Foliage Type Plants
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 multiple stems.
Arrowhead – Syngonium Podophyllum
Very similar species as the Philodendron and from the same family.
Bird’s Nest Fern – Asplenium Nidus
A popular fern plant that displays 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 and 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 that 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 its foliage is outstanding in color.
Dumb Cane – Dieffenbachia Amoena
Its easy-to-care-for style and resilience to neglect to 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 – 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.
Green Velvet Alocasia – Alocasia Micholitziana
Striking arrow-shaped leaves displaying thick white veins and a green velvety surface.
Hawaiian Ti – Cordyline Fruticosa
An exotic-looking foliage plant with striking leaves.
The caladium is a tuber species that display attractive bicolor leaves.
Heart Leaf Philodendron – Philodendron Scandens
An easy-to-grow and maintain climber plant.
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 that 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.
Parlor Palm – Calathea Makoyana
This species, Peacock Plant is a popular Calathea also named Cathedral Windows because of its patterned leaves.
Pin Stripe Calathea – Calathea Ornata
The Ornata is known for its large leaves that have a distinctive pattern and effervescent colors.
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
Fairly easy to grow for a fern with great looking rhizomes.
Rattlesnake Plant – Calathea Lancifolia
Popular species from the calathea genus displaying long upright patterned leaves.
Rose Painted Calathea – Calathea Roseopicta
This Calathea has a clump forming habit and displays the most striking leaves with purplish colored backs.
One of the ficus greats with large glossy oval shaped leaves.
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 – 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.
Venus Fly Trap Plant – Dionaea Muscipula
The Venus Fly Trap is one of the plant species that consumes prey in order to nourish itself.
Wandering Jew – Tradescantia
This species is a low growing plant suitable for planting in hanging baskets.
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 – Aphelandra Squarrosa
Striking foliage makes this plant well worth the attention it needs.
Zebra Plant – Calathea Zebrina
From the Marantaceae family of plants.
ZZ Plant – Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
The worst thing you can do to a ZZ plant is over water it, otherwise it survives well.
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