In an ideal world, we'd all live in light-filled apartments and homes. Our indoor plants would get just the right amount of sun, and even when we forget to water them they'd grow and thrive, and live happily ever after.
But in reality it's not that easy, even in summer it's hard to give plants all the sunlight they need inside.
There is hope though if you choose the right indoor plants. There are varieties that do well in low light and make it super easy to add some greenery darker rooms and spaces.
Read on to find out which plants can survive without much light.
Sansevieria do well with both good light and low light, so they're a versatile option for the home.
They also don't need much water, and thrive on neglect. So you can basically 'set and forget' somewhere in a shady corner and they'll still be living the dream.
Just be warned that they won't grow as much in a darker spot, so don't be surprised it it takes a very long time to see new growth.?
Zanzibar gems or 'ZZs' are one of the best indoor plants to have in the home.
They can happily sit in a dark corner and only need watering about once a month, if that.
?This one is great for anyone who is busy or ends up killing plants because they forget to look after them as it thrives on neglect.
P?othos look stunning sitting high on a shelf or in a hanging basket, with a vine of leaves cascading down.
Green pothos are best for low light spaces, because variegated options need sun to encourage the multi-coloured leaves to grow.
This is another plant that can get by on little water.
S?pider plants are great in low light spots and will tolerate a bit of neglect too.
You'll find they just keep growing no matter how well you treat them.
They'll even start producing 'pups', little spider plant off-shoots that you can plant? in another pot, giving you free plants.
Most ferns do well inside with low light, especially maidenhair ferns, which thrive when they¡¯re out of direct sunlight.
That's because they are prone to sunburn if they are exposed to bright, direct light.
They do like to stay moist though so keep an eye on the soil to see if it's dried out.?