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 big statement, they take a lot of indoor space. If you are looking for options that you can fit in the smallest of spaces, you can 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 are 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.
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 looks simply 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 stay compact and small. 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!
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 grey-green leaves that are attached just above the soil. Also grows attractive pink flowers!
Here are some great Aloe varieties fo 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, then 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!
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 edges with a transparent window at the tips.
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 shape 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 in a mini terrarium and they’ll continue to thrive in indirect sunlight.