List of Small Indoor Plants for Home or Office

If you’re a nature lover and looking for some indoor plants to keep your home air fresh then this post is for you.

One of the benefits of small indoor plants is they are easy to take care of, and are resilient. With minimal care, you can keep the plant around your desk or in other parts of the office for a very long time. The key to making this happen is choosing the right indoor plant.

1 – Jade Plant

Crassula ovata, commonly known as jade plant, lucky plant, money plant or money tree, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers that is native to the KwaZulu-Natal province and Eastern Cape of South Africa and Mozambique, and is common as a houseplant worldwide.
Scientific name: Crassula ovata
Family: Crassulaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Higher classification: Pigmyweeds
Rank: Species

2 – African Violet

Saintpaulia, commonly known as African violet, is a genus of 6–20 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, native to Tanzania and adjacent southeastern Kenya in eastern tropical Africa. Typically the African violet is a common household indoor plant but can also be an outdoor plant.
Scientific name: Saintpaulia
Kingdom: Plantae
Rank: Genus
Higher classification: Gesneriaceae

3 – Parlor Palm

Chamaedorea elegans, the neanthe bella palm or parlour palm, is a species of small palm tree native to the rainforests in Southern Mexico and Guatemala. The parlor palm is one of the most heavily sold houseplant palms in the world. It is one of several species with leaves that are harvested as xate.
Scientific name: Chamaedorea elegans
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Chamaedorea

4 – Philodendrons

Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. As of September 2015, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families accepted 489 species; other sources accept different numbers. Regardless of number of species, the genus is the second-largest member of the family Araceae.
Scientific name: Philodendron
Kingdom: Plantae
Rank: Genus
Higher classification: Philodendreae

5 – Cactus

A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales. The word “cactus” derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος, kaktos, a name originally used by Theophrastus for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain.
Scientific name: Cactaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Rank: Family
Higher classification: Caryophyllales.

Some other indoor plants that you can use inside your home and office.

  • Warneck Dracaena
  • Ming Aralia
  • Weeping Fig
  • Zz Plant
  • Fittonia
  • Pothos
  • Azalea
  • Swiss Cheese Plant
  • Devil’S Ivy
  • Dracaena
  • Zanzibar Gem
  • Painter’S-Palette
  • Maidenhair Fern
  • Rubber Fig
  • Ferns N Petals
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Spider Plant
  • Ficus
  • Red-Edged Dracaena
  • Peace Lily
  • Boston Fern
  • Golden Pothos
  • Snake Plant
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Rubber Plant
  • Aloe Vera
  • Kalanchoe
  • Money Plant
  • English Ivy
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Heart Leaf Philodendron
  • Areca Palm
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Peperomia
  • Warnack Dracaena
  • Fiddle-Leaf Fig
  • Gerber Daisy
  • Dwarf Azalea
  • Umbrella Tree
  • Wax Begonia 46 Mint