The amount of shade a plant can tolerate varies on its ability to produce carbohydrates through photosythesis at the lower energy levels available to the plant at less light. Shade-tolerant plants are typically more energy efficient and typically more adapted to the more nutrient-rich soils of the woodland floor. Morning light is considered cooler while afternoon light can be considerably hot. A plant’s ability to grow and thrive in different soil types and varying levels of light and soil moisture depends on the region in which it evolved over time. Listed below are plants that prefer shade.