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21 Best Coffee Table Plants To Grow Indoors

For a great living room, add a dash of green and contemporary style to your tabletop with these 21 best Coffee Table Plants.

1. Jade Plant

Best Coffee Table PlantsJade plant is a perfect coffee table centerpiece. With occasional watering, indirect light, and some care, you can grow it indoors. Also, known as a money tree, this succulent has many benefits, as well.

2. Air Plants

For a great living room, add a dash of green and contemporary style to your tabletop with these 21 best Coffee Table Plants.

Since air plants don’t need soil to grow, they’ll be a clean addition to your coffee table. Mount them on creative holders like wood blocks, spring stands, toys, and terrariums, and they’ll look good. Don’t miss checking out these air plant maintenance tips.

3. Spider Plant

Spider Plant

Spider plant is a classic tabletop plant, variegated long, narrow leaves cascading down makes it look appealing. And an added bonus–it’s non-toxic to cats and dogs.

Tip: You can also plant it in a big coffee mug!

4. Baby Rubber Plant

Baby Rubber Plant

Peperomia obtusifolia, with its large glossy round foliage, can liven up any coffee table! It does well in grow lights too and requires infrequent watering when the topsoil is dry.

Tip: Prune it regularly to maintain a small and compact size for the table. 

5. Succulents


Succulents thrive in neglect, they are known to grow in dry soil for a long time and survive in low light. Coming in a wide variety, you can also grow them in unique pots.

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6. Cacti


Like succulents, cactus plants are low maintenance too. Some of them have flowers and some like moonlight cactus are colorful, letting you add a touch of color and style to the table. See more cactus types here.

7. Aloe


Compact aloe varieties like Crosby’s Prolific and Spider Aloe make the best coffee table plants. You can grow aloe vera as well, but it’ll need a bigger pot.

8. Blushing Bromeliad 

Blushing Bromeliad

This bromeliad turns red from the center before flowering, and that’s why it’s called blushing bromeliad. It loves south or west-facing location indoors that receives some sunlight.

9. Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Mother in Law’s Tongue with its unique sword-like upright foliage will look good on your coffee table! For a small tabletop, opt for dwarf Sansevieria varieties.

10. Cape Primrose

Cape Primrose

A flowering streptocarpus is a perfect way to cheer up a dull-looking coffee table. This African violet relative has thin velvety leaves and colorful blossoms. Provide it morning sunlight and bright day long indirect light to keep it growing.

11. Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Fern

The hair-like fine and feathery foliage and small size made it to this list. Also, it does well in the shade. Just provide sufficient indirect light, water when needed, and it’ll live well.

12. Boston Fern

Boston Fern

Boston fern is the best way to bring a touch of nature to your coffee table. It loves to thrive indoors with regular watering. Select a decorative pot and lay pebbles over the topsoil to further enhance its beauty. Don’t forget to check out our fern care tips here

13. Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth

With blue flowers coming together in clusters, the grape hyacinth lights up any tabletop due to its stupendous beauty! They do well in moderate watering and partial sunlight.

14. African Violet

African Violet

African violet is the prom queen of coffee table plants due to its colorful flowers. Be creative and plant it in a contrasting pot. It does well in bright indirect light and occasional watering when the soil is dry. Check out more flowering houseplants here.

15. Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo

You must have lucky bamboo, at one of the tables in your home or office, if not, must buy it. Why? Because of the way it looks and almost no maintenance nature. Moreover, according to Feng Shui, it brings good vibes and fortune. 

16. Indoor Bonsai Plants

Indoor Bonsai Plants

Nothing better than an indoor bonsai on a coffee table to spark conversation. Of course, maintaining a bonsai is difficult, but you can have it if you’re a serious plant grower. Read our bonsai growing tips for help.

17. Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant

The attractive splotches of white, lavender, red, and pink color on its green leaves makes it the most picturesque plant for a coffee table! It loves growing in indirect sunlight and moist soil.

18. Pothos


Apart from golden pothos, you can grow other pothos varieties as well. These plants do good in low light conditions and require water only when the potting medium is dry. This natural air purifier has many health benefits, as well.

19. Prayer Plant

Prayer Plant

Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura) is like having a work of art at your coffee table, with red veins on its foliage and leaves that raise and contract, following the day-night cycle. It needs indirect light and even-moisture to grow well. 

20. Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy

Bright warm-colored flowers of gerbera daisy can fill your room with positivity. This amazing cut flower plant was also a part of NASA’s clean air study. Learn about its benefits here.

Also Read: How to Grow Gerbera Daisy Indoors

21. Grass


If you’re fond of the sweet smell of spring grass. How about growing it indoors? Grass in a small and shallow pot can be a great coffee table centerpiece. Grass types that tolerate shade are most suitable. You can also opt for rye and wheatgrass.



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