How to Choose Staging Houseplants that Require Little Light

How to Choose Staging Houseplants that Require Little Light

Adding houseplants to a home is a great way to stage it so that it will look homey when you have an open house. However, it can be hard to know what to choose when having areas with low or little light. While nearly all plants prefer light to dark, there are some that can live more easily indoors with minimal light. Read on to learn about them and then contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties at 310-373-0021 for additional tips for sellers.

ZZ Plants Require Little Light

This plant might look more similar to a dinosaur than a plant, but the ZZ plant can handle even very low levels of light. The leaves are a leathery green and are somewhere between a philodendron and a cycad. You can make new plants by taking the root ball and dividing it, or planting cuttings from your original plant.

Cast Iron Plant

This is an elegant, yet understated plant that has been around and beloved since the Victorian age, due to it’s deep, green foliage. There are many different patterns available with this plant, including cream bands and specks. Note that though they work in low light, if they are left there long enough they will likely lose those markings.

Snake Plant

The Sansevieria plant has several nicknames, including the snake plant and the mother in law’s tongue. There are a number of varieties of this plant, some with both unique foliage markings and unique shapes. For example, one type of circle-like sage green leaves while another has flat leaves that spread out similar to a fan.

Lady Palm

One of the most luxurious plants you can have in your home, it has deep green, glossy leaves but a compact, tight stem similar to a bamboo plant. They grow slowly and they are quite expensive but they can live indoors 24/7 as long as they are occasionally repotted. Make sure you keep the potting mix moist and use a fertilizer at least once per year.

Peace Lily

It is easy to get a peace lily to thrive in low light. That said, you might have a harder time getting it to bloom. The good news though is that the plant itself is plenty beautiful to make up for its lack of blooms. You will need to do so some work to prevent its leaf tips’ from browning, such as changing the potting mix every few months.

Houseplants are just one of the many affordable staging items that help you get a quick offer on your home. To learn more about all of your options, and how Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties can help, contact us at 310-373-0021 today.