9 Tiny Plants for Cute Indoor Gardens

Baby Tears

The common name "baby tears" evokes a "aww" response, and the variety of small leaves lends individuality and charm to this easy-care houseplant. Soleirolia soleirolii is charming in every way.

String of Pearls

Succulents provide us with an abundance of fascinating leaf forms, such as the string of pearls (Curio rowleyanus), which bear a striking resemblance to the least beloved vegetable of children, but the plant itself is completely inedible.

Air Plant

There aren't many plants in the genus Tillandsia that are as understanding. These epiphytes, also known as air plants, are found in frost-free areas where they live in perched branches and use specially designed scales on their spiky leaves to absorb moisture from the surrounding air.

Donkey's Tail

The ideal houseplant for someone who has a bright, sunny place with space for a tiny trailing or creeping plant is Sedum morganianum. The succulent, meaty leaves on the donkey's tail provide information about the plant's resistance to drought.

Scotch Moss

A bright green patch of Arenaria verna evokes images of gnomes, garden fairies, or any other woodland creature wishing to make a nest in the soft, mossy foliage of this low-growing plant.

Wooly Thyme

Place a container of Thymus pseudolanuginosus wherever you need a little aromatherapy pick-me-up. The small flowers and soft, fluffy leaves are incredibly charming and tactile.

Venus Flytrap

Though occasionally sold as novelty plants, Venus flytrap plants make excellent miniature houseplants with a little tender loving care. Dionaea muscipula leaves have scratchy edges that resemble fangs.

African Violet

The old is fresh again. Your grandparents' "it" plant, African violets (Saintpaulia ionantha), are making a comeback, maybe thanks to the quirky, amusing new types with varigated foliage and ruffled or picotee blooms.

Purple Shamrock

The fake shamrock, or purple shamrock (Oxalis triangularis), has leaves that is almost black in appearance but actually a very deep purple. In the morning, the triangular leaves unfold, resembling an umbrella when folded.