8 Cute Indoor Plants for Very Small Pots


If you are limited in living space, then one of the best ways to spruce up your home is by shopping around for cute indoor plants for very small pots.

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The lovely thing about indoor plants that live in small pots is that they are often easy to care for, all while providing natural beauty to your home.

But how do you know which small plant to choose from? Different plants will have different needs, but of course, for many people, the best plants are the ones that demand little of your time.

To guide you, we have rounded up eight of our favourite cute indoor plants for very small pots to help you narrow down your choices. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites.

  • Air Plant
  • Anthurium
  • Baby Toes
  • Chinese Money Plant
  • Echeveria
  • Lucky Bamboo
  • Pothos
  • String of Pearls

1. Air Plant (Tillandsia)

Air plants make the best shelf plants because they are beautiful, tiny, and are relatively easy to take care of. Air plants are all about adding an earthy element to your home, and because they don’t need soil to grow, you can plant them in a variety of containers, including terrariums.

tillandsia

If you do plant it in a terrarium, make sure that there is a proper circulation of air so that the plant can breathe. Overall, caring for an air plant is easy because they need full sun and just a couple of water mists a couple of times a week.

  • Fun Fact: Air plants are epiphytes meaning they are plants that can grow on top of other plants.

2. Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum)

The anthurium plant is a cute indoor plant for very small pots that can brighten up any room in your house. They resemble red poppies in their delicate appearance yet are surprisingly sturdy. Though you will often see this plant in red blooms, anthurium does come in other colour options, including white, pink, green, orange, purple, black, and even yellow. Anthurium grows best with indirect, yet bright light, and makes for a stunning tabletop piece. Like many other indoor plants, caring for an anthurium is not too difficult.

  • Fun Fact: These colorful heart-shaped plants are not flowers, and they can re-bloom all year.

3. Baby Toes (Fenestraria)

Baby toes are a unique indoor plant that fares well in small pots. As the name suggests, baby toes have small sprouts that resemble a baby’s cute little toes. This plant is part of the succulent family and requires similar maintenance.

Fenestraria like porous soils.

These are great plants for tiny apartment living because they thrive in indirect sunlight. However, they do need to be well-drained and require a bit of maintenance.

  • Fun Fact: Baby toes are native to Namibia and South Africa, and this plant can survive in harsh environments like hot summers and cold winters.

4. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

Show me the money plant.

A Chinese Money Plant is one of the most unique looking indoor plants because of its simplistic look. The leaves on this plant are unnaturally round, with one leaf protruding from each node. They don’t require a lot of attention and will live in partial shade, though they do need to be well-drained. Their unique look makes them great tabletop and bedside plants.

  • Fun Fact: These plants are also called missionary plants because a Norwegian missionary brought this plant home to share with loved ones. Because they are so easy to propagate, finding someone with this plant and acquiring a snippet is the best way to start growing your own.

5. Echeveria (Echeveria)

Echeveria By Eria Wei – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67252607

When you think of succulents, echeveria is likely the plant that comes to mind. This pretty succulent works well in bathrooms, tabletops, and shelves. The biggest draw for echeveria is the fact that it grows in a variety of pretty colors. Also, it is one of the sturdier succulents making it relatively easy to care for as well. It does best in partial or full sun, and it needs to be well-drained or dry in order to thrive.

  • Fun Fact: This succulent is native to semi-desert areas of Mexico. Their origins make them drought resistant.

6. Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena braunii)

Lucky Bamboo can be a great conversation starter because of its spiral growth. When growing lucky bamboo, you can choose to grow it in a small pot with water or soil. However, this plant looks more elegant when planted with water in a clear vase.

If you grow it in soil, be sure to water it once the first inch of the soil starts to feel dry. If you plant it in water, it’s best to use filtered water and swap out the water every 7-10 days.

  • Fun Fact: Lucky bamboo is a popular plant in the practice of Feng Shui. This plant is believed to bring health, luck, and love to whoever owns it.

7. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Epipremnum aureum By Joydeep, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33355833

If you are limited on counter space, then pothos is a cute indoor plant that can tie any room together. This plant grows best in small hanging pots, and as the leaves grow bigger, they can make a statement in a room without taking up valuable space.

  • Fun Fact: Pothos are great at purifying the air. Because of this, these are ideal plants to have in your bedroom or office.

8. String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)

Senecio rowleyanus leaves By Flickr user Forest and Kim Starr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/starr-environmental/9288933114/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29575798

The string of pearls plant is the new craze when it comes to cute indoor plants for very small pots. This delicate plant is a member of the succulent family and grows in long, pearl-like strings. This unique growth makes it a perfect plant for home decor. It grows best in indirect sunlight, and it needs to be well-drained. For the best display, planting it in a basic pot will really allow the plant to “pop-out.”

  • Fun Fact: The string of pearls is classified as a succulent vine. Stems trail on the ground, and during the winter, this plant blooms tiny white flowers.

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