Learn about the best exotic and tropical house plants and how to grow them! Browse this collection of plants with description's and care advice for each species...
Flaming Sword - Vriesea Splendens
The flaming sword not only displays a beautiful flower head that's very attractive - but it also has outstanding foliage to go with it. This species which is native to south America is part of the bromeliads family and loved by many indoor growers. It's a real show-piece and will surely impress visitors.
The striking leaf colors make this a great exotic house plant choice. It produces flowers in it's natural habitat but rarely indoors. This plant prefers bright light, warm temperatures and fairly high humidity levels to enable it to grow well. These plants enjoy tropical conditions, and adapt well indoors....
The orchid cactus has a strange affect on a grower in regards to it's looks. The stems can begin to look a bit straggly and need training, but then the fragrant flowers which bloom just after the Easter period look outstanding. This species is a forest type cactus that loves humidity.
An exciting plant to grow if you have the space within a room or conservatory. The cheese plant grows well above 6ft indoors and displays large love heart shaped leaves which develop slits in them. I would say these are quite difficult to grow well and to keep the foliage looking healthy.
This native to SE Asia plant is an orchid which grows well indoors - with the correct care and conditions given. These bloom the most interesting speckled flowers that will last up to 8 weeks. Also, known as the lady's slipper plant because part of the flower has a kind of slipper shaped lip.
The weeping fig is a favorite of many households and has become a very popular ornamental plant. There's various sizes of these trees available and many are grown as bonsai. In tropical countries these are trees that grow over 30ft tall and can be seen in some of Bangkok's parks. Benjamina is the plants scientific name.