Parlor Palm

Whether you call this plant by its scientific names, Chamadorea elegans, Neanthebella Palm, or by its nickname, Parlor Palm; this compact dark green indoor plant with long graceful fronds is a fabulous green friend that does well in almost all locations. A Parlor 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 these palms require very little care, it is the perfect plant for offices, businesses, and for less than optimal growing conditions in homes.

Spider Plant

A Spider plant, also called an Airplane plant, is a fast- growing sitting or hanging houseplant that originally came from South Africa. This graceful indoor plant, that can go outdoors in the shade during the summer, produces leaves directly from the center of its pot. When kept root-bound, a Spider plant sends out numerous long stems with baby plants at the end that can easily be used for propagationLearn how to propagate plants by plant division at https://www.houseplant411.com/glossary. Spider plants are available with green leaves, green leaves trimmed in white, or white leaves trimmed in green. All varieties 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.

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

 

 

Sansevieria

 

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 a Lady Palm grow out of multiple sturdy stems that are covered in a hairy brown fiber. When potted in a 6” or 8” container, this compact upright palm makes a great table plant. In a 10” or larger pot, a Lady Palm can grow up to 14 ft. tall. A Rhapis Palm is quite pricey but well worth it when you consider that it is a slow grower, has a long life span, demands little in the way of care, and is a beautiful addition to any decor.

Pothos Plant

Pothos Plants, native to the jungles of Malaysia, are highly adaptable, glossy-leafed plants with heart-shaped leaves. A Golden Pothos has yellow and green leaves, a Marble Queen Pothos has white and green leaves, and a Jade Pothos has solid green leaves. These attractive plants can sit on a table or on the floor, hang in a basket, or grow 5ft tall when attached to a pole. Pothos Plants are easy to care for and can grow almost anywhere. In other words, a Pothos Plant is the perfect houseplant for beginners.

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 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

 

 

 

Orchid Plant – Phalaeonopsis

Orchid plants are one of the largest plant species in the world with over 20,000 different varieties. They are long-lived, and with proper care, bloom again and again for many years. The flowers of an orchid plant may be yellow, white, pink, lavender, spotted, or stripped. These plants are a beautiful, inexpensive replacement for a cut flower arrangement or just an added delight for any room in your home or office. The Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchid is one of the best and most available varieties. The flowers of a Phalaenopsis open off a long arching spike and often last 2-3 months. The Phaleonopsis Florissimo Orchid picture on this page was taken by François de Dijon.

Kimberly Queen Fern

There is something elegant about a fern and now, with the cultivation of the Kimberly Queen Fern or the Australian Sword Fern as it is sometimes called, we can all have one. Unlike the Boston, Dallas, or Fluffy Ruffle Ferns, the Kimberly Queen is more compact, tidier, and easier to care for. Its long, almost erect sword shaped fronds never leave a mess. This extremely adaptable fern looks just as beautiful whether hanging on your porch in the summer or in your dining room during the winter.

Fishtail Palm Plant

If you love indoor palm plants but are getting tired of the usual ones like the Bamboo Palm or Neantheabella Palm, it’s time to try a Fishtail Palm. A Fishtail Palm, native to Indonesia, Asia, and the South Pacific, is a large plant that even as a houseplant or office plant can grow as tall as 6-10 ft. tall and 3-5 ft wide. A Fishtail Palm has fan shaped fronds with bipinate smaller leaves. This means that there is a main leaf stem on a Fishtail Palm but the leaves come off of a secondary stem. The leaves of a Fishtail Palm have jagged edges and are shaped like the tail of a fish. A Fishtail Palm requires a little more care than some other palms, but you’ll love its exotic look.

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