Not all of us have the patience required for parenting slow-growing plants. For those of you like myself that appreciate watching the daily changes of your plant-babies, I thought I would put together a list of quick-growing plants that are just waiting to be added to your loving home!
The Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)
Boy do these plants like to grow new leaves! While they may start out tiny, they quickly grow into beautiful, bright-green palmate leaves. I find myself constantly checking-in on them and I cannot tell you how much joy it brings me to watch their speedy growth!
Money Trees are also commonly known as Guiana Chestnuts and are considered a very low-maintenance plant.
The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
These beauties are one of the fastest growing out there in the plant world. Spider plants have good adaptability, require simple maintenance and have the function of air purification. Not only do these plants grow at lightning speed, but they also produce spider “pups” that can be easily propagated to grow even more mother plants – SCORE!
Once the pup has grown to the size of your liking, simply clip it off from the mother plant’s stem. Have a cup of water ready and place the initial roots in there for 2-3 days before planting in fresh soil. Now sit back and watch your new Spider Plant grow!
The Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Another plant know for fast growth is the Pothos. You may know this beauty by another name such as Devil’s Ivy, Taro Vine, Ceylon Creeper or Hunter’s Robe to name a few. This vining plant prefers an indirect sunny spot, and will offer gorgeous trailing vines when hung from the ceiling or placed up on a shelf. Their infamous heart-shaped leaves often include white marbling or bright touches of lemon-lime. Make sure to water thoroughly once the top inch of their soil dries out.
Keep in mind these playful plants can grow up to 6 feet in just a few weeks time!
The Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
Known as the “Lucky Plant,” these hearty succulents will grow in no time with the right conditions. Growing as large at 5 feet tall, Jade Plants are often passed down from generation to generation, making it a timeless succulent for your home.
Note that Jade Plants store water in their leaves and are accustomed to dry climates. That said, they prefer a good amount of bright sunlight and mid-70s Fahrenheit temperatures.
Similar to Pothos plants, vining Philodendrons grow like crazy! Because of their fast growth, you will likely be inclined to start propagating their leaves and vines to create new plants.
These beautiful plants are also very easy to care for, making them perfect for any brown thumb. They are tolerant of most light conditions and need normal watering once the top inch of soil feels dry.
The Porcelainflower (Hoya carnosa)
Another favorite of mine is the tropical, fast-growing wax plant known as the Hoya. These plants can grow long vines very quickly if taken care of properly. Porcelainflowers love sunlight, so make sure you turn them every so often so your plant gets that even sun they desire so much. Hoyas are often found sitting on low surfaces, but are also great hanging plants with their cascading vines once it grows long.
Hoyas are similar to succulents in that they don’t need much water. I suggest keeping their watering routine to once a week with bright, indirect sunlight.
I hope you enjoyed learning more about these incredible house plants. Keep in mind they are all great options for even the brownest of thumbs! Check out our shop today & get your plant-love started (or add to it)!