10 houseplant names

A home without plants is a place that seems to be missing something, right? Although the vast majority of plant beings that we find in nurseries must be grown outdoors, there are many others that we can use to decorate our home .

Some have showy flowers, others such beautiful leaves that they seem artificial. But all the ones that we are going to show you below have something in common: their easy cultivation and maintenance. These are the 10 names of indoor plants that we recommend.

Enjoy this video in which you will see five beautiful indoor plants that are very easy to care for:

If you want more ideas, here you go:


  • 1 areca
  • 2 Aspidistra
  • 3 Calathea
  • 4 tape
  • 5 Croton
  • 6 Dracaena
  • 7 Nephrolepsis (curly fern)
  • 8 sanseviera
  • 9 succulents
  • 10 Zamioculca


Dypsis lutescens indoors

The Dypsis lutescens palm , better known as areca (not to be confused with the plant of the Areca genus), reaches 2-3 meters in height, but in a pot it does not exceed 2m. It really likes light but not direct sunlight, so… what better than having it in the living room or dining room? These are your care:

  • Irrigation : two or three times a week in summer, and once a week the rest of the year. During winter, water every 15 days.
  • Substrate : it is important that it has good drainage, that is why mulch or black peat must be mixed with 30% perlite.
  • Subscriber : in spring and summer it must be paid using specific fertilizers for palm trees.
  • Transplant : every two years.


Aspidistra Leaves

The Aspidistra, the plant that seems to only have leaves… and more leaves. We might think that it has nothing attractive, but the truth is that it looks great in any corner. It reaches 50cm in height, so it can be kept in a pot throughout its life . Your care is as follows:

  • Watering : two or three times a week, and every 6-7 days the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : you can use universal growing substrate.
  • Subscriber : it is advisable to pay in spring and summer using a fertilizer for indoor plants.
  • Transplant : every 3 years. It is not necessary to change the pot if it measures 40cm in diameter, but the substrate must be renewed, as far as possible.


Calathea crocata in flower

The Calathea are characterized by having beautiful leaves, not the following. The drawings and colors they present are very decorative, and there are some species, such as the Calathea crocata , which also have very pretty orange flowers. They don’t need as much light as other plants, so they can be kept in dimly lit rooms . But how do they take care of themselves?

  • Irrigation : twice a week in summer, and a little more spaced the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : you can use a universal growing substrate, but before planting it in its new pot it is advisable to put a layer of clay balls about 2cm thick so that the roots are not in direct contact with water.
  • Subscriber : during the growing season (from spring to late summer) it should be paid with a fertilizer for green plants.
  • Transplant : every 3 years.


ribbon plant

The tape is the typical plant that we can find in the home of our elders. It is very elegant and resistant, so much so that it is suitable for beginners. It grows to a height of approximately 30cm, and as it does not have a trunk it can be grown in small pots of about 30-35cm in diameter . Follow these tips to have it perfect day after day:

  • Irrigation : one or two weekly waterings will suffice. In summer, if it is very hot (temperature over 30 degrees Celsius) you have to water it every 2-3 days.
  • Substrate : It is not demanding, as long as it has good drainage.
  • Subscriber : during the warm months, a monthly contribution of fertilizer is appreciated. If you prefer, you can choose to add a small spoonful of Nitrofoska or Osmocote.
  • Transplant : every two years.


croton plant

The croton is a plant that in its natural habitat reaches 1-2 meters in height. In order to be healthy, it needs places where there is a lot of light , otherwise its leaves will quickly wither. For this reason, if you have a very bright room and you are interested in giving it a touch of color, get yourself a copy. These are your care:

  • Watering : 2 or 3 times a week in summer, and every 4-5 days the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : it must have very good drainage. Excess moisture is fatal for this plant. So that it can grow well, we advise you to mix black peat with perlite in equal parts.
  • Subscriber : in spring and summer, with a fertilizer for indoor plants, or with liquid guano.
  • Transplant : every year.


Specimen of Dracaena deremensis

If you are looking for a tall, decorative and easy-care houseplant, get a dracaena. There are many species, such as D. deremensis or D. elephantipes . It grows to 3-4 meters in height in habitat, but in a pot it does not usually exceed 3m . Here’s how to take care of it:

  • Watering : once or twice a week.
  • Substrate : it must have very good drainage. It is advisable to mix black peat with perlite in equal parts, and add a first layer of clay balls in the pot before planting it.
  • Fertilizer : during the spring and summer months it should be fertilized with mineral fertilizers, either Nitrofoska or Osmocote, or with a liquid fertilizer for green plants.
  • Transplant : every two years.

Nephrolepsis (curly fern)

Fern Nephrolepsis exaltata

Ferns look good wherever they are placed , especially at the entrance. In the specific case of the Nephrolepsis, they are often placed in a pot previously placed on a small pedestal to be able to contemplate it in all its splendor. Would you like to know how it is taken care of?

  • Irrigation : every 2 days in summer, and every 4-6 days the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : rich in organic matter, with good drainage.
  • Fertilizer : in spring and summer it can be fertilized with guano in liquid form.
  • Transplant : every two years.


Specimen of Sanseviera trifasciata ''Laurentii''

The Sanseviera is a plant that has very peculiar leaves: the vast majority of species have them wide, up to 5cm, and long, up to 20-30cm. It is very resistant to drought, and the best thing is that it can be in both bright rooms and those where little light enters . Taking care of her is wonderful, as she only needs the following:

  • Watering : once a week in the warm months, and every 15-20 days the rest of the year.
  • Substrate : it must have good drainage.
  • Subscriber : it will be enough to give a small spoonful of Nitrophoska every 15 days in spring and summer.
  • Transplant : every two years.


succulents in room

Succulents, both cacti and succulents, can make fantastic houseplants if they get plenty of light, especially succulents. There are many shapes and colors, and all of them will come to bloom over time . How are they cared for? A) Yes:

  • Watering : once or twice a week. In winter, water every 15-20 days.
  • Substrate : black peat mixed with perlite in equal parts, or even better, with pumice.
  • Fertilizer : in spring and summer, with a mineral fertilizer for cacti or with a small spoonful of Nitrofoska every 15 days.
  • Transplant : every 1-2 years.


Potted Zamioculca

The Zamioculca is a curious plant that looks like a Cyca, but has nothing to do with it. Its leaves and stems are fleshy, shiny. With their height of no more than 40cm, they can be placed, for example, on both sides of the sofa or a window . The care you need is the following:

  • Irrigation : twice a week.
  • Substrate : it must be fertile, with good drainage.
  • Subscriber : in spring and summer. Although it is not a palm tree, the fertilizer can be used for these types of plants since their nutritional needs are similar. Another option is organic fertilizers in liquid form, such as guano.
  • Transplant : every two years.
10 houseplant names

Leave a Reply

Scroll to top
%d bloggers like this: