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Foliage House Plants · Wiki Entries

Aluminum Plant
Botanical Name: Pilea cadierei Showy, silver-splashed leaves make the Aluminum Plant a stunning and popular house plant. It's easy to grow, as long as you can meet its need for humidity. Pilea cadierei is a fast-growing perennial plant. It spreads ra
Arrowhead Plant
Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum The Arrowhead Plant is a member of the Araceae family, along with the philodendron, and is just as easy to care for. Give it bright light, and lightly moist soil, and you'll find that it's fairly low-maintenance.
Asparagus Fern
Botanical Name: Asparagus aethiopicus syn. Asparagus densiflorus The Asparagus Fern is not a true fern, but a member of the Lily family (Liliaceae). Long, arching stems densely covered with short, needle-like leaflets give this plant a delicate appea
Baby's Tears
Botanical Name: Soleirolia soleirolii Baby's Tears plant gets its name from the tiny, round leaves cascading down slender, fragile stems. Other common names for this plant include Mind-Your-Own-Business and Irish Moss. This fast-growing evergreen has
Bird Nest Fern
Botanical Name: Asplenium nidus Bird Nest Fern is one of the easiest types of ferns to grow. This tropical native is fast-growing and will live for many years with good care. In its natural habitat, it grows as an epiphyte (a plant that grows on tree
Boston Fern
Botanical Name: Nephrolepsis exaltata The Boston fern is the most popular of the fern species that originated in Central America, and became a fast favorite in parlors and porches in North America during the Victorian era. Long, arching fronds densel
Brake Fern
Botanical Name: Pteris cretica Brake Fern adapts well to average indoor conditions, earning it another common name, Table Fern. Many different varieties are available and they vary in leaf shapes and variegation's. There are dozens of cultivars to ch
Button Fern
Botanical Name: Pellaea rotundifolia The Button Fern is a dependable plant that grows well indoors with little care. Arching fronds densely covered with small, round leaflets makes this New Zealand native an eye-catching accent for any brightly lit r
Caladium
Botanical Name: Caladium The paper-thin, heart-shaped leaves of this tropical native are spectacularly decorated, enough to rival even the showiest flowering plant. Masses of magnificent leaves grow above tall, slender stems. Leaf patterns and colors
California Pitcher Plant
Botanical Name: Darlingtonia californica The California Pitcher Plant is a carnivorous plant that grows in bogs in its native habitat of Northern California and Oregon. Because it is unable to get the nutrients it needs from the soil, it has develope
Cape Sundew
Botanical Name: Drosera capensis This carnivorous plant grows in a rosette. The long, narrow leaves are covered with bright red hairs, or tentacles, which secrete a sticky juice which lures flies and other insects. Fooled into mistaking the glistenin
Cardboard Palm Tree
Botanical Name: Zamia furfuracea The Cardboard Palm Tree only looks like a palm; it is a Cycad, native to Mexico, and is much easier to please indoors than a real palm because of its tolerance of dry air. Place your Zamia furfuracea in a sunny spot,
Cast Iron Plant
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior As its common name suggests, Cast Iron Plant is tough; it will survive low light, infrequent watering, and extreme heat that would be deadly to most plants. In fact, it practically thrives on neglect. Take care to n
Cat Palm Tree
Botanical Name: Chamaedorea Cataractarum Cat palm tree makes a dramatic house plant and is easy to grow if you give it what it needs. This lush, tropical palm will thrive in bright light, and would thrive in a sun-room, or in front of a sunny window.
China Doll Plant
Botanical Name: Radermachera sinica The China Doll plant is fairly new as a house plant. Introduced to garden centers in the 1980s, it quickly became popular because of its tolerance to the warm, dry, air of heated homes. Lush, emerald-green canopy o
Chinese Evergreen
Botanical Name: Aglaonema hybrids Chinese Evergreen is a member of the Aroid family (Araceae), known for easy-to-please foliage house plants. It is known to be a very adaptable plant, and tolerates low light, and dry air, better than most other house
Christmas Palm Tree
Botanical Name: Veitchia merrillii The Christmas Palm Tree looks like a miniature of the Royal Palm; the giant palm trees that you see lining the boulevards in South Florida and California. It grows from a single trunk, which supports a crown of arch
Clubmoss
Botanical Name: Selaginella kraussiana Selaginella requires high humidity, so unless you live in the tropics, you'll want to put this plant in a terrarium to keep it lush and green. Its mounding habit is made up of creeping stems that spread quickly
Coffee Plant
Botanical Name: Coffea arabica The coffee plant is the source of the world's most popular breakfast beverage; not many realize, however, that it makes a beautiful house plant that is easy to grow. This member of the Rubiaceae family is one of 90 in t
Coleus Plant
Botanical Name: Coleus blumei or Solenostemon scutellarioides The Coleus plant, also known as the Painted Nettle, is often grown outdoors as an annual because it is frost-tender; but it iss easy to grow indoors if you can provide bright light. With i
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