9 best small indoor plants for apartments

best small indoor plants for apartments

Houseplants are such a beautiful addition to an apartment. They are a perfect way to bring some color into an apartment, add a sense of character to the house’s residents, add the finishing touch to any room, fill in empty corners and even purify the air.

To facilitate your decision regarding the type of plant you will add to your apartment, I have compiled a list of the 9 best small indoor plants that will suit any style or size of the apartment, thanks to their ability not to take up space only. So you can make an informed choice.

I have included essential information on growing indoor plants, including how often they should be watered and whether it likes Direct light, indirect light or shadow.

9 best small houseplants for apartments

1. Snake Plant

It’s almost impossible to kill Snake Plants, so if you are looking for an easy-to-grow, almost-kill-proof houseplant, Snake Plant is for you!
Known as the snake plant, Drascaena trifasciata is a plant with a lot of character and beauty. It likes partial sun so it can be placed anywhere in the house. Because this plant comes from the desert, we don’t have to worry too much about watering it. The Snake plant soil needs to dry completely between waterings, and even if you forget to water it for a few days, it won’t die because it’s used to living in environments where it doesn’t rain often. It also purifies the air in your apartment, which is another benefit of this plant.

Snake Plant

2. Orchids

Orchids require very little maintenance and add a lot of color to an apartment, making them one of the most popular and well-known houseplants. Furthermore, since it is so tiny, it can fit almost any space in the apartment and looks great on any dresser or sideboard.
When choosing a place for the orchid, consider that it does not like to be moved from place to place and needs sun but not direct sun. Considering this, you should not place the orchid on the dining table where it is likely to be moved from time to time.
Orchids are safe for people and pets.


3. Pothos

Pothos plants offer beautiful trailing leaves that can be used to decorate shelves and bookcases in your apartment. Like snake plants, pothos plants clean the air in our apartment, so besides being a beautiful decoration, they are also helpful.
Aside from these advantages, Potus is an easy-to-grow indoor plant. It doesn’t require much care; it must be watered every time it dries out (about every week – two weeks) and placed in indirect sunlight. You should keep it out of the reach of your pets because it is poisonous to them.


4. Aloe Vera

If you have to choose only one indoor plant to grow in your apartment, it has to be aloe vera. Aloe vera is a succulent plant and is a great way to moisturize dry skin, burns, and mosquito bites (It’s only for external use, it isn’t edible). Just cut a small piece of the plant and apply it to your skin.
The best part is that aloe vera is also really easy to grow! Aloe vera only needs water once every two to three weeks, and it should only be watered when the soil dries one to two inches deep between waterings. You can find aloe vera plants for as little as a dollar for a small plant (which will grow at your apartment) all the way up to 30$ for a large plant.

Aloe Vera

5. baby toes

Baby Toes is another kind of succulent plant with a unique shape, so you can’t miss it! I especially like to place it on my coffee table since every guest is always thrilled when they see its unique shape.
Baby Toes, as a succulent plant, is very easy to care for. It should be watered only when the soil is completely dry or the tips on the leaves begin to look wrinkled or shrunken.
A plant’s only drawback is that it can be challenging to find in nurseries, but once it is yours, it will serve you well for many years to come.

baby toes

6. Peace Lily

There are many advantages to the Peace Lily, including the fact that it gives large and impressive white flowers, which makes it a favorite when it comes to decorating apartments, especially the fact that it requires no sunlight and thrives in fluorescent light, making it ideal for rooms with very little natural light.
It should be watered whenever the top inch of soil dries out. Water it until the overflow comes out of the bottom of the container.

Peace Lily

7. Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant is another fascinating plant, especially suitable for those looking for a plant that adds color and uniqueness to their apartment.
The Polka dot plant, with its pink, white or red dots, is easy to care for and propagate. It prefers indirect sunlight and needs to be watered once the top half-inch of its soil is completely dry before watering.

Polka Dot Plant

8. Haworthia fasciata – the Zebra Plant

Haworthia fasciata is another cactus plant that can complement your living room table since it has unique stems that add personality and is very forgiving about its placement and watering schedule.
In addition to sunlight, Haworthia fasciata can also thrive in partial shade. Water it about once every two to three weeks once the soil dries completely.
Because it usually does not grow to huge sizes, it is suitable for those looking for a small house plant.

Haworthia zabra plant

9. heart-leaf philodendron

Known for the heart-leaf philodendron, the houseplant goes on any shelf or bookshelf in your apartment. This beautiful flower creates a calm atmosphere and adds color to any space you put it in, whether in the kitchen, living room, or bedroom.
Water the Heart-Leaf Philodendron as soon as the soil starts to dry out, but not completely dry. It needs partial sun, not direct sunlight.
To prolong the life of this plant, it is recommended to change the soil every two years.


What to consider when choosing a plant for an apartment?

When choosing a plant for an apartment, you should choose one that will be a plant that you can manipulate easily, an indoor plant that will not require much attention other than watering and fertilizing it from time to time whenever necessary. Apartment plants should also not produce flowers with a strong fragrance, as these are usually small apartments, and such blooms may be unpleasant. However, apartment plants should also be unique and attractive enough to add interest and color to the apartment design in a way that is pleasing to the eye.

Let me know in the comments which plant you decided to add to your apartment, see you next time 🙂


Hey, My name is Liat and I am addicted to house plants! I have at home more than 50 different types of plants of all kinds - succulents, cactus, tropical plants, orchids and more! Feel free to share the blog with friends on social networks.

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