Category Indoor Plants

The range of plants that can successfully be grown indoors is huge. You can grow them for lots of reasons, because they look good, because they can help purify air, or because they are edible herbs you use in the kitchen.

Whatever the reason, growing indoor plants can be as simple as bringing in a few potted plants for a week or so to brighten up a room, or as complicated creating a zone or attached conservatory where plants can be grown indoors year round.

Some of the best ‘Easy Care’ indoor plants

  • Ferns
 – The popular Maidenhair fern is just one of many. Also consider the hardy Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis exalta) and the Birds Nest Fern (Asplenium Nidus)
  • The Snake Plant –  (Sanseviera trifiscata) excellent for air quality and a very hardy easy care plant.
  • Dumb Cane – (Dieffenbachia)
  • ZZ Plant – (Zamioculcas)
  • Zygocacatus – (schlumbergia truncata)
  • Peace Lily –  (Spathiphyllum) One of the most popular flowering indoor plants, also has great foliage.

Philodendron selloum

Philodendron selloum - Tree Philodendron

Tree Philodendron Although sold as an Indoor plant Philodendron selloum syn. P. bipinnatifidum and now correctly named Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum is really an outdoor plant that is more of a sprawling shrubby tree that an actually tree. It can be grown…

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Calathea Medallion

Calathea Medallion syn. Calathea veitchiana

Regarded as one of the foliage plants for indoors Calathea Medallion has foliage that looks like feathers, also known as Calathea veitchiana it does require a little extra care, but well worth the effort. How to Grow Calathea Medallion This…

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Petrocosmea 'Yumibutei'

They naturally grow on the forest floor, usually at higher altitudes and often on mossy rocks. They require high humidity and are slow growing. How to Grow Petrocosmea Temperature and light are two important care factors. How to Propagate Petrocosmea…

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Episcia Cleopatra

Episcia are related to African Violets, and with only around 10 species they are grown for the very attractive foliage. Originating in Central and South America they are a tropical plant and are grown as house plants. These are an…

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White Flowering Anthurium

You can grow Anthuriums outdoors in USDA Zones 10 and above, however they are more  widely grow as indoor or houseplants. They are easy care as an indoor plant, because they naturally grow in shade,  so place them in a…

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Pilea peperomioides

Pilea peperomioides

Pancake Plant – Chinese Money Plant Widely grown as an indoor plant Pilea peperomioides is commonly called the ‘Chinese Money Plant’ amongst others. This common name comes from the rounded leaves that look like coins. It has been in cultivation…

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House Plants

If we look at a list of the most popular house plants in America a short list would read something like this Ferns including the Boston Ferm and Maidenhair fern are also popular. However thats only the tip of the…

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Dracaena goldieana

Dracaena goldieana

This is a species that grows in shaded areas, Dracaena goldieana comes from Nigeria, Cameroon and the Democratic Replicator’s of Congo. Not grown as commonly as Dracaena marginata, however a very attractive plant with a natural upright habit. Grown for…

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Dracaena draco

Dracaeana draco - Dragon Tree

This is the Canary Island Dragon Tree, and Dracaeana draco makes a unique indoor plant for larger spaces as well as a great landscaping plant for warmer climates. This is a slow growing succulent, spiky blue green foliage and a…

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Venus Fly Traps

Sometimes sold as a novelty plant, other times promoted as educational, we think that Venus Fly Traps are just one example of the wonders of Mother Nature. Any plants that feed on insects, that will grow well indoors are always…

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Rex Begonias

One of the rhizomatous group, Begonia Rex is widely grown, lots of named cultivars and grown for the wonderful foliage. Large colourful leaves which are often heavily patterned, the colour range goes from wide to near black, withered, green, silver,…

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Mimosa pudica

Although this is a great plant for children it can tend to become a weed so be careful. Mimosa pudica or ‘Sensitive Plant’ gets its name from the fern like foliage which is ‘sensitive’ to touch. If touched gently the…

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Maranta leucoreura

The Prayer Plant Many householders are familiar with the prayer plant, and they are not difficult to grow. Given the right light, moisture and temperature they will thrive. Grown widely as a house plant, however also suited to outdoors in…

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Grown mainly as indoor foliage plants Coleus are indeed a colorful addition as a house plant. It is mainly the hybrids that we see for sale, and these are available in shades of red, yellow and purple, as well as…

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Although a number of Calceolaria species can be found, it is usually the colorful hybrids that are grown. With interesting ‘slipper type’ flowers these plants are from South America and are also known as ‘Pocket Book Flowers’. Mostly grow from…

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Maidenhair ferns (adiantum species) are one of the most popular houseplants available for sale, with many maidenhair ferns also being suitable for use as garden plants. Maidenhair ferns are sought after for the attractive lacy foliage. All maidenhair ferns appreciate…

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