20 Easy, Fast-Growing Houseplants + Care Tips

Ever wished you could fast-forward a plant’s growth, just like skipping through ads on a video? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Today, I’m taking a deep dive into the world of fast-growing houseplants.

So, buckle up because these houseplants are ready to zoom into your life faster than you can say “photosynthesis”! 🌱

Ready to find the perfect fast-growing indoor plants for your space? Let’s get started!

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Fast-growing Houseplants + Plant Care Tips

Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe vera plants are succulents that are native to Africa.  

The Aloe Vera plant is known for its leaves, which contain a soothing gel for sunburns and minor skin abrasions.

Aloe Vera is an easy, fast-growing houseplant with thick, fleshy leaves that store water and a short stem.

Aloe vera plants are easy to care for and make a great addition to any home.

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How to care for an aloe vera plant:

  • Aloe vera plants need bright light or indirect sunlight. If the leaves turn yellow, they are getting too much sun.
  • Aloe likes regular watering as long as the soil dries completely in between waterings. However, be careful not to overwater your aloe vera plant. Overwatering can cause root rot.
  • Aloe vera needs sandy soil or a cactus potting medium to thrive in containers. 
  • Fertilize your aloe vera plant about once a month with a succulent fertilizer to encourage faster growth.
the arrowhead plant is easy and fast growing indoor plant

Arrowhead Plant

The arrowhead plant is an easy, fast-growing plant that can reach up to three feet.

The Arrowhead plant (Syngonium podophyllum) is a species of evergreen vine that is native to the tropical forests of Central and South America.

The arrowhead plant is a popular, fast-growing plant with low maintenance requirements.

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How to Care for Arrowhead Plants:

  • Water when the soil is dry. Overwatering will lead to root rot.
  • Arrowhead plants love bright, indirect light.
  • Fertilize Arrowhead plants every two weeks during the growing season to encourage faster growth.
  • Beware: The Arrowhead plant is toxic to humans and animals.

Asparagus Fern

The asparagus fern is a popular houseplant due to its low maintenance requirements and ability to thrive in various environments.

Asparagus plant care is a relatively easy and fast-growing houseplant. Although this asparagus fern thrives in the shade, it will do great in indirect light. Therefore, keep it out of direct, bright sunlight.

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How to Care for the Asparagus Fern

  • Asparagus ferns thrive on humidity. Mist the plant daily or consider running a humidifier in
    your home to increase humidity levels.
  • Avoid harsh, direct sunlight as it will burn plant leaves.
  • Keep soil moist, and water when the top inch of soil feels dry. 
  • Feed asparagus fern with liquid or water-soluble all-purpose plant food every two weeks to encourage plant growth.
  • Asparagus fern is mildly toxic to humans and moderately toxic to pets.
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Boston Fern

Are you looking for a fast-growing houseplant perfect for hanging baskets or containers? Then the Boston fern is a great option.

Boston ferns are lush, green plants that are easy to care for and make a beautiful addition to any home.

I have my Boston fern in the bathroom because they love humidity!

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How to care for a Boston Fern plant

  • Boston ferns prefer bright, indirect light and to be kept from drafts.
  • Keep Boston ferns moist but not soggy. Water the plant when dry to the touch.
  • Boston ferns love humidity and benefit from regular misting.
  • Fertilize Boston ferns once a month (using  20-10-20 fertilizer at half-strenth)

Learn more about Boston Fern here.

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Fiddle leaf fig plant

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a popular, fast-growing houseplant from West Africa.

Its distinctive, glossy leaves are shaped like a fiddle, hence its name.

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a semi-easy plant to care for and makes a beautiful addition to any home.

To date, I have four fiddle figs. I love them, but they are a bit fussy.

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How to keep your Fiddle Leaf Fig healthy and happy:

  • Place your plant in a bright spot but out of direct sunlight. Too much sun can scorch the leaves.
  • Water your plant when the top inch of soil is dry. Be sure to drain holes in the pot so the roots don’t become waterlogged.
  • Fiddle Leaf Figs enjoy high humidity levels. Increase humidity if you live in a dry climate.
  • Feed fiddle fig plants every month or so with a balanced fertilizer for fiddle figs.
peace lily plants are fast growing and easy inoor plants

Peace Lily

The Peace lily is a beautiful flowering plant prized for its lush foliage and vibrant flowers.

Peace Lillies are easy to maintain and thrive in various conditions, making them ideal for novice and experienced gardeners.

In addition to being easy to care for, peace lily plants will help purify your home’s air.

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How to Care for a Peace Lily Plant

  • Peace Lillies do well in low-light and medium-indirect-light conditions.
  • Water peace lilies about once per week or when the top two inches of soil feel dry. Give your peace lily a nice soak in the sink. They love water!
  • Peace Lillies don’t like drafts.
  • Keep your peace, lily, in a humid room. (The bathroom is a perfect spot!)
  • Fertilize Peace Lily plants about once per month.
  • All parts of the peace lily are toxic, including the leaves, stems, and flowers.
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The Philodendron is a fast-growing vine that can reach up to 20 feet long.

These low-maintenance plants thrive in bright, indirect light and only need to be watered once a week.

Philodendrons are perfect for hanging baskets or trailing over shelves and furniture.

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Caring for a Philodendron plant

  • Philodendrons typically grow best in partial sunlight. Place Philodendron plants by a window that gets bright, indirect light.
  • Water Philodendrons when the top inch of soil has dried out. Philodendrons don’t like wet soil as this can lead to root rot. 
  • Provide Philodendrons with good drainage and good quality potting soil.
  • Philodendrons love humidity! As I do, you may have to boost humidity around your philodendron if you live in a dry climate.
  • Feed Philodendrons about once a month with an all-purpose plant fertilizer

Pothos Plant and Golden Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

Pothos plants (or devil’s ivy) are one of the fastest-growing indoor plants that can reach up to 20 feet in length.

These easy, fast-growing indoor plants are relatively low-maintenance and an excellent choice for beginners and make a wonderful addition to any indoor space.

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How to care for a Pothos plant

  • Pothos do well in bright, indirect light, but can tolerate medium to low light.
  • Water Pothos every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings
  • Feed Pothos once per month for fast plant growth
  • Pothos plants are very easy to propagate.
rubber plants are fast growing houseplants

Rubber Tree Plant

The rubber tree plant is another excellent houseplant for beginners!

Rubber tree plants are known for their glossy green leaves and decorative appearance.

Rubber tree plants do well in a variety of conditions and can grow to be over feet tall.

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How to care for your rubber tree plant

  • Rubber tree plants like indirect sunlight. They can tolerate darker spaces but won’t grow as well.
  • Water when the first inch of soil is dry. Rubber tree plants love deep watering, but don’t let them sit in water.
  • Feed your Rubber tree plant every two weeks with a good plant all-purpose plant food to encourage it to grow rapidly.
  • Don’t forget to clean the rubber tree plant’s glossy leaves, which tend to get dusty. I use leaf shine on my rubber plant as needed.

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Snake Plant

The Snake Plant is so easy to grow!

This fast-growing houseplant can reach up to four feet in height and is perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance option.

The snake plant is known for its decorative appearance and ability to thrive in bright and low light conditions, making it a versatile option for any home.

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How to care for a snake plant

  • Snake plants love to be ignored a little bit; that makes them so easy to grow!
  • Allow your snake plant to become dry between waterings. (I water mine every two weeks). The worst thing you can do is overwater. Root rot is the most common problem when caring for snake plants.
  • Snake plants like indirect sunlight but will tolerate low light conditions.
  • Fertilize your snake plant every two weeks when watering with all-purpose plant food, or use plant food spikes to make life easier.
spider plants are easy and fast growing houseplants

Spider Plant

The spider plant is a low-maintenance, fast-growing indoor plant and is a great choice for new plant mamas and daddies. 🙂

The spider plant is named for its spider-like plants, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. Perfect for hanging baskets or tailing over shelves and furniture.

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How to care for a spider plant

  • Spider plants prefer indirect sunlight but will tolerate low light as well.
  • Allow to become dry before watering. I soak mine in the bathtub for a few minutes about every two weeks (More often in the summer months)
  • Spider plants love humidity. I suggest putting in the bathroom or considering increasing the moisture in your home using a plant humidifier.
  • Feed once a month using an all-purpose plant food for healthy plant growth.
  • It’s easy to propagate spider plants!

Wandering Jew Plant

The wandering jew plant is a fast-growing plant that can reach up to four feet.

These low-maintenance plants thrive in bright, indirect light and only need to be watered once a week.

The wandering jew plant is an inch plant and trails quickly, making it a perfect choice for a hanging plant or on a shelf.

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How to care for a wandering jew plant

  • Wandering jew plants do best in medium to bright indirect light. Plants in brighter conditions are more likely to flower.
  • These fast-growing plants like to be partially dried out between waterings. I water mine every two weeks or so.
  • Plant in good quality plant soil with good drainage.
  • Feed once a month or use plant food spikes for easier maintenance.
  • Wandering jew plants are super easy to propagate!
zz plants are easy to grow and fast indoor plants

ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant is a beautiful houseplant with waxy, oval-shaped dark green leaves.

The ZZ plant is a low-maintenance houseplant that thrives in bright, indirect light and only needs to be watered once every two weeks.

ZZ plants are the most forgiving houseplant making it the perfect choice for those with busy lifestyles or beginner plant lovers.

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How to care for a ZZ Plant:

  • ZZ Plants love bright, indirect light but can also tolerate lower light. My ZZ plant is growing like a weed in my bright bathroom.
  • ZZ Plants can thrive in artificial light, which makes them excellent plants for offices or rooms with zero natural light.
  • Ensure your ZZ plant is planted in high-quality potting soil with good drainage.
  • Water the ZZ Plant when dry (about every two weeks)
  • Feed ZZ Plants once a month with all-purpose plant food. (Feeding the ZZ plant helps it to grow faster!)
  • Transplant or refresh soil once a year.
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The Purple passion plant

The Purple Passion Plant, or Gynura aurantiaca, is the diva of the plant world with its dramatic purple-hued leaves.

Not just a pretty face, its velvety texture adds another layer of allure. It’s fairly fast-growing and easier to care for.

All in all, if you want a showstopper, this plant is a solid pick.

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How to care for a purple passion plant

  • Keep in bright, indirect sunlight.
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy. (try not to let it dry out too much)
  • Aim for around 60-75°F (15-24°C) and keep out of drafts
  • Keep well trimmed to afford top-heaviness
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The Swiss cheese plant

The Swiss Chees plant (officially named Monstera deliciosa), this fast-growing plant is a showstopper.

Originating from the rainforests of Central America, it’s earned its place in the hall of fame of houseplants.

With its beautiful split glossy green leaves, it’s no wonder it’s a favorite for interior decorators and plant lovers alike.

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How to care for the Swiss Cheese Plant

  • These plants love bright light but avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wait until the top couple inches of soil are dry before giving it a good soak. They don’t like sitting in water, so ensure the pot has good drainage!
  • Coming from the rainforest, they love a humid environment. If your home’s air is dry, consider misting the leaves or placing a humidifier nearby.
  • These plants can get tall as they grow and might need some support. Using a moss pole or stake can help keep them upright.
  • During the growing season (spring and summer), feed them once a month with a general-purpose liquid fertilizer. But go easy – less is more!
  • Wipe down the leaves occasionally with a damp cloth.
  • Repot every couple of years or when the roots start peeking out. They love to stretch out!

Sweetheart Plant (Hoya kerrii)

This beautiful houseplant is a fan favorite with its thick, succulent heart-shaped leaves and star-shaped, fragrant, white flowers.

This climbing plant grows pretty fast and is relatively easy to grow.

It also makes a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift for the plant lover in your life.

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How to care for a sweetheart plant

  • A spot near a window with a sheer curtain would be just peachy. Direct sunlight can be a tad harsh, causing the leaves to burn.
  • Let the top inch or so of the soil dry out between waterings. Overwatering? That’s a no-go. It’s more likely to forgive you for being neglectful than drowning it!
  • Average home humidity works just fine. But if you notice the edges turning brown, you might occasionally want to up the moisture or mist.
  • Use cactus or succulent mix. Hoyas hate wet feet! Using a pot with drainage holes is a big thumbs up.
  • During the growing season (that’s spring and summer), you can feed your Sweetheart Hoya with a diluted general-purpose liquid fertilizer every few weeks.
  • Keep your plant away from drafts, be it from an open window or an air conditioner.
  • Now and then, give the leaves a gentle wipe with a damp cloth or a soft shower. It helps keep the dust off, and the plant will breathe better.
  • Give this climbing plant a trellis or some kind of support. This way, it can climb and showcase its true nature. Plus, as it grows and climbs, it’ll eventually treat you to its beautiful, fragrant flowers.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous and want more heart-leaved buddies, leaf cuttings are the way to go. Pop them in soil, be patient, and watch the magic happen!

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How to Keep Indoor Plants Thriving:

  • Water once a week or as needed. (Most plants are okay with moist soil but not soggy soil.)
  • Most Plants grow best when placed in indirect, bright light.
  • Fertilize monthly during the growing season for fast plant growth
  • Prune as needed to shape plants and control growth.
  • Keep an eye out for pests and diseases. Treat immediately if found.
  • Be sure to clean leaves with leaf shine once a month for pretty, glossy green foliage!

Conclusion: Easy + Fast-Growing Indoor Plants

To wrap things up, cultivating a collection of easy, fast-growing houseplants doesn’t have to be an uphill battle.

With choices like a spider plant, golden pothos and trailing plants like the wandering jew and the sweetheart plant, you’re not only signing up for some speedy green growth but also inviting a dash of vibrant color into your living space.

Remember, with the right care tips and a sprinkle of patience, you’ll have an indoor jungle that’s both lush and low-maintenance.

Happy gardening!

XO, Christine

christine mathews

I’ve been keeping it real since 1963. 🙂

I’m a child of God, a wifey, mama, grandma, full-time creative, domestic engineer, and self-care enthusiast.

I am obsessed with all things makeup and skincare and love getting my hands dirty out in the garden, my art room, or in the kitchen, whipping up something yummy for the fam.

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