Growing plants indoors is a popular way to garden. Many varieties of trees, vines, flowers and other plants can be grown indoors. Some of the most popular indoor plants are those with no flowers. These plants are appreciated for their foliage and other attributes.
This trailing houseplant has long vines and oval, dark green leaves. Reaching 20 to 40 feet depending on its container, golden pothos is especially popular in hanging baskets. Plant in sand-loam potting media and keep the soil moist. Place the plant in an area of partial shade to partial sun. Keep in mind that all parts of golden pothos are poisonous to humans and animals, so place the plant in a location away from children and pets.
Nephthytis, also called arrowhead vine, is a climbing plant with leaves that change shape as the foliage matures. Young foliage is characterized by single leaf, arrow-shaped foliage. Mature foliage has gray or white wing-like leaflets. This vine is a slow-grower that will mature over a few years. Grow nephthytis in a hanging basket so the vines can trail, or grow it in a pot on a counter. Water the plant consistently while allowing the soil to dry out between each watering. Fertilize it monthly and place it in a location of partial sunlight. Take care not to place nephthytis in direct sun as too much sunlight can cause leaf burn and bleaching of the foliage.
Sometimes called St. Bernard’s Lily, the spider plant grows well in hanging baskets. The most common cultivars have medium to dark green leaves with white stripes or bands. The color of a particular plant is greatly influenced by its surrounding light conditions. Plants placed in bright sunlight typically have lighter colored foliage while plants placed in an area of lesser sunlight have deeper green foliage. Grow spider plants in an exceptionally aerated potting media like vermiculite or perlite and fertilize with a fluoride-free fertilizer. Spider plants are generally resistant to pests and significant disease.
Boston ferns are characterized by long green stems covered in delicate, lacy leaves. They grow best when placed in a location of indirect sunlight but can still grow in conditions of lesser amounts of sunlight. This plant grows according to the size of its container, so a larger pot will yield a larger plant. Boston ferns grow best when planted in a mixture of peat moss, perlite, charcoal and potting soil. Water the soil frequently to keep it moist and avoid letting the soil become too dry between each watering.