Category Archives: Moderate Light Indoor Plants

The Prayer Plant – Maranta leuconeura

prayer plant

The prayer plant, Maranta leuconeura, is one of roughly 20 species within the genus that is native to the Brazilian rainforest, where it occupies shady niches along the forest floor. Beyond it’s well-known habit of folding its leaves in an erect position as nightfall approaches, this is one of the most attractive and easy to

The Secrets to Thriving African Violets

African violets

While technically not a violet at all, the African violet (Saintpaulias sp.) may be the most cherished houseplant of the century. It’s not surprising why; they have modest light requirements, take up little space, are easily propagated and – most of all – they produce wonderful flowers. A healthy plant can be in bloom nearly

Top 3 Indoor Palm Trees For The Home or Office!

indoor palm trees

Perhaps no other type of plant epitomizes the tropics like palms do, so it’s natural that many people are interested in decorating with indoor palm trees. Sadly though, the vast majority of all palm species are very ill-suited to indoor culture, and most of the large and seemingly inexpensive palms that are commonly offered at

All About The Kentia Palm

Kentia Palm

To me, there is no more attractive and elegant indoor palm tree than the kentia palm (Howea forsteriana). Apparently I am not alone, because it is a perennial favorite among collectors and casual indoor gardeners alike and is touted as the most popular decorative palm in the world. Nevertheless, despite this fame, it is often

The 7 Best Office Plants Revealed!

beautiful office plants

Decorating with office plants is one of the best ways to combat the often sterile, cold feel of the workplace. The color and softness they bring also help remind us of the natural world that can seem so distant when we’re busy doing our jobs. The only problem is that finding suitable office plants that

5 Best Indoor Trees For The Home or Office

indoor trees

No matter how content you are with your houseplant collection, it’s natural to be drawn towards large indoor trees. There’s no question that an indoor tree is adds a touch of class to the home, and is one the best ways to complement large, airy spaces with that “interior-scaped” look. In my opinion, you just

All About The Elephant Ear Plant

elephant ear plant

Unfortunately, the common trade name “Elephant Ear Plant” has been used and abused so tirelessly that, standing alone, it is absolutely impossible to know which plant is being discussed. Moreover, this confusion is perpetuated by nursery stock with labeling that fails to list a scientific name, at least to genus. One can therefore go home