Guide to Grow Indoor Plants at Home

Published On: Sep 17, 2021

Indoor plants are the new attraction for interior designers, architects, and people living in big cities. The main reason for using indoor plants is due to their numerous well-being benefits and a feeling of peace that is not common in big cities with buildings everywhere. Indoor plants can make your home a happy place and help you in boosting your confidence & self-love.

Indoor plants are also popular because they require minimal care and can grow wonderfully in small spaces with the minimum need for light and water. They are a new definition of a hassle-free garden without actually having a garden to look for.

Moving ahead, let's know how you can plant and grow indoor plants and why they are the best.

Let's go,

What are Indoor Plants?

Plants that can be grown and planted inside a house are considered indoor plants. Anyone can plant a variety of indoor plants as per their choice. Some of the best indoor plants are - tropical plants, bonsai Plants, Pothos, Snake plants, cactuses, and other succulent plants. 

Types of Indoor Plants

Using different kinds of indoor plants redefine your place, add some pop of color, cover extra space, or increase the outdoor vibes in every room. 

And to narrow down your research we have segregated them according to their size, low-maintenance, and flowering non-flowering plant.

Here we go,

Large indoor plants for home - Large indoor plants are mainly used to cover the area in the living room or fill the empty space at the corners of your house. Some of the best tall indoor plants at home are mentioned in the table below:

Large Indoor Plants Scientific Name Parenting Level Light Requirement Water Requirement Pet Friendly
Monstera Monstera Deliciosa Beginner Bright & Indirect When soil dries up No
Heartleaf Philodendron Philodendron Hederaceum Beginner Medium & indirect Regular No
Bamboo Palm Chamaedorea seifrizii Beginner Direct  Moist soil  (drainage holes) Yes
Dragon Tree Dracaena Marginata Intermediate Bright & Indirect When soil dries up No
Rubber Plant FicusElastica Beginner Indirect Twice a week  No
Money Tree Pachira Aquatica Intermediate Bright & Indirect When soil dries up Yes
Fiddle leaf fIg Ficus Lyrata Intermediate Bright & Indirect Moist soil  No

Small indoor plants - Here is the list of small indoor plants for the bedroom.

Small Indoor Plants Scientific Name Parenting Level Light Requirement Water Requirement Pet Friendly
Aloe Vera Aloe Barbadensis Beginner Bright & Indirect Dry soil  (drainage holes) Yes
Jade Pothos Epipremnum aureum Jade Beginner Low light weekly No
Marble Queen Pothos Epipremnum aureum Beginner Low light Dry soil  (drainage holes) No
Snake Plant Dracaena trifasciata Beginner Bright & Indirect When soil dries up No
Polka dot plant Hypoestes phyllostachya Intermediate Indirect Moist soil  (drainage holes) Yes

Plants With Low Sustenance - The plants with low maintenance are good especially when you are out of the house at most times. Some of the low sustenance are - pothos, devil's ivy, snake plant, spider plant, Chinese evergreen, succulents, peperomia, etc.

Indoor Flowering Plants for home - Here are some of the best beautiful and color pop indoor flowering plants - Kalanchoe, Hydrangeas, Bromeliads, Chrysanthemums, Cyclamen, Begonia, African Violet, Christmas Cactus, peace lily, etc.

Indoor Palm Plants - The list of top indoor palm plants with their water, light and soil requirements.

Indoor Palm Plants Scientific Name Parenting Level Light Requirement Water Requirement Pet Friendly
Chinese Fan Palm Livistona Chinensis Beginner Bright & Indirect When soil dries up Yes
Areca Palm Dypsis Lutescens Intermediate Bright & Indirect Moist Soil Yes
Majestic Palm Ravenea rivularis Beginner Bright & Indirect Moist Soil Yes
Cascade Palm Chamaedorea cataractarum Intermediate Bright & Indirect Moist Soil Yes
Parlor Palm Chamaedorea Elegans Beginner Bright & Indirect Moist Soil Yes

How to Plant and Grow Indoor Plants?

Most of the plants are already planted when you order or buy indoor plants online, thus, it is not necessary to plant them in different containers. 

However, there will be only two occasions you might have to plant your indoor plant. Here they are:

  • When your plant outgrows from the present pot.
  • When you want to plant baby indoor plants from their parent's plant and expand your plant family.

Beginner's Guide:

How to re-pot planters for indoor plants?

Make sure your indoor plants are not placed in too big or small pots. If so then you have to re-pot your indoor plants with utter care. Follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • First, carefully take your plant along with the soil.
  • In the new pot put some soil or remove from the old ones per the requirement.
  • Now carefully place your plant into the new pot.
  • Sprinkle some water as per its requirement.
  • Leave it in sunlight (as per the requirement).
  • After some time, place it back to its original place.

How to care for indoor plants?

Here are some tips to take complete care of your indoor plants:

  • Make sure to keep the ceramic pots for indoor plants moist or not too wet or too dry.
  • Make sure that plants that grow in dry soil have more drainage holes in their pots.
  • Make sure your plant gets light as per their requirement and placed at a perfect location
  • It will be great if you treat your plant after knowing its traits, characteristics, weather, water, soil, and light requirements. 

How to prune indoor plants?

If you see your plants getting tall (oddly) or spindly we advise you to prune the indoor plants. To do it, first sterile the scissor and then carefully cut the odd leaf, or stem,or bud. You can also use a runner plant cutting machine.

What are the Qualities of Good Indoor Plants?

The best qualities to look for while buying or selecting an indoor plant are mentioned below:

A strong root system - It's important that your plant is not a pull-out plant and has strong roots submerged with complete strength with the soil. Also, healthy roots are thick and light in color.

Safe for pets - Make sure that any tall, large or small indoor plant you buy is non-toxic and safe for your pets. 

Foliage - Make sure that plant foliage is thick enough and not translucent or transparent in any case.

Check for any bugs or diseases - Before buying make sure there is no sign of pests and bugs that can damage your one or more plants over time.

Some of the Best Indoor Plants

Snake Plant

Snake Plant

The snake plant is the air-purifier in all indoor plants. It works best for beginner plant parents as it needs mere care. It is very difficult to kill as it can grow in harsh conditions (without water for long). They are the perfect house indoor plant for new plant parents without a doubt.

Heartleaf Philodendron

Heartleaf Philodendron

These are also known as Philodendron scandens. They are very easy to grow and for beginners they are perfect. With low maintenance, they can survive for long durations. They need water just in the right amount and prefer dry soil for growth.’

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

They are one of the most popular indoor plants due to their easy care, moderate water, and light requirement. They don't die easily and adapt quickly. They are also considered as ever-growing plants as they spread quickly if given a bigger space. They make your house look beautiful and colorful with their yellow and green leaves combination.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily

The peace lily is a flowering indoor plant and its white flowers make it look like a flower of heaven. They can easily tolerate varying lighting conditions and need minimal water to bloom and grow. They can add a taste of elegance to your home.

English Ivy

English Ivy 

These English Ivy are beautiful as their name defines. They are very easy to grow and do not need repotting quickly. They love the bright indirect sun rays. They are happy and grow to a full extent if placed in a wide container along with some other plants. 

Succulents and Cactus

Succulents and Cactus

Cactus plants are so adorable and ideal. They don't even complain if someday you forget to water them. They are the ones that can survive the most without water. But also make sure that the cactus pot has more drainage holes than usual.

Jade Plant

Jade Plant

Jade plants are considered lucky, prosperous, and healthy for many reasons. It is also believed that as per Feng Shui Jade plant brings money, wealth, and luck to an individual. They need bright sunlight indirectly to grow and prosper. They are also known to cancel the toxic pollutants from the air. 

Cast Iron Plant

Cast Iron Plant

They are tough and strong as iron as the name suggests. They are the perfect match for new plant parents. They just need moist soil.

Peperomia

Peperomia

Peperomia is a small houseplant that can add a pop color to your place as it is available in different colors and shapes. A bit of humid soil and few water droplets will do the magic.

ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant

It is a super tough plant and has high resistance to adverse climatic conditions including temperature and pressure. They just need moderate indirect sunlight and more drainage holes in their pots usual. 

At The End 

Doesn’t matter if you are a beginner planning to buy your first indoor plant or an intermediate person planning to expand it’s plant family, planting and growing indoor plants has its own aura in your personal space. You can add indoor plants for oxygen, clean air, peace of mind, or adding color to your place. Indoor plants can also be your best-friend or a new roommate (without any issues).