Popular House Plants

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Delicate, green Baby's Tears Plant
Soleirolia helxine
Babys Tears Plant Baby Tears Plant
A Baby's Tears plant is a delicate looking house plant that resembles a mat or carpet of tiny green leaves as it spreads over the sides of its pot. Baby's Tears plants, which originally came from Corsica and Sardinia, have tiny ro... Read More
Multi-stemmed green Bamboo Palm
Chamaedorea seifrizii
Reed Palm
The beautiful compact Bamboo Palm, native to Mexico and Central America, is perfect for low light 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 c... Read More
Pink, Yellow, Red Begonia Plant
Though many consider begonias to be an outdoor plant, they also make excellent indoor plant that may bloom the entire year. Begonia plants originally came from the tropical, moist regions of southern Asia, Africa, South America, a... Read More
Pink, green, and cream colored Begonia Rex Plant.
Rex Begonia
A Begonia Rex plant, also called a Painted-Leaf Begonia, a Fancy-Leaf Begonia, or King Begonia, is a colorful perennial flowering plant that originally came from India. It is grown for its large colorful leaves rather than its sm... Read More
Very large green paddle shaped leaves on Bird of Paradise plant
White Bird of Paradise Plant
An indoor Bird of Paradise is a slow growing plant with large paddle- shaped leaves that resemble those of a banana plant. Even indoors, a Bird of Paradise plant can easily reach a height of 6-7ft. This plant has no stem and the l... Read More
Bright green, wavy, Bird's Nest Fern
Asplenium nidus
The Bird’s Nest fern is native to the rain forests of Asia, Africa, and Australia which explains why high humidity is essential for it to thrive. This fern has long, erect, leathery, apple-green fronds that never split like thos... Read More
Red and White Bleeding Heart Plant
A Bleeding Heart Vine Plant, native to tropical west Africa, is grown for its masses of beautiful bi-colored flowers. Each flower on a Bleeding Heart Vine is made up of a corolla or inner group of bright red petals that emerge fro... Read More
Green Boston Fern Plant
Nephrolepis exaltata
Sword Fern, Ferns
Boston ferns are native to tropical forests and swamp areas around the world. These ferns are especially prevalent in Florida, Mexico, Africa, Central and South America, and Polynesia. The wide- spreading Boston fern with beautifu... Read More
Pink Bougainvillea Plant
Paper Flower Plant
A Bougainvillea plant is native to the rain forests of Brazil, Peru, and southern Argentina. Bougainvillea, with their  thorny, woody, tropical vines, produce beautiful clusters of red, pink, orange, white, yellow, purple, and ma... Read More
Thick gray leaves and spiky hard pink flowers on Silver Vase bromeliad
Aechmea fasciata
Silver Vase Bromeliad Urn bromeliad
A Bromeliad Fasciata (Aechmea fasciata), sometimes called a Silver Vase Plant or Urn Plant, is a flowering plant native to Brazil. In nature, it is an epiphytic plant, which means it grow... Read More
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