When You Have Little to No Light
Most plants need light, but Hardison says people are always surprised at the number of plants that do well with little to no light. The trick to spotting plants that will work well in your cubicle or meeting room, is to look at their color. “The darker the color of the leaves, the better they’ll handle low-light,” he says. “Lighter colored plants need more natural light.” And, if you have no light other than the fluorescent lights above, that works too. “I have a whole warehouse of plants that survive on fluorescent lighting,” Hardison says. Even better, low-light plants are also low maintenance. Ivy, peace lilies, ZZ and snake plants, staghorn ferns, Boston ferns and philodendron will all do well in low- to medium-light.