Chinese Evergreen

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. These 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, pink, red, and cream. NASA lists the Chinese Evergreen 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

 

 

Chinese Evergreen Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

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

ZZ plants, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, are very poisonous plants 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 plants 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 plants are one of very few indoor plants that can bloom even in medium to low light. NASA lists the Peace Lily 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 and is native to West Africa and Eastern Asia. The Lucky Bamboo stalks are usually between 4″- 24″in height. Followers of Feng Shui believe that the Lucky Bamboo plant bring prosperity and good fortune to a home or business. If the Lucky Bamboo arrangement has three stalks it brings happiness, five stalks bring wealth, and six stalks bring health. Four stalks are never allowed  since the word four in Chinese sounds too close to the Chinese word for death. If you buy Lucky Bamboo 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 stems that are tied together, do not remove the ties, this stabilizes the plant. Lucky Bamboo plants require very little care and grow 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 indoors. Ranging in size from 4ft. to 12ft., 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 can grow almost anywhere in your home or office, except on the direct sun.

Dracaena Janet Craig Plant

Dracaena Janet Craig plants, native to tropical Africa, are one of the most popular plants used in homes and offices. Dracaenas 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 ensures that the plant will be full as it matures. A Dracaena Janet craig  can be used as table plant, floor plant, or tall, stately tree. The Dracaena Janet Craig “Lisa”, a relatively new plant variety, is a little pricey but virtually indestructible. NASA lists the Dracaena Janet Craig as an excellent clean air plantCertain houseplants clean the air of harmful chemicals. that helps 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

 

 

Dracaena Janet Craig

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

Bamboo Palm

The beautiful compact Bamboo Palm, native to Mexico and Central America, is perfect for 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. areas. Indoors, a Bamboo or Reed Palm, can reach a height of 5-7ft. and a width of 3-5ft. with multiple reed-like stems growing in clumps. There are about 10-15 fronds on each stem of a Bamboo Palm and each frond has 10-14 pinnate (feathery) dark green leaflets. The base of each stem of a Bamboo Palm is covered in a tan colored fiber that resembles bamboo. The graceful Bamboo Palm is much hardier than an Areca Palm and much less expensive than a Kentia Palm. NASA lists a Bamboo Palm as a clean air plantCertain houseplants clean the air of harmful chemicals..

Some consider this plant poisonous, so I advise keeping it 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