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Top 7 Miniature Plants for Small Space Gardening

Shivam Dwivedi
Shivam Dwivedi
Miniature Plants
Miniature Plants

Nowadays miniature plants are gaining popularity as they look very attractive in small space home gardens of India. First of all, let me tell you that all small plants are not Bonsai. Although, Bonsai is an art of purposely dwarfing the trees, miniature plants are genetically dwarf varieties of some of the famous ornamental plants.  

Benefits of Miniature Plants:  

These miniature plants or dwarf varieties are ideal for small sized garden. There are some other benefits discussed below: 

  • Most are low- maintenance and need little if any pruning to stay small and true to form. 

  • They fit right into rock or alpine gardens as well as containers and troughs. 

  • They make excellent edging at the front of beds and borders, or along sidewalks and paths. 

Top 7 miniature Plants in India: 

Let’s have a look at these miniature or dwarf plants: 

1. Ixora Dwarf: 

Ixora is one of the most nurtured flowering plants, and its dwarf variety is a typical plant. Dwarf Ixora with many colors like orange, red or yellow flowers can be grown indoors and outdoors. It is a perfect plant for edges, borders and perennial flower beds.  

2. Fern Mini:  

Ferns are adaptable plants that can be grown almost anywhere. Mini ferns look very graceful in small sized gardens and table decorations. These are perfect houseplants that can be thrive as fillers in dish gardens and terrariums. 

3. Syngonium Mini:  

For indoor gardening, it is one of the best foliage plants. Syngonium has the highest number of miniature varieties amongst all the ornamental plants. Mini syngoniums are hardy plants that can be flourish successfully in bottle gardens and closed terrariums. 

4. Crassula: 

Crassula are succulent and famous as Mini Jade among home gardeners. It can be grown in fancy ceramic pots. This plant gives the appearance of a tree in a miniature tray landscape. It can be produced in small rockeries. 

5. Mini Aloe:  

Mini Aloe is some of the unusual looking plant and very hardy succulents. Miniature Aloes look awesome in sand art gardens, desert theme mini landscapes and also in small ceramic pots.  

6. Baby’s Tears: 

A wonderful green plant with tiny round thick leaves that look like tear drops, that’s why the name. It is a moisture loving, tender creeper that spreads on the ground rather quickly in the shade. A well- grown plant can give an eye- catching look to hanging baskets. 

7. Peperomia:  

These are small plants with beautiful heart- shaped leaves and striking patterns. Peperomias grow well in wet conditions, moss gardens, dark rooms and closed bottle gardens. Peperomias are very good for gifting. 

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