37 Small Indoor Plants To Bring Beauty Into Your Home
You can benefit from small houseplants in so many ways. Despite their small size, they can be grown almost anywhere, brighten up the smallest corner, and allow you to have access to many varieties of plants in a small area. Throughout this article, we’ll discuss a few of my favorite small indoor plants. I know you’ll enjoy them.
Painted-Leaf Begonia (Begonia Rex)
Rex Begonias’ flamboyant foliage and compact growth make them an ideal small houseplant that will always stand out when displayed in your living space. Even though it can be fussy about water, light and humidity, it is a delightful plant to grow. This plant also goes by the name Painted-Leaf Begonia and is about its foliage rather than its flowers. In 1850, the plant was accidentally discovered. It has since become one of the most popular small indoor plants in the world.
Nerve Plant (Fittonia)
It is amazing how beautiful nerve plants look. Definitely not a simple plant to take care of, but one that will surely pay off in the end. While they have high water requirements and a high humidity level, they can also be grown in most places provided you pay attention. I consider them one of my top choices for growing in terrariums. There’s nothing like gazing at their lace-like vein patterns on their leaves to keep me engrossed, and I never get bored. Make sure the soil is moist, but not soggy, and give the plant indirect sunlight and you’ll be well on your way to taking care of this cute indoor plant. The red-veined Fittonia verschaffeltii is probably my favorite, but the others are all gorgeous too.
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
The stunning beauty of a phalaenopsis orchid deserves a moment’s attention. The Moth Orchid is a beautiful, but small indoor plant that would be a great choice for anyone on the lookout for one. The blooms last for months, and they do not require much care, as their appearance would suggest. Be careful not to overwater and keep the plants out of direct sunlight. By using a dilute fertilizer every few weeks, you will get the best results from your plants. The Phalaenopsis Orchids have taken over my house since I can’t help but buy more.
Peperomia species are so varied that you could have dozens of them and still not have a pair that is identical. Indoor plants in this category, many of which have succulent characteristics, are easy to care for, as well as stylish. There are many of them, and they’re generally cheap. A windowsill facing east or west will do well with most species, and once the top inch of soil has dried out, they should be watered. Some of my personal favorites include Peperomia caperata and Peperomia graveolens, but there is such a variety that you will surely find one you love.
Flamingo Flower (Anthurium)
A great option for anyone looking for a relatively small indoor plant that can be easily fit on a shelf, side table, or windowsill thanks to its showy color blooms that can last the whole year around. A 12-18 inch tall plant with low maintenance requirements, it grows quickly. It is important to give your Flamingo Flowers plenty of indirect, bright light so that they bloom profusely. It thrives best in well-draining soil, which is hydrated regularly but infrequently.
This hybrid plant is commonly known as Alocasia Polly because it is a smaller version of the Alocasia Amazonica hybrid. There is much debate regarding the origin of this plant, but it sure does look good. A few glossy leaves with pale veins appear at the tips of its arrowhead-shaped leaves, which contrast beautifully with its dark green foliage.
Although Alocasia Polly is a little trickier to maintain, her health depends on optimal conditions. A high percentage of humidity, a constantly moist but not soggy potting mix, and indirect but bright sunlight are required. Alocasia Polly is an excellent choice for those who seek more of a challenge. Additionally, there are a number of more unusual Alocasia species that are equally stunning. One of my favorite Alocasias is the Alocasia zebrina. The other is the Alocasia baginda ‘dragon scale’.
Baby Toes (Fenestraria rhopalophylla)
It’s not hard to see why Baby Toes has earned its common name. The plant is small enough for tiniest of spaces and can be displayed alone or in an arrangement with other succulents. Babies Toes have a wide range of light tolerance, so they will do well on a window sill or in a shadowy corner. Because this plant is a succulent, it demands a potting mix that drains well and infrequent watering. Small Baby Toes plants look great on shelves and in places that larger houseplants would be unsuitable.
An attractive succulent, this plant is a favorite among succulent houseplants. With its long, thick, green leaves, this plant is a great addition to any yard. Despite its tolerance for neglect, Aloe Vera enjoys bright, direct sunlight, although it can cope with lesser light. After the growing mix has dried out, thoroughly water Aloe Vera plants. It is important not to overwater Aloe Vera because root rot can result. Aside from looking nice, Aloe Vera plants also provide health benefits. The leaves of Aloe Vera contain a clear gel that is great for treating skin conditions like sunburn.
The number of echeveria species is so wide that you are bound to find one that you adore. Several different shapes and sizes of these compact succulents are available, and they can be grown on their own in a small pot or planted with other echeveria for an impressive arrangement. Although echeveria can be grown under a range of light conditions, it will become leggy over time if grown in lower light conditions. The problem isn’t too big since they can be propagated easily and your display can be refreshed easily if needed. Echeverias are small and can be placed anywhere in the home thanks to their small size.
Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomiodes)
This plant, referred to as the Chinese Money Plant or Pass It On Plant, has gained enormous popularity in recent years. This plant is in high demand due to its glossy pancake-shaped leaves that are sure to impress. Simple to take care of and easy to share with your friends, this is a lovely indoor plant that can be enjoyed for quite some time.
Purple Shamrock (Oxalis triangularis)
This easy-to-grow bulb has amazing and unusual foliage that makes it look really beautiful when on display. These plants have purple-trigonal leaves and pale blue, white, or purple flowers, making them one of my favorite small indoor plants. During the day, the leaves of your plant move from closing at night to facing the light, giving your plant an ever-changing appearance. In addition to their common name, Purple Shamrock or False Shamrock, these plants are very easy to grow. They can tolerate varying light conditions and inconsistent watering. Despite being neglected, they can live for years if they are revived. Every autumn, they will die back and sprout again enthusiastically in the spring.
Air Plants (Tillandsia)
There is something special about air plants that makes them stand out from many other small indoor plants. Rather than growing in soil, they live attached to trees or rocks. The versatility of air plants allows you to display them in an array of ways in your home, since they do not need to be planted in soil. By attaching your air plants to rocks, shells, growing them in terrariums, or mounting them on the wall, you can create beautiful displays. Despite the relatively arid conditions of most homes, they get the majority of the water they need from the air, but they need to be sprayed or soaked every week or two.
Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
Plants like this are very popular small houseplants and are often available wherever you can find indoor plants. Jade plants are a perennial favorite because of their beauty and ease of maintenance. Ordinarily, they are grown as small houseplants; however, given sufficient time, space, and care, they can reach quite large sizes. Plants can be easily cared for, just remember not to overwater and to watch for leaf drop.
Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)
Winter blooming succulents like this are always in high demand and are generally easy to find on sale in the winter and spring months. Short day plants bloom during short afternoons and short nights in late autumn and early winter. You can prune spent blooms and provide plenty of light for it to flower for a long time. In addition to good drainage, dry conditions and infrequent watering are important to succulents. There are many colors to choose from, including red, orange, yellow, and white. Kalanchoe is typically treated as an annual, disposed of once it has finished blooming, but it can be rebloomed if given the right conditions.
Living Stone Plant (Lithops)
A bit unusual, but certainly worth adding to your collection, this small indoor plant is indeed an interesting one. There are only two leaves on lithops plants, which resemble animal hooves. As their name implies, these stones are typically found half buried in the ground, mixing in with other stones in their natural habitat. The reason is also that they require about as much care to grow successfully as a stone.
The plant should be placed in a sunny location, and it should be watered no more than a couple of times a year. Plants can be grown in little pots alone or in groups, and they come in different colors that can look quite attractive. When choosing potting soil, it is important to choose one high in inorganic material. In order to keep Lithops plants healthy, the best strategy is to ignore them. It is essential to water them no more than bare minimum, as overwatering can lead to problems.
Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)
Similarly, the Polka Dot Plant is another very eye-catching small houseplant. This plant is also called the freckle-face plant, and it’s not difficult to understand why. The foliage is delicate, compact, and comes in a variety of colors, including white, pink, red, yellow, or green, making it quite interesting to look at. Foliage is very different from most other houseplants, providing a huge amount of contrast when arranged in a group. The small size of this plant, as well as its need for higher moisture and humidity, makes it a good fit for terrariums.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Plants that grow as climbing or trailing plants look great when their foliage hangs down from a shelf or window sill, or even when they are grown as hanging plants. As one of the easiest plants to maintain that I know, it’s suitable for everyone. It grows to a reasonable size, but can be easily trimmed to any size you prefer. Although I listed it as an indoor plant, it is capable of growing large.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
During the last few years, snake plants have gained in popularity. In terms of displaying it at home, this plant is fairly versatile and does not require a lot of maintenance. A large variety of plants makes a great floor plant, but smaller varieties can be used just about anywhere. The Snake Plant comes in quite a few varieties, and when a few of them are grouped together, they look amazing. Snake Plants in my house are watered about once per month or less, and I place them in low-light locations. It is very easy to take care of, so I would recommend getting one. One warning is to avoid overwatering them, as this is the one thing that will surely destroy them.