Houseplants and coffee tables are a classic combination, like tea and biscuits. Adding indoor greenery to your coffee table is a simple way to breathe some fresh style into a room. With TLB’s range of specially curated plants, succulents and cacti, it couldn’t be easier to refresh your space. Here at Team TLB, we have done the hard work for you. All of our botanicals arrive ready-potted in a bespoke pot, simply pop them on your coffee table and enjoy your fresh, green view.

Top 10 picks of coffee table plants

But what are the best plants for coffee tables we hear you cry. Well, the possibilities here are vast depending on a few different factors. These include your own personal style, the size of your space and the amount of natural light in the room. Keep reading for our top 10 picks of coffee table plants. We also have some fab styling tips too for an insta-ready coffee table of dreams.

Table Top Plants

From cute and compact, easy-care succulents to large and leafy greenery, houseplants are a fab way to bring the outdoors in. They can add some natural texture and interest to your coffee table, the perfect companions for your favourite books and family photos.

Succulents and cacti make a great choice for a coffee table, particularly if you are a little short on space or new to plant parenthood, or indeed, all of the above.

These green beauties are easy to incorporate on a smaller table thanks to their miniature size. They are also some of the easiest plants to look after too. So, it’s clear why our top 10 list kicks off with a range of succulents and cacti. Keep reading to learn more.

  1. Haworthia

This distinctive little succulent has zebra-like markings that inspire his ‘Zebra Cactus’ nickname. It fits nicely on a coffee table without taking up too much room. The gorgeous Haworthia is available in a choice of our signature metallic-dipped pots or our reactive glazed ceramics. Whichever you choose, he will bring oodles of texture and interest, a fab choice to style up your coffee table.

Group of three coffee table plants on the left, image on the right has some small plants including a haworthia, some gin and coasters

And as if he wasn’t great enough already, he’s also super easy-care and pet-friendly too, winning!

  • Crassula

With thick, shiny, oh-so-cute leaves, the stunning Crassula is another noteworthy option for your coffee table styling. Also known as a Money Tree, a Lucky Tree or a Jade Plant, this deep green, leafy beauty is available in a choice of our iconic ceramics. Let him take centre stage on your coffee table. Or pair him with a TLB candle in matching glazed ceramic. A treat for your eyes and your nose.

Image on the left has three coffee table plants on a black side table in glazed pink pots and the image on the right has a pink glazed pot with a candle in it

  • Miranda

When it comes to succulents, the Miranda is an all-time favourite. With rigid, green leaves and almost flower-like appearance, this easy-care, pet-friendly little succulent is a delight to behold. Style him alone or in a trio of succulents and cacti for the ultimate, easy-care, coffee table jungle.

  • Aloe Vera

Add some height with a beautifully unique Aloe Vera. The upright, rigid leaves on this gorgeous plant will stand tall and proud on your coffee table and not only does he look super cool, he also has fab air-purifying qualities too.

Aloe potted plants on coffee tables
  • Cactus

Cacti are famously low-maintenance plants. They’re just perfect to add style, texture and interest to a coffee table in a home filled with busy people. They are brilliantly adept at coping with neglect as they can be left for up to 4 weeks without water. Choose from our mini or medium cactus or even our particularly cool Bunny Ear Cactus. These all come in a choice of our bespoke metallic-dipped ceramics. Why not increase the textured style and add some height with our stunning and sustainable mango wood coasters. These coasters coordinate brilliantly with our Mini Cactus Plant Family, an ideal choice when you just can’t decide which uber-cool, spiky companion to choose.

Two different coffee tables with plants on them

The second half of our top 10 list focuses on some slightly larger coffee table plants for those of you with a bit more space to fill.

  • Sansevieria Snakey

A hard-leaved tropical beauty, the Sansevieria Snakey, commonly known as a Snake Plant, is hard to beat. He brings oodles of style with his upright, gorgeously patterned leaves, he’s a top performer when it comes to air purifying abilities (just ask NASA!) and he will tolerate low light conditions too. All in all, there’s really no reason not to pop this striking houseplant atop your coffee table. For an injection of warmth, check out our Snakey in the ultra-cool copper bullet stand for real wow factor. To really maximise those warming metallic vibes, you could even pair your Snakey with the Copper Trio Succulent House, this makes a truly striking impact on a larger coffee table.

  • Zamioculcas

Well known as a ZZ Plant, the Zamioculcas is definitely worth considering if you are a newbie plant parent or particularly time-poor. This vibrant green beauty with its hardy leaves is one of our most low-maintenance plants. He will tolerate being left without water for many weeks. He will also be quite happy in a darker, shadier room too.

Choose from our classic stoneware pots in charcoal, almond or grey for a dose of urban chic or perhaps an injection of crisp clean and white lines is what you’re looking for. If that’s the case, take a look at our Marble Plant Gang. This pairs the ZZ plant with a stunning Haworthia, both potted in our marble planters for effortlessly elegant style.

  • Spider Plant

If you love a little bit of retro chic, then look no further than the Spider Plant and channel those 70s vibes. This absolute classic in the houseplant world will trail beautifully over the side of your coffee table for a gorgeous green display.

  • Peperomia Obtusifolia

A luscious, leafy beauty, the Peperomia Obtusifolia is more commonly (and easily) known as a Baby Rubber Plant. His shiny, green leaves will provide a gorgeous focal point for your coffee table. This guy likes light but even fluorescent lights will do, making them a top choice for an area of low natural light. He will also enjoy a drink once his soil has dried out.

  • Devil’s Ivy

Another trailing beauty, the Devil’s Ivy will cascade gorgeously over the side of your coffee table. This will give you a fab view of his vibrant, variegated foliage. Available in a choice of our stoneware, you can pick from our classic black and gold-dipped ceramic or the ultra-chic marble planter with a stand for extra height.

Now that brings us almost to the end of our round-up of the best plants for coffee tables. However, we do have one more recommendation. If we’ve piqued your interest in coffee table plants but you’re feeling that the coffee table itself is not quite up to scratch, fear not, we’ve got you covered. Have a look at our simply stunning Plant Stand Table. Made from copper and sustainable mango wood, this is the perfect accessory to display your gorgeous new greenery. It will ensure your indoor green styling is on point. You can even buy this stylish table complete with plants. Choose from a trio of succulents and a Calathea or a set of three easy care houseplants along with our Zab plant mister and a set of 4 mango wood coasters.

So, now we really are at the end of our top 10 list of the best plants for your coffee table, we’re excited for your freshly styled centrepieces. As ever, if you have any questions about any of our plant recommendations this week, please do get in touch at [email protected].

Happy shopping plant people!