Starting a tank with live plants is far more forgiving on a fish than any other way. While this might not be an npt, it is likely you will still go through a silent cycle. Depending on the amount of ammonia put out by the fish, and the amount "eaten" up by the plants. Especially if you have alot of stem plants. If you only have 2-3 plants like anubis or swords or java fern, I would be more concerned about a regular cycle.
As a note, anubis, swords and java fern are all "easy" plants, and do well in lower light.