Chinese Evergreen Plant

A Chinese Evergreen Plant is one of the easiest and best-looking houseplants to have in your home or office. Aglaonemas, the scientific name for Chinese Evergreen Plants, are a hardy hybrid from the Aroid family and originally came from the subtropics of Southeast Asia. Chinese Evergreen Plants can be used as upright table plants or, as they get larger, bushy floor plants. All of the many Chinese Evergreen Plant varieties have long shiny leathery leaves with unique patterns of green, gray, and cream. NASA lists the Chinese Evergreen Plant as one of its top ten plants to clean the air of harmful toxins.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

ZZ Plants, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, are beautiful, unique, almost impossible to kill succulentLearn how to grow and care for succulent plants at Houseplant411.com houseplants that burst onto the market a few years ago. They have become an immediate hit. ZZ houseplants have long stems covered in hundreds of round, plump, shiny green leaves (or leaflets as they are called). Zamioculcas zamiifolia, native to Eastern Africa, are very drought resistant houseplants thanks to their rhizomatous roots that store water. ZZ Plants may be one of the hardiest and most forgiving houseplants I can recommend.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants

 

 

Sansevieria Plant

A Sansevieria Plant, originally from South Africa, is another hardy almost impossible to kill houseplant that thrives on neglect. Sansevieria Plants, also called Snake Plants and Mother in Law’s Tongue Plants, can be used as table plants or, when taller, stately floor plants. Certain varieties of Sansevieria Plants, such as the “Trifasciata” have long, thick, stiff, upright leaves that can reach 4ft. in length while other varieties, such as the Hahni Sansevieria, have very short compact leaves that are only 4”. NASA  lists the Sansiviera Plant as an excellent clean air plantCertain houseplants clean the air of harmful chemicals..

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants

 

Heartleaf Philodendron

There are over 200 different varieties of philodendron plants that come in different sizes, colors, and leaf shapes. The heartleaf or sweetheart philodendron has dark green, shiny, heart-shaped leaves and looks great as a table or hanging plant. Heartleaf philodendrons are some of the most popular indoor plants we use in homes and offices because they thrive on neglect and are almost impossible to kill. Another great plus, philodendron plants remove air-born toxins such as formaldehyde from the air.

All philodendron are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants

 

Peace Lily Plant

Peace Lily Houseplants are beautiful indoor houseplants with large, glossy, oval, dark green leaves and impressive white “spathes” (flowers) that last for weeks. Spathes may be green, which reminds us that they are really modified leaves. A Peace Lily or Spathiphyllum originated in tropical forests around the world where it grew close to the forest floor in the shade of the larger plants. This helps explain why Peace Lily houseplants are one of very few indoor plants that can bloom even in medium to low light. NASA lists Peace Lily Houseplants as one of the best plants to clean the air of harmful toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants

 

 

 

Lucky Bamboo Plant

A Lucky Bamboo Plant is really made up of the cut stalks of a Dracaena Sanderiana plant and is native to West Africa and Eastern Asia. These Lucky Bamboo Plant stalks are usually between 4″- 24″in height. Followers of Feng Shui believe that Lucky Bamboo Plants bring prosperity and good fortune to a home or business. If a Lucky Bamboo Plant arrangement has three stalks it brings happiness, five stalks bring wealth, and six stalks bring health. Four stalks are never allowed in a Lucky Bamboo Plant since the word four in Chinese sounds too close to the Chinese word for death. If you buy the Lucky Bamboo Plant stalks loose and not planted, be sure to keep them in water until you have permanently placed them in a vase or decorative container. If you purchase multiple Lucky Bamboo Plant stems that are tied together, do not remove the ties, this stabilizes the plant. Lucky Bamboo Plants require very little care and grows practically anywhere as long as you keep the water clean and chemical free .

Kentia Palm

A Kentia Palm is one of the most elegant and expensive palms that can be used in an indoor container. Ranging in size from 4ft. to 12ft. or more, a Kentia is slow growing, durable, and very forgiving. It has long (sometimes several feet in length) graceful, feathery, dark green fronds coming off of a single thin trunk. This stately Palm grows almost anywhere in your home or office. Direct sun, however, burns the leaves.

Dracaena Janet Craig Plant

Dracaena Janet Craig Houseplants, native to tropical Africa, are one of the most popular plants used in homes and offices. Dracaena Plants thrive on neglect, grow well in low lightWhen you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Variegation (color) in the leaves is often lost in low light. A plant in low light needs less water and fertilizer than the same plant in better light. Place a low-light plant within 2-3 ft. of a window with a northern exposure, 3-5 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 4-10 ft. of a window with a western exposure, and 10-18ft. of a window with a southern exposure. A low light area has between 50-150 ft. candles of light. The best low light house plants are: Chinese Evergreen, Dracaena Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Heart leaf Philodendron., and need very little water. These attractive plants have sword- shaped, leathery, dark green, shiny leaves that are about 3” wide and 2ft. in length. When purchased, Dracaena Plants should have at least 3-5 stalks in the pot. This will ensure that the plant will be full as it matures. Dracaena Janet Craig plants can be used as table plants, floor plants, or tall, stately trees. The Dracaena Janet Craig Lisa, a relatively new plant variety, is a little pricey but virtually indestructible. NASA lists Dracaena Janet Craig Houseplants as excellent Clean Air PlantsCertain houseplants clean the air of harmful chemicals., helping eliminate harmful toxins from the environment.

Dracaena janet craig plants are considered by some to be slightly poisonous, especially to dogs and cats. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants

Chinese Evergreen Plant-Amelia

A Chinese Evergreen Plant is one of the easiest and best-looking houseplants to have in your home or office. Aglaonemas, the scientific name for Chinese Evergreen Plants, are a hardy hybrid from the Aroid family and originally came from the subtropics of Southeast Asia. Chinese Evergreen Plants can be used as upright table plants or, as they get larger, bushy floor plants. All of the many Chinese Evergreen Plant varieties have long shiny leathery leaves with unique patterns of green, gray, and cream. NASA lists the Chinese Evergreen Plant as one of its top ten plants to clean the air of harmful toxins.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants

 

Cast Iron Plant