9 houseplants that don’t need sun

Monstera Deliciosa

The ever-popular favorite Swiss cheese plant is a great option for those who don’t have direct sunlight to offer in their home.

(Swiss Cheese Plant)

Calathea Roseopicta

In the South American rainforests that the rose painted prayer plant naturally grows in, direct sun is naturally blocked out by taller trees.

(Rose Painted Prayer Plant)

Spathiphyllum Sp.

Dappled light works well for this species because it naturally grows on the forest floor where it won’t be reached by the sun’s direct rays.

(Peace Lily)


These tropicals are native to southeast Asia, where they grow on jungle floors where the light is blocked out by taller trees. Here, they can reach gigantic sizes.

Asplenium Sp.

If we’re talking about plants that don’t need sunlight, it’s only logical that a fern would make the list!

(Bird’s Nest Fern)

Ficus Elastica

Although it likes bright light, direct sun is not needed to grow a rubber tree successfully.

(Rubber Tree)

Stromanthe Sanguinea

Like other prayer plants Stromanthe sanguinea can be a challenge to care for, especially because of its humidity needs.

Chlorophytum Comosum

This species is ideal for a hanging planter because its foliage hangs downward. It will also produce little pups that dangle like spiders from a web in their search for soil to touch down on.

(Spider Plant)

Scindapsus Pictus

The funny thing about this species is that it’s commonly known as silver Philodendron or satin/silk Pothos, but in reality it’s neither.

(Silver Philodendron)