A - Z List of house plants provided at houseplantsexpert.com. Caring, propagation, descriptions and other information for each species is provided. Types include foliage, flowering, succulents and cacti.
Each indoor plant is given its main common name used and botanical/scientific name - to help you identify the plant your searching for.
Amaryllis - Hippeastrum
Bulb flowering type plants that produce a cluster of attractive trumpet like flowers in different color variations.
African Violet - Saintpaulia Genus
African violet care information guide: Belonging to the Saintpaulia Genus with many species. Growing conditions, possible problems, pictures and description.
Barberton Daisy - Gerbera Jamesonii
A flowering pot plant displaying striking flowers.
Beach Spider Lily - Hymenocallis Littoralis
This amazing bulb based plant "beach spider lily" enjoys environments that are downright aquatic and easy to maintain.
Belladonna Lily - Amaryllis Belladonna
Also known as the naked lady because of the bare flower stalks that appear without leaves.
Bird Of Paradise - Strelitzia Reginae
The Bird of Paradise is a delightfully easy to care for plant that enjoys warm, balmy days year round.
Blushing Bromeliad - Neoregelia Carolinae
An interesting species from the bromeliad family which produces a red center within the rosette of leaves.
Busy Lizzie - Impatiens Walleriana
Grown for their attractive blooms outdoors (just about everywhere) and indoors when given enough bright light.
Calla Lily - Zantedeschia Aethiopica
Keeping this rhizome happy indoors is a matter of paying attention to some very basic growing conditions.
Coral Berry - Ardisia Crenata
Also known as the Christmas berry because it produces bright red berries which last well past Xmas time.
A small and attractive flowering pot plant grown during the winter.
False Shamrock - Oxalis Triangularis
A bulbous type species which blooms small trumpet like flowers and has attractive triangular purple leaves.
Flamingo Flower Plant - Anthurium scherzerianum
The beautiful waxed effect flaming flower plant (scientific name: Anthurium scherzerianum) makes a great ornamental plant that stands out looking lush.
Flaming Sword - Vriesea Splendens
This species features a red sword like flower head which can grow up to 2ft tall and attractive mottled leaves.
Flowering Maple Plant - Abutilon Hybridum
The flowering maple (scientific name: Abutilon hybridum) is part of a large plant genus of flowering and foliage type plants.
Kaffir Lily Plant - Clivia Miniata
Caring advice and description of the kaffir lily plant, (botanical name: Clivia miniata), also the common name bush lily.
Lollipop Plant - Pachystachys Lutea
The lollipop plant (Botanical name: Pachystachys Lutea) is a sub-tropical species that produces small white flowers from a beautiful cone shaped bract.
Madagascar Jasmine - Stephanotis Floribunda
A flowering climbing vine which blooms white colored fragrant flowers in the right conditions.
Medusa's Head Plant - Tillandsia Caput Medusae
The Caput Medusae has been added to the unusual plant section for it's obvious bizarre look. An air-plant also known as the Medusa's Head.
Moth Orchid - Phalaenopsis
The moth orchid like other plants from the orchid displays many bright colorful flowers.
Ornamental Pepper Plant - Capsicum Annuum
A flowering pot type species grown for it's attractive fruit.
Poinsettia - Euphorbia Pulcherrima
Red bract type is the most popular grown for the Christmas holiday period.
Poison Primrose - Primula Obconica
Small clusters of flowers in different color variations.
Queens Tears - Billbergia Nutans
The queens tears is a bromeliad plant which is easy enough for most growers to grow indoors.
Rose Of China - Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis
All about the Rose of China (botanical name Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis ) . Caring, information and advice.
Scarlet Star - Guzmania Lingulata
A popular bromeliad species grown for it's green leathery foliage and bright red or orange bract.
The One Colored Paphiopedilum Concolor - Paphiopedilum Concolor
From the Paphiopedilum genus which is suitable for growing indoors, with the correct conditions and care provided.
Urn Plant - Aechmea Fasciata
The Urn plant is also known as the silver vase plant (scientific name: Aechmea Fasciata).
Winter Cherry - Solanum Capsicastrum
You will find it's a popular ornamental plant to buy at Christmas time, sold in many stores.
Zebra Plant - Aphelandra Squarrosa
This is a great foliage and flowering house plant that needs a fair bit of care.
Aluminum Plant - Pilea Cadierei
An easy going house plant that is generally simple to please.
Areca Palm - Dypsis Lutescens
A cane type palm growing up to 8ft tall with mulitple stems.
Bird's Nest Fern - Asplenium Nidus
A popular fern plant that display attractive 2 ft long fronds once it matures.
Boston Fern - Nephrolepis Exaltata 'Bostoniensis'
One of the easier ferns to grow indoors.
Broadleaf Lady Palm - Rhapis Excelsa
A popular indoor plant species which looks elegant standing in offices, hotels, living rooms and conservatories.
Canary Date Palm - Phoenix Canariensis
A tough palm displaying long fronds with thin straight leaflets.
Cast Iron Plant - Aspidistra Elatior
Receives its common name for its ability to withstand neglect. A nice an easy to care for foliage plant.
Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema
Grown primarily for the attractive leathery leaves.
Coral Bead - Nertera Granadensis
With its picky watering and light demands, the coral bead plant has proven difficult for beginner house plant growers.
Corn Plant - Dracaena Fragrans
A well known indoor plant which is grown in many homes and offices.
Creeping Fig - Ficus Pumila
A climbing and low growing plant from the ficus genus.
Cretan Brake Fern - Pteris Cretica
One of the easier ferns to grow indoors and a bit more forgiving.
Croton - Codiaeum Variegatum
Not an easy species to grow, although it's foliage is outstanding in color.
Dumb Cane - Dieffenbachia Amoena
Its easy to care for style and resilience to neglect make it a wonderful house plant.
Elephant's Ear - Alocasia Amazonica
A foliage plant with very distinct looking leaves - but it does flower.
European Pan Palm - Chamaerops Humilis
Also known as the dwarf fan palm or Mediterranean dwarf from the Chamaerops genus.
Fiddle Leaf Fig - Ficus Lyrata
This grows to become a large ornamental plant with large leaves for a ficus.
Golden Pothos - Epipremnum Aureum
A climbing species that grows well indoors with the correct care given.
Hawaiian Tī - Cordyline Fruticosa
An exotic looking foliage plant with striking leaves.
Heart Of Jesus - Caladium
The caladium is a tuber species which displays the attractive bicolor leaves.
Kentia Palm Plant - Howea Forsteriana
The kentia palm plant has the scientific name of Howea Forsteriana. This is a British favorite and fast growing with wide leaflets.
Lucky Bamboo - Dracaena Braunii
An easy to grow plant which can thrive in soil or water.
Madagascar Dragon Tree - Dracaena Marginata
Most definitely one of the easiest indoor plants to grow and maintain. Dracaena Marginata trees can grow up to 6ft high.
Maidenhair Fern - Adiantum Raddianum
A tricky fern to grow indoors. More suited for terrariums and conservatories.
Mexican Fortune Tree - Pachira Aquatica
A tree type plant growing up to 10ft tall or even kept to bonsai size indoors.
Parlor Palm - Chamaedorea Elegans
The parlor palm (Chamaedorea Elegans) is the most popular of this selection. See advice and information.
Pygmy Date Palm - Phoenix Roebelenii
An easy to care for plant that displays very narrow arching leaflets compared to other palms.
Rabbit's Foot Fern - Davallia Fejeensis
Fairy easy to grow for a fern with great looking rhizomes.
Rose Painted Calathea - Calathea Roseopicta
This Calathea has a clump forming habit and displays the most striking leaves with purplish colored backs.
Rubber Plant - Ficus Elastica
One of the ficus greats with large glossy oval shaped leaves.
Sago Palm - Cycas Revoluta
An interesting species which only grows up to 2 feet tall indoors (it's not a palm).
Sentry Palm Plant - Howea Belmoreana
The sentry palm plant is similar when comparing it with the kentia. The scientific name is Howea Belmoreana and it's also known as the curly palm.
Song Of India Plant - Dracaena Reflexa
Another great looking foliage plant from the dracaena genus.
Spider Plant - Chlorophytum Comosum
Information about the popular Spider Plant (botanical name Chlorophytum Comosum). Caring, facts and advice.
Swiss Cheese Plant - Monstera Deliciosa
A great looking foliage plant that grows taller than most indoor plants.
Umbrella Tree - Schefflera Actinophylla
An evergreen tree type species which grows up to 10ft or more tall.
Wandering Jew - Tradescantia
This species is a low growing plant suitable for planting in hanging baskets.
Watermelon Peperomia - Peperomia Argyela
A low growing bushy type plant with striking leaves.
Weeping Fig Tree - Ficus Benjamina
The weeping fig is part of the Ficus plant genus (scientific name: F. benjamina) and tree like, in looks. With large arching branches and long pointed leaves.
Zebra Plant - Calathea Zebrina
Striking foliage makes this plant well worth the attention it needs.
ZZ Plant - Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
The worst thing you can do to a ZZ plant is over water it, otherwise it survives well.
Aloe Vera - Aloe
The Aloe Vera is a common house plant that has many potential heath benefits. An indoor Aloe is easy to grow and not demanding.
Bunny Ear Cactus - Opuntia Microdasys
The bunny ear cactus, also known as the polka dot cactus is a very popular plant.
Christmas Cactus - Schlumbergera Bridgesii
The Christmas cactus is the ideal house plant if a grower likes to see flowers blooming from November - January.
Coral Cactus - Eurphorbia Lactea Crest
The Coral cactus is much as the name states in one sense and not in another. It's similar looking to coral but not an actual cactus.
Easter Cactus - Hatiora Gaertneri
Tropical cactus that requires a certain amount of regular water in order to survive.
Flaming Katy - Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana
The flaming katy is the most popular succulent plant from the kalanchoe genus. Growers can motivate the Blossfeldiana to flower after it's first bloom.
Goat's Horn Cactus - Astrophytum Capricorne
The Goats horn cactus has joined the unusual plant section (it's as weird as they get).
Golden Barrel Cactus - Echinocactus Grusonii
Globe shaped type cacti suitable for growing in conservatories, on patios or other indoor glass type rooms.
Jade Plant - Crassula Ovata
The Jade plants also known as the money plant is a very popular houseplant. Scientific names Crassula argentea. C.ovata, and C.portulacea.
Mother In Laws Tongue - Sansevieria Trifasciata
The mother in laws tongue (also known as snake plant) is a flowering species which is primarily grown for it's slick looking long leaves.
Orchid Cactus - Disocactus Ackermannii
The Orchid Cactus (forest type cacti) blooms multi-petalled bright funnel shaped flowers.
Panda Plant - Kalanchoe Tomentosa
From the kalanchoe genus makes a nice addition to any succulent plant collection, grown indoors.
Peace Lily Plant - Spathiphyllum Wallisii
The Peace lily plant (scientific name: Spathiphyllum Wallisii ). Information and caring tips. This is a popular and easy to maintain indoor plant.
Peruvian Apple Cactus - Cereus Peruvianus
The apple cactus (also known as columnar, column, hedge cactus and others) displays a prominent ribbed column stem with brown colored spines.
Rat's Tail Cactus - Disocactus Flagelliformis
Advice about the Rat's tail cactus (scientific name: Aporocactus Flagelliformis or Disocactus flagelliformis). Caring needs and guide.
Venus Fly Trap Plant - Dionaea Muscipula
The Venus Fly Trap is one of the plant species that consumes prey in order to nourish itself.
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