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Top 4 Indoor Plants That Will Thrive in Tiny Spaces

We love tiny homes with lots of plants! Let's take a look at the best options.

Having plants in any house can provide several benefits to those living there. They can reduce stress, be therapeutic, improve the room's aesthetic, and do so much more. But what if you are limited when it comes to space? Whether you are in a tiny house on wheels, a college dorm, or just prefer living in a smaller home, you may think that having indoor plants could be tricky.

While some plants require a lot of space or fancy plant stands to do well and grow successfully, this isn't always the case.

There are many types of indoor plants that can thrive in small spaces. This article is going to go over a few of the best.

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plants for tiny spacesIf you have limited space and want some easy plants to grow and decorate your place with, succulents are a lovely choice. Succulents are small plants that are notoriously low-maintenance and easy to keep looking their best.

There are many different kinds of succulents out there to choose from. They can vary in terms of color and leaf shapes, so you can be sure to find one that works for the aesthetic you are going for. Whether you are looking to fill a bedroom, an office, or even a den with some plants, succulents are a great option.

Since the majority of succulents are winter-dormant, it is best to propagate them in the spring as that’s the period when they begin their active growth cycle and this is how to plant succulents cuttings.

While there are many different kinds of succulents, they are not all the same when it comes to care. For example, caring for a rose succulent may differ from another, so be sure to do your research.


A favorite of cubicles, offices, desks, and small shelves everywhere is the Pothos. It is an elegant and small plant with very unique and attractive leaves. It does well in lower light and is among the best plants for keeping your air pure. They do require a bit of trimming from time to time but don’t require a lot of watering, so they are fairly low-maintenance.

Whether you decide to pot these plants or hang them from the ceiling, they can look incredible in any small space. These plants are also beloved for how simple they are to grow and the fact that they can generally be grown in any soil. Be careful around these plants, however, as they can be poisonous if ingested.

African Violets

African violets, which grow less than a foot tall in most cases, are another great choice for small spaces. These come in a range of different colors, such as pink and purple. They can grow easily in many types of soil and feature gorgeous fuzzy leaves under their small flowers.

These plants can bloom in low-light but prefer more light so putting them by the window is often a good idea. While many varieties prefer warmer temperatures, most can do well, even if it is a little colder. These plants don’t enjoy getting their leaves wet, so be careful when watering them.

ZZ Plants

ZZ plants, which are actually called Zamioculcas, are another popular plant for small areas. It is famous not only for its dark green leaves but also for how resilient it is. Originating in Africa, this plant can thrive in drought-like conditions and doesn’t need a lot of water, attention, or space to grow.

They are great in low-light and generally grow quite slowly compared to many other plants. Like many other house plants, the ZZ plant is also great for helping to purify the air in your home. However, if you have pets or children in the home, you may want to avoid this plant as it can be toxic if ingested.

Any of these four plants will be incredible for improving the look of any space, no matter the size.

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