Category Archives: Houseplants

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.

Monstera Deliciosa Care: How to Grow Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera)

Swiss Cheese Plant

Monstera Deliciosa—also called Swiss cheese plant—is a tropical climbing vine plant with large glossy green leaves. The most recognizable feature of the Swiss cheese plant is the heart-shaped leaves with deep splits or perforations. These splits start as small holes that resemble the holes in Swiss cheese. It is easy to care for this large tropical plant at home.

Unique, Cool, and Unusual Houseplants You Need to Grow (With Pictures)

Unique, Cool, and Unusual Houseplants

Many houseplants are easy to grow indoors and bring a wonderful touch of nature and greenery to any room. Some of the coolest, most unusual, and unique indoor plants have a natural aesthetic appeal. Glossy green foliage, colorful leaves, weird and wonderful shapes, and funny growing habits all add to the beauty of many rare and uncommon aesthetic houseplants.

Coleus Care: How to Grow Colorful Coleus Plant Indoors and Outdoors

Coleus

Coleus plants are well-known for their beautiful foliage that enhance garden borders and brighten up rooms as potted houseplants. All types of coleus are easy to care for if they get enough light and moisture. Their leaves come in all sorts of colors, such as yellow, purple, lime green, dark red, and bright pink. Some variegated varieties have stunning combinations of contrasting colors.

The Best Closed Terrarium Plants (With Names and Pictures)

plants for closed terrarium

Closed terrariums are an excellent way to bring some of the tropics into your home. These closed glass enclosures are perfect for growing small plants that require warm, humid, and low-light environments. Plants growing in the eco-system of a closed glass container seem to look after themselves. So, there is very little to do if you want to care for miniature plants in a sealed terrarium.

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica or Touch-Me-Not): Ultimate Care Guide

mimosa sensitive plant

The Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica) gets its name from the way its leaves quickly close together when you touch them. The Latin name for the plant means “bashful,” and it is also commonly called the shame plant, shy plant, or touch-me-not. Mimosa pudica has feathery compound leaves, thrives in sunlight, and is an easy-to-care-for houseplant.

Caring for Calathea Ornata (Pinstripe Calathea) – The Ultimate Guide

Pinstripe Calathea care

Calathea ornata is a houseplant with large dark green glossy leaves and striking white or pink stripes. Sometimes called the Pinstripe Calathea, this perennial evergreen plant grows in tropical regions of the world. Its large attractive stripy pink leaves make the calathea ornata a beautiful plant that livens up any room or office. Calatheas are houseplants that are easy to care for and thrive indoors.

Calathea (Rattlesnake Plant, Zebra Plant): Types, Care and More Growing Tips

Calathea types and Care

Calathea is a genus of tropical houseplants native to South America and Asia. Many types of calatheas thrive as indoor plants. Calathea houseplants are known for their large colorful leaves with intricate patterns. The names of calathea species such as the Zebra plant (Calathea zebrina), Rattlesnake plant, Pinstripe plant, and Medallion plant, come from the beautiful designs on the leaves.

10 Best Air Filtering House Plants, According to NASA (With Pictures)

Air Filtering House Plants, According to NASA (With Images)

Using space station technology to ensure the safety of your home may be easier than you thought. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration conducted the NASA Clean Air Study to demonstrate the effectiveness of particular plants to purify air.