Best Office Plants that don’t need Sunlight

This page enables you the variety of plants which can grow without sunlight. You can keep those plants in your living room, bathroom and also in the kitchen. The essential things for these plants are just water. These plants develop in fluorescent light as well. Here are some plants which grow in indoor.

Dracaena ($16.50)Dracaena-img


Dracaena is a tropical household plant and it has more than 50 variety. This can be kept in both house and office area. Dracaena plant is little bigger than other household plants. This reaches up to 10 feet. To control the growth prune the stems of Dracaena plant.

How to take care

  1. Regular watering is must (don’t over water).
  2. Keep away from direct sunlight.
  3. Sagging or yellow leaves are symptoms of overwatering.
  4. Good absorption soil.
  5. Change soil annually.
  6. Feed fertilizer for every two weeks and have a balanced fertilizer in summer and spring season.
  7. Room temperature 60-70 F during a day and 10 degrees during dawn.

Note: Don’t feed during a winter season.

Problems in Dracaena

Every plant has growing issues in the household area. When the Dracaena stem starts to turn black that means it is rotting. The plants may be affected by microorganism as well.

  • Irregular water destroys the plants.
  • Check the water level regularly.
  • Poor or old soil will not balance the water.
  • Mites cause infection in the plant.

Note: Cut down the rotten stem, so that the new stem grows.



  • Flecking Dracaena marginate ( yellow spots near their tips).
  • Fluoride Toxicity ( leaf tips are yellow or dead on Janet Craig).
  • Fusarium Leaf Spot (spot occurs close to the base of leaves).
  • Soft rot (brown rot, foul odor).

Philodendron ($2.41)philodendron-img


Philodendron is a flowering household plant which is easy to adapt to any room condition. It can be grown in low-light as well. These plants belong to both vine and shrub varieties. It can thrive both in indoor and outdoor.


  • If the plant is kept outdoors, keep in a shady place.
  • The older leaves turn yellow when it is getting too much sunlight.
  • If the stem is long, the plant is not getting enough sunlight.

How to take care

  1. Soil should be moist but not full wet.
  2. The plant needs sunlight, so keep near a window.
  3. Check the watering level properly.
  4. The leaves fall due to excess amount of water or no water(have a finger test to check the moisture)
  5. Feed the plant with fertilizer monthly in spring and summer.
  6. Feed every six to eight weeks during winter.
  7. Slow growth and small leaf size show that the plant is in the lack of fertilizer.
  8. Pale new leaves indicate that the plant does not have excess calcium and magnesium.

Problems in Philodendron

  1. The problem occurs only by watering level or lack of light.
  2. The plant must be planted in a pot with a proper draining hole.
  3. If the fertilizer level is high the leaves start to turn brown and curl.
  4. Lack of micronutrients.
  5. The mites like aphids, mealybugs, scale, and spider may infect the plants.

Symptoms and treatmentPhilodendron-symptoms


  1. If you find scale on the plant cutaway that area.
  2. Bacterial Leaf Spot (reddish brown with a yellow circle on the leaf margin).
  3. Cold injury (color changes between the leaf veins).
  4. Magnesium deficiency(forms V-shaped yellow areas on leaves).

Important: This plant is little poisonous. If someone eats a piece of this plant they should be taken care immediately. This may happen to your children and pet animals.

Call: Local emergency number or National poison control center ( 1-800-222-1222).


  • Burning sensation in eyes, mouth, and throat.
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Swelling of mouth and tongue.
  • Skin irritation.

Home care

  • If they swallowed the plant, provide them water or milk.
  • Wash your mouth with cold water.

Calathea ($14 .99)Calathea-img


Calathea is a beautiful household plant. This plant is from tropical South and Central America, Africa, and West Indies. It is also known as peacock plant, zebra plant or Rattlesnake plant. Grows in light shade and accepts minimum temperature 55 F. There are 300 different types of Calathea plants which are man-made hybrids.

How to take care

  1. It likes bright indirect light ( direct sunlight will fade the leaves).
  2. Use distilled water, rainwater or tap water.
  3. Keep the soil moist but don’t over-water.
  4. Fertilize it monthly. Don’t fertilize the plant if it’s not growing.
  5. African Violet soil works well for Calathes plant.


There are around 300 varieties of Calathea plants which have beautiful flowers that attract bugs, and insects.

  1. Spider mites, scale, mealybugs, and aphids are some insects affects the plants.
  2. High humidity boosts bacteria and fungal diseases.
  3. Improper soil.
  4. Low humidity cause damage in plants.
  5. Under Watering makes leaves curling and spotting with lower yellow leaves.


  1. Overwatering ( limp, rotting stems or drooping leaves).
  2. Too much light or not enough ( leaves started fading).
  3. Pseudomonas species

Peace Lily ($12.99)Peace-Lily


The peace lily is an attractive and helpful plant. This is easy to grow and cleans up the air too.

How to take care

  1. Enjoys medium to low light.
  2. Don’t overwater the plant ( proper check needed).
  3. Feed with fertilizers once or twice annually.
  4. Reporting or dividing needed when they outgrow.
  5. Leaves are a dust magnet, so wash the leaves at least once a year.



  1. Leaves turn brown ( excess water, light or fertilizers).
  2. Cylindrocladium ( makes the surface yellowing and wilting lower foliage).
  3. Dark brown spots.
  4. The root tips change from white to brown or gray to black.

Note: Place the plant in a moisturized tray which helps to high humidity.

Snake plant (Mother- in-law’s Tongue) ($19)Snake_Plant


Snake plant is simple and good looking which is adjustable in office, household areas. This is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue.

How to take care

  1. Use good pot soil.
  2. Grows well in the bright indirect light.
  3. Repotting is needed only if the pot started to crack.
  4. Give bright or fluorescent lights.
  5. The temperature needed 40 to 85 F.
  6. Use distilled or rainwater or room temperature water.
  7. Wipe the dust on the leaves.
  8. Provide good fertilizer and spray on the plant.

Symptoms and problemSnake-plant-symptoms


  1. Death tissue and fungal growth indicate Sclerotium rolfsii (Southern blight).
  2. Fungal growth first looks white and later it changes to deep brown color.
  3. Curling and twisted leaves indicate the infection of trip pests.
  4. If the plant turns yellow, it is due to excess sunlight.

Note: Clean the plants with cotton or cloth if it is affected by trip pests as it should not spread all over.

This page enables you to some variety of office or household plants. The proper care makes your plant a better plant. This may be poisonous as well, so keep away from children, and pet animals. If you have any doubts or suggestion leave in the comment box.

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