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These 7 cute tiny plants will give your space a green boost

There are a lot of benefits to having plants indoors. They purify the air, elevate your mood, and they up your decor game. However, when you’re working with a smaller space, it can be a challenge to incorporate indoor plants. Some indoor plants grow to a pretty large size and will require ample space to live. Others require a shelf or other surface space to live on, which is not always feasible in a smaller living space. If you want to add a green boost to your small apartment, your home office, or even your tiny cubicle at work, don’t be discouraged. Here are some beautiful tiny plants that are ideal for a small space.

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Air Plants

When you’re looking for the tiniest miniature plants that require the least amount of care, it’s hard to beat an air plant. These tiny plants love full, direct sunlight, so they are perfect for decorating your window sill or your table that’s near a window. They require no soil to survive and, since they can suck up moisture in the air around them, you only need to give them a quick dunk in water or a quick water mist every week for them to survive. These little guys are also simply adorable and fit with any decor. Put them in a well-ventilated terrarium for an added bit of flare.

Moon Cactus

Cacti are pretty common choices when you’re looking for low-maintenance plants. The Moon Cactus is an especially great choice since it’s just adorable. It’s actually two different cacti grafted together, the top cactus having bright and colorful pigments. It adds a cute pop of color to any small area. Caring for this cactus is a breeze, too. When you first plant it, water it whenever the topsoil is dry. The best part is, you won’t have to water it in the winter at all once it’s more than a year old. Place it in an area that has bright but indirect sunlight for a healthy cactus.

Chinese Money Plant

While small and unassuming, the Chinese Money Plant brings an element of spunky style to any space. Their signature round leaves are cute and full of adorable life and, while we can’t say if it’s true or not, these plants are even said to bring you financial success. Caring for these precious plants is actually quite simple. They like a lot of light, but long hours in direct sunlight will actually be harmful and cause the cute leaves to wither or become discolored. Water only once per week or when the soil starts to look a bit dry.

String of Pearls Succulent

This succulent has interesting little balls for leaves, and vines drape and spill beautifully over the side of the planter. Stunning as hanging plants or on a window sill, they are ideal for smaller spaces since they can be up and out of the way. Caring for these beauties is simple. Make sure the pot has good drainage and soak the soil when watering. You won’t have to water it again until the topsoil is completely dry. It likes bright but indirect sunlight, so as long as it’s in a well-lit room, you can place it anywhere.

Lucky Bamboo

Bamboo plants are great additions to any room, particularly with minimalist decor. The bare-looking bamboo chutes are simple and stylish. Not only does Lucky Bamboo look great, but it’s also said to bring good luck and fortune. You can grow your Lucky Bamboo in either soil or water alone. With soil, you need to water it once a week or when the soil starts to feel a bit dry. If you want to grow it in just water, be sure to have one or two inches of filtered water at all times. Make sure the container is cleaned once every couple of months and refresh the water weekly.

Baby Toes

Another unique-looking succulent, Baby Toes get their name because of their adorable shape and how closely their leaves resemble those chubby toes. They’re a great plant for your desk or tabletop and add a bit of character to the space. The soil in their planters should be well-drained, and you only need to water when the soil is obviously dried out. Indirect sunlight is best, but these plants enjoy and do well in a bright space.

Venus Fly Trap

For a fun plant that will be a great conversation starter, get a Venus Fly Trap. They’ll earn their keep by snatching up those errant mosquitoes or fruit flies that make it inside. These carnivorous plants grow about 5 to 6 inches tall so that they can fit on your desk or tabletop. To help them flourish, keep them in indirect sunlight and use distilled water to keep their soil moist. While they can go a couple of months without food, you will have to occasionally feed them some bugs since they’re indoors.

Just because you have a small space to work with doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of nature in your decor. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your studio apartment or you want to have a bit of greenery in your office, a tiny plant is both stylish and practical when you’re working with limited space. With any of the tiny plants on our list, reap all the benefits of having indoor plants without crowding an already cramped area.

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