Here is the list of Adorable Mini Indoor Plants that you can grow on desks, tabletops, and beautiful plant stands!
While large plants do make a statement, they take up a lot of indoor space. If you are looking for options that can fit in the smallest spaces, grow these Adorable Mini Indoor Plants in small pots, cups, or mugs and place them anywhere you like.
Check out our article on cute planters for succulents here
Adorable Mini Indoor Plants
1. Tolkien Jade Group
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
Tolkien group of Jade plants is admired for their dwarf structure. You can grow “Gollum,” “Hobbit,” and “Ladyfingers.”
Check out our article on the best Jade varieties here
2. Dwarf Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
You can grow dwarf snake plant varieties; they are perfect for tabletops. Pair them with beautiful rustic pots for the best display.
Here are the best snake plant varieties you can grow indoors
3. Norfolk Friendship Plant
Botanical Name: Pilea spruceana ‘Norfolk’
This beautiful plant is also popular as Angel Wings. It displays an array of oval, bronze-red furrowed leaves with intricate silver lines that look awesome!
Check out our article on awesome Pilea varieties here
4. African Violet
Botanical Name: Saintpaulia
The elegant frilly purple flowers with contrasting green foliage look gorgeous. It is a great plant for tabletops!
Check out our article on growing African Violet here
5. Purple Shamrock
Botanical Name: Oxalis triangularis
This low-growing indoor plant with vibrant, rich purple foliage can add a pop of color to any dull-looking corner of your room!
Learn about growing Purple Shamrock here
6. Millot Kalanchoe
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe millotii
Millot is a compact succulent with velvety, scalloped leaves having hazy green shades. In summers, it forms clusters of small yellow-green flowers.
Here are some gorgeous Kalanchoe varieties you can grow
Botanical Name: Cryptanthus
Popular for star-shaped leaves, it comes from terrestrial bromeliads. The leaves come in beautiful shades of bronze, brown, red, pink, and green.
Check out our article on different types of bromeliads here
8. Hankey Dwarf Aloe
Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula
This adorable small indoor succulent plant has a rosette of green to brown leaves covered with white bumps on both sides.
9. Fairy Elephant’s Feet
Botanical Name: Frithia pulchra
This stemless succulent forms a cluster of finger-like gray-green leaves that are attached just above the soil. It also grows attractive pink flowers!
Here are some great Aloe varieties for containers
10. Euphorbia decaryi
Botanical Name: Euphorbia decaryi
This rare plant is really small and doesn’t cross 6 inches in height. It can be a quick bonsai and looks good on tabletops.
11. Zebra Plant
Botanical Name: Haworthia fasciata
If you love succulents, you simply can’t ignore the zebra plant. With its white horizontal stripes on dark green foliage, this compact plant is super charming to look at!
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12. Eye Leaves
Botanical Name: Conophytum limpidum
Eye leaves are small succulents with grass, pale, or jade green bodies of paired foliage. The leaves are spotted at the edges with a transparent window at the tip.
13. Scotch Moss
Botanical Name: Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’
The plant will give you an impression of a mini garden in a small container as it looks velvety green! It thrives in cool and moist conditions.
14. Watermelon Peperomia
Botanical Name: Peperomia argyreia
The small leaves look like mini watermelons, while the plant stays compact and looks great with its lush foliage. Also, a great plant for beginners!
Here’s everything you need to know about growing Watermelon Peperomia
Botanical Name: Lithops
‘Living Stones‘ is a unique shaped succulent that looks like colorful pebbles. It is easy to grow and looks super amazing in small pots.
Here’s a detailed guide on lithops growing and planting
16. Air Plants
Botanical Name: Tillandsia
Epiphytes are very forgiving in nature. Set them in a small basket or a mini terrarium, and they’ll continue to thrive in indirect sunlight.
Here are some of the best Air Plant varieties you can grow
17. Hoya Heart Plant
Do you want a small houseplant that looks like a heart growing on your desk? Choose Hoya Heart Plant or Hoya Kerii. Grow it under bright, direct sunlight and water it 3-4 times a week.
18. Peperomia Caperata Rosso
With its dark red undersides and textured shiny green leaves, Peperomia Caperata Rosso is also called the Radiator Plant. It is easy to care for and can thrive well in low-light conditions.
Discover the best Peperomia varieties here
19. Moon Cactus
A mini cactus can be one of the best choices when looking for the best tiny houseplants that are super cute. Just grow it in bright sunlight, and the lovely color will add charm to interiors.
20. Baby Tears
Everything about this Baby Tears plant is cute, from the name to the myriad tiny leaves. The stunning foliage can instantly add character and charm to your home decor.
21. Peperomia Watermelon
Grow Peperomia Watermelon if you are looking for an adorable little houseplant. It can usually grow up to 6-8 inches in height and width and will be a lovely addition to your coffee table.
Learn about growing Peperomia Watermelon from leaves here
22. String of Pearls
The String of Pearls belongs to South Africa and can retain maximum water in its minimal leaf surface area. It will look gorgeous with its interesting leaf patterns in any corner of your home.
23. Venus Fly Trap
Grow this carnivorous plant if you are a fan of spooky houseplants. It can make for a striking little houseplant with its teeth-like edges and insect-eating qualities.
Check out our post on Weird Fly Eating Plants & How To Grow Them here.
An aloe or a mini aloe is a must-have tiny houseplant. Get a mini aloe variety to feed your appetite for cute tiny houseplants.
25. Wooly Thyme
Place a pot of Wooly Thyme on your center table or bookshelf. This plant with fuzzy, soft leaves releases a savory burst of thyme fragrance whenever it is pinched.
26. Crested Rats Tail Cactus
Choose this small cactus with a big visual appeal that can add texture, drama, and color to your home. Grow it in a spot that receives plenty of sunlight and water the soil only when it is completely dry.