10 Slow Growing Indoor Plants
A beautiful indoor garden is just as enjoyable as an outdoor one, and it is very easy to cultivate. Indoor plants that grow slowly may be easy for you if you love houseplants, but don’t want to deal with the hassle they require. This selection of plants is available in a variety of shapes and sizes, so I hope you will find your perfect plant. What is your favourite slow growing plant? Let me know in the comments below!
The popular succulent aloe vera enjoys a lot of popularity right now, and you’ll find them in almost every plant lovers home. Plants like these are easy to care for and grow very slowly. They’re also commonly used in cosmetics, so you could even try creating your own cream. In addition, they can be propagated for life, so you only have to buy one.
To care for the plant, keep the room temperature around 70 degrees, and expose it to lots of sunlight. Because it’s a succulent, it likes very dry soil, so you’ll need to avoid frequent watering if you want good results.
Among the most popular indoor plants, the snake plant is thriving with neglect. If you’re going to be away from home for extended periods, this is a great option if you’d like it to survive without water. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colours, making them suitable for any setting.
You can grow this indoor plant in a wide range of light conditions so that it’ll thrive. In any room with a normal room temperature, the air and the soil should be somewhat dry.
The money tree is extremely popular across Asia, as it is regarded as a sign of good luck and prosperity. Because of that, they are frequently bought as gifts for family and friends. The plant can’t grow this way naturally; the trunk has to be braided in the early stages of its life in order to look like this. The lush green leaves and braided trunk make this plant characteristic of any home. You only have to water it occasionally, and it is okay if you neglect it at times as it is quite a hardy plant.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
These plants thrive in bright, filtered light but they’re not very fast growers so they don’t need much maintenance. You’ll find that they tend to work especially well in entrances of your house, especially if they have big doors that bring in lots of light. A large vase can give the impression of a calming presence, which is really certain to grab the attention of your guests.
Room temperatures that are between 65 degrees and 75 degrees are ideal for this plant, along with bright to medium light. When moving the soil, avoid putting it in too bright an environment. The soil is supposed to dry out a bit between watering.
If you want an exotic look in your home, bromeliads are the right choice. They’re a vibrant color and appear to be hardy, but yet actually require little care for maximum enjoyment. The exotic bromeliad looks hard to take care of, but it is so easy to do. They are easiest to grow in shallow pots and typically require watering once per week. You can secure them to a piece of furniture in the home if you so wish. In the wild, clinging to trees is their preferred living arrangement.
In general, bromeliads are epiphytic plants, meaning they use their roots to take hold on branches, rocks or other plants. Not all bromeliads are found in soil, however. Their special cup, made from the leaves, uses a unique way to store water so they can use it when needed. Try to place your bromeliad in an area where it gets bright sunlight, but not direct sunlight. Place it near an eastern or western facing window rather than right at a window.
Saguaro Cacti make my list because they tend to grow slowly, but can be grown indoors under the right conditions with the right surroundings. They are essentially found outdoors but can be cared for indoors. I’m sure you are already aware that cacti grow in some of the harshest environments, making them an excellent indoor plant. Keep in mind that your Saguaro should not be exposed to extremely low temperatures, so as not to shorten its lifespan!
Devil’s Ivy is a popular introductory plant for those who have never been gardening before. It has a steady growth rate and requires little maintenance. They do well in a variety of light conditions, including low light, just make sure to avoid direct sunlight. All you need to do is water them once the soil is dry to the touch.
Jade Plants are a symbol of good luck and are often seen in offices and homes. They are also excellent starter plants, as they are slow growing and easy to care for. In order to take care of the plant you need to avoid letting the soil completely dry out. Water it when the top layer feels dry to the touch. A sill under a window is ideal for them too, because they need full sunlight.
The soil should remain somewhat dry, so Jade plants do not require excessive water. They prefer bright light and room temperature.
Chinese Evergreens make even the most inexperienced gardeners look like experts. They can be grown in very small spaces and require only minimal care. Slow growth and tolerance to a variety of environmental conditions make them low maintenance plants. Keep it in medium to low sunlight, any direct sunlight will burn the leaves. Allow the soil to dry out a little before watering.
Tree-like Weeping Figs are known for their ability to retain their tree-like shape regardless of size. They are ideal as bonsais or large houseplants, where the speed of growth is at your disposal. Care for it when you’re starting out can be a bit of a chore, but when you figure it out, it’s a breeze.