43 Types of Indoor Plants That are Popular

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Recognize that your home is not a hotel filled with so many rooms and suites. Instead, it’s your own private space to rest, relax, unwind and feel comfortable in.


That being said, you should make every effort to transform your dwelling into a cozy haven where you can go to escape from the stressors of the outside world.

If you are looking for ways to add some personality, life, and warmth inside your home, indoor plants are just what you need. Plants bring nature into our homes and help us unwind after a long day at work or school.

Not only that, but they also purify the air by removing toxins and chemicals from it which is especially helpful if you live in an area with poor air quality such as New York City or somewhere else where smog is not uncommon like Los Angeles or Houston.

They also decrease noise pollution by neutralizing noise frequencies which makes them a perfect choice if you live in an apartment building or condo with noisy neighbors.

1. Aglaonema (Aglaonema sp.)


This type of aglaonema looks exotic.

The leaves are green, while the younger leaves are lighter in color. The bones of the leaves are clear and slightly reddish-cream. Likewise, the leaf stalks are cream-colored, and slightly reddish.

Leaves 20-30 cm long and 10-12 cm wide.

Aglaonema is durable in the room for approximately one week.

This ornamental plant is suitable to be placed in a room that is not too wide, for example, the corner of the living room, dining room, or hallways.

2. White Aglaonema (Aglaonema sitipon Hybrid)


Aglaonema, alias Sri Rejeki, is the most popular ornamental plant in the interior of offices, restaurants, and hotels.

One type of aglaonema considered exclusive is the Aglaonema Sitiphoon Hybrid from Thailand.

The color of the stems and petioles is pure white. The color appears dominant, bursting on the sidelines of the leaves, which are generally wide.

The figure of this ornamental plant is sturdy and sturdy.

Its appearance is enchantingly graceful. This plant can flower, and the flower stalks and petals are white.

This plant lasts long to be displayed in low light and air-conditioned rooms.

Also, read about ornamental plants that can grow in water.

3. Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’

Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

Ornamental plants from the ginger family are beautiful when planted in pots.

The leaves are large, with a length of between 30-40 cm and a width of 12-15 cm.

The leaves are yellowish-white, mottled with green, arranged alternately on slender, yellowish-white stems.

Because of its unique shape and color, this plant is suitable for indoor plants, even though it only lasts 3-4 days indoors.

This ornamental plant is more appropriate to be placed in a room that is not too closed or on the house’s terrace.

4. Anthurium broadleaf (Anthurium jemanii)

Anthurium jemanii

Anthurium broadleaf thick and stiff leaves. His figure was erect and grew wider at the top.

The color of the leaves is dark green with a glossy surface and slightly wavy at the edges.

The arrangement of the leaves is clustered but compact.

The growth of this ornamental plant is slow because until the age of 5 years, the leaves are only 50 cm long and 25 cm wide.

This anthurium is very sweet when displayed on the house’s terrace but also suitable to be placed indoors, whether air-conditioned or not.

Its appearance is unique and elegant, so it is often used as a display in executives’ office.

The impression is also sweet when placed in the front office room (front room) as a welcome guest.

This ornamental plant is resistant to display indoors between 1-2 weeks.

Also, read about the best-purifying plants to clean the air in your home.

5. Broad-leaved bird’s nest anthurium (Anthurium hookeri)

Anthurium hookeri

The broad-leaved bird’s nest anthurium originates from Guyana, South America.

The leaves are short-stemmed, stiff, thick, wavy, and glossy dark green.

Leaf veins look very real, so it looks very artistic.

The growth of this well-built ornamental plant is relatively slow.

At the age of 5 years, the width of the leaves reaches 35 cm and a length of 50 cm.

The appearance of this type of anthurium is quite elegant and dignified, so it is very fitting if it is displayed in a large enough room.

Its durability in the room between 1-2 weeks.

6. Sinningia speciosa

Sinningia speciosa

This member of the Gesneriaceae family is popularly known as Gloxinia. Appropriately placed indoors because this plant does not like direct light and high humidity.

It needs a wet medium as long as it is not excessive, especially when it hits the leaves and flowers.

Propagation can be done by tubers, leaf cuttings, or by seeds. The growth medium must be loose with a composition of sand, compost, and soil in a ratio of 1:1:1.

7. Aralia Castor

Aralia Castor

This ornamental plant is beautiful. The leaves are fingered with five narrow leaflets.

Each leaflet is between 13-20 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide.

The leaves rest on a short stalk, only 2-3 cm. The arrangement of the leaves looks tight and compact.

This ornamental plant with many branches is suitable to be placed in the living room, family room, hallway, or lobby.

The durability of this ornamental plant in the room can reach one week.

8. Japanese bamboo (Dracaena godseffiana)

Dracaena godseffiana

This type of Japanese bamboo is unique.

The leaves are oval with a length of about 10 cm and appear in pairs on the branches.

The leaf surface, full of yellow spots, is streaked with a longitudinal yellow line in the center of the leaf.

The primary color of the leaves is pale green.

Overall the shape of this ornamental plant looks artistic and beautiful.

This ornamental plant is very suitable to be planted in pots and placed in the corner of the room.

Noodle plants, including resistance in an air-conditioned room.

9. Belanceng (Dieffenbachia ‘Camila’)

Dieffenbachia 'Camila'

Her figure is sturdy but graceful. The plant form is compact and grows upright.

The stems are pretty strong and support the beautiful leaves.

The leaves are oval and wide with a pointed tip.

The color of the leaves is bright yellowish white in the middle, while the edges are bright green.

This ornamental plant lasts indoors for up to one week. Its placement in the room is adjusted to the size of the plant.

10. Belanceng (Dieffenbachia ‘Exotica Perfection’)

Dieffenbachia 'Exotica Perfection'

This type of ornamental plant is also very suitable to be used as an indoor plant.

In addition to the nature of the plant that does not like too much light, the leaves of this ornamental plant also appear exotic and charming.

The leaves are bright green with creamy white spots on the upper surface and tightly arranged on the short stems.

The leaves are oval, pointed to a point between 20-30 cm long and 15-20 cm wide.

The placement of these ornamental plants in the room is adjusted to the size of the plant.

11. Saintpaulia ionantha

Saintpaulia ionantha

Known as Violces or African violets, they belong to the Gesneriaceae family, which loves to be indoors. Morning light is good for it as long as it’s not directly.

Provide enough water for media moisture consisting of a mixture of compost, sand, and soil in a ratio of 2:1:1.

Propagation can be done by petiole cuttings or by moving the saplings.

12. White banyan (Ficus Benjamina ‘Variegata’)

Ficus Benjamina 'Variegata'

The new white banyan can be used as an indoor ornamental plant after being formed into a dwarf tree like a shrub or bonsai.

Its appearance will be more exclusive if the stem can be formed slightly circular, wrapped, or in other unique shapes.

Combining this plant with an antique pot makes the figure even more attractive.

The leaves of this plant are small. The color consists of a combination of glossy white with fresh green.

As an indoor plant, banyan is not very strong.

This plant is sensitive to excess water, dark rooms, and hot temperatures.

When displayed indoors, plants can be placed near corridors, doors, or windows.

13. Bromeliads (Vriesea Splendens)

Vriesea Splendens

This bromeliad family plant looks unique with the pattern on its leaves.

The leaves are shaped like swords and are arranged in a rosette on a very short stem.

The green leaves form a pattern of black-brown transverse stripes.

Bromeliads are attractive for indoor plants when placed on a work table, on a sideboard, or in the refrigerator.

This ornamental plant is also quite interesting to complement the indoor garden.

The durability of this ornamental plant in the room is between 1-2 weeks.

14. Norfolk fir (Araucaria heterophylla)

Araucaria heterophylla

The arrangement of branches that trap in a horizontal position makes this plant its charm. Moreover, the leaves are tightly arranged.

The leaves are dark green, while the stems or branches are brown.

This spruce can stand on display indoors for a week or more.

As an indoor plant, Norfolk spruce is suitable to be placed in a large room, such as a lobby or hallway.

15. Equisetum hyemale

Eguisetum hyemale

Plants of this type of ferns like sunlight.

However, this ornamental plant is also resistant to being used as an indoor plant as long as the water needs are always met.

This ornamental plant is more suitable to be placed in a room that is not too closed, and there is little light coming in, such as in the living room, family room, or terrace of the house.

This small ornamental plant is almost leafless.

The figure of the plant is straight and elongated; the height is between 1-15 m, segmented, and dark green.

The boundaries of the segments are brown.

16. Filo saw (Philodendron pinnatifidum)

Philodendron pinnatifidum

Some ornamental plant hobbyists call this filo saw filo because the shape of the leaves has jagged edges like a saw.

The leaves are thick, long, lanceolate, and deeply slit.

The length of the leaves is between 30-40 cm, while the width is between 8-12 cm.

The petiole is 15-25 cm long and emerges from the short stem.

The long petiole seems to rest on a single axis.

Filo is suitable to be placed in the corner of the room, hallway, or lobby, depending on the size of the plant.

This ornamental plant can last about a week or even more if placed in an air-conditioned room.

17. Filo golden finger (Philodendron ‘Golden Finger’)

Philodendron 'Golden Finger'

One feature that distinguishes this Filo from other Filo types is that all its leaves are light yellowish green.

The shape of the leaves is slit in like fingers, so the plant is nicknamed the golden finger.

Unlike other filo, this type has thin leaves and sometimes looks drooping.

The large leaves rest on large stalks and stems.

Filo is suitable to be placed in the corners of the room or hallway but not ideal if placed in places with too many people.

The reason is that the thin leaves are easily damaged if they are often touched.

The shelf life of this filo in the room ranges from 5-7 days.

18. Filo metallic (Philodendron ‘Metalica’)

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