Category Archives: Houseplants

Red Leaf Houseplants (Including Plants with Red and Green Leaves) – With Pictures

Red Leaf Houseplants

Red leaf plants add dramatic shades of crimson, burgundy, maroon, and deep pink to any home interior. Plants with bright red and green leaves brighten up rooms and add a touch of warmth to the décor. Some red-leaf houseplants such as Coleus, Caladium, and Anthurium have bright red foliage. Other types of red-leaved plants such as Begonia, Ti plants, and Dracaena have darker reds or subtle shades of red.

Caladium Plants: Leaves, Flowers, Types and Care (With Pictures)

Caladium plants are stunning tropical perennials with beautiful heart-shaped colorful leaves. Varieties of caladiums have spectacular leaves in colors such as pink, white, green, and red. Many multicolored caladium plants have vibrantly colored veining on the leaves and contrasting margins. Other caladium cultivars have splashes or speckles of contrasting color combinations.

Calathea Warscewiczii (Jungle Velvet Calathea): Care and growing Guide

Calathea Warscewiczii (Jungle Velvet Calathea)

The Jungle Velvet Calathea (Calathea warscewiczii) is a flowering tropical houseplant with soft velvety leaves. The beautiful leafy foliage features green patterns on the upper sides and purple undersides. This evergreen perennial plant thrives indoors with minimal care. Thanks to its smooth foliage and bushy appearance, the Jungle Velvet Calathea adds tropical greenery to any home’s interior.

Elephant Ear: Plant Care and Growing Guide for Indoors and Outdoors

Elephant Ear: Plant Care

Elephant ear plants can refer to several species of tropical plants grown for their enormous triangular-shaped leaves. Elephant ear plants grow from ‘bulbs’ or tubers in the ground in warm climates. You can also grow elephant ear plants indoors to add dramatic foliage to any bright room. The most common species of elephant ears are plants in the genera Alocasia, Caladium, Xanthosoma and Colocasia.

Jewel Orchid (Ludisia Discolor): Care and Growing Guide

Jewel Orchid (Ludisia Discolor): Care and Growing Guide

The Jewel Orchid (Ludisia discolor) is an unusual orchid species that grows spectacular dark, ovate-shaped leaves with pink veins. Jewel orchids bloom once a year, producing whitish flowers growing on long flower spikes. Unlike many orchid species, jewel orchids grow in the soil, prefer the shade, and are grown for their dark foliage rather than their exotic flowers.

Phalaenopsis Orchid (Moth Orchid): Care and Growing Guide (For Beginners)

Phalaenopsis Orchid (Moth Orchid): Care and Growing Guide

The Phalaenopsis orchid (Moth orchid) is a genus of exotic-looking flowering plants in the family Orchidaceae. Also called the moth orchid, phalaenopsis orchid has flowers with colorful petals, large leathery leaves, and long epiphytic aerial roots. Species of phal orchids are popular indoor plants because they are easy to care for.

Hanging Succulents: Vining or Trailing Succulents for Hanging Baskets

Hanging Succulents

Hanging succulents have long trailing vines that look spectacular in hanging baskets. The best succulents for hanging baskets have dangling stems with fleshy leaves, and some may even flower. Trailing succulents generally grow best in partial shade and don’t require much maintenance. You can also grow hanging succulents indoors or outdoors, depending on the climate.

Alocasia Frydek: Care and Growing Guide

Alocasia Frydek: Care and Growing Guide

Alocasia Frydek (Alocasia micholitziana ‘Frydek’) is a stunning tropical perennial houseplant with large arrow-shaped leaves with thick white veins. Also called the Green Velvet plant, the Alocasia Frydek grows well indoors if it gets enough light and humidity. Like all species of Alocasia, the Green Velvet alocasia produces unusual white, slightly fragrant flowers.

Alocasia Amazonica: How to Care for Alocasia Elephant Ear Plant (African Mask)

Alocasia Amazonica: Caring for Alocasia Elephant Ear Plant (African Mask)

The Alocasia Elephant Ear plant (Alocasia amazonica) is a stunning ornamental houseplant with large arrow-shaped leaves, pronounced white veins, and wavy edges. Also called the African mask plant, the Alocasia amazonica is a tropical flowering plant that thrives indoors. The large impressive glossy dark green leaves make a bold statement growing in medium-bright rooms or partial shade.

Dracaena Trifasciata: Care and Growing Guide

Dracaena Trifasciata: Care and Growing Guide

Dracaena trifasciata, or snake plant, is an evergreen ornamental houseplant with long sword-like variegated green and yellow leaves. The Dracaena trifasciata is extremely easy to grow at home and requires little care. In fact, the snake plant is so hardy that it almost thrives on neglect.