Category Archives: Houseplants

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) Care: How to Grow Bird of Paradise Plant Indoors (With Pictures)

bird of paradise plant indoor

The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) is a stunning exotic tropical plant with distinct flowers and leaves like a banana plant. Bird of paradise flowers look like the head of a crane or birds from the family Paradisaeidae—commonly called “birds-of-paradise.” Although this is a tropical flowering plant, birds of paradise can grow in pots indoors. Bird of paradise flowers can be orange, yellow, or white with hints of blue.

Majesty (Ravenea) Palm Care: How to Grow Ravenea Plant Indoors

majestic palm

Majesty palm (Ravenea rivularis), or the majestic palm, is an elegant tropical palm tree plant with large feathery fronds that can grace any home. When grown indoors, containers limit the size of the Ravenea rivularis (majestic palm). As a houseplant, majesty palms can grow in most bright locations. You can also grow a potted majesty palm outdoors if you live in warm climates.

Palm Plant Care: How to Grow Indoor Palm Trees as Houseplants

caring for houseplant Palm Trees

Indoor palm plants are an excellent addition to add a touch of the tropics to any interior décor. Most indoor palm trees or small potted plants are easy to care for. Their two essential care requirements are plenty of bright, indirect light and moist soil. If you get these conditions right, palm plants can thrive indoors for many years.

Indoor Palm Plants: Types and Care – Types of Indoor Palm Trees to Grow as Houseplants (With Pictures)

potted palm plants

Indoor palm plants are excellent for bringing some of the tropics into your home. Most types of palm houseplants have arching fronds with thin pointed leaflets on each stem. Growing indoor palms can improve the aesthetics of any room in your house or office. Even though they have some specific care requirements, growing palms indoors in attractive pots is relatively straightforward.

Areca Palm Care: Complete Guide to Growing Areca Palm Tree Indoors

areca palm tree

The areca palm (Dypsis lutescens) is an ornamental tropical palm with long, arching fronds and a bushy appearance. Also called the butterfly palm, golden cane palm, or yellow palm, this is a popular indoor palm tree. Compared to other indoor palm plants, the areca palm is relatively easy to care for. Plenty of light and humidity will keep your areca palm looking healthy and prevent brown tips from appearing.

Begonia Maculata Care: How to Grow Polka Dot Begonia (Wightii)

begonia maculata

Begonia maculata is also called the polka dot begonia due to its silver-spotted leaves. The silvery spots on the dark, olive-green angel wing-shaped leaves create striking foliage. This eye-catching houseplant is relatively easy to care for indoors. The spotted begonia—also called ‘Wightii’—must be one of the most dramatic indoor plants you can grow.

The Best Shower Plants to Keep in Your Bathroom (Low Light, No Light) – With Pictures

shower plants

The best shower plants for your bathroom are houseplants that thrive in low-light and very humid conditions. Many indoor plants grow well in bathrooms where they can improve aesthetics and create a natural, almost tropical environment. Most bathrooms usually have less light than standard rooms—some bathrooms may even be windowless. Filtered sunlight or artificial light and steam from the shower create a unique growing environment for many “bathroom plants.”

The Best Bedroom Plants (With Pictures and Names)

Bedroom Plants

A few well-chosen plants in your bedroom can create a natural, peaceful, relaxing environment. The best bedroom plants are generally houseplants that thrive in low-light and ideally need little maintenance. Some flowerings plants such as peace lilies and orchids are also excellent choices to add color to your bedroom. You can also choose trailing indoor plants such as pothos, ferns, or hoyas to grow in hanging baskets.

Indoor Plants That Don’t Need Sunlight (With Houseplant Pictures)

low light indoor plants

Many houseplants grow well without sunlight—or, at least in low-light conditions without direct sunlight. Many tropical plants adapt well to indoor conditions because they naturally grow in environments where there’s not a lot of light. Some beautiful easy care indoor plants survive with a minimal amount of natural light that is supplemented by artificial light.

Monstera Adansonii Care: How to Grow Swiss Cheese Plant

Swiss cheese plant

Monstera Adansonii is a type of tropical climbing vine that is a popular indoor houseplant. Also called a Swiss cheese vine, Five-Holes Plant, or Monkey Mask, the Monstera adansonii has large ovate leaves with oval holes in them. Unlike the Monstera deliciosa, the circular holes don’t develop in to split leaves. These tropical houseplants are easy to care for at home.