Indoor House Plant Names
Indoor House Plant Names
Money Tree Plant (Pachira aquatica) Too much water is number one reason this plant dies. It like lots of indirect sunlight. Keep it warm and away from outdoor drafts. Do deep watering but let it dry completely before watering again. Less water during the winter seasons. Use distilled or bottled water for better results.
Peperomia Plant (Piperaceae family) – Bright filtered light let the topsoil surface dry out a bit before watering. Not enough light will make it leggy. They also like high humidity. About 1,000 species and this one is the most common.
Rubber Plant – (Ficus elastica) – Likes low indirect sunlight. Leaves are thick and rubbery kind of like ummm…Rubber! Easy care good looking indoor plant. It does like regular watering every other day during the hot summer months. More photos and information about the Ficus Plants. Indoor Houseplant names
Cardboard Palm Plant – (Zamiaceae family) – Thick-leaved plant used indoors in the southwest. No blooms used mainly for its foliage. There is a level of toxicity to this plant, not a good choice if you have indoor pets. Grows to about 3ft tall. Let it dry before watering again. Drench your container when watering. Also called the “ZZ” Plant.
Use special orchid pots & orchid bark for root aeration. Do NOT cut flowers of stems on the Phaleanopsis variety. More Orchid care tips. Always use a good Orchid Food to fertilize orchids.
Cactus as Houseplants
Indoor Cactus – There are thousands of indoor cactus. Most need very little care they only need to be watered about 1-2 times per month. Use cactus juice instead of plant fertilizers.
Do not fertilize use cactus juice instead. If you live in an area where you never get freezing temperature you can leave them outdoors.
Aspargus Fern- (Asparagus densiflorus) This plant is an indoor plant in the southwest it likes moderate watering 2-3 times per week summer less during winter. Can be used as a filler plant or by itself. It does well in hanging baskets and window boxes. It likes to be fertilized regularly once a week is best. It can also tolerate low light.
Varigaeted ficus – The variegated ficus like more direct sunlight than some of the other houseplants. What it doesn’t like are freezing temperatures. Fertilize at least once per month and let it dry out before watering again typically once or twice per week during the summer season.
Zebra Plant- (Aphelandra Squarrosa ‘Louisae’) Very attractive houseplant with zebra-like white lines across the leaves. It is from the acanthus family. Very pointy wax like leaves likes indirect sunlight small yellow blooms. This plant likes regular watering keep moist.
Lucky bamboo- (Dracaena sanderiana) This plant likes good bottled water…no tap water. indirect sunlight little or no fertilizer. Comes from the Dracena family.
More photos and information about the Lucky Bamboo.
Ferns make good houseplants
Bird Nest Plant- (Asplenium nidus) This plant likes lots of humidity. Indirect sunlight Also called the Birds Nest Fern. Very large waxy looking fronds.
More photos and information about the Birds Nest Plant.
Christmas Cactus – (cacti Schlumbergera) A great little cactus that blooms right around the Thanksgiving, Christmas and yet again in spring. Like most cactus, it does not require much water or fertilizer.
Perfect for indoor decor during the holidays. It does not like freezing temperatures. They come in bright pink, red and yellow.
Use Cactus juice instead of plant fertilizer. Water about 1-2 times per month.
Clean your houseplants regularly, remove dead or dying leaves. If your plant is over-infested with insects trash it. Make sure to wrap it in plastic and dump inside your garbage bin.
Most houseplants love indirect sunlight, not direct sunlight. Many houseplants will do great underneath a skylight or a window that does NOT have direct sunlight.
Indoor Houseplant names
Fertilize! Yes, do this at least once per month during spring, summer, and fall. We recommend House Plant Fertilizers Miracle-Gro All Purpose Plant Food It’s what we use on our nursery houseplants. Guzman’s Garden Centers will usually carry these type of houseplants. Be sure to ask for them at your local retail/wholesale nursery.
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