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The Best Small Plants For Indoors

Tiny Plants, Tiny Houses.

This post is for the apartment dwellers, tiny home lovers, living-in-a-motorhome type of people. Listen, we all want to enjoy the beauty of plants and their natural, lush, colorful, air cleaning qualities. However, if you live in a small space, what are the best options for your tiny dwelling?

Not all plants have to be 5 feet tall or sprawling ferns, in fact, some of the best plants are tiny.

Small plants for indoors

The great thing about tiny plants is not that they take up less room, but that they come in tiny pots and tiny accessories. If you’ve ever had an aunt who collects tiny things, you know what I’m talking about. The shelf with tiny compartments containing tiny things that people would normally use every day. Like little pots and little pans, etc. Well, now you can put little plants on the shelf as well.

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So here is a list of the top 5 best small plants for indoors.

  1. SucculentSucculents are some of the best indoor plants around, and they just happen to be small as well. Thier geometric designs and beautiful colors make them great design aspects to a house, especially a house where every added thing object.
  2. Air Plants: Air plants are amazing, and whether you live in a tiny home or a McMansion, everyone should in the delights that are air plants. No soil needed, this little plants only need to be sprayed with water every couple of days, especially in the morning. These are unique little suckers, enjoy! Check out a previous post on air plants here.
  3. Mini Cactus: Who doesn’t want to own a cactus? Now everyone can have a taste of the desert, especially with the tiny versions. These cute little plants will keep away the cat and give you a piece of sunshine no matter where you are.
  4. BambooBamboo is fun and incredibly easy to care for. All you need is some water to place them in and you’re basically done. They also come in all sizes, so you can find a piece of bamboo that’s right for you!


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After finishing her masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Michelle wanted to share her love of plants and all things medicinal. With her knowledge of Chinese herbs and household plants, she decided to create a site sharing her love of indoor plants.

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    • Miroh April 17, 2016, 10:22 am

      This was a fun post to read!! I love plants that are small, too, as I live in an apartment. Air plants are my latest obsession. However, I don’t have a lot of experience with plants, and so my succulents seem to have a hard time growing. They are growing very tall but with only a few leaves. How often should I change their soil?? Could you give me a few tips please?

      • Jade April 17, 2016, 12:27 pm

        Air plants are amazing and a great addition to any home! In terms of succulents, make sure that they are getting watered and fertilized on a regular basis. Many people think they don’t need a lot, but now that it is “growing season” make sure they get watered about once per week, some people water them more often. A balanced fertilizer will help too. Like this one: . Dilute the fertilizer to 1/4 strength. Good luck!