Category Archives: Houseplants

Types of Peperomia (Radiator Plants) – With Pictures

Types of Peperomia (Radiator Plants)

Peperomia plants are compact, tropical plants with fleshy leaves and ornamental foliage. There are over 1,500 species of peperomia, many of which are popular houseplants. Some small peperomia varieties have thick, succulent-like oval leaves. Other larger types of peperomia have rippled or striped green heart-shaped leaves. Peperomias with long trailing stems and small leaves are perfect for hanging baskets.

Peperomia Obtusifolia (American Baby Rubber Plant): Care and Growing Guide (Pictures)

Peperomia Obtusifolia (American Baby Rubber Plant) Care

Peperomia obtusifolia (American baby rubber plant) is a compact perennial houseplant with rounded, leathery green leaves. Baby rubber plants are prized for their shiny, bushy foliage that can be dark green, light green, or have variegated succulent-like leaves. Peperomia obtusifolia produces white, non-showy flower spikes in spring.

Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia Argyreia): Care and Growing Guide

Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia Argyreia) care

Watermelon peperomia (Peperomia argyreia, previously known as Peperomia sandersii) is a charming houseplant with striped leaves resembling a watermelon’s rind. Its succulent-like waxy leaves are oval with green and silver markings growing at the end of maroon-reddish stems. Watermelon peperomia plants can produce insignificant flower spikes at the end of long stems. The bushy houseplants grow up to 8” (20 cm) tall and are easy to grow at home.

Peperomia Hope: Plant Care and Growing Guide

Peperomia Hope care

Peperomia ‘Hope’ (Peperomia tetraphylla ‘Hope’) is a popular houseplant with oval, succulent-like green leaves. Its small leaves grow in groups of three or four on the stems. This perennial epiphyte is an ideal hanging basket plant because of its compact growth, trailing stems and evergreen foliage. Peperomia ‘Hope’ can produce tiny flowers on long spikes but they are insignificant.

Foxtail Fern: Caring for Asparagus Foxtail Fern (Asparagus Meyeri)

Asparagus Foxtail Fern (Asparagus Meyeri) care

Foxtail ferns are ornamental evergreen plants with plumes of bushy green foliage. Asparagus foxtail ferns are perennials in the family Asparagaceae and are not a true fern. Foxtails ferns get their name from their fern-like leaves that grow in conical, bottlebrush shapes—just like a fox’s tail. Foxtail ferns grow outdoors in USDA zones 9 to 11.

String of Hearts Plant (Ceropegia Woodii): Caring for Rosary Vine

String of Hearts Plant (Ceropegia Woodii) care

String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) is a succulent plant with delicate purple trailing vines and heart-shaped leaves. String of heart vines can grow up to 13 feet (4 meters) long. The leaves look like hearts on a string. Other names for Ceropegia woodii include chain of hearts, rosary vine, and sweetheart vine.

Types of Asparagus Fern: Foxtail, Plumosa, Sprenger (Including Caring for Asparagus Fern Plant)

Asparagus ferns are a species of ornamental plants with feathery, fern-like leaves that grow in attractive clumps. Despite their name, asparagus ferns are not a real type of fern but are perennial plants in the plant family Asparagaceae. Common types of asparagus ferns are foxtail ferns, plumosa ferns, and Sprengeri ferns.

Asparagus Plumosa Fern: How to Care For Plumosa Fern (Asparagus Plumosus)

Asparagus Plumosa Fern care

Asparagus plumosa ferns are ornamental perennial plants with long, soft leaves that grow like feathery clumps. Asparagus ferns get their name from their fern-like foliage. However, asparagus ferns are in the Asparagaceae family and not classified as true ferns. Asparagus plumosa ferns are also called lace fern, climbing asparagus, asparagus grass, or ferny asparagus.

Cat Palm (Cataractarum Palm or Chamaedorea cataractarum): Care and Growing Guide

cat palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum) care

The cat palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum) is a type of palm plant that is easy to care for indoors. Cat palms have long, arching palm leaves, giving the houseplant a bushy appearance. Growing up to 3 ft. (0.9 m) tall, cat palms are the ideal indoor plant to add greenery to almost any bright room in your house.

Spathiphyllum: Plant Care and Growing Guide (With Pictures)

Spathiphyllum care

Spathiphyllum—also called peace lily—is a popular flowering houseplant with brilliant white spathe flowers. The easy-to-care-for indoor plant has large glossy green leaves and long flowering stems. Spathiphyllum plants grow in various light conditions, including low light and shade.