All this time at home over the last few months has inspired me to refresh our home decor. We’re moving into our newly built condo next year so we didn’t do anything over the top. We’ve managed to make a few changes like replacing some furniture and decorating with some new plants. I grew up in a house filled with indoor plants, so I’ve always had them in my apartments. But finding indoor plants for small spaces can definitely be a challenge. Especially if you’re like me and obsessed with bigger varieties like Monsteras and Fiddle Leaf Figs… Or running out of places for plants. The good news is there are so many houseplants out there that work great in small spaces and some you wouldn’t even think of.
It’s always assumed that houseplants are a lot of work, and you need to be a professional gardener to own them. There are some plants that do need a bit more attention, but just as many that are super easy to care for. If you’re new to houseplants I always suggest picking something with an easy success rate. Take some time to do a bit of research before settling on a houseplant. You want to make sure the conditions will allow the plant to thrive, and you’ll have enough space to maintain it’s growth over time. It’s also good to look into the type of care the plant will need just so you know what you’re getting yourself into.
Luckily, I’ve done a lot of the research for you and come up with a list of 5 of the best indoor plants for small spaces. Looking to bring greenery into your condo? Or just looking to add some life into a small space like your bathroom? Try one of these gorgeous little houseplants to easily update your space.
Indoor Plants For Small Spaces
One of the most popular choices for newbies and plant lovers alike are succulents. While their beauty might look intimidating, they are actually kind of fool proof. And their small size makes them the perfect indoor plants for small spaces. Succulents, including cacti, original from desert like climates and enjoy dry and warm conditions. This makes them great houseplants for people who tend to forget to water them. You can find a wide variety succulents at your local florist or garden centre like Haworthia, Jade Plants and Barrel Cacti.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Fiddle Leaf Figs not the best indoor plants for small spaces? Most people don’t realize that these sculpture-like trees also come in small plant sizes! I originally bought my first Fiddle Leaf Fig at barely a foot high with only a few leaves. Not even 2 years later my plant is almost 2 feet tall and full of leaves. It’s a houseplant we’ll have for years to come and hopefully will one day grow into a beautiful indoor tree.
Another houseplant that is great for those lacking a green thumb is a Pothos. And they’re also one of my favourite indoor plants for small spaces. These house plants grow vines so they are perfect to place on high shelves or in a hanging basket to save space. Pothos are also known as Devil’s Ivy because they’re pretty much impossible to kill, and can survive in low light conditions. They’re a great plant for a bathroom with no windows, or an area that doesn’t get much light. When your Pothos gets too big for your space you can cut it down and easily propagate it. You can then replant them to place somewhere else or give to friends and family.
Pepper Face plants are a little lesser known and although they aren’t related, are often confused for Rubber Figs. They make great indoor plants for small spaces since they only get to be about 10 inches tall. Pepper Face plants have oversized succulent-like leaves that are store water and are usually dark green, or variegated. Pepper Face plants like bright to medium light and can also survive in low light conditions.
The last thing you’d think of when I say indoor plants for small spaces would probably be a Monstera plant. Well think again. Although a little harder to come across Baby Monstera plants do exist and they are as adorable as their name sounds. The plant will take time to grow, and will only get as big as you allow it based on the pot it’s in. Baby Monsteras are often confused with Philodendrons because they are apart of the Araceae family of plants. I may of found mine by accidentally this way. I’ll know for certain if splits begin in the leaves as they mature.
If you’re looking for additional house plant inspiration, resources and tips, I highly recommend you give the House Plant Journal a follow on Instagram. Darryl Cheng is a plant guru with an impressive collection of his own. I’ve followed Darryl for years now and have often asked him for advice and help with my plants. He also has a website, www.houseplantjournal.com, with plenty of articles to help guide you on your house plant journey.