15+ Attractive Japanese Houseplants to Grow (Indoor Plants)

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I hope you are doing wonders in your gardening field. So, today I am here with an interesting topic for you all. In this article, we will be discussing some attractive Japanese Houseplants to Grow (Indoor Plants).

Indoor plants are great options to decorate the spaces inside your house and give an aesthetic green look. There are many indoor plants that grow well in low lights and that are best for air purity in your bedroom.

Key takeaways:

  • Japanese plants are beautiful plants that you can keep indoors.
  • The plus point is that they are low-maintenance plants requiring less water and all thrive best.
  • Some of the most attractive Japanese houseplants to grow are Japanese Larch Bonsai, Japanese Fern Tree, Japanese peace lily, Japanese elm bonsai, etc.

There Are many Japanese houseplants and how to choose the best ones for your house? Here is a guide!

What is a Japanese Garden?

Japanese Garden is one of the gardens that is famous worldwide. This type of garden symbolizes the term harmony. It follows the traditions of Japanese culture. Japanese Garden includes Japanese flowers, plants vegetables, etc.

It develops amazing scenery in your garden. The main five elements of this garden have different meanings that you should know. They are as follows:

Water– This element stands for renewal and calmness in the garden.

Stones– This element is the omnipresence of nature.

Lantern– This element guides you in your area as a light.

Plants– It signifies the universal terms of life.

Bridges– Last, but not least. It depicts the beauty of nature.

Best attractive Japanese Houseplants to Grow

Folks, are you ready to witness the beauty of amazing flowers and houseplants that make up a Japanese garden? If yes, then let’s get started without wasting time to know about them in detail. They are as follows:

Japanese Larch Bonsai(Larix kaempferi)

Japanese larch bonsai plants are charming plants that grow quickly, especially during the heat and warmth of the summer season. Springtime is optimal for the growth of Japanese larch bonsai plants. The cold temperatures slow down this houseplant. Japanese larch bonsai gets to the

  • Height: 60-80 inches
  • Pruning: Regularly
  • Watering; regularly
  • Sunlight: full to partial sun
  • Leaves: small, dark green colored
  • Flowers: yellow colored

Japanese Fern Tree(Filicium decipiens)

The houseplant is again fast-growing and adds little grace to the space of the house. The Japanese fern tree is slender though it is named ‘fern’ but looks a lot like a tree. The plant is easy to grow and doesn’t need as much care as most indoor plants.

  • Height: 24-25 inches
  • Sun: full sun to partial shade
  • Flowers: white colored
  • Watering: regularly and soil should be well drained
  • Leaves: large, dark green colored

Japanese bamboo(Dracena surculosa)

The Japanese bamboo likes warmer areas and plants have tall stems and tiny leaves. The growth of Japanese bamboo is slow and thrives well in the spring season. The plants need good care to stay healthy.

  • Leaves: specks and streaks, different color options, long leaves
  • Sunlight: full sun
  • Soil: moist soil
  • Pruning: Weekly

Japanese peace lily: (Spathiphyllum)

The Japanese peace lily plants are known for large leaves and their bright white colored flowers that look so elegant in the pot placed over the table. They are small conspicuous plants that dont only look good but also have many benefits kike cleaning the air inside the house and removing harmful substances like benzene and formaldehyde from the air. They are also low-maintenance plants.

  • Height: 25cm
  • Leaves: large, dark green colored
  • Sun: full to partial sun
  • Water: light watering
  • Flower: white colored

Japanese maple bonsai (Acer palmatum)

The extremely beautiful star among the Japanese bonsai is this Japanese maple bonsai. The plants make the corner so attractive. The plant is highly adaptable and can be repotted easily without any shock, and adjusted according to the soil well. The plant produces beautiful red leaves. The plant can survive in temperature fluctuations as well. They can easily survive in cold to warm areas. These are low-maintenance and easy-to-grow plants.

  • Height: 12-25 feet
  • Soil: moist, acidic, and well-drained soil
  • Sun: Full to partial sun
  • Leaves: small, dark green
  • Flowers: red, and orange flowers
  • Blooms: spring season
  • Water: less water, light watering

Japanese weeping willow

Japanese weeping willow is all about the drooping branches that make it unique. The plants are great to grow indoors and grow at a fast pace. They are similar to bonsai plants and easy to grow. The gardeners love the leaves and lushness that these trees show.

  • Height: 20 feet tall
  • Sunlight: full sun
  • Soil: moist
  • Water: light watering


A moss-covered ball of soil is used to grow the plants to give an artistic look. This is what Kokedama is. The plants that are best suited with brilliant results are fern species, peace lily, philodendron plants, etc. These need to provide with good care and a regular little supply of water and

  • soil: moist, well-drained, porous soil
  • Sun: very little sunlight
  • Water: Little

Japanese elm bonsai(Zelkova serrata)

The houseplants look a lot like a broom with a straight trunk and arc-shaped wide branch top. The plants are unique looking and great to add to your indoors.

  • Sunlight: direct, full sun but partial shade
  • Spil: moist, well-drained
  • Water: daily in summer, weekly or alternate days in winter
  • Prune: at the base, weekly


Another popular Japanese house plant Azalea adds color to your indoor space and looks elegant. These plants though looking tiny need very less care and maintenance to grow like Homalomena are maintained to grow. They show really beautiful flowers in the springtime

  • Height: 3 feet
  • Sunlight: full, direct sunlight to partial shade
  • Watering: Light
  • Soil: moist but well-drained, fertile
  • Leaves: small, dark green
  • Flowers: pink and red colored

Japanese stonecrop

Another aesthetic-looking plant that brings so much quality to your indoors is the Japanese stonecrop. The plant is known for less care and good ability to grow with such low maintenance. The plant needs good care indoors like a sunny spot, fertilized soil, water when the soil gets dry, etc. 

  • Height: 3-6 inches
  • Sunlight: direct, bright sunlight. 
  • Water: occasionally (like every two weeks)
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline
  • Leaves: small, dark green
  • Flowers: pink colored


  • It is another type of Japanese attractive houseplant that will grow well in your area if you provide it with a good amount of direct sunlight. 
  • Its foliage is dark green which looks amazing in your home garden.
  • Provide your plant with a good amount of temperature and sunlight so that you receive beneficial results.
  • Though they are not too demanding when it comes to maintaining the plant, this will be the best choice for your garden.


  • Hostas are the best choice for Border plants for Attractive Lawn to Grow. Its leaves come in various sizes, colors, shapes, etc. 
  • So, it depends on you to choose the variety you want for your home garden as when growing together, they show you the dramatic look. 
  • It tends to cherish you with its blooms that come in shades of white, and lavender at the time of mid-summer till fall. 
  • The plant needs well-drained soil for its growth. It will grow about 3 feet high in the hardiness zones of 4 to 9. 

Japanese Aucuba

  • This variety of Japanese houseplants is a type of shrub that can be grown in your home garden but with time will adapt to the indoor environment of your garden.
  • They will grow well if you will provide them with an amount of sunlight and moisture.
  • It produces green-colored leaves in the plant with cream-colored dots on them.
  • It will produce purple color flowers in the plant that will look attractive at the time of spring season.
  • You will observe the red-colored berries in the plant at the time of fall. 
  • Its USDA growing zone is 7 to 9 and will grow well in moist soil for its growth.

Cast-Iron Plant

  • A cast iron plant is one of the plants that receive less light for its growth, even in low humidity and light range of temperature. 
  • It is scientifically known as Aspidistra elatior which requires moist soil for its growth.
  • It tends to grow 2 feet high and requires a temperature range between 45 to 85°F.
  • It is a large plant that will fill indoor space with its leaves and it is one of the easy-to-care plants so growing, it would not be a messy thing to do. 
  • It has also other varieties that produce white-colored or yellow-colored variegation on the leaves.


  • Last but not least, it is another type of attractive Japanese house plant that is also known as the Japanese paper plant.
  • It will add something different to your indoor area.
  • Its foliage and berries are so charming that you cannot resist them.
  • It is easy to care for plants and is a deciduous shrub.
  • It will require a good amount of sunlight for its growth and produce clusters of aromatic berries in the plot

How do take care of Japanese plants?

Water them regularly in light amounts. Spray the plant after a few hours if the plant looks dry and so does the soil. If the leaves look brittle, then reduce the watering. Fertilize the plant one time every month. The initial rowing time needs more fertilizer than the mature stage. 

Give the Japanese house plants proper sunlight, placing them indoors in a sunny spot. While outdoors provides the plant some shade during the afternoon sun

Final words

We hope this article was fun not just to read but also to view the beautiful pictures of Japanese house plants. You have made up your mind about which one you will be planting and getting into your houses. The Japanese plants are simply amazing and perfect for minimal aesthetic decoration. Go for it! Happy planting! 

Thanks for reading! Happy Gardening!

Becky Decker

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