16 Ground Covers that Become Excellent Houseplants

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Would you believe there are plants in your garden bed that can also be grown indoors? Check out this Ground Covers that Become Excellent Houseplants list to know more.

Ground covers fill up the spaces with intriguing foliage and blooms. But, have you ever wonder if you could also plant some of those in the home as houseplants? Check out our list of Ground Covers that Become Excellent Houseplants!

Have a look at the best shade-loving ground covers here

Ground Covers that Become Excellent Houseplants

1. Lily of the Valley

Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis

With white bell-shaped blooms dangling from the green foliage, Lily of the Valley looks gorgeous indoors as it looks along the walkways outside!
2. Lavender

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Botanical Name: Lavandula

This sweet-smelling perennial is one of the most beautiful ground covers that gardeners are fond of. With blue or purple-colored flowers, it can look equally striking at home.

Check out our article on growing Lavender in pots here

3. Ferns

Botanical Name: Tracheophyta

The feathery foliage of the plant makes for excellent ground cover. However, the green fronds also look equally amazing indoors while kept in pots or hanging baskets. Boston, Macho, Maidenhair, and Tiger ferns are some of the best ones to try.

4. Roman Chamomile

Botanical Name: Chamaemelum nobile

Roman chamomile is best noted for its inviting fragrance and medicinal properties. It looks great as a ground cover and looks charming indoors too.

5. Corsican Mint

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Botanical Name: Mentha requienii

If you love the flavor of Corsican mint in your food or enjoy a cup of its tea, you also grow this aromatic garden cover in a small container as a houseplant too!

6. Stonecrop


Botanical Name: Sedum

Many plants from the sedum genus become excellent ground covers, and they can be grown indoors as well!

7. Wandering Jew

Botanical Name: Tradescantia zebrina

The inch plant is probably the most famous groundcovers that also make for an excellent indoor trailing plant. Keep it at a spot that gets indirect light.

Check out our article on growing Wandering Jew here

8. Hosta


Botanical Name: Hosta

The unique foliage colors and patterns make this an interesting houseplant that can add a lot of appeal indoors. You can also grow it in water.

Here are the best types of hostas you can grow

9. Creeping Thyme

Botanical Name: Thymus serpyllum

If you want a trailing plant that goes well with a variegated plant indoors, then this groundcover is a good choice. It can grow up to 8-12 inches tall.

10. Turtle Vine

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Botanical Name: Callisia repens

Also popular as the creeping inch plant, it makes for a beautiful cascading specimen indoors where its stems dangle down the rim of the pots. Outdoors it becomes an excellent ground cover in the shade in frost-free regions!

Learn everything about growing Turtle Vine here

11. Creeping Charlie


Botanical Name: Glechoma hederacea

It is a fast-spreading groundcover that is also considered a weed in many states. However, when grown in pots, it makes for a stunning houseplant.

12. Begonia


Botanical Name: Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum

Begonias look stunning as ground covers in a shady garden, and this attribute also makes it quite popular as a houseplant — thanks to its shade-dwelling nature.

Here are the best Begonias you can grow

13. Variegated Strawberry Geranium

Botanical Name: Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Tricolor’

Another great specimen as a groundcover for shaded spots of your yard, it also looks stunning when grown in pots, thanks to the maroon-pink variegation on its leaves.

14. Baby Rubber Plant


Botanical Name: Peperomia obtusifolia

The Baby Rubber Plant is also a popular choice as a low groundcover for shade. It also looks beautiful in pots while grown indoors.

15. Silver Tree Plant

Botanical Name: Pilea spruceana

Found as a groundcover naturally in the mountainous regions of Ecuador and Peru, the plant looks stunning in pots with its colorful leaves.

16. Baby’s Tears

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Botanical Name: Soleirolia soleirolii

The dense and low-growing nature of the plant makes it best for groundcover and pots. Its round green and yellow leaves look alluring in hanging baskets.

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