These 10 Small Indoor Plants are easy to grow, take a little space, and add more appeal to the interior!
1. Lucky Bamboo
Lucky bamboo is not a real bamboo but a member of the lily family. This low maintenance tropical indoor plant is known to bring good luck and fortune. While it can become 2-3 feet tall over time, you can maintain its size by cutting the top off with a shear to the desired height. You can grow this plant either in the water or the soil, keeping in a location that is bright and receives filtered sunlight. Learn more about growing lucky bamboo indoors here and here!
Lithops can be a beautiful addition to your indoor plants’ collection. These small indoor plants are super easy to grow if you have a sunny window. However, if you’re growing lithops in a tropical climate, keep them in a location that receives filtered sunlight. This succulent prefers warm indoor temperatures, so save it from cold drafts.
3. Chinese Money Plant
When it comes to small indoor plants, Chinese money plant (Pilea Peperomioides) comes to the mind. Its pancake-shaped leaves look striking with the contrasting background. Keep this plant in a location that receives indirect sunlight and water when the soil dries out, fertilize with half strength water soluble fertilizer during the growing period. The more information on it is available at the Apartment Therapy!
4. Baby Toes
Baby Toes (Fenestraria rhopalophylla) plants look so odd and surely one of the coolest in this list of small houseplants. You can grow them in a small container alone or with other succulents. Growing requirements are similar to lithops, keep this succulent in a well-lit spot, better if it can receive a few hours of direct sunlight as well. Maintain warm temperature and water sparingly to keep the plant growing. To learn more, click here!
5. Spider Plant
Such a perfect, easy to grow houseplant! This small indoor plant can thrive in the neglect. While the spider plants know how to survive in tough indoor conditions, they too prefer exposure to bright indirect light and a few hours of filtered sunlight. Keep the temperature around them warm (above 50 F) and water regularly. Visit the Spruce to learn more about growing spider plants!
We also added the purple-leaf shamrock to our list of best purple houseplants here! This low growing tropical beauty is so interesting to look at that it can add a flare of sexy purple in your room. When keeping indoors, place the shamrock in a spot where it can receive partial sunlight. The plant is very tolerant of mishandling, although, it doesn’t like living in an overly wet condition, especially in cold climates. Click here to learn more!
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7. Polka Dot Plant
Polka Dot (Hypoestes phyllostachya) plant is rather tall in its natural habitat, but when grown as a houseplant, it qualifies our definition of small indoor plants. You can use it to beautify your living space. The plant can survive in the poorly lit area but for attractive colorful foliage, keep it somewhere where it can receive filtered sunlight.
8. Flowering Kalanchoe
The Flowering Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) can impact your indoor decorations positively. This striking succulent plant is no match when in bloom and doesn’t grow above 6-12 inches tall. Kalanchoe prefers warm temperatures (avoid keeping it below 50 F) and well-lit place to sit. Keeping it near a south or west facing window is helpful if you want to encourage more blooms. To learn growing kalanchoe, click here!
This low growing succulent plant is popular for its rosette-shaped foliage. There are many varieties to choose from. You can use it to make your very own Succulent Dish Garden or a DIY terrarium. Growing echeveria indoors is not different from other succulent. Fix a place for the plant where it can receive bright indirect sunlight and a few hours of partial sunlight as well. Water deeply but let the plant dries out well during the watering spells. Read this informative article to learn how to grow echeveria!
10. Asparagus Fern
The Asparagus Fern is not exactly a fern but a member of the lily family. This warm climate plant becomes a nice tabletop or hanging basket specimen. To grow it, place it in a location that receives bright indirect sunlight. Water regularly, especially in warmer months but avoid overwatering. To learn more about growing asparagus fern, click here!