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10 Fast Growing Indoor Plants

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Have you made up your mind to try gardening with houseplants in your home or office space? Here are the top ten fast growing indoor plants for you to grow!

potted plant on wood topped table

Who doesn’t love to live amidst greenery? Living plants benefit everyone in the house… as long as they’re not eaten! Homeowners have long acknowledged the importance of plants for their health and environment benefits and the increase in indoor gardeners has been obvious!

The indoor gardening trend has extended its branches (pun intended!) into offices, shopping malls, and other commercial buildings. So what house plants will give you the most bang for your buck (and time)? Check out these 10 fast-growing houseplants!

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Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Contrary to its intimidating name, the Snake Plant is way cuter than its initial impression. This gorgeous plant has unique patterns all over its leaves and looks impressive in any corner of your space. But why is it called Snake Plant?

Well, the answer lies in the production of identical baby plants or “pups” during its lifecycle. These baby plants can be taken from the mother plant and potted separately for new plants. Want to add some flowers to spice up your space? Provide optimal conditions, and the snake plant will bear a long, delicate stalk that extends into brilliant white flowers. 

Where to Grow snake plant?

Snake plants act as air filters as they remove toxins from the air. Snake plants love direct light. So, you can place it near the windows that receive direct sunlight for most of the day.

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Snake plants are tolerant of drought-stress, and weekly watering is enough during summers. Water the plants once or twice a month during colder months. Apply 20-20-20 fertilizer once in spring.

snake plants in white planters

Philodendrons

We can bet you have seen these plants in your aunt’s or grandmother’s home and fallen in love! For generations, Philodendrons have been the houseplant of choice for many homes and offices over the years. All the love they receive could be due to their heart-shaped leaves, which can grow bigger as your love grows bigger! They come in varied sizes from small to several feet tall.

Where to Grow Philodendrons?

Philodendrons love a lot of sunlight and nutrient-rich, loose soil. The best tactic is to provide sufficient sunlight during day time and switch over to shady areas during the afternoon. You can grow these plants in your kitchen near a window where the sunlight reception is limited to half of the day.

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Apply Fertilizers after 4-6 weeks to ensure speedy growth and vibrant color of bigger leaves. Water the plants when the soil is partially dry. 

philodendron in white pot beside bed

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Also known as Devil’s ivy, this indoor plant has a very alluring and mysterious personality. You are going to be captivated by the complex intertwining of shoots that love to grow downwards. Some plants can grow as big as 40 feet under the right conditions. We have several in our home that have been growing for over 15 years!

Where to Grow Golden Pothos?

You can grow Golden Pothos in either water or soil. Use a hanging pot or vase and witness the splendor of the devil’s eye unfold and decorate your space. Ensure the supply of medium fluorescent lighting for the plant.

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Pothos is one house plant that is susceptible to root rot, and infrequent watering is needed. Switch between light showers and deep soaking watering habits. Water only when the soil has dried. 

Apply water-soluble fertilizer monthly.

golden pothos plant in planter on white table

Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

Do you love succulents with pretty flowers? You are definitely going to appreciate the mention of Jade Plant. White and pink flowers appear on the succulent plant to add appeal to your space. These flowers can grow just the right size that appeals to the eye. 

Where to Grow a Jade Plant?

Jade plants require humid conditions and a temperature range of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit is a must during day time. The cooler temperature is preferred at night. Place the plant close to spaces that receive a lot of sunlight.

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Thorough, weekly watering is suitable to induce significant plant growth. You can apply fertilizer on a bi-weekly basis. 

jade plant in white planter on wood table

Aloe Vera

From skincare benefits and general health benefits to the beautiful appearance and low-maintenance growth, Aloe vera is loved by all for many reasons. If you are looking for an indoor plant that will be your companion in the hour of pain and need, Aloe vera is definitely the best choice for you. Steer clear of the sharp-thorns, though!

We keep an aloe vera plant around for those summer days where the sun gets the better of us!

Where to Grow Aloe Vera?

Aloe vera loves a lot of direct sunlight. You can place it in your balcony where the sunshine stays for most of the day. Use cute, ceramic pots to grow this plant.

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Allow complete water drainage from the soil before watering. Aloe vera is susceptible to root rot, and low watering works just fine! Apply 50% diluted fertilizer from March to August. 

aloe vera plants in a concrete planter

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

This one is going to be your favorite fast growing indoor plant so far! Dieffenbachia or Dumb Cane offers a not-so-dumb appeal with its dark, speckled green-and-white leaves and big, upright shape. Wondering why it is called dumb cane? Well, ingest a piece of the plant, and you will know! (The plant has throat numbing effect which will render you speechless. Literally!). However, I would advise you to believe me and do not attempt to eat it. 

Where to Grow Dumb Cane?

Dumb Cane is not a big fan of sunlight. Plant it near a place where filtered sunlight can reach it. Window seals having permanent drapes and sunlight reception are an excellent place for Dumb Cane.

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Water the plant weekly and do not let the soil dry out more than one inch below the surface between watering. 

Apply water-soluble fertilizer or granules once a month.

dumb cane plants in small pots

Peace Lily (Spathyphillum)

Those of you who like to have flowers as their guests, the Peace Lily is a perfect choice due to its iconic white flowers. Let us clarify that what you see is not actually a flower instead modified leaf bract that resembles a flower. The peace lily is adaptive to many growing conditions and demands attention and praise for its lush foliage and brilliant white flowers.

Where to Grow a Peace Lily?

The peace lily is a light-tolerant plant. You can place it on your bedroom table that receives moderate sunlight. Kitchen slabs are also a great place to grow this plant. Flowers grow in the presence of sunlight. Looking for a fun way to display a larger plant like a peace lily? Check out my DIY Natural Fiber Planter!

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Peace lilies like low water content, and you shall absolutely refrain from watering them if the soil is not dry to touch. 

Apply granular fertilizer twice a year.

green leaves and white blooms of a peace lily with a bright window in the background

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Spider plant get its name from its bending appearance and because it gives rises to tiny baby clones of itself, which look like spiders themselves. This is one plant that I distinctly remember having at our house when I was growing up! It is a white-green appearance. And within a few months, you can grow an army of Spider plants in your space.

Where to Grow a Spider Plant?

Spider plant soaks up environmental moisture, and thus it is a great idea to grow it in the kitchen or bathrooms. However, make sure that space receives enough bright light.

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Water the plant once a week when the soil is dry. 

Apply water-soluble fertilizer four times in a year (except winter season).

full spider plant in green pot on white cabinet

Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

If you are a fan of bold colors in your space, you can create a visual focal point of aesthetic appeal by placing a Rubber plant in a space with lighter background tones. The plant has bold burgundy foliage and can endure abuse if you get a little slack about indoor gardening.

Where to Grow a Rubber Plant?

Rubber Plant requires a lot of indirect sunlight, so it is a great idea to place it near a window with sheer curtains. Burgundy color will develop in the presence of light.

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Rubber plant leaves enjoy misting, and watering shall be done frequently in summer and spring. Less frequent watering in winter is good.

Apply water-soluble fertilizer once a month during spring and summer.

rubber plant against a gray wall

Kalanchoe

You may not be able to help yourself from getting drawn to the absolutely cute Kalanchoe flowers. This genus has flower colors ranging from red and white to yellow and pink. Lush green foliage boosts the appeal of colorful flowers and enlivens up any space easily.

Where to Grow Kalanchoe?

Kalanchoes love sunny locations, especially during the summer season. You can place the plants on the sills of south-facing windows.

Watering and Feeding Requirements

Moderate watering works well for the Kalanchoe plants. Let the soil dry between consecutive watering. They like low humidity levels, so skip the bathroom and kitchen.

Apply water-soluble fertilizers twice a week during the summer season.

small kalanchoe plant with yellow blooms in red and white striped pot

Start Growing Indoor Plants Today!

Don’t miss out on these pretty indoor plants! So what are you waiting for? Head out and go to your nearest plant nursery to get some beautiful indoor plants for adding life to your space. Don’t forget to count their benefits!

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