Best Plants for a Miniature Garden


Making the miniature garden is very interesting as you can decorate it with every accessory you want. However, it is a little bit difficult to find the best plants for your miniature garden. The reasons behind it are that not all plants can go well with other plants and you need to pay attention to the amount of sunlight to keep the plants alive.

Before you start making your own miniature garden, you need to choose the best plants for it and here are the suggestions for you.

Best Plants for Indoor Miniature Garden

If you want to keep your miniature garden indoors, you need to make sure that the plants have the same needs, in terms of the amount of water, temperature, soil, sun exposure, and many more. If you don’t consider every plant needs, the miniature garden will not survive under the indoor condition.

There are some plants that you can consider when you want to make your indoor miniature gardens, such as Parlor Palm, English Boxwood, Norflolk Pine, False Cypress, Ellwood’s Blue Cypress, Begonias, Impatiens, Poinsettia, Azaleas, and African Violets.

Best Plants for Outdoor Miniature Garden

The criterion for choosing the plants for the outdoor is almost the same with choosing the plants for the indoor miniature garden. However, the variations for the outdoor miniature garden are a lot more than the indoor one.

The best plants that you can choose here are the plants with small leaves and grow slowly. Then, you need to avoid planting the herb plants since they won’t survive in all weathers throughout the year.

The best outdoor plants that you can choose are Dwarf Mugo Pine, Miniature Juniper, Sky Pencil Japanese Holly, Just Dandy Dwarf Hinoki Cypress, Miniature Daisies, Jean’s Dilly Dwarf Spruce, Irish Mosh, Cranesbill, Small Hens and Chicks, and Platt’s Black Brass Buttons.


  • If you want to have the miniature garden in a container, you need to make sure that the container has a good drainage to prevent the plants to get rotten.
  • To create a great miniature garden, you need to choose the plants that represent the real plants in the garden.
  • To make sure that the plants can grow well, you need to choose the plants that grow in your area. It is because the plants have been adapted to the temperature and you can find them in your local gardening store.
  • Add some little garden accessories to make your miniature garden more beautiful.