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Fast-Growing Plants

Shashank Nakate Apr 28, 2019
There are plants that grow at an alarming rate compared to most varieties. Such plants are often preferred by families that wish for a faster garden growth. Read to know which types are on the offering.
It's not only weeds that grow and spread fast in short time. There are many plants that grow quickly and are also beneficial to us, for landscaping or for other uses. There are many plants in this category which can be used for growing indoors as well outdoors. Some of these are known for the flowers they produce, while others for their green cover.


Bamboos can grow at 60 cm/day. This perennial evergreen grass belongs to the Poaceae family. The plant needs to be fertilized every month in order to maintain its growth as it can becomes invasive. It can be controlled by creating a barrier. A wide sidewalk should serve the purpose.


This belongs to the aster family and has a botanical name, Calendula officinalis. It is annual and easy to maintain. The height ranges from 12-30 inches. Flowers have 2-3 inches width and leaves are 4 inches long. It grows well in areas with partial to bright shade.


It is a group (genus- Callistemon) of 34 species. These are endemic to Australia. The name, bottlebrush is for flowers that look like a brush.

Spider Plant

The spider plant is perennial in nature. Its botanical name is Chlorophytum comosum and belongs to the lily family. Small white flowers are produced which have 8-16 inch long leaves. It is advised to grow these plants in bright light. It thrives well in variety of soils.


Marigold is of aster family and blooms in just 50 days of being planted. Bright sun is useful for germination and growth. Shades of marigold include yellow, orange, maroon, gold.

Morning Glory

These plants germinate quickly and fill the entire planting area at a faster rate than other plants. Flowers of the morning glory have colors such as blue, purple, pink, red, and white.

Royal Palm

Royal palm has the botanical name Roystonea regia. It is evergreen in nature. Its leaves are 10 feet long with leaflets 8 inches long. It can adapt to a various soil types and grows well in bright sun.

Confederate Rose

It belongs to the mallow family and has botanical name Hibiscus mutabilis. Confederate rose has low maintenance. It can also tolerate drought. It reaches upto 15 feet and produces flowers, 3-5 inches in size and white in color, which turn deep pink with time.