Choosing an indoor plant that is both beautiful and fast-growing is a matter of concern for many people.
We asked our garden experts and found out some standout plants such as:
- Peace Lily
- Snake Plant
- Aloe Vera
Read our article to find out more.
Elle Meager from Outdoor Happens
The first plant that I recommend for indoor use is the Hederahelix – also known as English ivy. The best thing about English ivy is that it can tolerate low temperatures – and it doesn’t mind living in the shade.
Hederahelix prefers staying cool and relatively dry. If you want to keep your English ivy plant happy, don’t overwater!
Instead, carefully monitor the soil of the pot. When the dirt feels dry, then add some water – but not too much.
Another bonus of English ivy plants is that they’re famous for their wonderful scent and for purifying the inside of your home or office.
The peace lily is distinct from other indoor plants because they produce breathtaking white flowers.
The peace lily naturally lives in the rain forest, which means it likely evolved to survive without much light. Contrary to popular belief, many areas in the rain forest are so dense that much of the foliage below the thickly settled forest canopy survives on extraordinarily little light.
However, as you may guess, the peace lily loves moist soil –so make sure not to let the dirt get too dry!
The peace lily loathes direct sunlight, though it will tolerate indirect sunlight or artificial lighting without fuss.
Gina Harper from Harper’s Nurseries
Also known as the Lucky Plant and Money Plant, the Common Jade is a fast little grower. A popular houseplant worldwide, this member of the succulent family requires little water, but you should take care that it never completely dries out.
It can be grown indoors and outdoors but if you choose the latter, make sure it receives plenty of sunlight.
They will thrive in room temperatures of around 60F but should never go below 50F. They cope well in humid conditions and enjoy regular misting.
As its name indicates, this lovely succulent looks like a rosette. It requires direct morning sun and afternoon shade.
The Blue Rose requires little watering and can grow up to around 6 inches in diameter. If well cared for, they will produce baby rosettes, which can be easily propagated by removing them from the mother’s stalk and replanting.
One of the lowest maintenance and prettiest plants around, it’s ideal for even the laziest gardeners.
Jen Biswas from Paisley + Sparrow
One of the fastest-growing plants that are almost impossible to kill is the Pothos. A Pothos can often grow 12-18” each month!
Pothos are easy to grow plants that can tolerate most light conditions but do best and grow the fastest in bright, indirect light.
Be sure they completely dry out before watering, so they don’t get root rot but be sure not to let it get too dry. If it looks droopy, it means it needs a drink of water.
Pothos are incredibly easy to propagate, which gives you plenty of plants to pass on to friends.
Craig Campbell from Hikerology
If there’s a list of plants that thrive on neglect, then the snake plant comes at the top! This plant is more loved due to its environment adaptive nature.
This fast-growing plant has a unique look and can be grown on windowsills. It’s also an air-purifying plant. It comes in different colors.
Owen Mosser from The Golden
Philodendron translates to “love tree.” You’ll love this plant! It develops heart-shaped leaves that any plant parent would enjoy looking at.
This plant can be very uplifting because it grows fast, so if you haven’t had luck with many plants, maybe it’s time to try this one.
Philodendrons love bright and indirect light. They can take on a little drying out, but remember that if you leave them unwatered for too long, they might turn out to be a lost love.
It’s easy to take care of, and I love this plant, as long as you remember to plan it when it becomes dry (especially in warmer months!).
We all know that aloe vera can soothe burns, but it can also help you if you haven’t been lucky with growing plants. If you take proper care of an aloe vera, you can even boost its growth rate.
You have to water them more frequently during the warmer months because aloe vera can experience burns when left to dry out too much.
A unique plant, the spider plant is often seen in a shade of variegated and green. It has thin and long foliage-like leaves protruding from its center.
It gets the name ‘Spider’ as its offspring are often found dangling from the parent plant. The plant has also been said to remove pollutants and decrease stress.
Spider plants should be grown in a root-bound state. A bigger pot will not let it grow properly.
It cannot tolerate direct sunlight so positioning it only when it only receives indirect sunlight is the way to go.
Never water the plant with chlorinated water and save it from overwatering. Only water when the topsoil is dry.
Rick Wallace from Tackle Village
My favorite fast-growing indoor plant is Devil’s Ivy. It is one of the hardiest plants around – it can cope with varying light, moisture, and temperature levels, and it just keeps producing beautiful new, green foliage.
It is excellent for growing in a small pot on top of a bookcase with tendrils and leaves hanging down.
You’ll need to trim them as they grow, and the great thing is you can propagate new Devil’s Ivy plants from the offcuts. It is a cheap and easy way to give a room a whole new feel.
Above are the top 11 luxurious, easy-to-grow, and fast-growing indoor plants suggested from experts. Let’s grow it at home to increase the aesthetics and bring many good things to the family!