Small houseplants for your home

When shopping around for a plant for your home or even a gift for somebody special, the size of the plant will always prove crucial. Many of us live in smaller homes which means that we cannot always make room for plants that grow fairly large. This is why these small houseplants prove so popular. In addition to decorating your home, you can also use these ideas for your office.

Variety of small houseplants

If you like plants that are easy to care for and they will not take up too much space, you should consider the following:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Orchid Cacti
  • Cacti in general

If you fancy some bulbs, examples of forced bulbs include:

  • Narcissus
  • Hyacinths
  • Crocus

Easy to grow and compact plants

Other than cacti and succulents, there are a number of other fabulous small houseplants that are easy to grow.

Chinese Money plants:

Very easy to care for, these plants love plenty of indirect sunlight and the right watering schedule. Drench the plant and then allow the soil to dry before you water again.

Staghorn fern:

This plant enjoys medium light and moderate moisture. They can also be displayed as hanging plants.

Weeping fig:

This plant requires a bit more care. It loves bright indirect sunlight and it should be watered every few days to keep the soil moist.

Rubber plants:

This shrub is excellent for those who don’t have much time to care for plants. All it needs is bright, indirect sunlight and you should only water once the soil is dry. This plant is great for filtering the air.

Peace Lilies:

All these small houseplants need is medium ot low light and they need to be watered once the top of the soil is dry. These are great for creating a peaceful environment.


In general, orchids will grow taller than they will wide. Which means that, if you have the vertical space, they are great. There are several varieties from which to choose. Some are more challenging to care for but many are really easy to please. Ask your florist or plant expert for care instructions and always stick to it.

Snake plants:

These plants love indirect light and light watering. Make sure that the soil is completely dry before you water again.

These are just some of the top ideas for growing small houseplants in your home. Remember to always take note of the environment in which you want to display your plant. Choose your plant according to the environment to keep it simple. By doing this, you will avoid playing the dreaded guessing game regarding plant care.