Small indoor plants are a great addition to the home and add both grace and beauty to an array of rooms in the household. From adding a splash of green to the study to a hot hue in the kitchen – small indoor houseplants boast an abundance of aesthetical and health benefits.
Good small indoor plants
If you only have a small space to work with, smaller plants are a great option. We’ve listed a few of our favorite small indoor houseplants below:
1. Peace Lily
Also known as Spathiphyllum, the Peace Lily is part of a genus of around 40 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the Araceae family. It’s native to the tropical regions of southeastern Asia and the Americas.
These evergreen herbaceous perennial plants boast large leaves, which measure between 12cm and 65cm in length and between 3cm and 25cm wide.
The flowers are encased by a white, yellowish, or greenish spathe. This is a great option for a houseplant, especially in a darker room, as it requires little water or light to survive.
The genus includes over 500 species and several subspecies and is one of several genera in the Campanulaceae family. It often goes by the name bellflower, due to its bell-shaped blooms. The word ‘campanula’ is also Latin for ‘little bell’.
Campanula flowers enjoy well-drained soil, with lots of grit, so be sure to add it to pots. The Campanula plant is often evergreen in dry conditions but will shed its foliage in damper soils during the winter months.
3. Miniature Roses
These cutesy rose bushes come in the shape of hybrid roses, which have been created to remain small in size, which makes them perfect for indoor use. They boast smaller flowers to that of standard rose bushes and come in a range of different hues.
Despite their size, they’re extremely hardy and bloom for longer than you’d expect. When it comes to caring for indoor rose plants, it’s imperative you give them enough sunlight. If the plant looks to be ‘reaching’ towards the window, or looks a little on the thin and ‘leggy’ side, it’s likely it’s not getting enough light.
To ensure they grow to their full potential, they will require several hours of direct sunlight each day. For best results, place them in a sunny window indoors. Just like regular rose bushes, indoor roses require plenty of water. It’s important to note that they will dry out quickly in containers.
To check water levels, stick your finger in the container every day or two. The soil should be damp but not soggy and the container should allow for good drainage.
Orchids are some of the most universally grown indoor houseplants. So long as they have the correct growing conditions, they will thrive and continue to bloom over and over again. These interesting flowers come in a range of colors and sizes, depending on the variety you choose.
They’re an excellent addition to home décor and require little care once their basic needs are met, including light, temperature, and humidity. For best results, opt for a shallow planting method and place your orchid in an east to south-facing window or room.
They thrive in bright, indirect light, as when placed in poorly lit areas, this will result in poor flowering. Similarly, too much light can lead to leaf scorch.
5. Yellow and pink Phalaenopsis Orchid
This is another great option for an indoor house plant and one that will add both color and style to your interior décor with its elegant, arching blooms. The phalaenopsis orchid comes in the shape of a monopodial orchid, which grows from a single stem and in shades of yellow and pink. It does not have the large water-storing pseudobulbs found on sympodial orchids, although its leaves are able to store some water. These are low-light orchids and thrive in an east window, or a shaded southerly or westerly exposure. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight, as they will scorch.
6. White Kalanchoe
The genus Kalanchoe boasts over 100 plants, but only a few are seen in cultivation. They’re native to arid areas and make popular succulents. Modern hybrids showcase interesting leaf forms and exquisite flowers. They’re available in shades of red, pink, yellow, or white and bloom in response to daylight.
They can, however, be encouraged to bloom even during the darkest winter days. Providing you care for them in the correct manner, they’re not difficult to grow, which makes them a great option for the home environment.
How to plant small indoor plants
This all depends on the variety of plant you choose, as all require different lighting conditions. For best results, buy a plant that is already established and follow the step-by-step care instructions. When it comes to how to grow small indoor plants, it’s a good idea to do your research.
Certain species will require more light than others, whilst other shrubs necessitate a certain type of soil and regular watering. Try to choose a bloom that is suited to your lifestyle where possible.
How to water small indoor plants
Again, the amount of watering depends on the species of plant. The general rule of thumb is to water the plant when the soil is dry. Simply test the soil using your finger and if it is dry to the touch, add water. It’s important to never saturate the soil.
What are good small indoor plants?
There are a number of different options to choose from when it comes to indoor plants, some of which include Pothos, Aloe, Spider Plants, and English Ivy.
Other popular options include the Jade Plant, Snake Plant, Peace Lily, Ficus, Rubber Plant, and Heartleaf Philodendron.
Where to buy small indoor plants
There are various places where you can purchase small indoor plants, including garden centers, nurseries, and online florists. Serenata Flowers offers a range of small indoor houseplants, many of which are available for next-day delivery.
Ordering plants online is an easy and hassle-free option and one that will allow you to bring a sense of the outdoors inside.