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house plants
standing house plants
Name Botanical Name Comments
Light Watering
AIR PLANT Tillandsia spp.
Brightly coloured, long lived flowers; leaves absorb moisture from misting
ALOE Aloe spp.
Succulent plants with fleshy leaves, many varieties ARALIA-BALFOUR Polyscias balfouriana
Grown for its attractive round variegated leaves
ARALIA-FALSE Dizygotheca elegantissima
Delicate compound leaves with a palm-like shape and unique colour
ARALIA-JAPANESE Fatsia japonica
Bright lobed, fan-like leaves, dark green
ARALIA-MING Polyscias fruticosa ‘Elegans’
Grown for its twisted stems and delicate foliage
BEGONIA-REX Begonia rex hybrids
Heart shaped leaves with rich colours and attractive patterns; small pink flowers in spring
BIRD OF PARADISE Strelitzia reginae Bright direct light
Allow soil to dry before watering
Large leaves on long stalks; large, colourful, orange and blue flowers, in spring
BOUGAINVILLEA Bougainvillea buttiana Direct light
Allow soil to dry out before watering
Climbing plant with woody stems, tiny flowers surrounded by colorful, papery bracts
BROMELIAD various spp. Bright filtered light
Add water to cup at center of plant once/week, water soil every three weeks
Colourful long lasting flowers and variegated leaves
BUNYA-BUNYA Araucaria bidwillii Bright indirect light
Allow soil to dry slightly before watering
Evergreen plant with small, sharp-needled shiny foliage
Bright filtered light
Mist frequently with distilled water
Bright direct light
Allow soil to dry completely before watering
Bright indirect light, warm
Allow soil to dry slightly before watering
Bright indirect light, warm
Allow soil to dry slightly before watering
Bright indirect light, cool
Keep soil moist in summer, less so in winter
Bright indirect light
Allow soil to dry out slightly before watering
Bright indirect light, cool
Allow soil to dry somewhat before watering
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