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Indoor House Plants with Names and Pictures

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Names and Pictures of my Indoor House Plants

Aside from the money tree and Kaffir Lily plants that were featured in my recent hubs, I got a few more easy to look after house plants. Although I love plants and flowers, I want to make an easy life for me, so I will only choose plants that look after themselves most of the time. What I mean is, I only water them when the soil gets really dry. And only feed them as and when they need fertilizer. Most of my plants are easy to look after.

Here are plant collections that doesn't need much care but give me plenty of pleasure and also add a natural decoration for the home.

1. AFRICAN VIOLET – This pretty plant is so beautiful when the flowers come out. As the name implies it originated from Africa. It needs very little care and not much water as the roots and leaves will rot if I water it too much. It is so easy to look after. I just feed it once a month with baby bio liquid plant food or grow more fertilizer. When I water it, I do it from the bottom of the pot as to avoid wetting the leaves as water retention on the leaves make this plant rot.

2. CHRISTMAS CACTUS – This is another one of my favorites as it brings lovely flowers every year and sometimes it even flowers twice a year. All it needs is water once a week and fertilizer once a month. I got one with pink flower colors and one with peach colors.

3. PURPLE OXALIS – This is a wonderful plant that sleeps at night and wakes up in the morning. When I first saw it, I was so in love with it and amused when it's umbrella-shaped leaves start to fold when it gets dark in the evenings and unfold when the sun comes up. Purple oxalis needs just water and fertilizer once a week. It has lovely trumpet-like light pink flowers. Apart from the beautiful flowers, the purple leaves are beautiful to look at.

4. EPIPHYLLUM ORCHIDS (ORCHID CACTUS OR PEACOCK'S TAIL) – This cactus has beautiful pink flowers that are so gorgeous to see. I inherited this from an elderly lady friend who gave it to me when I went to visit her. It is so easy to care for. Like the other plants it just needs water and fertilizer once in a while. Like the money tree Jade, it is so easy to grow. The gorgeous flowers last for two months. Worth waiting for ten months to flower.

5. SPIDER PLANT – This is the easiest among the houseplants to look after. Just grow it in a good pot with good compost, keep watering when it is dry and feed it once in a while, too. Doesn't need much attention but brings out lovely leaves that colors or decorate a wall and white lovely flowers too. It has lovely plant-let that come out and I use these to grow more spider plants. They look better in a hanging basket or a plant pot hanging on a wall.

6. JASPER VELVET or JEWEL ORCHID – A beautiful addition to the houseplants. It has lovely flowers like orchids but they are like mini-orchid flowers. The flowers last for more than a month. So you get to see them flowers for a bit longer. This plant has velvety leaves which gathers dust unfortunately as I have just noticed now while studying the plant. This is my first time to have this plant. This is very unusual plant for me. They come in different colors.

7. SPECKLED BEGONIA – is also a beautiful plant with leaves that has spots on them and when this plant start to flower, it has masses of pink flowers that hangs at the top end of the stems. It reminds me of bleeding heart but this is different.

8. PHALAENOPSIS MIX – another new addition to the houseplants, doesn't like direct sunlight, only feed monthly and water only when soil is dry. Can stand dry conditions. It has pink lovely spotted flowers which really attracted me. I love this plant with its spotty pink flowers.

9. Kaffir Lily – It has a very attractive orange colored flower which looks very pretty. It cheers up a dull corner in the house. It also lives for years if looked after well.

10. Hoya – the Japanese calls it "Waterfalls of Flowers" as the Hoya plant produces beautiful white and pink star-like flowers that falls from the stem of the plant in between the leaves. This plant is best to hang onto a wall for best effect.

Photos of Indoor Plants

Flowering Green Oxalis, Young Money Tree Plant, African Violet with flowers coming out and Kaffir Lily

Flowering Green Oxalis, Young Money Tree Plant, African Violet with flowers coming out and Kaffir Lily

Hoya Plant with star-like flowers

Hoya Plant with star-like flowers

Christmas cactus (peach flowers) with Kalanchoe Pinnata

Christmas cactus (peach flowers) with Kalanchoe Pinnata

New Speckled Begonia Plant and flowering African Violet

New Speckled Begonia Plant and flowering African Violet

Khaffir Lily

Khaffir Lily

Glossy African Violet without flowers

Glossy African Violet without flowers

Flowering Speckled Begonia

Flowering Speckled Begonia

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Lanky speckled begonia

Lanky speckled begonia

Spider Plant

Spider Plant

 Money Tree (Jade)

Money Tree (Jade)

Orchid cactus

Orchid cactus

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© 2013 Linda Bryen

Indoor plants and photos

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on October 18, 2018:

Thank you, Melissa for your lovely comment. We must have same thing in common, we love plants. You are right, plants make a home homely.

Melissa Meadow from United States on October 17, 2018:

I loved seeing your lovely plants and the information about them was helpful.

I have several houseplants as well. They are terrific for making a house feel like home and for giving a warm, friendly feeling to any space, in my opinion.

Thanks for sharing.

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on May 17, 2018:

Which plant are you referring to, Heidi?

Heidi on May 17, 2018:

Im wondering what kind of plant this is

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on February 25, 2018:

Thank you Sita for reading my blogs.

sita on August 09, 2016:


Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on December 26, 2014:

Thank you Elsie for your kind comments. Yes, I like my plants a lot especially my Hoya.

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on December 25, 2014:

Some very beautiful and interesting indoor plants.

I will have to find some more room in my home and invest in a Hoya plant, I have seen them before I like that star like centre to the flower, but haven't seen one for a long time.

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on June 24, 2013:

Thank you, rajan jolly for stopping by and glad to hear you enjoyed looking at my plants.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 24, 2013:

Your plants are lovely. Really enjoyed looking at these pictures.

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on June 11, 2013:

Thank you for reading my hub about my plants and thank you for your kind comments Dolores Monet.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on June 11, 2013:

I enjoyed looking at your plants. Your place looks so bright! What a great place to grow plants! My trouble is that the rooms here just don't get enough light, so the gang is pretty much crowded into one area. Oh well! At least they are not lonely!

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