Spiky houseplants are great for adding interest to your indoor plant collection.
There are many different spiky indoor plants to choose from and most of them are ideal for beginner gardeners.
Here are 7 attractive houseplants with spiked leaves.
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7 SPIKY HOUSEPLANTS
1. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)
Aloe vera is one of the most popular spiky indoor plants.
It’s long spiked leaves contain gel that is useful for treating cuts and burns. You can even add aloe vera gel to smoothies.
Aloe vera plants produce baby plants, also known as pups, around the base of the plant so you’ll be able to propagate lots of new plants from your aloe vera.
Cacti are very low maintenance houseplants that grow best with dry air and lots of sunlight.
The African milk tree is an interesting cactus with tall spiky stems that can reach 4 feet (120 cm) tall.
I also like the pincushion cactus, which is round with lots of prickly spines. In spring they produce beautiful pink or yellow flowers.
3. Haworthia (Haworthia attenuata)
Haworthias are small succulents with tightly packed spiky leaves.
They only grow 3 to 5 inches (7 to 12 cm) tall, so they’re perfect for desks or windowsills and they can tolerate direct sunlight or indirect light.
Haworthias are very easy to care for and like other succulents they only need watering every week or two.
4. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Snake plant, also called Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, is another type of succulent with upright spiky leaves.
They can tolerate bright light and low light conditions, so they’ll do well in just about any room in the home.
Snake plants are susceptible to root rot so it’s a good idea to check the soil with your finger to make sure the top layer of soil is dry before watering.
There are many different varieties of agave including some that are suited to growing indoors.
The leaves can be green or gray and they’re covered in tiny spikes around the edges.
After agaves have flowered they begin to die but they produce baby plants from the base of the plant that you can use to propagate more plants.
6. Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)
Dragon trees are attractive indoor plants with spiky leaves that are green with red edges.
They can tolerate a wide range of temperatures but grow best in bright indirect light.
Dragon trees are easy to care for so they’re ideal for beginner gardeners.
Another spiky indoor tree is the yucca, which looks similar to the dragon tree.
They love direct sunlight and only need minimal watering.
Yucca leaves can cause vomiting if they’re eaten by cats or dogs so they’re not a good choice if you have pets indoors. 
Caring for spiky indoor plants
Keep any plants with sharp spikes out of reach of small children and pets.
Placing them on a high shelf or windowsill will help to prevent any nasty injuries and always wear thick gloves when repotting any of these plants.
So there are 7 beautiful houseplants with spiky leaves.
These plants are great for adding some interest to your houseplant collection.
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