Best Indoor Flower Plants

indoor-garden-01Here is a list of the most common houseplants that are suitable for indoor gardening. The houseplants in this list are mostly easy-to-grow, low maintenance, hardy plants that fit the busy lifestyle of us, the city gardeners.

The Exceptions – Houseplants That Need Full, Direct Sunlight

Besides the following plants, which need to grow in direct sunlight – full light, the houseplants in my list require low to moderate daylight, indirect sunlight, or diffused light.

  • Codiaeum (Croton)
  • Coleus
  • Pelargonium (Geranium)
  • Setcreasea purpurea (Purple heart)

Suggested Way of Using This Houseplant List

And as you notice, I have only put the scientific name, common name, and a photo of each houseplant in the list. There are so much information on houseplants available online. Hence, I don’t think my extra words will make much difference. However, I believe that you will find this list helpful, for I haven’t seen many extensive lists of houseplant with photos.

Indoor HouseplantSo, I would suggest you to first check out this list and find the houseplants that you are interested in. Then, do a google search to learn more about the water needs, light requirements, care methods and such of the plants.

Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen)
Anthurium (Tailflower, Flamingo-Flower)
Aphelandra (Zebra plant)
Araucaria (Norfolk island pine)
Aspidistra (Cast iron plant)
Begonia
Bromeliads
The Bromeliads are a large family of plants, and one of the hardiest kind of house plants. I have two Tillandsias (a.k.a. air plants) and have made the simple yet elegant tabletop garden – I Love Air Plants.
Caladium
Calathea (Peacock plant)
Ceropegia woodii (Rosary vine)
Chlorophytum (Spider plant)
Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo vine)
Codiaeum (Croton)
Coleus
Dieffenbachia (Dumb-cane)
Dracaena (Dragon plants)
Fatshedera
Fatsia japonica (Japanese aralia)
Ferns
Ficus
Fittonia (Nerve Plant)

Indoor HouseplantI like Fittonia. I have had my Fittonia planted in hydroculture, as well as used it as one of my “ingredients” for my tabletop garden – Bento Box.
Fuchsia
Helxine (Baby’s tears)
Hoya (Wax plant)
Impatiens (Patient Lucy, Busy-Lizzie, touch-me-not)
Maranta (Prayer plant)
Monstera (Swiss cheese plant)
Note: Monstera is often confused with the split-leaved philodendron, and is sometimes sold under the name Philodendron pertusum.
Palms
Pelargonium (Geranium)
Peperonia
Philodendron
Saintpaulia (African violet)
Sansevieria (Snake plant)
Schefflera (Umbrella tree)
Scindapus (Devil’s ivy, Pothos)
Setcreasea purpurea (Purple heart)

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7 plants for healthier indoor air: need help!!!

2008-01-13 21:33:22 by Bigfoot1964

After reading the following article, I thought I would get some of these plants for my home. Can anyone help me locate a reasonably priced source for plants / seedlings / seeds in the near south suburbs? I would be looking for the following:

Christmas Cactus ( 2 for the bedrooms )

Rubber Plant ( 1 for living room )

Snake Plant ( 1 for bathroom, 1 for work )

Spider Plant ( 1 for computer room )

Muana Loa ( 1 for kitchen )

Any & all help appreciated. Sean
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Houseplants can rid the air of the organic chemicals and toxins that cause asthma and other ailments


Plant needs drainage

2008-03-14 02:33:30 by twice_shy_nlli

Transplant your christmas cactus to a pot about the same size or maybe just a touch bigger as as the one it is in now, but one that has drainage holes. No drainage holes will eventually kill these plants.
These plants aren't really cactus plants, they are just called that as they sort of look like cacti. They prefer indoor temps & bright indirect light, but can take some morning sun as long as it isn't too hot. If the leaves start to develop a light tan or white coloring, it means they need more light and/or warmer temps. If the leaves develop a reddish tint, it means they are getting too much light and/or heat


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