Do you want more indoor plants in your indoor garden? The good news is that there are many common houseplants to choose from.
Below are 19 easy-to-grow houseplants that are popular, easy to find, and even easy to care for.
LIST OF COMMON INDOOR PLANTS
We have arranged the houseplants below alphabetically. Each one has a care guide along with a link to Amazon or Etsy, where you can get them delivered directly to you!
1. Air Plants
Air Plants, also known as Tillandsias, are rather unusual plants because they don’t require soil to grow, meaning that they literally grow in the air. Wow!
Air Plants are epiphytes. In their natural environments, they tend to grow under the canopy of trees and plants that act as a means of support.
As if that wasn’t enough, air plants have also developed a unique look. Their leaves resemble sea creatures that live in the deep.
Although they require much different care from other common houseplants, you can care for them easily at home. Check out the care guide below to learn how to care for them properly.
These are tabletop and hanging plants.
2. Aloe Vera
As a result of its beneficial properties, Aloe Vera is probably the most popular succulent ever. Grocery stores will also sell aloe vera gel or aloe vera leaves in addition to the plants themselves.
The Aloe Vera plant has a variety of nicknames: Aloe barbadensis, First Aid Plant, True Aloe, African Aloe, Burn Plant, and Miracle Plant. Aloe Vera is highly preferred for cosmetic and medicinal purposes.
However, it is also beautiful to look at. Aloe Vera can grow successfully inside in any climate with the right care.
Aloe Vera is a tabletop plant.
Laceleaf, also known as Anthurium, is known for its vibrant blooms. If you’re looking for a colorful indoor plant, then consider this one. Their flowers come in red, but you can also find them in pink, green, purple, pink, and white.
Red Anthuriums can live long as houseplants with proper care. The flowers are also long lasting. There are a few things you need to pay attention to so your plant thrives. Check out the care guide below this photo.
Anthuriums are tabletop plants.
Aside from adding lots of color to your home, bromeliads are tropical plants that thrive indoors.
Bromeliads are one of the most popular houseplants around. There are over 2,877 distinct species, including pineapples, one of the most popular fruits!
The photo below shows Guzmanias in pink and yellow blooms. Guzmanias are popular houseplants, along with Aechmea Fasciatas and Tillandsia Cyaneas.
It’s common to see them in dish gardens too. Bromeliads are tabletop plants.
5. Chinese Evergreen
This plant is native to Asia and New Guinea and is officially known as Aglaonemas.
The patterned leaves are available in a wide range of color combinations these days. The foliage also gives a full look, so smaller varieties make great houseplants.
The larger varieties are low, rounded floor plants with rounded leaves. They make good underplanting for tall floor plants, and smaller ones are also used to make dish gardens and living walls.
6. Christmas Cactus
The Christmas Cacti bloom around the holiday season, which explains the name behind it. The official name of the tropical plant is Schlumbergera.
It’s a very beautiful succulent, especially when blooming during the holiday season. But you can enjoy it year-round because it’s a hardy houseplant.
Christmas Cacti (Holiday Cacti) are tabletop plants.
7. Dragon Tree
These plants, also known as Dragon Trees, have long stems with very little maintenance. They can live many years on a low level of care.
Their slim leaves and long trunk give it a tropical look that is suitable for modern decors.
Trees of the Dragon Family are slow-growing, but can reach a height of up to 15 feet.
Dracaena marginatas are usually sold as floor plants, however 4, 6, and 8′′ plants can be used on tabletops.
8. Fiddleleaf Fig
We love Joy Us Garden’s Fiddleleaf Fig. This plant is a personal favorite. It is easy to grow. The large leaves make a beautiful sight!
A fiddle leaf’s shape is the reason for the name.
It is probably one of the most finicky houseplants on this list, as it cannot be moved and requires a lot of light. But it isn’t too difficult to care for if you follow the right steps to do so.
Indoors, Fiddleleaf Figs can grow to 10 – 15′, though ‘Bambino’ is a lower-growing variety that only reaches 3′.
9. Jade Plants
Jade Plants are succulents that grow rapidly. Their official name is Crassula ovata.
It’s a miniature version of a tree with thick stems and oval-shaped leaves.
Moreover, Jade Plants also thrive well in dry air, which is why Jade Plants can survive for a long time indoors.
The Jade Plants are most commonly sold as table top plants. They can reach up to 4 feet tall, but grow slowly.
It is easy to find this popular flowering succulent, also called Kalanchoe, Florist Kalanchoe, or Flaming Katy.
Colors of Kalanchoes range from vibrant to muted. They are complemented by glossy, dark green foliage.
Kalanchoes are tabletop plants.
11. Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo is actually not a bamboo at all. It’s a Dracaena sanderiana or Dracaena braunii to be precise.
These stalks, canes, or stems (whatever you want to call them) resemble bamboo canes. It’s a novelty plant that will remain underwater for the foreseeable future.
A popular houseplant in the United States, Lucky Bamboo have been part of Chinese culture for thousands of years. They can be found all around the world.
Lucky Bamboo is a tabletop plant.
12. Monstera deliciosa
Because of its holes and cutouts in its leaves, Monstera deliciosa is nicknamed the Swiss Cheese Plant. The leaves are truly fanciful!
There is a vine called Monstera deliciosa that grows in tropical regions of North and South America. As yours grows, it’ll need a means of support.
Swiss Cheese Plants are generally sold as wide floor plants.
13. Peace Lily
Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum, is a plant that gives off an air of tranquillity and elegance.
Plants with these have dark green leaves and white flowers, which are leaf bracts that grow around the flower itself. I have found that they flower sparingly, and intermittently throughout the year, if happy.
Usually, Peace Lilies are sold as a tabletop plant. Larger varieties are wider and lower plants.
14. Ponytail Palm
Beaucarnea recurvata, more commonly known as Elephant’s Foot or Ponytail Palm, is native to Mexico. In nature, they grow to be remarkably magnificent trees!
An interesting addition to any collection is the Ponytail Palm. It doesn’t require regular watering, but does require enough sunlight.
Ponytail Palms are commonly sold as tabletop plants. As they grow (which is slowly indoors), they develop a trunk and grow into a floor plant.
The Devil’s Ivy plant, also known as Pothos, is a great choice for adding simple greenery to your house.
There are a variety of leaf sizes and color combinations available on the market today. Pothos is one of the most common houseplants out there since it has long stems and gorgeous green leaves.
Pothos is a great option if you are looking for a tropical vibe in your own.
Pothos are sold as tabletop or hanging plants.
16. Rubber Plants
This houseplant is also known as Ficus elastica or Rubber Tree. It is a lot of fun to keep!
There are many other tree-like plants that do well indoors, including Rubber Plants, which grow to heights of fifteen feet. In different leaf patterns and colors, I find them easier to grow than Fiddleleaf Figs and Weeping Figs.
Rubber plants are usually sold as floor plants.
17. Snake Plants
Sansevierias are one of the toughest houseplants out there. These spiky beauties can withstand most conditions. They come in many sizes, forms, and leaf patterns.
There isn’t much maintenance required with Snake Plants. You need to water them only once every few weeks, if that. They thrive just fine on their own!
A snake plant is often sold as a tabletop plant, and it is also available as floor plants; taller snake plants are also available.
18. Spider Plant
Spider Plants are botanically called Chlorophytum comosum. They are also known as Airplane Plants, St. Bernard’s Lilies, Spider Ivy, and Ribbon Plants.
Those long stems with flowers at the end take on a life of their own, growing in whatever directions they wish. The same is true for the babies they make, which propagate easily.
The easy houseplants on this list tolerate a variety of conditions, and like many on this list, they are durable and suitable for beginners.
Spider plants can be a tabletop plant or a hanging plant.
19. ZZ Plant
The scientific name for the ZZ Plant is Zamioculcas zamiifolia. It is also known as the Zanzibar Gem.
The glossy leaves on long stems make them extremely beautiful, so the ZZ Plant has gained a lot of popularity.
It is possible to display ZZ Plants as floor plants or tabletop plants.
The above are some of the most common houseplants we recommend.
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