Suitable Plants for Indoor Gardening

indoor-garden-01Here is a list of the most common houseplants that are suitable for indoor gardening.  The houseplants in this list are mostly easy-to-grow, low maintenance, hardy plants that fit the busy lifestyle of us, the city gardeners.

The Exceptions – Houseplants That Need Full, Direct Sunlight

Besides the following plants, which need to grow in direct sunlight – full light, the houseplants in my list require low to moderate daylight, indirect sunlight, or diffused light.

  • Codiaeum (Croton)
  • Coleus
  • Pelargonium (Geranium)
  • Setcreasea purpurea (Purple heart)

Suggested Way of Using This Houseplant List

And as you notice, I have only put the scientific name, common name, and a photo of each houseplant in the list.  There are so much information on houseplants available online. Hence, I don’t think my extra words will make much difference.  However, I believe that you will find this list helpful, for I haven’t seen many extensive lists of houseplant with photos.

So, I would suggest you to first check out this list and find the houseplants that you are interested in.  Then, do a google search to learn more about the water needs, light requirements, care methods and such of the plants.

Cheers and have fun! 😉

Indoor Houseplant Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen)
Indoor Houseplant Anthurium (Tailflower, Flamingo-Flower)
Indoor Houseplant Aphelandra (Zebra plant)
Indoor Houseplant Araucaria (Norfolk island pine)
Indoor Houseplant Aspidistra (Cast iron plant)
Indoor Houseplant Begonia
Indoor Houseplant Tabletop Garden - I Love Air Plants Bromeliads
The Bromeliads are a large family of plants, and one of the hardiest kind of house plants.  I have two Tillandsias (a.k.a. air plants) and have made the simple yet elegant tabletop garden – I Love Air Plants.
Indoor Houseplant Caladium
Indoor Houseplant Calathea (Peacock plant)
Indoor Houseplant Ceropegia woodii (Rosary vine)
Indoor Houseplant Chlorophytum (Spider plant)
Indoor Houseplant Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo vine)
Indoor Houseplant Codiaeum (Croton)
Indoor Houseplant Coleus
Indoor Houseplant Dieffenbachia (Dumb-cane)
Indoor Houseplant Indoor Houseplant Dracaena (Dragon plants)
Indoor Houseplant Fatshedera
Indoor Houseplant Fatsia japonica (Japanese aralia)
Indoor Houseplant Ferns
Indoor Houseplant Ficus
Indoor Houseplant Hydroculture Potted Plants Tabletop Garden - Bento Box Fittonia (Nerve Plant)

I like Fittonia.  I have had my Fittonia planted in hydroculture, as well as used it as one of my “ingredients” for my tabletop garden – Bento Box.
Indoor Houseplant Fuchsia
Indoor Houseplant Helxine (Baby’s tears)
Indoor Houseplant Hoya (Wax plant)
Indoor Houseplant Impatiens (Patient Lucy, Busy-Lizzie, touch-me-not)
Indoor Houseplant Maranta (Prayer plant)
Indoor Houseplant Monstera (Swiss cheese plant)
Note: Monstera is often confused with the split-leaved philodendron, and is sometimes sold under the name Philodendron pertusum.
Indoor Houseplant Palms
Indoor Houseplant Pelargonium (Geranium)
Indoor Houseplant Peperonia
Indoor Houseplant Philodendron
Indoor Houseplant Saintpaulia (African violet)
Indoor Houseplant Sansevieria (Snake plant)
Indoor Houseplant Schefflera (Umbrella tree)
Indoor Houseplant Scindapus (Devil’s ivy, Pothos)
Indoor Houseplant Setcreasea purpurea (Purple heart)
Indoor Houseplant Nephthytis (Arrowhead vine)
Indoor Houseplant Tradescantia and Zebrina (Wandering Jew)