16 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Garden ( and How to Care them)

Growing plants at your home may reduce depression, anxiety and it is oxygenating the air we breathe which is needful. No excuses if you even have a small space in your home. Know about the 16 indoor plants that are just perfect for the small-spaced gardener.

1. Rubber plant-Ficus Elastica

Rubber plant
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It is one of the easiest plants to grow at home. Make sure to keep the soil moist for growing this plant. This doesn’t mean that you should keep it saturated with water. Don’t forget to maintain the moisture in the soil. This will help the plant grow faster. Place it next to your sofa in the living room and also keep it away from the sun otherwise the leaves get burnt.

2. Fiddle leaf fig-Ficus Lyrata

Fiddle leaf fig
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This plant is efficient in removing chemicals but also effectively reduces humidity as well. This plant can be of great help for removing fungus and mould which causes breathing issues. For its care, keep it in a bright place. Direct sun will also work for it and never place it in a dark spot.

3. Spider plant

Spider plant
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This is one of the easiest plants to grow and to take care of. Even if you have a knack for killing plants, the spider plant might be for you. This plant looks cool and prefers a lot of bright, indirect sunlight. This one is great if you have pets at home as it’s harmless and very resilient. Water this plant a few times a week.

4. ZZ plant-Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

ZZ plant-Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
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The best part about this plant is that it requires less care and water it once in ten days or even in 2 weeks, it will be completely fine and also keep it away from direct sun.

5. Snake plant

Snake plant
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The snake plant is another easy plant to take care of. This plant likes to grow on drier soil so you don’t need to water it every day. Make sure the plant gets some sunlight. This plant gives a cool vibe and is said to release oxygen into the air along with removing harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, and other chemicals.

6. Areca palm-Dypsis Lutescens

Areca palm
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Areca is available in various sizes and also doesn’t need a lot of light. You can find huge areas, even tiny ones in the market. Keep this in a place where it does not get direct sun. It prefers its soil moist, therefore water it once in three days and it will work well.

7. Monstera-Monstera Obliqua

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There are a lot of Monstera varieties. For this plant, the soil should be layered with moss on top. In summers you can water it once in three days and also keep it in a well-lit place but away from direct sun. Monstera does well in lit places. You can grow this plant like a money plant.

8. Chrysanthemum

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If you want your living room or kitchen to look colorful then chrysanthemums or mums are a wonderful choice! They are available in many colors including white, orange, yellow, and pink. Pet owners beware because this one is toxic to cats and dogs.

9. Dracaenas

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This plant is perfect for those who want something a little different for their home. This plant needs a medium amount of sunlight so make sure you put it in a place that gets a few solid hours. This one is toxic to your pets. They can grow anywhere from 8-10 feet so make you’ve got enough space for this one.

10. English Ivy

English Ivy
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English ivy is really easy to care for and you can keep it in the bathroom of all places. This is another plant that is unfortunately toxic to your pets. Water it generously and make sure the plant gets direct sunlight for at least a few hours.

11. Peace lily

Peace lily
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These are beautiful plants that offer up stunning white flowers. This plant helps to moisten the room and this one takes a little more work to keep them happy, but if you’re up to the challenge you’ll be rewarded with beautiful lilies. Beware, this one is also toxic for pets and it requires morning sunlight only. Never forget to mist the leaves and keep the soil nice and damp.

12. Aloe vera

Aloe vera
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This is one of the easiest plants to care for and one of the most giving plants, too. It’s great to keep the plant in your kitchen for quick relief from burns or any wounds. This plant will thrive in full sunlight and is said to help clean the air. This is another plant that is toxic to pets.

13. Money plant ( Golden Pothos or Devil’s ivy )

Money plant
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Money plant is one of the affordable and most loving plants. It is also called Pothos. It’s a very good indoor plant as it purifies the air around your home. It’s a low-maintenance and easy to grow plant. Never grow this plant in a plastic bottle as the plastic contains toxins that are harmful to the plant to grow.

14. Peperomia Obtusifolia

Peperomia Obtusifolia
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This is one of the interesting indoor plants which can be grown easily at home with simple care. It’s very popular among home gardeners. They add attraction and give a good vibe to your home. The plant is characterized by its thick upright stems with glossy round leaves. You can keep this plant small and compact through pruning. They don’t need tremendous light to survive. It should be kept where it gets medium to bright, indirect light. Peperomia likes their soil to dry out between waterings and make sure you have yours planted in an airy soil.

15. Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus
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Christmas cactus is not a cactus at all in fact they are very similar to the succulent. They don’t need to be properly maintained. Make sure the plant gets lots of bright natural light. Don’t put it in a spot that gets direct sun because that can bleach out and burn it’s foliage. Water it about every one to three weeks depending on the temperature and the best thing is to allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

16. Parlor palm

Parlor palm
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It’s an easy growable indoor plant and it’s one of the most heavily sold house plant palms in the world. They do tend to be pretty fast growers if you take really good care of them. Besides looking beautiful this plant also cleans your indoor air which is amazing.

So, there you go! Haven’t you got an idea about growing plants in a small spaced room? Execute, grow plants and get benefits.

Let us know in the comment section which indoor plant you will choose for a small space garden at home or office and what are your small space garden ideas to keep them.


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