8 Low-Light Plants That’ll Thrive Through Fall and Winter

Tehrene Firman

Photo: Stocksy/Lyuba Burakova

Fall and winter can be a tough time for some plants. After getting to enjoy plenty of sun during the spring and summer months, they’re suddenly faced with an endless amount of gloomy days. (Something that’s hard for humans, too.) Luckily, not all plants need bright sunlight to thrive. These low-light plants do just fine as the sun sets earlier and earlier in the day.

While there are numerous different low-light plants to choose from, these are some of the best—and most unique!—options to brighten up your space. Between the mesmerizing silver pothos and wavy rattlesnake plant, these plants will keep you company all season long.

8 low-light plants perfect for fall and winter

1. Brighter Blooms 3-Gallon Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant, $48

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While monsteras grow quicker in bright indirect light environments, they still do really well in low-light situations.

Shop now: Brighter Blooms 3-Gallon Monstera Swiss Cheese Plant, $48

2. The Sill ZZ Plant with Planter, $44

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ZZ plants love medium to low indirect light. And get this: You only need to water them every 3 to 4 weeks. Talk about low-maintenance.

Shop now: The Sill ZZ Plant with Planter, $44

3. Bloomscape Dracaena Marginata Open Weave with Planter, $195

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This large plant is super eye-catching with its woven stems and spiky leaves. Extra bonus: It removes chemicals from the air.

Shop now: Bloomscape Dracaena Marginata Open Weave with Planter, $195

4. Costa Farms Snake Plant, $34

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The snake plant is one of the easiest plants to take care of. Aside from being completely happy in low-light situations, it also doesn’t need much water.

Shop now: Costa Farms 10-in Snake Plant, $34

5. The Sill Baby Rubber Plant with Planter, $62

The Peperomia obtusifolia—aka the “baby rubber plant”—is pet-friendly, tolerates low indirect light, and sets itself apart from other houseplants with its unique thick green spoon-shaped leaves.

Shop now: The Sill Baby Rubber Plant with Planter, $62

6. Bloomscape Silver Pothos with Planter, $35

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This isn’t a regular pothos. It’s a cool pothos. It’s fuller, has heart-shaped leaves with silvery-gray markings, and does great in low-light areas.

Shop now: Bloomscape Silver Pothos with Planter, $35

7. LiveTrends 3-Gallon Corn Plant with Planter, $87

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This easy-to-grow corn plant has pretty green leaves with a golden center, thrives in low-light areas, and comes in a cute sea grass basket.

Shop now: LiveTrends 3-Gallon Corn Plant with Planter, $87

8. The Sill Calathea Rattlesnake Plant with Planter, $58

This unique plant has long wavy leaves that look look like snake markings. Also cool? Every leaf has a pretty purple underside.

Shop now: The Sill Calathea Rattlesnake Plant with Planter, $58

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