Houseplants

This page lists many of the house plants that I have written about on pumpkinbeth.com

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Aerangis mystacidii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Africa, Malawi, and Zambia, where this particular orchid species can be found growing upon trees, in areas of forest, close to streams, pools, or springs. Aerangis mystacidii produces pendent flower spikes, which bear up to twenty,…

Aloe vera is a really interesting, evergreen, tender succulent.  This is a plant species that has many uses, Aloe vera is an attractive, rosette forming, decorative, tender succulent, which is a popular houseplant, and it’s also a useful plant for a medical garden, in tropical climates.  There are…

Anthurium ‘Mini Jungle’ is an evergreen perennial.  This hybrid Anthurium is a tender plant that can be grown outdoors in a warm climate, or indoors in the cooler regions of the world, where Anthurium ‘Mini Jungle’ makes a fantastic houseplant, or a good choice for a…

This Arnemia fern species makes an attractive, finely feathered fern, which requires high humidity and warm temperatures to grow well.  I have found that Arnemia will not tolerate the compost around the plant’s roots drying out, so if you’re growing this plant ensure that you…

Asparagus setaceus is such a delicate and attractive plant, I love its delicate, ferny foliage!  Asparagus setaceus is often referred to as the Asparagus fern.  This tuberous perennial is so pretty, especially as a young plant, when its fresh green foliage is so fine and light,…

Asplenium nidus ‘Crispy Wave’ (PBR) is a very versatile and attractive fern, which produces delightfully ruffled, fresh green coloured fronds.  This is a great choice of fern to grow as a house plant or to plant inside a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden.  Asplenium nidus ‘Crispy…

Biophytum sensitivum is an amazing plant!  Biophytum sensitivum originates from India and South Africa, where it can be found growing in wet, boggy soils near streams and waterfalls, where it is shaded by taller trees and shrubs. Biophytum sensitivum is such an interesting, fascinating plant!  Resembling…

Ceropegia linearis subsp. Woodii is an evergreen succulent.  This is a tuberous, perennial, trailing vine, which produces pretty heart-shaped, variegated leaves; it’s an attractive and rather charming plant, which originates from Zimbabwe.  Ceropegia linearis subsp. Woodii makes an excellent houseplant!  It’s ideally suited to growing in…

Chirita tamiana originates from Vietnam, where this small plant species can be found growing in damp soils.  Chirita tamiana plants form attractive rosettes; the plants have a similar growth habit to that seen in their relations – Saintpaulia (African Violets), their soft, mid green leaves radiating out…

Chlorophytum comosum is usually harder to find than the more commonly found, variegated forms of Chlorophytum comosum.  However, this all green form is easier to grow than the variegated types of spider plant.  Chlorophytum comosum copes better with lower light levels and this form is more resilient than…

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’ is a a widely available form of Chlorophytum comosum, a tender, houseplant, which is usually known as the spider plant.  Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’ differs from the spider plants that were commonly seen growing inside homes in the1970s, as this spider plant has slightly wider…

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ is a new form of the spider plant, this plant produces wider leaves that are much shorter in length than the traditional spider plants that were seen in the 1970s, giving this newer cultivar a slightly spiky appearance. Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ is…

The common name of Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ is the spider plant.  This is an easy to grow, tender plant, that grows exceptionally well as a house plant.  Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ can be grown in a hanging basket, where the plant will make a lovely feature.  Over time,…

Ficus pumila is an evergreen climber, which is commonly known as the creeping fig.  Ficus pumila is a vigorous and robust, self clinging climber, which can seemingly attach itself to even the smoothest of glass terrariums or vivariums with ease.  Ficus pumila forms a tall…

Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ is a variegated climbing plant that grows as an epiphyte – this plant grows upon other plants, rather than in the soil or compost.  Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ works very well when it’s grown mounted on to cork or another structure. Ficus pumila…

Fittonia albivenis ‘Mosaic White’ is often known by the plant’s common name of the nerve plant – this name references the leaves of this tender plant’s white veining, which stands out against the lovely green of this plant’s leaf.  Fittonia albivenis ‘Mosaic White’ is an attractive,…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Joly Josan’ (PBR) is a small, spreading, tender plant that thrives when it’s grown in a shaded location, in moist, but well drained, compost, in a humid environment.  This Fittonia is an ideal bottle garden, terrarium, or vivarium plant. Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group)…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Tiger’ (PBR) is an evergreen perennial, a tender plant that is suited to growing indoors as a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden plant. Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Tiger’ grows best when it’s planted in moist, well drained soil or…

The common name of Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ (PBR) is the nerve plant, referencing the decorative veining that highlights this plant’s leaves. Like other Fittonias, Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ (PBR) has specific growing conditions, this tender plant requires high humidity, moist,…

The common name of Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Anne’ is the nerve plant, this name references the almost netted, coloured veining that decorates this little plant’s leaves. Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Anne’ is the perfect plant to include in your bottle garden, terrarium, or vivarium…

The common name of plants from the Fittonia albivenis Argyroneura Group is the nerve plant, this name refers to the Fittonia’s leaves and their distinctive veining.  Fittonias thrive when they’re grown in a terrarium, as these plants require low to medium light levels and high humidity…

Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’ is often referred to as the nerve plant, due to the disinctive nerve like veining that this plant’s leaves display. Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’ requires low to medium light levels, high humidity, and a moist, but well drained peat-free compost or growing medium…

Gastrochilus retrocallus is an orchid species that was previously known as Haraella retrocalla.  Gastrochilus retrocallusis a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Taiwan, where this plant can be found growing upon trees in forests, at elevations ranging from 1000m to 2200m. Gastrochilus retrocallus is…

Hemionitis arifolia is a particularly gorgeous species of miniature fern.  This small, but magnificent fern produces deep green, glossy, heart shaped fronds, which are held on very dark coloured, thin, wiry stems.  This really is such a good looking fern! Hemionitis arifolia flourishes when it’s grown in…

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Petit Orange’ (HibisQs Petit Series) was first released for sale in 2016.  This plant is a new smaller sized Hibiscus cultivar, which has been bred to have a greatly reduced size and to be more floriferous than most Hibiscus plants.  These Hibiscus flowers…

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