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Easy Indoor Plants and How to Choose Them.

The art to growing indoor plants successfully is to choose plants that suit your room conditions... An Aphidistra may not be as beautiful as a Cyclamen when looked in daylight. However, a healthy Aphidistra in a dimly-lit room is much more beautiful than an ailing Cyclamen in the same situation.

So evaluate your room situation before you buy houseplants:

  • Look at the light source
  • The direction the room is facing
  • How many hours of sun the room gets every day
  • Is it air-conditioned?
  • Are there draughts?

    If you choose plants according to room condition, rather than just because you like the look of them, you'll have a far greater success. Following is a list of plants suitable to different conditions. Easy Indoor Plants- Plants for Air Conditioned Rooms

    Air conditioning tends to remove the heat and humidity from the air. But heat and humidity are the very things that most indoor plants need. Also, machines are often turned off at night, so that plants endure temperature and humidity extremes twice a day. When air conditioning runs continuously, plants have a better chance adapting to these artificial conditions.

  • Anglaoenema -Chinese evergreen
  • Davidsonia-Davidson's Plum
  • Shchefflera -Umbrella Tree and Dwarf Species
  • Monstera -Fruit Salad Plant
  • Philodendron -Sweet Heart Vine
  • Sansevieria -Mother- In-laws Tongue
  • Spathiphyllum -Madonna lily, Peace Lily

    Picture Right - Dracaena sp. Happy Plant

  • Easy Indoor Plants, Plants for Dim Light

    Even a brightly lit room has shadowy patches. You'll find them behind doors, in corners and behind tall furniture. Plants are more sensitive to light than we are. Most won't like being four meters or more from the window. So don't treat 'em like mushrooms!

    The list of plants that will tolerate low light areas is rather short. Usually, plants with dark green, glossy leaves perform well in darkish spots.

  • Aspidistra- Aspidistra elatior
  • Calathea -Most Species
  • Davidsonia -Davidson's Plum
  • Dorstenia -A fig sometimes called Space Plant
  • Epipreemnum -Devils Ivy
  • Maranta Prayer Plant
  • Chamaedorea -Parlour Palm and others
  • Philodendron -Those with dark leaves
  • Sansaveria -Mother-in-laws Tongue
  • Spathiphyllum -Madonna lily, Peace Lily


    Easy Indoor Plants, Plants for Medium Light

    This is usually a part of the room that is 1.5 to 3 meters from a window where the light is stronger, but still diffused. All the plants in the previous list will find these conditions satisfactory, but if there is more light, the list of possibilities is a good deal longer.

  • Aeschynanthus -Lipstick Vine
  • Anthurium -Lipstick Plant
  • Aphelandra -Zebra Plant Araucaria -Norfolk Island Pine
  • Ardisia-Coral Berry
  • Asplenium -Birds Nest Fern
  • Aucuba
  • Begonia -Some
  • Chamaedorea -Parlour Palm
  • Chlorophytum -Spider Plant or Ribbon Grass
  • Cissus -Grape Ivy or Kangaroo Vine
  • Cordyline stricta
  • Ctenanthe
  • Dracaena sp. -Happy Plant
  • Episcia
  • Fatshera
  • Fatsia
  • Ferns
  • Ficus -Rubber Tree and other Figs
  • Fittonia
  • Howea- Kentai Palm
  • Kerysigia multiflora -Sarsparilla Lily
  • Laccospadix australasica- a palm
  • Monstera -Fruit Salad Plant
  • Peperomia
  • Philodendron -Sweetheart Vine
  • Pile- Creeping Charlie or Aluminium Plant
  • Rhapis Palms
  • Rhoeo - Moses in the bulrushes
  • Schefflera - Umbrella Tree and Dwarf species
  • Spathiphyllum - Madonna Lily
  • Syngonium -with variegated leaves
  • Tolmica -Piggyback Plant
  • Picture Right- Draceana Marginata, Dragon Plant

    Easy Indoor Plants, Plants for Bright Light
    The list of plants that will thrive in bright light is far longer than the previous lists, so where there is plenty of light, it is possible to grow a greater variety of plants. The area providing best light would be about a meter in from the window. In particular windowsills, provided the sun does not come burning through the glass, are generally suitable spots.

    Sheltered verandas would be ideal for most of the plants on this list.

  • Acalypha-Fijian Fire Plant or Cat's Tail
  • Adiantum -Maiden Hair Fern
  • Aechmea -Urn Plant
  • Alocasia -Elephants Ears
  • Aloe Vera
  • Asparagus sp.
  • Bambusa, Phyllostachys -Bamboo
  • Beaucarnea -Pony Tail
  • Begonia -Cane Stemmed or Tree Begonias
  • Boea hygroscopica Buxus -Box
  • Castanospermum -Black Bean
  • Clerodendrum -Bleeding Heart Vine
  • Cactus - Succulents - Christmas Cactus
  • Caladium - another Elephants Ears
  • Capsicum - Ornamental Chilli
  • Ceropegia - Chain of Hearts
  • Codiaaum - Croton
  • Coffea - Coffee
  • Columnea - Goldfish Plant
  • Cyclamen
  • Dichorisandra - Blue Ginger
  • Dieffenbachia - Dumb Cane
  • Dizygothoca - False Aralia
  • Grevillea robusta - Silky Oak
  • Hedera - Ivy
  • Hibiscus
  • Hoya
  • Hypoestes - Freckle Face
  • Justicia - Mardi Gras
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lauras nobilis - Bay Tree
  • Macrozamia - Burrawang
  • Plectranthus - Swedish Ivy
  • Poinsettia
  • Saintpaulia - African Violet
  • Scindapsus
  • Stenocarpus sinuatis - Queensland Firewheel Tree
  • Streptocarpus
  • Syzygium leuhmannii - one of the lillypillies
  • Tradescantia - one of the Wandering Jews
  • Zebrina - another Wandering Jew

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