5 Best Non-flowering Houseplants to Grow Indoors

Houseplants are one of the great ways to add some life to your home and improve your indoor air quality. While there are many flowering indoor plants to choose from, there are as many non-flowering plants that are just as beautiful and easy to maintain. 

The green foliage of the non-flowering houseplants can brighten up any room in your home and make it feel more lively. Here are the five popular non-flowering houseplants to grow in your home. 

Beautiful Bonsai

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Bonsai is a species of tree grown in a container and trimmed to keep its size small. While most people think of Bonsai as a flowering plant, there are several varieties of non-flowering bonsai trees that you can grow indoors. 

One of the most popular non-flowering bonsai trees is Ficus Benjamina. This evergreen weeping fig tree has dark green leaves and a drooping canopy, making it a popular indoor bonsai choice. Bonsais are cold-sensitive, so ensure you keep your bonsai trees in a warm spot within your house.


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Philodendron is a genus of tropical plants that are popular houseplants. They have large, heart-shaped leaves that come in various designs and colors depending on how the light hits the plant. Some of its varieties, including Philodendron Hope Selloum and Philodendron Xanadu, bear variegated leaves.  

Their colors can range from dark to light green or bronze. However, be careful with the foliage colors; orange pigmentation means the plant receives less light or insufficient watering. In contrast, exposure to too much direct sunlight turns the leaves pinkish.

Philodendrons are easy to care for, and they can tolerate a wide range of light and humidity. They are also one of the best indoor plants for removing toxins from your indoor air.


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This plant is famously known as the snake plant or the mother-in-law’s tongue. It is a hardy plant that is drought-resistant and does well in low-light conditions. This plant is perfect for homeowners looking for a low-maintenance plant that is hard to kill even after being neglected.

You will find various sansevieria plant species, but the most popular one is Sansevieria ‘trifasciata Launrentil.’ This plant has dark green leaves with a white strip down the center. Besides being beautiful and non-flowering, the snake plant is one of the best for filtering indoor air.


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It is a famous tropical plant with remarkable large, variegated, and pointed foliage. This plant will require filtered light, high humidity, warm temperatures, and proper drainage for optimal growth. These optimum growing conditions make dracaena engaging in growing to its maturity indoors. However, it’s a plant worth the patience and care.

Dracaena can grow up to your ceiling levels. It’s an excellent corner accessory for big sitting rooms.

Fantastic Ferns

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There are different species of ferns that you can grow indoors. The most common variety is the Boston fern; this is a hardy and evergreen fern that thrives in bright and indirect light. This species has ruffle-like and pale green foliage.

Ferns are one of the easiest non-flowering houseplants to care for. Do not allow the soil to dry; water them frequently to keep them healthy, and they love high humidity. It explains why they thrive in bathrooms.


So, do you want to create an ambient and relaxing environment in your home with some lush greenery? Why not consider one of these five popular non-flowering indoor plants? They are easy to care for, and they’ll brighten any room in your home. Subscribe to our blog for more gardening tips.

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