Snake plant (Sanseviera). This amazing plant can handle very low light levels, such as bathrooms without windows and dim inside corners.
Cast-Iron Plant (Aspidistra). A great choice for brown thumbs, the cast-iron plant tolerates drought, heat and poor soil as well as low light.
Philodendron. Some philodendrons, such as the varieties with heart-shaped leaves, do well in artificial or ambient light. Fiddle-leaf and split-leaf philodendrons need brighter light.
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema). Although the dozens of Aglaonema varieties all tolerate poorly lit areas, the variegated forms with more yellow or white need a little more light. Keep this tropical plant above 60 degrees F, and mist often.How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010
Peace lily. This popular housewarming gift tolerates low to medium light, but it needs soft, bright light for flowering. Position them on a north-facing windowsill, shielded from direct sunlight. The plant will then flower at various intervals.How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010
Peperomia. This family of houseplants offers a huge amount of variety in color and leaf texture. Although they probably prefer fairly bright, indirect light, they will tolerate fairly dark locations.How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010
Parlor palm. Like many houseplants, the parlor palm is geared toward life in a tropical forest, so even if it's positioned several feet from a window, it will do fine.