Having indoor house plants is a great way to bring nature into your home and liven up any room. And you don't have to worry about having a green thumb or spending hours tending to your plants either!
There are plenty of low maintenance indoor plants that can be grown in small spaces, such as coffee mugs. Yes, you heard that right - a coffee mug! All you need is bright indirect sunlight and very occasional watering for these easy-to-care-for indoor plants. With just a few simple steps, you can have beautiful greenery in your home, office, or anywhere.
Here are three indoor house plants that can thrive in a mug.
Are you looking for a plant that doesn’t require frequent watering or attention? Cacti, otherwise known as Cactus, are the perfect choice for beginner indoor gardeners because they require very little water and don’t need as much sunlight as other plants. In fact, there are some types of cacti that can survive even a year of neglect!
This is because majority of cactus are plants that store water, so if watered too much, can rot. Certainly they can tolerate those with a busy schedule and some are small enough to fit in a coffee mug due to how slow they grow.
Pro tip: water your cactus no more than once a month in the summer and every other week in winter.
Zebra plants are low maintenance and easy to care for indoor succulents that can be kept in a coffee mug. Unfortunately, this plant is still relatively unknown, even though it's one of the most popular houseplants around. It gets its name from its striped leaves that look like stripes on a zebra's back.
Not only are beautiful succulent plants low maintenance, but their small size means they can fit perfectly in your coffee mug and won't take up any extra space! Zebra plants typically stay below 4 inches tall with an interesting patterning on the leaves with stripes of green or yellow. It will fit perfectly on your desk, windowsill, or any indoor space.
Often known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, snake plants are indoor house plants that can thrive in any conditions. They require minimal sunlight, water, and are very hardy plants.
What makes these plants amazing for your home is their unique ability to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, which means that they can help purify indoor air. It is also a very slow growing indoor plant, so it will easily fit in a coffee mug and won't need to be moved for a long time.
Although snake plants prefer bright, indirect light, they can survive even in low light conditions. If you’re looking for an indoor house plant that requires minimal effort, this is a great choice.
Some Final Points
These are just three indoor house plants that can grow well in a coffee mug. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced indoor gardener, these plants are perfect for adding some greenery to any indoor space. With minimal effort and care, you can have beautiful indoor plants in no time!
Although water drainage is not necessary for these plants, it can be beneficial for other indoor plants. Not sure how to create a drainage hole in your coffee mug for other types of plants? Check out this helpful tutorial video here.
Happy indoor gardening! :)