14 Indoor Plants that Grow from Seeds

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Do you know there are Indoor Plants that Grow from Seeds? You can propagate them inexpensively and have them in your houseplant collection!

If you are good at seed propagation, you can start these Indoor Plants that Grow from Seeds in your home.

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Indoor Plants that Grow from Seeds

1. Gloxinia

Botanical Name: Sinningia speciosa

Time: 1-3 weeks 

These flowering houseplants are related to African violets and grow well in indirect sunlight. You can easily propagate the hybrid cultivars from seeds. 

2. Asparagus Fern

Botanical Name: Asparagus setaceus

Time: 3-7 weeks

Though not a true fern but the arching plumes of tightly packed, needle-like leaves look beautiful in hanging baskets.

Growing Tips: Soak the seeds overnight in water and sow them 1/2 inch deep in a tray or pots. Keep the temperature at 70-80 F until germination, which will take approx four weeks.

Have a look at the best ferns for containers here 

3. Peace Lily

Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum wallisii

Time: 1 week

Peace lilies offer beautiful white bracts over contrasting dark glossy green foliage. To add to the beauty of the plant, grow them in bright and colorful pots.

Growing Tips: Sow the seeds at any time of the year. The seedpods turn yellow and soften when they are about to mature.

Check out our article on peace lily benefits here

4. Cactus

Botanical Name: Cactaceae

Time: 2-8 weeks

Growing cactus from seeds is an inexpensive method, but it takes time. You can grow unique varieties and use them to decorate your home or give your friends potted cactus as a gift.

Check out our article on growing cactus from seeds here

5. African Violets

Botanical Name: Saintpaulia

Time: 2-6 weeks

The beautiful African violet flowers come in a wide range of blooms and types. They match every type of home decor with their gorgeous colors!

Growing Tips: You can grow them from both cuttings and seeds. Learn the full process here for growing through seeds.

6. Coleus

Botanical Name: Coleus scutellarioides

Time: 2-4 weeks

Bring bold contrast with this ornamental plant with variegated, patterned, colorful leaves that can brighten up any dark corner of your home.

Growing Tips: Press seeds gently into the soil and does not cover. Provide enough warmth and light by placing it on a well-lit windowsill.

Check out our article on beautiful Coleus varieties here

7. English Ivy

Botanical Name: Hedera helix

Time: 3-5 weeks

This low-care trailing plant is quite versatile in nature. You can grow it as a houseplant, train it to create topiaries, or keep it in a little form as a spilling indoor plant.

Growing Tips: Put the seeds in the middle of every section in a seed tray. Push them gently, and don’t cover too much. Keep the soil moist but not soggy until the seedlings emerge.

Have a look at some amazing English Ivy benefits here

8. Living Stone

Botanical Name: Lithops

Time: 2-10 weeks

Also known as pebble plants, these small, colorful plants give you an impression of real stones or pebbles. They prefer a lot of sunlight and well-draining soil.

Here’s all you need to know about growing Lithops 

9. Lavender

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Time: 1-2 weeks

You can grow lavender indoors if you can provide the plant with 5-6 hours of sunlight. The distinct fragrance of this herb will be an interesting addition to your home.

Check out our article on growing lavender from seeds here

10. Herbs

Time: 2-4 weeks

Growing herbs from seeds is simple and effective. They take less space and offer you fresh and organic taste in your meals!

Have a look at the fast-growing herbs you can grow from seeds here 

11. Anthurium

Botanical Name: Anthurium andraeanum

Time: 2 weeks

Anthuriums can bring an instant appeal to any interior decor and come in a variety of shapes and colors. Most varieties are grown for veined foliage and distinct bracts.

Growing Tips: Gently press the seeds into vermiculite and place them in an area where they can get plenty of sunlight and air circulation.

12. Schefflera


Botanical Name: Schefflera arboricola

Time: 2-6 weeks

This low-maintenance plant with lush, glossy elongated foliage is ideal for filling an empty, bright spot of your home or office.

Growing Tips: Plant the seeds 1 inch deep in the moist soil. Place it where the plant can get bright, indirect sunlight. 

13. Nasturtium

Botanical Name: Tropaeolum

Time: 1-2 weeks

Bright, vibrant flowers of this plant are edible, and they match really well with the dark foliage. Nasturtium looks great in pots and is quick-growing too!

Here’s all you need to know about growing Nasturtiums from seeds

14. Cat Grass

Botanical Name: Dactylis glomerata

Time: 1-2 weeks

Growing cat grass is easy, and if you have a pet cat in your home, it is really going to make your feline healthy and happy. Go for Oatgrass, Barleygrass, and Wheatgrass.

Here’s all you need to know about growing cat grass indoors

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