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

Bromeliad Plant

A Bromeliad Fasciata (Aechmea fasciata), sometimes called a Silver Vase Plant or Urn Plant, is a flowering plant native to Brazil. In nature, a Bromeliad faciata is an epiphytic plant, which means it grows on other plants or trees. The Aechmea fasciata variety of the Bromeliad Plant has thick, arching, gray-green leaves. These unique Bromeliad leaves are arranged in a circular fashion so that they form an upturned waxy cup in the center. This central cup, or reservoir in a Bromeliad fasciata Plant collects the water and nutrients that the plant needs. After three or four years, as a Bromeliad fasciata matures, the plant produces a tall flower stalk with numerous pink bracts. The real flowers of a Bromeliad Fasciata, are small blue blooms that grow between the bracts. Although the “flowers” quickly die on a Bromeliad fasciata, the bright pink bracts often last 5 or 6 months. When buying a Bromeliad fasciata, avoid purchasing one that already has small blue flowers since this indicates the pink bracts have been visible for a while and may soon fade.

Dracaena Lemon Lime

The Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant, native to Africa, is a very close relative of the Dracaena Warneki (green and white striped leaves) and the Dracaena Janet Craigi (solid green leaves). The Dracaena Lemon Lime has 12”-24” long sword shaped leaves with bright green and yellow stripes. Like other Dracaena plants, the leaves of a Dracaena Lemon Lime are arranged in a rosette and grow off a very thick stem. A Dracaena Lemon Lime is very easy to care for and can easily reach a height of 5-7ft. indoors. It also makes a beautiful bush. Because of the bright colors in the leaves, a Dracaena Lemon Lime needs a little more light than other Dracaenas. It’s a great plant to brighten up any room in your house.

These plants are considered by the ASPCA to be poisonous to cats and dogs. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants

Phoenix Roebelenii

The Dwarf Date Palm originated underneath the canopy of dense tropical forests in Africa and Asia. This helps explain why this plant does so well in the indirect light found in homes and offices. A Dwarf Date Palm is a very slow growing palm that reaches a maximum height of about 4-5 ft. indoors (1-2 meters).  It produces arching, graceful fronds about 3ft. or .9 meters in length with delicate leaflets on them. These fronds develop off of a stately central trunk. Like most palms, the Dwarf Date Palm is an excellent clean air plantCertain houseplants clean the air of harmful chemicals..




Areca Palm

The Areca Palm, native to Madagascar, is one of the most popular indoor houseplants sold today. Indoors it is a medium sized exotic looking plant that usually reaches a height of 6-8 feet; outdoors it may be as tall as 25 feet. The Areca Palm gets its nickname, the Butterfly Palm, because its long feathery fronds (leaves) arch upwards off of multiple reed like stems. Each frond has between 40-60 leaflets on it. When first bought, Areca Palms are a delight; they are inexpensive good-sized plants with beautiful green upright fronds. However, over time, no matter how attentive you are to the plant’s needs, the overall appearance of an Areca Palm often diminishes; the older bottom fronds turn yellow and the larger fronds droop and bend.

Cat Palm Plant

The Cat Palm, also called the Cascade or Cataract Palm is native to Southeastern Mexico and resembles the inexpensive Areca Palm and the very pricey Kentia Palm. Indoors the plant grows slowly, eventually reaching a height of 4-6ft. Although this plant looks beautiful in the plant nursery, it often deteriorates once you bring it home. It requires a very tropical environment; bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. and plenty of water. This is a very attractive plant that produces glossy, dark green leaves on thin shoots, but it is a challenging plant that needs attention.

Dracaena Warnekii Plant

Dracaena Warnekii HousePlants, like all Dracaenas, are hardy, slow-growing houseplants that thrives on neglect. Sometimes referred to as the Striped Dracaena, this dracaena has long, pointed, narrow green and white striped leaves.  Dracaena Warnekii HousePlants can be used as table planst, bushy floor plants, or tall cane plants for home or office. The Dracaena Warnekii Jumbo has wider leaves and is a more compact plant. The Lemon Lime cultivar of the Striped Dracaena has yellow and green stripes. A Dracaena Warnekii is one of the few colorful plants that can survive 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. conditions. NASA recommends Dracaena Warnekii  HousePlants as one of the top ten plants for removing formaldehyde from the air.

Dracaena warneki 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




Ti Plant

A Ti Plant, Cordyline terminalis, is one of the most colorful foliage plants you can purchase. The cane-like woody stems produce sword-shaped leaves 2ft.-5ft in length and 5 inches to 7 inches in width. Ti Plant leaf color can be maroon, purple, rose, yellow, pink, green or a mixture of these colors. These plants, originally from Eastern Asia and Polynesia, are also referred to as Hawaiian Good Luck Plants. When young, a Ti Plant can be a small table plant, as it matures these beautiful plants become exotic looking floor specimens. There are many similarities between Hawaiian Good Luck Plants and Dracaenas. The major difference is that Dracaenas are easy care plants while Ti Plants require quite a bit of extra care. A Ti Plant is not a good choice for someone new to caring for houseplants.

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

Parlor Palm Plant

Whether you call this plant by its scientific names, Chamadorea elegans or Neanthebella Palm, or by its nickname, Parlor Palm, this compact dark green houseplant with long graceful fronds is a fabulous plant that does well in almost all locations. A Neanthe bella Palm can be small enough to use in a terrarium or tall enough to sit on the floor. In a 6” pot it makes a perfect table plant. When a Parlor Palm is planted in a 10” pot, it can grow up to 4ft. tall. Since a Neanthebella Palm requires very little care, it is the perfect plant for offices, businesses, and for less than optimal growing conditions in some homes.

Spider 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 kept root-bound, a Spider Plant sends off numerous long stems with baby plants at the end that can easily be used for propagationRead how to propagate houseplants by Plant Division at Spider Plants are available with green leaves, green leaves trimmed in white, or white leaves trimmed in green. All Spider Plants are easy to care for and fun to have. A Spider Plant is inexpensive and a great choice for novice plant lovers. An added plus, Spider Plants clean the air of harmful toxins.