A tiny home isn’t a tiny home without a touch of nature inside. Not only do plants liven up a tiny home interior, but they also provide a sense of calm and serenity. So let’s take a look at twenty cool indoor plants to spruce up your tiny home.
1. Air Plants (Tillandisa) – these have to be the easiest plants to deal with as they don’t need soil to survive, so you don’t need a pot to put them in. You could incorporate them into a terrarium, shelf, or wall garden if you like. They do however love full sunlight and a light mist two to three times a week.
2. Asparagus Fern (Asparagus Setaceus) – Part of the lily family, this plant would make a great stand-alone plant as it needs room to spread out its tentacle leafy stems. Partial shade and good drainage appeal to this green plant.
3. Oxalis (Oxalis Triangularis) – Also referred to as ‘purple shamrocks’ because of their resemblance to the Irish Shamrock (three-leafed clover), these colourful plants are known for their photophilic nature – meaning the flowers and leaves open and close in response to light. They prefer indirect sun and good drainage.
4. Echeveria (Echeveria) – Ideal in either partial or full sunlight, these common succulents love dry conditions and are easy to care for, just don’t overwater them. Ensure the soil is completely dry before watering.
5. Lithops (Lithops Pseudotruncatella) – These little gems need to be seen to be believed. More commonly known as ‘living stones’, these odd-shaped plants can tolerate hot temperatures and survive on very little water. However they do prefer indirect sunlight and good drainage. A great talking piece when guests pop over.
6. Anthurium (Anthurium Andraeanum) – These bright red plants add a splash of colour to any tiny home space. They prefer bright, indirect sunlight and good drainage.
7. Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum) – Vine plants that work well in hanging macramé pots or similar ‘hanging garden of Babylon’ feature. They also help purify the air, so are a great addition to indoor spaces. They react well to partial or full sunlight and good drainage.
8. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata) – This cool plant slithers upwards like a snake (thus the name), great for popping in a pot on the floor in an empty corner. They help purify the air and thrive best with indirect sunlight. They can survive for long periods of time without water, just make sure the soil is completely dry before re-watering.
9. Baby Toes (Fenestraria) – A smaller succulent, they are known for their small toe-like stems which add a cute, funny talking piece to any tiny home. Baby Toes can sit virtually anywhere as long it’s in a space out of direct sunlight.
10. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides) – Their shapely round leaves give this plant a unique look. They are easy to propagate and prefer partial shade.
Think about the space around you. You could have a vertical wall garden, vine plants that create an interesting trail vertically or horizontally, adorn bathroom shelves or kitchen ledges, or pop a hanging planter in the corner of your living room.
You can easily visit your local garden centre to check out what these plants look like in real, or ask for their expert advice on what else is available.