Categories of Indoor Plants

House Plant Types
Types from a selection of the main categories that apply to indoor plants


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Common House Plants

Common and popular plants found inside many homes include the spider plant, aloe vera, peace lily, jade plant, weeping fig and plenty of others.

Common Plants


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Flowering Plants

It's impossible to resist growing flowering plant types indoors. The color and beauty adds that extra touch to our homes.

Flowering Plants

Easy & Low Light

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Easy & Low Light

Busy life and cannot spend enough time certain plants require for care and maintenance, or you have a that room does not get much light?

Easy & Low Light

Foliage Plants

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Foliage Plants

Foliage type indoor plants tend to require less strict caring instuctions and foliage can be just as attrcative as any flowering type.

Foliage Plants


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Cactus Plants

If you have enough light and warmth you can grow cacti. Many interesting and peculiar features have enabled these to become plants for the hobbyist.

Cactus Plants


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Indoor Palm Plants

Indoor palm type plants have many popular varieties including the parlor palm, kentia, sentry, lady, sago and others.

Indoor Palms

Hanging Basket

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Hanging Basket Plants

Hanging basket house plants are fabulous displayed within certain areas of the home. Conservatories are the most suited place to grow these.

Hanging Type Plants

Trailing & Climbing

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Trailing & Climbing Plants

There are those that trail and others which climb. These type of plants are really fascinating to grow indoors and it's easy to get started 'learning to grow'.

Climbing Type Plants

Bulbs For Indoors

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Bulbous Type Plants

Growing bulbous plants is easy when choosing the right species. How to care is important to learn and the differences between these and other root systems.

Bulb Types

Christmas Plants

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Various species are suitable plant to display and grow during the Christmas period. The color and ability to flower during winter makes them popular.

Christmas House Plants

Indoor Trees

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Tree Type Plants

Tree type plants are suited displayed in parts of the home where they tend to get noticed well, a kind of focal point or some prefer the bonsai types.

Indoor Tree Types


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Unusual Plants

A collection of plants grown indoors that have an unusual appearance. Some do not resemble anything like the average house plant.

Unusual House Plants

Office Plants

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Office Types

Offices can be a tricky plant for growing indoors. Maintenace is an issue and growing conditions, however, many are suited.

Office Plants


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Succulent Plants

The list of succulent plants that can be grown indoors successfully is nearly endless. There are many wonderful species.

Succulent Type Plants

Ferns for Indoors

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Fern Type Plants

Nature has it that ferns are very tricky to grow indoors because of their preference to very humid conditions. This collection is suitable.


Living Stones

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Living Stone Types

Living stones are a unique type of plant that resemble stones or pebbles to camouflage them, for protection.

Living Stones

Large House Plants

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Large Plants

Large plants for larger spaces. Some grow tall while others grow wide.....spread.

Large House Plants

Popular Plants & Guides

Picture of flaming sword Bromeliad Bromeliads

Vriesea Splendens, Tillandsia, Billbergia, Guzmania, Aechmea Fasciata and others.

Picture of Calathea house plant Calathea

Calathea. Roseopicta, C. Zebrina, C. Crocata, C. Makoyana, C Lancifolia and others.

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Dracaena Fragrans, D Braunii, D Marginata and D. Reflexa.

Ficus Benjamina plant Ficus

Ficus Pumila, F. Lyrata, F. Elastica and F. Benjamina.


Cattleya, Lycaste, Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum.

Top 10 Air Purifying Plants

See house plants that not only spruce up the home but remove harmful toxins.

Temperature Guide

Temperature is an important factor for growth and varies from species to species.

House Plant Identification

Submit your house plant to the new forum and ask others for identification.

Repotting Plants

See the guide for repotting house plants with useful tips.