Indoor plants that are small and easy to care for can last longer without becoming too large. There are only a few.
Only so many small plants can stay tiny for too long without losing their charm or overgrowing their pots.
Lucky for you, my obsession with plants is contagious. I have 106 plants in total, with 62 different species. I found ten small, charming indoor plants that are easy to grow and low-maintenance.
These qualities make tiny plants great for small spaces like bookshelves, bookcases, desks, or window sills.
You can plant only a few plants to decorate a space. It would help if you displayed them correctly.
The way a plant is displayed can make or break its character.
These are the top 10 small indoor plants that have a considerable presence.
AIR PLANTS (TILLANDSIA).
Tillandsias, beautiful and graceful plants, don’t need soil to grow.
These plants can draw their nutrients from the air and water around them.
They can be confusing to people and misunderstood.
Their maintenance and display solutions need to be clarified and understood.
Proper air circulation can be vital for the health and well-being of these plants.
There are many types of Air Plants. They require different care. All Air Plants need good air circulation. It cannot be kept in a closed container such as a glass vase or terrarium.
Some Air Plants can be watered by “bathing,” while others need to be sprayed.
All enjoy bright, indirect light.
After purchasing an Air Plant, I recommend you seek more information about your particular Air Plant species from experts such as Dave from Dave’s Air Plant Corner.
My two Air Plants have been with me for more than three years. I only spray them once per week with distilled water.
ZEBRA HAWORTHIA (HAWORTHIOPSIS FASCIATA).
The Zebra Haworthia succulent is small and non-toxic. It’s great for pet owners with young children!
This small indoor plant, native to South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, is straightforward to maintain and propagate.
It thrives in bright, direct sunlight. It can tolerate even a few hours of direct morning sunshine, provided it isn’t exposed to too much direct sunlight.
Four Zebra Haworthia are my possession. I have three different lighting exposures for them. One is on my desk, and the other is close to natural light. Two are located by a South-facing window, where they get some morning sunlight. A sheer curtain screens one at the West-facing window.
The plant can adapt to all humidity conditions, provided it is not kept in a container with inadequate ventilation.
This succulent is just like other succulents. It’s essential to water it appropriately. Between waterings, let the soil dry out.
Only fertilize once per month during the growing season.
LIVING STONES (LITHOPS).
Living Stones are intriguing and curious succulents that are native to Southern Africa.
These are small indoor plants that will not grow large.
Living Stones will never grow more than 1 inch above the topsoil.
This succulent is best suited for bright indirect light and a few hours of morning sunshine. This plant is best suited for Eastern and Southern exposures.
Watering the Living Stone regularly is vital, as it goes dormant in winter. The rule of thumb is to water your Living Stone every two weeks from Spring through Fall and to stop thoroughly watering in the Fall.
The Living Stone does not require fertilizer to grow, but you can fertilize it once you start watering again in Spring to stimulate and boost growth.
HOYA HEART (HOYA KERRII).
The Sweetheart Hoya Heart, also called Sweetheart Hoya or the Hoya Heart, is a small, adorable indoor plant often used as a novelty item for Valentine’s Day.
This heart-shaped leaf is not often found with roots and rarely has nodes. This simple leaf is taken from the Hoya Heart Plant trailing and potted as a whimsical Valentine’s gift.
It can be cared for well and will last as a single leaf and grow roots.
It’s been three years since I got it. Then, I noticed a tiny sprout growing from the topsoil. It now has one stem, with three new leaves, and another one is growing.
To be successful with the Hoya Heart, it is essential to water it correctly and keep it in the best spot.
Since I purchased it, I have kept my sweet little heart protected by a West-facing window that is screened with a sheer curtain.
It gets watered once per week, no matter what season.
Hoya Hearts thrive in indirect, bright light.
They don’t like being overwatered as they are susceptible to root rot. They should be watered every two weeks or once per month, depending on how much sunlight they receive and what type of pot they are placed in.
They will require more water the more they are exposed to light.
The soil will dry faster if the pot is smaller than the rest.
Make sure that the soil is dry between waterings, to be specific.
This is a light-feeder plant, so keep fertilizing to a minimum.
From Spring to Fall, I fertilize my plants once a month with liquid plant food.