One of the most common indoor house plants and office plants is the Aglaonema ‘Maria’ or, as it is more commonly called, the Chinese Evergreen plant. Aglaonema ‘Maria’ is easy to care for and is great for use in an office or home environment. Aglaonema ‘Maria’ is tolerant of lower light levels often found in the home or office.
The creeping fig is an evergreen climbing species which you might have seen crawling up the walls of large mansions or a quaint house in the country. Indoors they’re best grown in a hanging basket or given something to attach to and climb. Please be aware the toxicity to cats and dogs alike.
Because the peace lily is a small plant in height and width they are suitable to place where you see fit. It’s important to make sure the place has plenty of light, but not direct sunlight to prevent damaging the leaves. The best environment they prefer is light and shade throughout a day.
Provide organic, sharp-draining soil in shade with lots of humidity. Water when soil is dry to the touch. Avoid soggy conditions, but do not allow plants to wilt. Do not over-fertilize. Remove dead leaves promptly and keep the soil surface free of debris to avoid disease problems.
This species makes an attractive and maintenance-free alternative to grass as ground cover in moist, shady areas. It’s also suitable for using in green walls (pictured), and as a substitute for moss in a Japanese garden. The masses of tiny leaves clothe slender spreading stems that root as they run, forming a dense deep-pile carpet.
Anthurium plants thrive in bright, indirect light. They do not like exposure to direct sunlight, except in the winter months or in plants that have been carefully acclimated. Anthurium live in temperatures at or above 60 F and the foliage types prefer temperatures even warmer. If temperatures dip below this level, the plant will suffer. Anthurium grow in rich, loose potting soil that should always be kept moist, but not drenched.
The two main conditions to provide well is enough humidity and to protect the leaves from direct sunlight (they become scorched), although some sunlight is ideal for them. If a person has sufficient living space and can follow the straight forward care instructions below, anyone can grow and maintain them.
Native to South America rain forests, the Peperomia rotundifolia is a perennial epiphyte plant species found crawling through and on rock crevices, trees, rotten logs and the forest ground. Within its natural habitat the trailing jade thrives on moisture, tropical temperatures and shaded sun.
This plant has large, glossy green leaves with irregular cream and yellow streaks and blotches that are valued for their air-purifying qualities. Golden Pothos also tolerates lower light levels without losing its variegation and looks best displayed as a hanging plant.
Chamaedorea are evergreen palms with slender, solitary or clustered stems bearing large leaves which may be pinnate or shaped like a fish tail; insignificant flowers are borne in panicles or spikes below the leaves, followed by small fruits.
Although prayer plant houseplant is somewhat tolerant of low light conditions, it does best in bright, indirect sunlight. The prayer plant prefers well-drained soil and requires high humidity to thrive. Prayer plant houseplants should be kept moist, but not soggy. Use warm water and feed prayer plant houseplants every two weeks, from spring through fall, with an all-purpose fertilizer.
Find a balance between sun and shade. If Monstera is given too much sun, the leaves will yellow. If it’s left in the dark, the plant will exhibit something called negative phototropism, where new leaves grow towards the dark, rather than the light.
Water Monstera moderately and evenly, about once a week. Wait until the soil is dry before watering again. Keep in a humid environment.
Likes moist but well-drained soil of moderate fertility in partial shade. Indoors, grow in filtered light. Provide high humidity, ample water, and fertilizer every 2 to 3 weeks during the growing season. Cut back on water in the winter.