Indoor Plant Names

The garden does not have to stop at the front door. Pick plants that are not hardy in your area, a favorite plant you want to keep growing through the winter or a plant there is no room for outdoors and make it an indoor plant. Pay attention to the amount of light the plant needs, move it if necessary, and watch the soil conditions. Mother Nature will not be able to help indoors. It is all up to you to make the plant keep growing.

South American Air Plant

South American air plant (Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi) is also knows as lavender-scallops and gray sedum and is a member of the orpine family. The plant produces upright stems that produce flowers and recumbent ones that do not. The plant grow up to 2 feet tall and about 1 foot wide, producing thick, oblong, blue-green leaves that grow from 1-to-2 inches long. The red-brown or purple bell-shaped flowers are less than 1 inch long and grow in loose clusters on the upright stems. Place the South American air plant where it can get bright light, but not direct sunlight. Keep the soil more moist during the growing season than during the winter. .


Amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids) is a large, winter-blooming bulb that produces flower stems from 18-to-20 inches tall, each one with two to seven white, pink, red or orange lily-type flowers that grow to 6 inches long. The dark-green leaves grow from the base from 16-to-20 inches long. Keep amaryllis in indirect sunlight and a soil that is moist and well drained. Do not water when the bulbs go dormant in the winter. The bulb can be forced to bloom by watering again.

Common Asparagus Fern

Common asparagus fern (Protasparagus setaceus) is also known as lace fern. Asparagus fern is a member of the lily family. The plant produces bright green feathery stems with small, sharp spines and grows to a length of about 10 feet. Tiny white flowers appear in the spring, followed by purple-black berries. Keep asparagus fern in partial shade. If the leaves start to turn yellow, the plant is not getting enough sunshine. Allow the soil to go dry in between waterings. The plant does best indoors in a hanging basket.

Garden Geranium

Garden geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum) is also knows as zonal geranium. The plant grows up to 3 feet tall producing succulent, circular leaves measuring 2-to-3 inches in diameter. The white, pink, magenta, scarlet, lavender, salmon or orange flowers grow in clusters 4-to-5 inches in diameter. Plant garden geranium in a container that will keep the roots root bound and a well-drained, moist soil. The plant does well in all kinds and sizes of containers as well as hanging baskets.

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