10 unique colour plants for your book shelves

Birds Nest Snake Plant (Sansevieria hahnii)

Birds Nest Snake Plants thrive in low light conditions and are a perfect choice for any shelf space due to their compact size, reaching up to 8 inches tall. This variety is known for its low-maintenance nature.

Cylindrical Snake Plant (Sansevieria cylindrica)

Sansevieria cylindrica, also known as the African Spear Plant, is ideal for low-light spaces. These slow-growing plants can eventually reach considerable heights, making them a long-term addition to your collection.

Samurai Snake Plant (Sansevieria ehrenbergii ‘Dwarf Samurai’)

The Samurai Snake Plant is one of the smallest snake plant varieties, growing only 4-6 inches tall. It is perfect for small shelves and thrives in low-light conditions with minimal watering needs.

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Golden Pothos are low-maintenance and suitable for low-light spaces. Avoid highly variegated varieties like Marble Queen or Manjula, which need more light. Their trailing growth habit makes them ideal for shelves.

Jade Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Jade')

Jade Pothos is another excellent choice for low-light conditions. Its non-variegated leaves and trailing habit look great on any shelf.

Air Plants (Tillandsia)

Tillandsia, or air plants, require very little maintenance and are often displayed in creative holders. They make a unique addition to any shelf space.

Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens)

These philodendrons are easy to grow and have a trailing growth habit perfect for shelves. They tolerate a range of lighting conditions and need infrequent watering.

Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum aethiopicum)

Maidenhair ferns are delicate and compact, growing up to 12 inches tall. They require more care but thrive in humid rooms like bathrooms or kitchens.

Lemon Button Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii')

The Lemon Button Fern is more resilient and lower maintenance than the Maidenhair Fern. It adapts well to various spaces and doesn’t require high humidity.

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Boston ferns can be large, but more compact versions are available for limited shelf space. They grow well in partial to low-light conditions.