16 Best Fast Growing Indoor Plants

If you are short on patience yet wish to greenify your space, these fast-growing indoor plants will match your vibe!

Gardening’s usually a slow dance, but if you’re jazzed about quick results, these fast-growing indoor plants are your jam. Remember, they’re speedy but not instant—every plant needs its sweet time and spot to reach its fullest potential!

Best Fast Growing Indoor Plants

Pro Tip: Always grow the plant in a one-size bigger container than its root ball so it uses its energy to shoot up without suffocating its roots at the same time!

1. Hoya Carnosa

Fast Growing Indoor Plants

Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa

Often nicknamed the ‘wax plant,’ Hoya Carnosa can easily vine up many inches each year, especially when basking in a window with bright, indirect light. Don’t let the medium dry out, and consider a high-phosphorus fertilizer to encourage blooming.

2. Dainty Crassula

Fast Growing Indoor Plants

Botanical Name: Crassula subacaulis

With enough sunlight and sparse watering, this mat-forming succulent quickly fills its pot. It’s perfect for those who love the desert vibe but are short on patience.

3. Bamboo

Botanical Name: Bambusoideae

Bamboo shoots up fastest in the spring and summer. It’s like a sponge for both water and light, so keeping its soil moist but not soggy and placing it in a bright spot will do wonders.

4. Velvet Plant

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Botanical Name: Gynura aurantiaca

The Velvet Plant grows the fastest in the spring and summer months when it can enjoy bright, indirect sunlight and a bit of humid air. Mist it with lukewarm water or use a humidifier on dry days for a remarkable boost in growth.

5. Dumb Cane

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Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia

With the right mix of indirect sunlight and regular watering, Dumb Cane leaps up in height quickly, often adding several inches in the spring and summer months.

6. Cordyline 5 center 678

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Botanical Name: Cordyline fruticosa

If you’re looking for a dash of the tropics, this is your go-to. With bright, indirect light and somewhat moist soil, Cordyline shoots up pretty fast in the warmer days.

7. Wandering Jew

Botanical Name: Tradescantia pallida

The Wandering Jew thrives in bright, indirect light but requires consistently wet soil to extend its purple leaves rapidly. It can grow several inches in the spring and summer months, making it a quick filler for indoor spaces.

8. Arrowhead Plant

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Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum

With arrow-shaped foliage, this plant can reach several inches in just one month. It only requires a few hours of mild morning sunlight and a somewhat humid atmosphere.

9. Pothos

Indoor Pothos Plant

Botanical Name:  Epipremnum aureum

No wonder this plant is one of the most popular houseplants that add up to 12-18 inches in a month. Though it adjusts to any light conditions, a few hours of morning sunlight and these care tips will encourage noticeable growth.

10. Spider Plant

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Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum

The Spider Plant shows rapid growth, often sprouting multiple offshoots in a short period. Keep it in bright, indirect light with ample humidity, and watch it grow several inches in the warm months.

11. Asparagus Fern

Botanical Name: Asparagus setaceus

Asparagus Fern can attain several inches in just a year, particularly when placed in bright, indirect light. Also, the plant loves humidity, so keep a pebble tray or humidifier handy for dry days.

12. Palms

Indoor Palms often add up several inches yearly until they reach their mature height of about 6-7 feet. Parlor, Kentia, and Areca palms are particularly popular for their fast-growing nature.

13. Grave Ivy


Botanical Name: Cissus rhombifolia

This vigorous climber requires sturdy support and some moderate bright sunlight to grow several inches in a single year. Pinch the tips at regular intervals to promote even faster and bushier growth. If you are into colorful vines, we have the best options for you!

14. Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant

Botanical Name: Ficus elastic

A stately addition to any room, the Rubber Plant grows tall and broad quickly. It loves a good dose of bright, indirect sunlight and enjoys a watering routine that allows the soil to dry out a bit between drinks.

15. Philodendron micans heartleaf

Philodendron Brasil Vining

Botanical Name: Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’

Among hundreds of Philodendrons, varieties like ‘Heartleaf’ and ‘Micans’ show the fastest growth tendencies. Provide them with a balanced environment of moderate sunlight and a moist medium to support their growth.

16. English Ivy

Botanical Name: Hedera helix

English Ivy is the go-to for rapid coverage, easily climbing or trailing several inches in a year. It does best in moderate light conditions and likes its soil to be kept consistently moist for creating that classic ivy look indoors.

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