House plants

Flowering house plants will flower year after year if given the proper conditions.

 

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House plants can brighten and beautify any room in your home or office. greengate offers expert advice on how to select the right plants for your specific needs plus, instruction on how to care for them. There are two main classifications of houseplants: foliage plants (includes both standing and hanging plants) and flowering plants. Foliage plants are grown for their leaf shape, colour, and often variegation. These plants may flower, but they are generally grown for their foliage, as their flowering is not consistent. Flowering houseplants will flower year after year if given the proper conditions.

 

 

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House Plants Growing Guide

Image Plant Name Botanical Name Light Watering Description
African Daisy AIR PLANT Tillandsia spp. Bright filtered light Mist frequently with distilled water Brightly coloured, long lived flowers; leaves absorb moisture from misting
African Daisy ALOE Aloe spp. Bright direct light Allow soil to dry completely before watering Succulent plants with fleshy leaves, many varieties
African Daisy ARALIA-BALFOUR Polyscias balfouriana Bright indirect light, warm Allow soil to dry slightly before watering Grown for it's attractive round variegated leaves
African Daisy ARALIA-FALSE Dizygotheca elegantissima Bright indirect light, warm Allow soil to dry slightly before watering Delicate compound leaves with a palm-like shape and unique colour
African Daisy ARALIA-JAPANESE Fatsia japonica Bright indirect light, cool Keep soil moist in summer, less so in winter Bright lobed, fan-like leaves, dark green
African Daisy ARALIA-MING Polyscias fruticosa 'Elegans' Bright indirect light Allow soil to dry out slightly before watering Grown for its twisted stems and delicate foliage
African Daisy BEGONIA-REX Begonia rex hybrids Bright indirect light, cool Allow soil to dry somewhat before watering Heart shaped leaves with rich colours and attractive patterns; small pink flowers in spring
x 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
x BOUGAINVILLEA Bougainvillea buttiana Direct light Allow soil to dry out before watering Climbing plant with woody stems, tiny flowers surrounded by colorful, papery bracts
x 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
x BUNYA-BUNYA Araucaria bidwillii Bright indirect light Allow soil to dry slightly before watering Evergreen plant with small, sharp-needled shiny foliage
x CACTUS various spp. Bright direct sunlight Allow soil to dry completely before watering Huge family of succulent plants with sharp needles, variously colored flowers possible on some species
x CALADIUM Caladium x hybrids Bright indirect light Keep soil moist; stop watering in fall Thin heart-shaped, various coloured leaves, plant dies back in the fall; bulb can be saved over winter
x CALATHEA Calathea hybrids Filtered or indirect light Keep moist in the summer, reducing in winter Colourful, intricately patterned leaves
x CAST IRON PLANT Aspidistra elatior Filtered light, cool temperature Allow soil to dry before watering Long, leathery, dark green leaves; low light plant
x CHINA DOLL Radermachera sinca Bright indirect light Keep soil moist Delicate glossy green leaves on slender stems
x CHINESE EVERGREEN Aglaonema commutatum Filtered or indirect light Allow soil to dry before watering Clusters of variegated, lance-shaped leaves
x CITRUS Citrus spp. Bright direct sunlight Allow soil to dry almost completely before watering Glossy green leaves with fragrant spring flowers; small fruit. Water a little less during the winter
x CROTON Codiaeum variegatum pictum Bright indirect light Keep soil moist Long variegated leaves in various colours and shapes
x DIEFFENBACHIA Dieffenbachia spp. Filtered or indirect light Allow soil to dry before watering Variegated leaves with an oblong shape, quilted texture; sap is toxic
x DRACAENA Dracaena hybrids Indirect light, warm Allow soil to dry before watering Long lance-shaped leaves on either shrub or tree form plants
x FERN spp. and hybrids Filtered light Keep soil moist Many varieties of shade tolerant, moisture loving plants with a delicate foliage
x FIG-FIDDLE LEAF Ficus lyrata Filtered or indirect light Allow soil to dry somewhat before watering Tree or shrub form with large lobed, fiddle-shaped leaves
x FIG-WEEPING Ficus benjamina Filtered or indirect light Allow soil to dry half way down pot before watering Evergreen plant with slender, wavy green foliage; some leaf drop periodically is normal
x FLAMINGO FLOWER Anthurium spp. Bright filtered light Keep soil moist Oval-shaped leathery leaves with long lasting pink or red bracts
x HOMALOMENA Homalomena wallisii Filtered or indirect light Allow soil to dry completely before watering Large heart-shaped, waxy green leaves on long stems
x JADE PLANT Crassula argentea Bright direct light Allow soil to dry completely before watering Succulent plant with thick branching stems
x KAFFIR LILY Clivia miniata Bright filtered light Keep soil moist in summer; winter dry, cool Narrow glossy leaves, orange flowers from April to June
x LAUREL-INDIAN Ficus microcarpa nitida Filtered or indirect light Allow soil to dry before watering Upright growth habit with long, smooth oval-shaped leaves
x MONSTERA Monstera deliciosa Indirect or filtered light Allow soil to dry before watering Large tropical vine with large, splitting, heart-shaped leaves. This plant is no longer classified as philodendron
x OLEANDER Nerium oleander Bright direct light Keep soil moist in spring and summer Slender leathery leaves, fragrant flowers in many colors; POISONOUS
x PALM Palm spp. Bright indirect light Soil moisture depends on species Many varieties of tree-form plants with feathery leaves
x PEACE LILY Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa' Indirect light Allow soil to dry somewhat before watering White spathe forms from long stem with lance-shaped leaves
x PEPEROMIA Peperomia spp. Bright indirect light Allow soil to dry before watering Several varieties of succulent plants with attractive foliage and trailing or compact growth habits
x PHILODENDRON Philodendron spp. Indirect or filtered light Allow soil to dry before watering Heart shaped leaves in either tree or vine form
x PINE-BUDDHIST Podocarpus macrophyllus Bright filtered light Keep soil moist Evergreen plant with dense, dark green needle-like foliage
x PINE-FERN Podocarpus gracilior Bright filtered light Keep soil moist Evergreen plant with fine drooping foliage
x PINE-NORFOLK ISLAND Araucaria heterophylla Bright indirect light, cool Keep soil moist Evergreen plant with soft, over lapping, tiered foliage
x POLKA DOT PLANT Hypoestes phyllostachya Bright filtered light Keep soil moist Soft, bright green foliage with red or white speckles
x RUBBER PLANT Ficus elastica Low-direct light Allow soil to dry before watering Large glossy green or burgundy leaves with ivory ribbing
x SCHEFFLERA Schefflera spp. Bright indirect light Allow soil to dry before watering Tree or shrub form with long stems supporting 6-8 large glossy leaves
x SENSITIVE PLANT Mimosa pudica Bright direct light Keep soil moist Compound lacy leaves that close when touched. Do not touch constantly, as it stresses the plant
x SNAKE PLANT Sansevieria trifasciata Indirect light Hardy, durable plant with sword-shaped, leathery dark green leaves, some with yellow or cream edges x
x TI PLANT Cordyline terminalis Filtered/indirect light Allow soil to dry before watering Sword-shaped leaves with red variegation
x VENUS FLY TRAP Dionaea muscipula Bright indirect light Keep moss moist with distilled water Carnivorous plant that feeds on insects; attractive foliage and red traps
x YUCCA Yucca elephantipes Bright direct sunlight Allow soil to dry completely before watering Sword-shaped leaves; very durable plant


 

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