Do you look at your houseplants every day for new shoots, growth, or flowers? Well, I was in the same boat a few years back before I found out some incredibly fast-growing indoor plants that look adorable.
We all put lots of effort every day to nurture our plants, and motherly affection builds up in my mind.
Every day we look at them as our kids and expect them to show vigorous growth. We all are emotionally entwined with our lovely green children. But sometimes they don’t grow as fast as we expect due to their slow-growing nature.
To get rid of such disappointments, get some fast-growing houseplants, and brighten your mood every day.
From our experience and research, we have curated a list of some beautiful and fast-growing indoor houseplants. Let’s dive right in.
What are the Best 20 Fast Growing Indoor Plants You Should Have?
Want to spice up your office or home décor with the touch of greenery, but can’t wait forever to see them grow? Our list will guide to the fastest growing indoor plants and have a head start to your green thumb. It’s time to jazz up your living room by adding shades of green.
Scientific Name – Epipremnum aureum
Pothos is undoubtedly one of the brightest and easiest to grow indoor plants. It stands out with its striking heart-shaped leaves and vibrant colors.
The common variegated ones are splashed with light yellow and shades of green. If you like your Pothos to be a little different, then go for either neon green or shades of white and green or marble pothos.
You can plant your Pothos in the hanging basket or make it climb over a moss stick, trellises, or other types of climbers.
It works as a potent air-purifying agent by eliminating toluene, trichloroethene, xylene, formaldehyde, and benzene from indoor air.
Planting Pothos will keep your home and office toxin-free. You can grow Pothos in any condition. It will thrive in bright and indirect light but will survive in low light as well. Pothos do well in rich potting soil with good drainage.
I would recommend you to mix organic fertilizer and compost at the time of potting your Pothos and speed up its growth.
Pothos are easy to propagate as they produce side roots from the stem. You can take multiple cuttings from the mother plant and keep in the shallow water. Within a few days, these cuttings will produce new roots.
Pothos can tolerate lots of neglect, but if you care for them, you will be rewarded with bright colors and beautiful foliage.
Keep pets and children away from the Pothos as they are toxic. Accidental nibbling or chewing on its branches or leaves can cause skin irritation and vomiting.
2. Jade Plant
Scientific Name – Crassula Ovata
In the group of succulents, the jade plant is an exception. It grows extremely fast and hardier than many other succulent species. It flaunts oval-shaped leaves with a fleshy and thick texture.
The eclectic contrast of dark red stem and lush green leaves looks amazing. As your Jade starts to mature, it will be like a cute, small tree growing to a staggering height of 4 to 5 feet. Jade is believed to bring good luck and blessed with a long life span.
Jade plants commonly have green fleshy leaves, but some rare varieties come variegated as well.
Variegated jade leaves are adorned with pale yellow in the middle and bordered with striking green, making it a sight to behold. You can keep your jade plant in a large bonsai pot, prune its branches to give it a nice and rounded look.
Alternatively, a jade plant can be grown in a hanging planter to enjoy the stunning looks of its trailing branches.
Jade plant is super easy to care if you know when to water your plant, how much light it requires, what is its ideal temperature, and when to fertilize. You should let the topsoil of your Jade Plant become dry and then water thoroughly.
Remember not to overwater as it may cause root rot. Jade likes to sunbathe. Keeping your Jade in full sun to make it thrive to its full potential.
If you keep your jade plant indoors, it may become leggy and lose its bright color. Jade plants can be grown in different climates – from temperate regions to hot and humid tropics.
Jade plant needs to be fertilized but not frequently. You should feed your Jade once in every 6 months.
3. Spider Plant
Scientific Name – Chlorophytum comosum
Spider plant’s long and thin leaves have resemblance with the tentacles of the spider. The leaves pop out of the center of the plant and come in shades of white and green.
Some of the attractive features of the plants are its dense, bright-colored foliage and the small offsets known as spiderettes.
The baby spider plants often droop from the mother plant and look like little dangling spiders from the web. Spider plants were included in NASA air-purifying plants’ list as it’s quite effective in removing deadly airborne toxins.
The Spider Plant is known to be highly adaptable and easy-to-grow plants. It’s the perfect plant for any newbie gardener as it can tolerate lots of abuses.
Your Spider Plant flourishes in bright indirect light and well-draining soil. Before watering, check the topsoil of your Spider Plant, if it feels soggy wait for some for days until it becomes dry.
Occasional pruning will keep your spider in good shape. Whenever you see that the roots are popping out of the soil, its time to re-pot your Spider plant.
Spider plants are not toxic for your pets, so don’t get paranoid if you see them nibble on it.
4. Aloe Vera
Scientific Name – Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is known to possess great healing properties. Aloe vera gel can heal infection, rashes, scars, and wounds like no other medicine. The stems of Aloe Vera are fleshy and thick, which jut out from the center of the root system.
The leaves are light green with splashes of faint white dot all over it. The edges of Aloe Vera leaves are marked with small, sharp, and jagged teeth.
Aloe Vera can withstand lots of neglect, but if you care for it with all your heart, you will surely see the difference in its growth.
If your apartment has a space constraint, you can keep your Aloe in front of a south window sill. They can tolerate low-light but will thrive in bright light.
Aloe Vera likes porous soil with excellent drainage. If you plant your Aloe in soggy soil, eventually, it will experience root rot.
Root rot is irreversible, but if you cut the healthy stem and plant again, it will start growing new roots. Aloe Vera may give occasional blooms with elegant shades of orange.
Aloe Vera grows in various conditions, but it flourishes I bright and indirect light. The plant may get stressed due to the excessive amount of sunlight.
5. Snake Plant
Scientific Name – Sansevieria trifasciata
If you make a list of plants that thrive (not survive) on neglect, then the snake plant will surely come on top. Snake plant is lovingly called “Mother-in-Law’s” tongue due to its forked, sword-shaped, and upright leaves.
It comes in gorgeous colors such as silver, gold, grey, dark green variegated (dark or light green inside with yellow border).
The hobbyists created many new colors through hybridization. The snake plant or Sansevieria comes in a dwarf variety as well, with dense foliage of small-length forked leaves.
Snake Plant is a succulent, and it likes to be grown in a permeable soil with good drainage. Your sansevieria will thrive in bright indirect light.
Keeping it in direct sunlight will fry its leaves. You can maintain an easy watering schedule for your snake plant.
Water it thoroughly when the top half of the soil looks dry. If you are still unsure prick a toothpick inside and if it comes out clean means your snake plant needs water.
The snake plant is an all-time favorite among interior designers for its glossy, curvy, and vibrant leaves. Decorate your home or office today with a fast-growing snake plant.
Scientific Name – Bambusoideae
Bamboo doesn’t thrive indoors, but if you have a lack of space, you can keep it near the south-facing window sill. You will enjoy the sight of its new growth.
You can see a new shoot popping out every 7-10 days. Bamboo comes in wide varieties, and some of them even tower over 40 feet.
You can look for a dwarf bamboo cultivar with dense foliage to keep it as houseplants. The beautiful and lush green foliage gives a canopy-like appearance and can grow anywhere around the main stock.
Bamboo is a tropical plant that thrives in humidity.
Remember to keep your bamboo plant in the bright light to make it flourish in its full potential. Bamboo has a pretty simple watering schedule to follow.
Press your thump on the topsoil, if it feels hard, water the plant thoroughly. Bamboo can be planted in regular potting with manure and other regular organic fertilizers.
7. Velvet Plant
Scientific Name – Gynura aurantiaca
The plant has distinct green velvety leaves with a striking purple hue on them. The beautiful combination of purple and green makes it stand out among other plants. The leaves are very soft to touch due to its furry texture.
The plant can become an adorable darling of your terrace garden with its unusually elegant look.
However, velvet plants are fast-growing but have their share of challenges. One of the trickiest parts of this plant is keeping a correct watering schedule.
Velvet plant thrives on moist soil, but any excess or standing water on its potting will result in root rot. Another tricky part is that your velvet plant is going to be short-lived. The plant will die back after the flowering season.
Most of the growers pinch their flowers to save the plant and avoid the weird smell. Place your Gynura under bright lighting conditions to get the rich purple color.
If you spot wilting leaves due to excess or direct sunlight, reduce light exposure to get the best result. You can use balanced liquid fertilizer on your Velvet Plant to get the most colorful foliage.
Scientific Name – Ficus
Ficus is an extremely hardy and easy-to-grow houseplant and comes in different varieties. Many interior designers use the Ficus plant as one of their important design elements.
Some of them are Ficus Benjamina or Weeping Fig, Ficus Microcarpa, Ficus Lyrata, and Ficus Compacta. We commonly see Ficus Benjamina in most of the plant-loving households.
I believe Ficus is gaining popularity because it has a lush green or variegated canopy like foliage. Your weeping fig will look beautiful in a bonsai pot with multiple roots touching the soil.
Growing Ficus is easy if you follow a proper watering schedule and keep it under bright light. It will thrive in morning sunlight and afternoon shade, but direct afternoon sunlight can scorch its leaves.
If you live in the tropics, growing Ficus is one of the safest bets as they thrive in humidity.
The Ficus watering schedule differs as per the season. Remember to keep your Ficus soil moist in summer and spring but never over-water. Over-watering can potentially kill your plant.
Let the soil dry out in winter before you water. The best way to gauge the watering need of your Focus is to check the hardness of topsoil. If it feels dry, you can water your plant.
To get more convinced, you can poke a toothpick or small stick inside potting soil; if it comes out dry, that means your Ficus is thirsty.
Always plant your Ficus in porous potting soil with excellent drainage because no plant wants to sit on the water.
Your ficus plant is a rapid grower, so you have to support its growth by fertilizing once in every Spring and Summer month and twice a month in Fall ad Winter.
9. Dumb Cane
Scientific Name – Dieffenbachia
Dumb Cane or Dieffenbachia will be the show-stopper of your garden. It’s large, colorful and oval-shaped leaves are a sight to behold. Your Dumb Cane can grow really tall around 5 to 6 feet.
The original Dieffenbachia leaves are bright green with beautiful splashes of white and yellow.
In recent years many growers and hobbyists hybridized Dieffenbachia and came up with more vibrant colors like pure white, white with a dark green border, green with milky white splashes, and many more.
Dieffenbachia has originated from the tropics, and it thrives on humidity. Remember to keep a check on moisture level on your Dumb Canes as excess soggy soil can be fatal for your plant.
The best way you can know is to press your thumb on the topsoil, if it feels hard, it’s time to water your plant.
You can keep your Dumb Cane indoors, but it will thrive in filtered, indirect light. If you have a bigger terrace, consider tying a green net in the strategic corners and keep your indoor plants, including Dumb Cane, under it to get the best result.
Dieffenbachia is highly toxic for pets and humans. If anyone accidentally chews, its’ leaves may give a tingling or numbing sensation, so keep it away from your kids and pets.
Dieffenbachia is an extremely fast-growing plant that can grow into colorful foliage in no time.
Regular fertilization is essential to induce faster growth in any plant, and Dieffenbachia is no exception. Fertilize your plant at least once in every month with liquid or organic granular fertilizer for the best color and foliage.
10. Maidenhair Fern
Scientific Name – Adiantum
Maidenhair Fern is a tough plant to care for, but this unusually beautiful plant can be a masterpiece in your patio garden. The lush green foliage of this ornamental beauty is a treat to watch.
It’ delicate to touch, and it’s feather-like look makes Adiantum the all-time favorite for the plant growers. It’s a North American variety and looks great in landscape settings, especially in the wooded and moist surface.
Maidenhair Fern can be used as an excellent ground cover or a great container plant, which is also known as a five-fingered fern due to the finger-like appearance of its leaves.
An oil is extracted from Maidenhair Fern and used to make organic shampoo. You can grow this beautiful Fern in partial to full shade and in well-draining, moist soil.
Maidenhair likes its soil to have more alkaline, so I advise you to add a small quantity of ground limestone to maintain the PH level of the soil.
These plants thrive in small containers. If you frequently re-pot them in bigger pots, it’s growth may be hindered. Though a North American variety, the Fern likes excess moisture.
Never keep it in front of the Air conditioner or heater vent to safeguard it from the dry air or low humidity. Like any other indoor plant, maintain a proper watering schedule for Maidenhair as well.
Always keep its topsoil moist but never overwater the plant. Too much fertilization can lethal for your Maidenhair Fern. You are advised to use liquid concentrated fertilizer to get the lush green foliage.
Scientific Name – Cordyline fruticose
Cordyline comes in many colorful varieties. It will beautify your garden with brilliant and vibrant colors of orange, purple, pink, and white.
The plant has a spiral structure with elongated and broad leaves wafting out from the center of the plants. It grows really tall and stands out for its bright and colorful foliage.
The origin of Cordyline is in South-East Asia and parts of the Pacific Islands. Cordyline thrives in bright and indirect sunlight.
It needs the warmth of the sun, regular watering, and rich soil to reach its full potential. Cordyline is popularly known as ti plant but often misconstrued as Dracaena.
Some of the popular Cordyline varieties are Red sister (deeper reddish-green leaves), Cordyline Australis (Dark and narrow leaves of different shades red and variegated one of cream, pink and green color).
Other varieties are Cordyline Fruticosa ( Large green leaves with a hue of purple with light purple flowers) and Cordyline Terminalis (It’s one of the most beautiful Cordyline types with a vibrant mix of black, green, red yellow and orange varieties).
If you want to add beautiful shades to your garden, Cordyline should be one of your choices.
Scientific Name – Hibiscus
If you want to throw a bright splash of color to your terrace or garden, go for Hibiscus. It will brighten your day with beautiful blooms of different colors (Can’t even count how many Hibiscus varieties are there). It adds tropical flair in offices and homes.
But, remember that Hibiscus is a sun-loving houseplant, so keep it near east window sill or the sunniest part of your terrace, balcony, or backyard. Being a tropical plant, Hibiscus thrives in warm and humid conditions.
You can grow Hibiscus in terracotta or plastic container but keep it in direct sunlight for at least 6 hours. Your Hibiscus can quickly become root-bound in small pots so re-potting it around monsoon will make its foliage grow dense.
Hibiscus is not a frost-hardy plant, so if the temperature falls below 32F, bring it indoors. Hibiscus soil can dry out fast due to direct sunlight exposure. In the blooming season, you need to water your plant thoroughly everyday or alternate day to get the vibrant flowers.
Before watering in the monsoon or winter, press your thumb against the topsoil, if it feels dry, water the plant. Though Hibiscus is a hardy plant but overwatering can potentially kill your plant.
Another important element to get the maximum bloom from your Hibiscus is to add a sufficient amount of nutrients and fertilizers in the flowering season. You can use organic or chemical liquid fertilizer once a week in summer and get beautiful blooms.
Slow-release of fertilizers instead of applying all at once will work better for your Hibiscus plants. You can turn your garden into a tropical paradise with a wide variety of Hibiscus.
13. Peace Lily
Scientific Name – Peace lily
Peace Lily belongs to the Araceae family, and it doesn’t belong to a typical Lily family. It can tower over 2 feet and bears beautiful white-colored hooded blooms.
Peace Lily comes in two varieties – one has dark glossy green leaves, and another comes in shades of white and green.
The plant stands out for its white blooms. Peace Lily is considered one of the fastest-growing indoor plants that thrive in indirect light. Peace Lily is extremely easy to care for, but it flourishes in ideal growing conditions.
NASA has identified Peace Lily as one of the potent air-purifying plants. It can eliminate Formaldehyde, Toluene, Benzene, and other toxic organisms from the indoor air.
You can keep Peace Lily indoors, but it will thrive in medium or bright indirect light.
Bright light speeds up its flower generating capacity, makes the leaves glossier, and blooms more beautiful. Like most of the houseplants, Peace Lily suffers the most due to overwatering, which can eventually result in root rot.
A Peace Lily can instantly brighten the décor of your living room or office. Unlike other plants, you shouldn’t follow a fixed watering schedule for your Peace Lily.
I would recommend checking their soil by pressing it with your thumb or drilling a toothpick or stick inside, if it comes out clean, your Peace lily is thirsty.
Underwatering is better than overwatering for Peace Lily as it’s a drought-tolerant plant. You can even wait until the leaves of your Peace lily starting to droop. Peace lily can stay without being fertilized.
You can use organic or chemical liquid fertilizer once or twice a year. Your Peace Lily will quickly outgrow its pot and need to be re-potted to keep up with its growth.
14. Wandering Jew
Scientific Name – Tradescantia Pallida
Wandering Jew is a beautiful plant commonly used as ground cover or in hanging planter as a trailing vine. It’s a wonderful houseplant that proliferates fast.
Due to its blazing-fast speed of growth Wandering Jew has earned the reputation of an invasive plant. Keep it in a space where it receives lots of bright light to get the most colorful foliage.
Wandering Jew leaves are purple-colored with a slightly green hue and white-colored petal-like design. If you want to give your Wandering Jew canopy-like foliage, keep pinching once it gets too long.
Regular pinching and pruning will encourage branching, and your Jew will look full and colorful. Watering your Wandering Jew is easier than other houseplants.
In summer and winter, press the soil and check if it is too dry to touch and thoroughly soak your plant. Keep misting the leaves of your Wandering Jew to ensure better plant health.
Fertilize your Wandering Jew monthly with a liquid fertilizer. Whenever you pinch back your plant, you can propagate the cutting in water or moist soil. New roots will come in a few days.
15. Arrowhead Plant
Scientific Name – Syngonium Podophyllum
Syngonium is one of my most favorite plants, and I simply love to see my Syngo kids grow. It’s popular as an Arrowhead plant amongst the hobbyists.
I am sure when you see the amorous splashes of colors in your Syngoniums, you will fall in love with them. They are famous for their vigorous growth and can outgrow their existing pots in months.
Syngoniums come in all colors and varieties – milky white, white with a green hue, green with white stripes, baby pink, variegated (pink and light green), bronze, and many more.
The more colorful your Syngonium is, the brighter light it requires. Green varieties can be kept in partial shade, preferably under a green net to give them filtered light. Never keep your Syngoniums in direct sunlight as the leaves may get scorched.
Do not overwater your Syngoniums, let the potting soil dry out and then water them thoroughly.
Syngoniums thrive in tropical humidity, if you live in dry weather, regularly mist your plant or place them in front of the humidifier. There are several ways to fertilize your Syngoniums.
You can choose to feed your plant once a month, add a healthy mix of bone dust, and compost in early spring to speed up its growth, or you can use a slow-release fertilizer.
You can easily propagate your Syngoniums by cutting stems with two or one leaves and place in a small glass container.
New roots will come in 7-8 days, and then you can plant the cuttings in well-draining soil. The sap of Arrowhead plants can cause skin irritation, so it’s better to wear a pair of gloves when propagating them
16. Creeping Inch Plant
Scientific Name – Callisia Repens
Callisia looks beautiful in tiny, small pots or hanging baskets and fondly called turtle vine. The leaves are of golden-green shade with purple undertone measuring appx. 1-2 inches.
It’s a fast-growing indoor plant and a prennial succulent and will make dense foliage out of your tiny or hanging pot in a very little time. Your turtle vine is a sun-loving plant and thrives on humidity.
Again, in Turtle Vine, you need to follow a proper watering schedule, as overwatering may cause root rot. Your turtle vine will shine in well-drained and porous soil.
I would recommend you go for soilless mixtures like vermiculite or perlite mixed with coco peat, coarse sand, and non-calcareous gravel.
The soil-less combination will help its root to spread with maximum nutrition and minimum water-logging. Turtle vines are commonly found in 2 varieties – dark green and variegated (splashes of pink, light green, and white).
If you see that your turtle vine is becoming leggy, pinch its stem and plant in moist soil. It will grow new roots in 7-8 days. To get steady growth of your turtle vine, apply liquid fertilizer in a balanced ratio once in a month.
17. Pepper Face
Scietific Name – Peperomia obtusifolia
Pepper Face, popularly known as Peperomia, comes in different shades and colors. It’s a fast-growing plant and can be grown under bright indirect light. In recent years, peperomia has become an eye-candy of the hobbyists and plant enthusiasts due to its attractive foliage and bright colors.
Some of the most common and beautiful varieties are Peperomia Obtusifolia, Peperomia Caperata, Peperomia Rotundifolia, and Peperomia Argyreia.
These plants can be seen in dark green, black, bright green, and variegated colors ( mix of bright green and light yellow. These are evergreen perennials that can grow up to 10-inch tall and originate from South America and the Caribbean Islands.
Peperomia varieties have a diverse sunlight requirement. The green ones can be kept in indirect light, but the variegated ones should be grown in bright light to get the best color and dense foliage.
Occasional pinching of peperomia during summer and spring helps it produce more side shoots and become healthier. Peperomia is a tropical plant, and it thrives in high humidity in the growing season.
If your room or terrace is too dry, consider misting your peperomia occasionally to give necessary moisture.
You should plant peperomia in well-draining soil preferably with a mix of peat moss, perlite, and vermicompost for faster growth. The highest percentage of Peperomia death is due to overwatering. Water your Pepper Face thoroughly when the soil is dry.
Too much watering in a short period can result in leaf loss and eventually death of your peperomia.
For better growth and leaf color of your Peperomia, you should fertilize once a month. Propagating your peperomia is easy. You can cut a long tip and plant it in perlite or coarse sand
Scientific Name – Polypodiopsida
There is an umpteen number of Fern varieties, and some of them are quite fast-growing. Kimberly, Sword, and Boston ferns are some of the Fern types which look beautiful and extremely easy to care for.
You just have to place your Fern under indirect and bright light.
If your terrace or backyard receives an ample amount of morning sun, that can speed up your Fern’s growth.
You need to pamper your Fern by constant misting and keeping at a place with lots of humidity. If you live in dry weather, then placing your ferns in front of a humidifier will help it thrive.
You should ideally plant your Fern in the soil-less mixture so that its shallow roots have room to grow. A balanced potting mix of peat moss, leaf mold, mulch, and decayed vegetable skins are best for your Fern.
In the wild, Ferns grow in tropical forest bed, but that doesn’t mean it can thrive in zero sunlight. You should ideally place your Fern near a windowsill that receives morning and late afternoon sunlight with afternoon shade as direct sunlight can burn its leaves.
Add a few drops of fertilizer once a month for better vegetation of your Fern. Ferns originate from across the world, so their adaptability will depend on their varieties.
Tropical ones like hot and humid temperature while the temperate ones enjoy between 10-16 C. You can split your ferns’ leaves in the springtime and re-pot them in peat moss.
19. Desert Candle Cactus
Scientific Name – Euphorbia Abyssinica
If you want to keep a fast-growing cactus at home, go for Euphorbia Abyssinica. This cactus is the family member of Euphorbiaceae, and it hails from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
Hobbyists fondly call it the desert candle cactus. This cactus has spiny and evergreen branches that are persistent and erect.
If you want to grow desert candle cactus in your outdoor and backyard garden, it can go up to 30 feet tall. It can reach around 8 feet if you plant it in a large container.
A full-grown desert candle will look beautiful and majestic and can be considered one of your greatest achievements as a gardener. It’s a moderately fast-growing plant that prefers full sun and porous soil to get the best growth.
You can speed-up the growth of your desert candle cactus by applying monthly cacti fertilizer and keeping it in a sunny spot.
Good drainage is a must for your desert candle, and so pot it in porous soil with coco peat, pumice, little clay, leaf-mold, and lava grit.
If you see a reddish tinge in your plant, that means your cactus is not able to develop its roots properly. Immediately re-pot it with fresh potting mix to ensure better root health.
Your desert candle will need regular watering in the growing season – from March to September. Never allow the roots to stand in the water. Keep the soil dry in winter.
Summer fertilization is vital for your desert candle cactus’s growth. Feed your plant with succulents and cacti fertilizer.
20. Rosary Vine
Scientific Name- Ceropegia Woodii
Rosary Vines look strikingly beautiful with their unique shoots that are connected to an invisible string.
The plant enthusiasts and gardeners lovingly call it the string of hearts due to its lovely heart-shaped leaves forming a string-like appearance.
An African and South Asian native, the Rosary makes a fast-growing, excellent houseplant.
Every Rosary Vine stem has multiple pairs of heart-shaped leaves, giving a unique look of the plant. You can grow your string of hearts in a hanging pot with a trail up to 3 ft.
Rosary Vine is a fast-growing and easy-to-care plant with a requirement of bright light. To get the best look and foliage of your strings of heart, you should place in front of the sunniest spot of your terrace or window sill.
The leaves have the shape of the kidney and are colored with splashes of red, green, and white.
It thrive in porous potting soil with one-third of coarse sand. You should water your Rosary Vine sparingly and let the soil completely dry out between watering. Any excess or standing water can result in root rot.
The plant may turn dormant in winter, so water less frequently. You can fertilize your rosary vine in every 2 weeks with diluted liquid fertilizer.
Top Tips for Fast Growing Indoor Plants Care
What if you plan to grow some of these beautiful houseplants and want to make them even faster-growing? Is it possible to achieve that feat?
Absolutely. You can take care of the 4 most important factors for your plants’ growth – soil, water, light, and fertilizer and get a fast growth rate. Start communicating with your plants by observing them and understanding their needs.
They may need different things at a young age, while a mature plant may have completely different requirements.
With time, knowledge, and experience, you will be able to understand it better.
If you are looking for a faster growth rate of your houseplants, then always use 1 size bigger container than the root ball diameter of the plant. A plant forms new roots faster than the stems, so using a bigger pot will speed up your plant’s growth.
However, the container and the plant size should have a balanced ratio. If the pot becomes too large to the size of plants, it will have a tough time growing new roots.
I recommend you to follow the given tips to keep your houseplant in great shape and speed up its growth rate:
- Remember not to re-pot your plant until it outgrows the current container. Take out your plant to check its root ball spread. You may want to trim down some roots to keep it present pot-bound. Let the plant outgrow the pot naturally and then change the pot.
- Make sure to pinch overgrown shoots, pinch the dead stems and leaves. Old and overgrowth sometimes eat away the core nutritional elements of the plant and hinder the growth of new plants.
- Some plants thrive in humidity. If you live in dry weather, try to mist your plant regularly or keep it near a humidifier. You live in any tropical country, you plant draws excess moisture from the outdoor environment.
- Use organic hand-wash soap to clean dirt and dust from your plant’s leaves and keep them clean. Pluck weeds, unwanted grasses from the soil, and clear other debris to give better nutrition. Spray organic insecticides on your plants every 7 to 15 days to keep it bug and insect-free.
- Water when your plant needs it. Use either the toothpick or long stick method to gauge the soil moisture level. Alternatively you can use moisture meter as well.
Regular fertilization is vital to ensure better health, faster growth, and longevity of your plant.
Fertilize regularly as per the plant species. Some need weekly fertilization, and others can happily grow even if they are fertilized once or twice a year.2.
What if your plant is growing tall and leggy or growing too fast- The best way to understand is to check the potholes of your plant. If you see roots are coming out of it, it’s time to re-pot.
Regular fertilization, proper watering, and an ample amount of light can push for faster plant growth, so you may need to re-pot your plant frequently in the high-growth phase.
If rapid growth is a concern, then choose a plant with slow or moderate growth.
Which one from the above is your favorite? Let me know in blog comments below.