8 Indoor Plants That Will Thrive In A Small Space

The African violet features dark green, thick, and hairy leaves. Its flowers come in various colors, including blue, purple, red, and pink, with some varieties showcasing ringed or ruffled petals.

African Violet

The air plant, or Tillandsia, has strap-like green leaves growing in a rosette pattern from the center. The leaf color ranges from light to dark green, and some species exhibit shades of pink, red, and silver.

Air Plants

Aloe vera plants have thick, fleshy leaves that grow upward in a rosette pattern from a central stem. Their color ranges from green to grey-green, and some leaves may have white flecks or spots.

Aloe Vera

Anthuriums are exotic flowering plants with dark green, heart-shaped leaves. Their flowers, known as spathes, are often bright red, adding a striking contrast to the foliage.


Peperomia plants have small, textured, or smooth leaves in a variety of colors, including green, gray, red, purple, or variegated. With over 1,000 varieties, Peperomias can look vastly different from each other.


Snake plants have tall, sword-shaped leaves that grow vertically. The fleshy leaves often feature white or yellow variegated patterns.

Snake Plant

Spider plants have long, narrow, light green variegated leaves that cascade downward, creating baby spider plants at the ends of their "tentacles."

Spider Plant

The ZZ plant has wand-like stems that taper to a point, with thick, dark green, oval-shaped leaves.

ZZ Plant