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Gloxinias are lovely Houseplants

Image of Gloxinias are lovely HouseplantsGloxinias are lovely houseplants with large leaves and colorful flowers. The large bell shaped flowers of Gloxinias come in varying shades of blues, pinks and purples.They're generally started from tubers-the short, thickened portion of an underground stem that measures one-and-a-half inches in diameter.

Purple Heart (Setcreasea pallida)

Image of Purple Heart (Setcreasea pallida)Purple Heart (Setcreasea pallida) is a trailing, tender perennial with purple stems and violet-purple leaves that produces pink flowers in summer. This plant is mainly grown for its foliage (leaves can reach 7 inches in length); best color is achieved in bright sunlight and a dry, cramped root zone.

African Milk Bush (Synadenium grantii)

Image of African Milk Bush (Synadenium grantii)African Milk Bush (Synadenium grantii) is a succulent shrub or small tree native to East Central Africa. Synadenium grantii need full sun to light shade with a very well drained soil mix. Synadenium grantii are propagated from cutting and from seed.

Spotted Laurel (Aucuba Japonica)

Image of Spotted Laurel (Aucuba japonica)Spotted Laurel (Aucuba japonica), also called Gold Dust plant or Japanese aucuba, is in many areas of the country a common outdoor shrub. This is a very reliable shrub which will grow well in most soils and, unlike most variegated species will not lose its variegation even in shade, but is not suitable for seaside gardens, alkaline soil or particularly wet sites.

Pothos or Devilís Ivy

Image of Pothos or Devil’s IvyPothos family are amongst the easiest houseplants to grow. There are four main varieties of Pothos family; Pothos Gold, Pothos Marble Queen, Jade Pothos and the newer chartreuse green Neon Pothos.

Ferns as Houseplants

Image of Ferns as HouseplantsFerns do not have either seeds or flowers (they reproduce via spores). The ferns' gametophyte is a free-living organism. Ferns need a much higher average humidity level than is normally found in most homes.

Rex begonias (Foliage)

Image of Rex begonias (Foliage)Rex begonias (Foliage) is well known for the boldly colored leaves but not admired for the tiny flowers. Its make good houseplants because they grow best in low light situations. However, compared with some coleus, these begonia plants stay relatively compact. Rex begonias never go dormant, such as tuberous begonias, able to be enjoyed all year.

House plant - Sedeveria

Image of House plant - SedeveriaSedeveria 'Darley Dale': Small pale green rosettes to 6cm offset freely to form a dense mound. Relatively large apricot flowers on short stems.

Sweetly scented Stapelia

Image of Sweetly scented StapeliaThe genus Stapelia consists of low growing, spineless, stem succulent plants, predominantly from South Africa. Their flowers of certain species, most notably Stapelia gigantea, can reach 41 cm (16 inches) in diameter when fully open. Most Stapelia flowers are visibly hairy.

Senecio - A very common houseplant

Image of Senecio - A very common houseplantThe flower heads of Senecio are normally rayed, completely yellow, and the heads are borne in branched clusters. It is one of the largest genera of flowering plants. Senecio species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species.

Sedum used as food plant

Image of Sedum as food plantSedum is the large stonecrop genus of leaf succulents, found throughout the northern hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. Their plants have water-storing leaves. The flowers usually have five petals, seldom four or six.

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