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Houseplants for Medium Light

medium light houseplants

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If you are unsure of what kind of light an area receives try this simple sheet of paper test. Hold your hand about 8 inches above a sheet of white paper. If you can see a clearly defined shadow, then you have high light. Here is the perfect collection of houseplants for the high, indirect lit places of your home.


These designer favorites thrive in medium indirect light. Plant in well-draining soil and water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings.


These bold beauties thrive in medium light and come in many different, unique varieties. Plant in well-draining soil and let soil dry in between waterings.

african violets

African Violets
These small houseplants produce clusters of white, blue, or purple flowers over fuzzy leaves. They will bloom with lower light, but medium to bright indirect light is best, and they are pet friendly!

a close up of a green plant

These highly decorative plant with many interesting varieties and color - from dark green to silver, and some with hints of red. They are slow-growing, attractive, and make excellent foliage plants.

maidenhair fern

Maidenhair Ferns
This houseplant has delicate fan-shaped leaf segments that are typically clustered on wiry black stems. Make sure to place in a room with decent humidity like a kitchen or bathroom.


This low maintenance houseplant has striking variegated foliage in green, yellow and white to green with red edges. Available in multiple varieties ranging from tall tree-like plants to smaller tabletop plants.