Growing indoors can be a bit daunting for new gardeners. Outdoors plants can survive perfectly fine from the nutrients of nature; indoors however, it’s all up to you to cater to your plant’s needs. Luckily, there are a wide range of plants available ranging in difficulty from easy to hard. In this article we wanted to look at 10 best plants to grow indoors that are perfect for any level of gardener. Hopefully, one of the plants in this article will grab your attention and lead you down the wonderful hobby of gardening.
Pothos is an excellent choice for many indoor spaces. It also works to naturally clean the air of the room it’s in. It’s large leafs also make for a striking visual and make it great for adding visual flair to your home.
Lighting: Medium light, don’t put in direct sunlight or full shade.
Water: Wait a few days between watering, soil should be almost dry before watering again.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe is a popular plant best known for its healing properties. It also makes a great indoor plant, spanning anywhere from small pots on the windowsill to over 3′ tall making it excellent for a variety of situations.
Lighting: Bright sunlight for multiple hours per day.
Water: Let soil dry completely between waterings. Going a week or more between waterings is not uncommon. Aloe is technically a succulent so treat it as such.
3. English Ivy
English Ivy is an elegant looking plant with a timeless style. It’s hanging nature makes it excellent for small to large pots, as well as hanging baskets and other unique containers.
Lighting: Bright but indirect light for roughly 6 hours per day.
Water: Keep the soil moist but not soaked. Wait until soil is almost dry to the touch before giving it a decent amount of water.
4. Peace Lily
The peace lily is one of the most popular plants to grow indoors. It’s also one of the easiest plants to both grow and maintain. Peace lilies grow in everywhere from full light to heavy shade making them work in almost any indoor location.
Lighting: Low to medium light. Makes the perfect plant for a shady room or area that only gets indirect light.
Water: Roughly once a week at most. Soil should be moist, but be very careful not to overwater.
Chives are an excellent choice for those who both love gardening and cooking. They add a great flavor to any dish they’re in, and are very hardy and easy to grow.
Lighting: Bright sun for 6-8 hours per day. Great on sunny windowsills in small pot.
Water: Water when soil is dry. If tips begin to yellow water more frequently.
Also know as the dumb cane plant, is a common indoor plant due to its long life and ability to grow in lower light conditions. It also has a very unique appearance that’s hard to beat.
Lighting: Put in location that gets indirect sunlight. Putting the plant in direct sunlight can actually damage the plant.
Water: Keep soil moist but not drenched. Water 1-2 times per week on average.
Resembling small trees, the many varieties of the ficus are a common indoor plant due to their stunning looks and ease of growth.
Lighting: Put in a location that get’s lots of direct sunlight. They can do with a bit less in the winter, which works well due to lessening light intensity.
Water: Water when soil is dry, roughly once a week. If the leaves begin to yellow water more frequently.
Another great herb to grow indoors is mint. While a bit more difficult to grow than chives it’s well worth the effort to have fresh mint on hand at all times. Mint is also extremely long lived when well cared for!
Lighting: Keep in a location that gets a fair amount of indirect sunlight. Rotate once a week to maintain even growth.
Water: Keep the soil moist, when the top inch or so is dry give it a thorough watering.
Another easy to grow herb, parsley makes an excellent decoration as well as delicious herb to cook with.
Lighting: Provide bright light for 6-8 hours per day.
Water: Keep soil moist but not soggy. Water when dry.
10. Snake Plant
One of if not the most hardy indoor plant. Can be left for weeks at a time and still look healthy. Great for those looking to add some greenery to their home with a small time investment.
Lighting: Indirect to low light is best. Will likely thrive in most rooms of a house.
Water: Wait until completely dry, this plant is very drought resistant and doesn’t require water often.
Best Plants To Grow Indoors
Hopefully our list has give you some ideas of plants to grow indoors. Any of the plants above are a great option for both beginners and veteran gardens. Let us know which plants you love to grow, even if it’s not on the list we always love to hear about our fellow gardeners!