13 Indian Houseplants | Best Indoor Plants For Homes In India

Last Updated: 02.01.2024
Dhruvdeep Singh
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Want to know what are the best Indian Houseplants you can grow? Check out the list of the Best Indoor Plants For Homes In India that are also easy to maintain!

Indoor plants are the jack of all trades! They purify the air, reduce stress, calm anxiety, and boost productivity, besides lighting up your interiors. If you wish to add some, check out the Best Indian Houseplants listed below.

Best Indian Houseplants

1. Money Plant (Pothos)

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Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum

Pothos is a fast-growing houseplant that thrives in neglect. The heart-shaped lush leaves will add the best tropical vibes to any interior.

Find out the Advantages of Growing Pothos here

2. Rubber Plant

Botanical Name: Ficus elastica

The sleek and glossy oval-shaped leaves in burgundy-purple steal the show. The Rubber plants grow 6-10 feet tall adding to their beauty.

3. Monstera

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Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa

Monstera features huge, dark green leaves with splits. These split leaves make monstera stand out as an indoor plant.

4. Spider Plant

Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum

Spider plant has flat, long leaves that are variegated with white and light green. This easy-going plant thrives in water as well.

5. Areca Palm

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Botanical Name: Dypsis lutescens

Known as the “butterfly palm”, Areca shows off flat, feathery leaves shooting out from the stems. Also, their considerable height stands out in any interior.

6. Aloe Vera

Botanical Name: Aloe vera

The thick leaves of aloe vera can store water for long periods, making it a low-maintenance plant with a powerhouse of medicinal benefits.

7. Lucky Bamboo

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Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana

Lucky Bamboo is well known as a Feng Shui plant. It grows in water and can be grown as a beautiful tabletop decor.

8. Arrowhead Plant

Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum

The Arrowhead plant has arrow-shaped and coarse-textured foliage which makes it very attractive. It looks great in showy planters indoors.

9. Snake Plant

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Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata (earlier- Sansevieria trifasciata)

Known as “Mother-in-law’s tongue”, Snake plant is the right option for dark corners with minimal indirect light. It thrives in water as well.

10. Croton

Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum

Croton is a colorful plant that comes in a variety of shapes and colors ranging from green, cream, pink, red, orange, yellow, to black.

11. Weeping Fig

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Botanical Name: Ficus benjamina

Weeping fig is an elegant plant with arching stems and dense foliage. The stems are often braided together, to help it stand upright and attractive.

12. Fiddle Leaf Fig


Botanical Name: Ficus lyrata

Fiddle leaf fig got its name from its violin-shaped leaves (aka fiddle). The plant is bigger than traditional houseplants with large and pretty veined leaves.

13. ZZ Plant

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Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

The ZZ plant has glossy green leaflets arranged vertically opposite along the main stems. It is a perfect option for the dark corners of the house.

Read How to Grow ZZ Plant here

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