Best Indoor Plants

Best Indoor Plants

A home without plants is a place that seems to lack something, right? Although the great majority of vegetal beings that we find in the nurseries must be grown abroad, there are many others that we can use to decorate our house .


Some have colorful flowers, others some pretty leaves that look artificial. But all that we are going to show you next have something in common: its easy cultivation and maintenance. These are the 10 names of indoor plants that we recommend.

Dypsis Lutescens

The palm tree Dypsis lutescens , better known as areca (not to be confused with the Areca plant), reaches 2-3 meters in height, but does not exceed 2m in a pot. She likes light a lot but not the direct sun, so … what’s better than having it in the living room or in the dining room? These are your cares:

  • Watering : two or three times a week in summer, and a weekly the rest of the year. During the winter, water every 15 days.
  • Substrate : it is important to have good drainage, that is why you should mix mulch or black peat with perlite at 30%.
  • Subscriber : in spring and summer must be paid using specific fertilizers for palms.
  • Transplant : every two years.



The Aspidistra, the plant that seems to have only leaves … and more leaves. We might think that it has nothing attractive, but the truth is that it looks great in any corner. It reaches 50cm in height, so it can be potted throughout its life . Their care are the following:

  • Watering : two or three times a week, and every 6-7 days the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : you can use universal culture substrate.
  • Subscriber : it is advisable to pay in spring and summer using a fertilizer for indoor plants.
  • Transplant : every 3 years. It is not necessary to change the pot if it measures 40cm in diameter, but it must be renewed, as far as possible, the substrate.



The Calathea are characterized by having lovely leaves, not the following. The drawings and colors they present are very decorative, and there are some species, such as Calathea crocata , which also has very pretty orange flowers. They do not need as much light as other plants, so they can be kept in poorly lit rooms . But how are they cared for?

  • Watering : twice a week in summer, and somewhat more spaced the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : you can use universal growing substrate, but before planting it in your new pot it is advisable to put a layer of about 2cm thick clay balls so that the roots are not in direct contact with the water.
  • Subscriber : during the growing season (from spring until the end of summer) it must be paid with a fertilizer for green plants.
  • Transplant : every 3 years.

Chlorophytum comosum

Chlorophytum comosum

The tape is the typical plant that we can find in our elders’ house. It is very elegant and resistant, so much that it is suitable for beginners. It grows until it reaches an approximate height of 30cm, and since it does not have a trunk it can be in small pots about 30-35cm in diameter . Follow these tips to have it perfect day after day:

  • Irrigation : one or two weekly irrigations will suffice. In summer, if it is very hot (temperature of more than 30 degrees Celsius) you have to water it every 2-3 days.
  • Substrate : it is not demanding, as long as it has good drainage.
  • Subscriber : during the warm months, he is grateful for a monthly subscription payment. If you prefer, you can choose to pour a small spoonful of Nitrofoska or Osmocote.
  • Transplant : every two years.

Croton Or Codiaeum variegatum

Codiaeum variegatum or CROTON

The croton is a plant that in its natural habitat reaches a height of 1-2 meters. In order to be healthy, it needs places where there is plenty of light , otherwise the leaves will wither. For this reason, if you have a very bright room and you are interested in giving it a touch of color, get a copy. These are your cares:

  • Watering : 2 or 3 times a week in summer, and every 4-5 days the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : it must have very good drainage. Excess moisture is fatal to this plant. So that it can grow well, we advise you to mix black peat with pearlite in equal parts.
  • Subscriber : in spring and summer, with a fertilizer for indoor plants, or with liquid guano.
  • Transplant : every year.

Dracaena Deremensis

If you are looking for a high, decorative and easy to care interior plant, get yourself a gift. There are many species, such as D. deremensis or D. elephantipes . It grows up to 3-4 meters high in habitat, but in a pot it does not usually exceed 3m . This is how you take care of yourself:

  • Watering : once or twice a week.
  • Substrate : it must have very good drainage. It is advisable to mix black peat with pearlite in equal parts, and add a first layer of clay balls in the pot before planting.
  • Subscriber : during the spring and summer months it must be paid with mineral fertilizers, either Nitrofoska or Osmocote, or with a liquid fertilizer for green plants.
  • Transplant : every two years.
Dracaena deremensis

Nephrolepsis (curly fern)


The ferns are good where they are placed , especially if at the entrance. In the specific case of the Nephrolepsis, they are often placed in a pot previously placed on a small pedestal to be able to contemplate it in all its splendor. Would you like to know how you care?

  • Irrigation : every 2 days in summer, and every 4-6 days the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : rich in organic matter, with good drainage.
  • Subscriber : in spring and summer you can pay with guano in liquid form.
  • Transplant : every two years.


Sansevieria trifasciata

The Sanseviera is a plant that has very peculiar leaves: the vast majority of species have wide, up to 5cm, and long up to 20-30cm. It is very resistant to drought, and the best thing is that it can be in both bright rooms and those in which little light enters . Taking care of her is wonderful, she only needs the following:

  • Irrigation : once a week in the warm months, and every 15-20 days the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : it must have good drainage.
  • Subscriber : it will be sufficient to give a small spoonful of Nitrofoska every 15 days in spring and summer.
  • Transplant : every two years.


The succulents, both the cactus and the succulent plants, can become fantastic indoor plants if they have a lot of light, especially the succulents. There are many shapes and colors, and all of them will flourish over time . How are they cared for? A) Yes:

  • Watering : once or twice a week. In winter, water every 15-20 days.
  • Substrate : black peat mixed with pearlite in equal parts, or even better, with a pomice.
  • Subscriber : in spring and summer, with a mineral fertilizer for cactus or with a small spoonful of Nitrofoska every 15 days.
  • Transplant : every 1-2 years.


Zamioculcas zamiifolia

The Zamioculca is a curious plant that looks like a Cyca, but has nothing to do with it. Its leaves and stems are fleshy, shiny. With their height of no more than 40cm they can be, for example, on both sides of the sofa or a window. The care you need are the following:

  • Watering : twice a week.
  • Substrate : it must be fertile, with good drainage.
  • Subscriber : in spring and summer. Although it is not a palm tree, you can use the fertilizer for those types of plants since their nutritional needs are similar. Another option is organic fertilizers in liquid form, such as guano.
  • Transplant : every two years.

Which of these indoor plants did you like the most? Do you have any at home?

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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