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Green fronds with blunt tips on Rhapis Palm
Rhapis - excelsa
Lady Palm
A Lady Palm is an elegant durable palm that can adapt to almost all conditions. The best variety to use as a houseplant is the Rhapis Excelsa. This slow growing palm has large shiny dark green fronds with blunt tips. The fronds of... Read More
Ficus elastica
Rubber Plant
Ficus elastica or Rubber Plant originated in India and Malaysia and was once grown for the rubber that was produced from its sap. Today it is a very popular indoor houseplant. A Rubber Plant has 5”-12” large thick glossy leave... Read More
Palms: Cycas Revoluta
A Sago Palm is not really a Palm but a member of the Cycad Family and a relative of Conifers and Ginko Trees. Cycads, often called “living fossils,” are one of the oldest most primitive plant families and have not changed very... Read More
Green and yellow Sansevieria
Sansevieria trifasciata
Snake Plant Mother-in-Law's Tongue Plant
A Sansevieria Plant, originally from South Africa, is another one of those hardy almost impossible to kill plants that thrives on neglect. These plants, also called Snake Plants and Mother in Law's Tongue Plants, can be used as ta... Read More
Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella Plant
A Schefflera, native to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, is often called an Umbrella Tree because of its large shiny dark green leaves that drape down like the spokes of an umbrella. Each leaf appears at the end of... Read More
Spike Moss
There are about 700 varieties of Selaginella which are often referred to as Spikemoss or Arborvitae Ferns. Selaginella are very diverse in their size and in the ways in which they grow.  Many can be found growing wild in tropical... Read More
Pink fluffy flowers on Senitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica)
Mimosa Pudica
Touch Me Not Plant | Shameful Plant
The Mimosa species began as a creeping annual in Central and South America and is often used as a ground cover. The Mimosa pudica is the variety most often grown as a houseplant. It has prickly delicate branches and feathery frond... Read More
white flowers on Shamrock Plant
Oxalis regnelli
Clover Plant
Shamrock Plants, or Oxalis, appear in flower shops around St. Patrick’s Day. These plants have the nickname Shamrock Plant because of their soft, thin, triangular leaves that are divided into three leaflets just like a lucky clo... Read More
Green and white Spider Plant
Chlorophytum comosum
Airplane Plant
Often called an Airplane Plant, a Spider Plant is a fast- growing sitting or hanging houseplant that originally came from South Africa. This graceful interior houseplant produces leaves directly from the center of its pot. When ke... Read More
Split leaf philodendron with large glossy green leaves with long splits in leaves.
Monstera deliciosa
Windowleaf Plant Swiss Cheese Plant
The Split Leaf Philodendron or Monstera deliciosa as it should be called, is a large popular easy- care houseplant that is not really a philodendron at all. There is a great deal of confusion about what to call this plant because ... Read More
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