It’s easy to see where this exotic plant got its common name of ‘Persian shield,’ as the leaves are perfectly shield-shaped, and the iridescent purple foliage has a shimmering quality that makes it appear silver in some lights. Interestingly though, the plant hails from Myanmar (formerly Burma), and not Persia, as its name suggests.
The asparagus fern fails to fit into the category of ‘fern,’ though it was likely named as such because the feathery foliage does resemble that of a fern. This is a fairly uncommon houseplant and actually is categorized as a weed, but it works well indoors in containers or hanging pots and is very hardy.
If you have pets or children, it's important to do your research on a plant before blindly bringing it into your home. The risks of some plants outweigh the benefits, as they can be toxic to both people and pets. Some of the most popular houseplants which are of potentially dangerous poisonous levels are listed here.
Lipstick plants come in a wide range of varieties, most of which produce beautiful flowers year-round. Be careful to keep them warm though, as these plants can’t tolerate even moderate temperatures.
Philodendron Xanadu, or Winterbourn, grows fairly easily as long as you’re careful to provide the right lighting conditions and not keep it outside in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
15-20 years. That’s how long it takes for a Philodendron Selloum to bloom. To help it live that long, make sure you keep the soil moist and the leaves dry. Find out more about how to take care of this plant below.
Boston Ferns make provide a fresh, healthy look to your home or garden, but they have rather strict rules. Find about more about how to care for this interesting plant below.
This plant is popularly kept as a houseplant, but it can also be grown outside as annuals or evergreen perennials. It is commonly referred to as the sensitive plant because the leaves fold in on themselves in response to touch. Find out about how to care for this interesting plant
Bonsai trees are a favorite houseplant of people who like to prune them into artistic shapes. Here are our in-depth tips on how to grow and care for the bonsai trees the right way.
If you’ve been thinking of adding some plants to your sleeping quarters, then you may be interested to know that some plants are better than others in the bedroom. Let's go into details.
The office would be an ideal place to grow some indoor plants, as this is where many people spend the majority of their time. Here are our top 10 and why.
The common name of ‘Cast Iron Plant’ comes from the robustness of the plant in various conditions, proving itself to be almost indestructible in the face of neglect. Here are the growing and caring tips.