Popular House Plants

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Thick rugged trunk topped with stiff narrow arching fronds.
Cycas Revoluta
A Sago Palm is not really a palm but a member of the Cycad family and a relative of conifers and ginko trees. Cycads, often called “living fossils,” are one of the oldest most primitive plant families and have not changed very... Read More
Green and Yellow sansevieria with long pointed leaves
Sansevieria trifasciata
Mother-in-Law's Tongue Plant - Snake Plant
A Sansevieria Plant, originally from South Africa, is another hardy almost impossible to kill houseplant that thrives on neglect. Sansevieria plants, also called a Snake plant and Mother in Law's Tongue plant, can be used as table... Read More
Large, shiny, dark green leaves that drape like the spokes of an umbrella
Schefflera actinophylla
Umbrella Plant
Schefflera plants, native to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, are often called Umbrella trees because of their large, shiny, dark green leaves that drape down like the spokes of an umbrella. Each Schefflera leaf gr... Read More
Small bright green Selaginella Plant
Lycopodioides
Spike Moss
There are about 700 varieties of Selaginella Plants which are often referred to as Spikemoss or Arborvitae Ferns. Selaginella Plants are very diverse in their size and in the ways they grow.  Many Selaginella Plants can be found ... Read More
White flowers, clover shaped Shamrock Plant
Oxalis regnelli
Clover Plant
Shamrock plants, or Oxalis, appear in flower shops around St. Patrick’s Day. These plants have the nickname Shamrock plant because of their three thin, triangular leaflets that look like a lucky clover plant. There are several s... Read More
Long, narrow green and white striped leaves on a spider plant
Chlorophytum comosum
Airplane 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 grow outdoors in the shade during the summer, produces le... Read More
Large-leaved, glossy green Split Leaf Philodendron Plant
Philodendron Monstera
Windowleaf Plant
The Split Leaf Philodendron also called a Philodendron Monstera, is a large popular easy- care houseplant that is not really a philodendron at all. There is a great deal of confusion about what to call this plant because the vario... Read More
Thick, greenish-gray,hairy Staghorn Fern Plant
Platycerium bifurcatum
Elkhorn Fern Plant
A Staghorn Fern is native to the rain forests of Queensland Australia where it is found growing on rocks and the sides of trees. Staghorn Ferns are a very unique looking plants and do not resemble any other fern. The outer leaves ... Read More
Bluish-green, fuzzy Strawberry begonia Plant
Saxifraga stolonifera
Strawberry Geranium Plant
The Strawberry Begonia Plant, or Strawberry Geranium as it is sometimes called, is neither a Begonia nor a Geranium, but rather a member of the Saxifrage family. It does have bluish-green fuzzy leaves like those of a Begonia and i... Read More
White, pink, and green Stromanthe Plant
Stromanthe sanguinea
Stromanthe sanguinea  (sometimes referred to as Tricolor or Triostar Stromanthe), is a plant native to the rain forests of Brazil. This variety of the Stromanthe Plant has beautiful leaves in different shades of white, red, pink,... Read More
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