Saintpaulia, or African violets, are little flowering plants that are white to deep purple. They thrive in bright, indirect light and are great for indoors. Keep their soil moist, but avoid watering their foliage to avoid injury.
Aeschynanthus radicans, the lipstick plant, with hanging clusters of lipstick-like tubular flowers. Its look gives this plant its common name. Tropical plants thrive in indirect light and should be watered when the top inch of soil is dry. An occasional light sprinkle can also help.
Begonia Rex is a popular plant for its beautiful and often shimmering leaves. They thrive in dark light and heavy humidity. Dry the soil between waterings and consider adding a pebble tray to increase humidity around the plant.
The Prayer Plant, or Maranta, has remarkable leaf movement, curling inward at night and unfolding during the day. They thrive in damp soil and low to moderate light. Mist leaves occasionally to maintain humidity.
Croton plants (Codiaeum variegatum) have colorful, variegated leaves in various tones. They need bright, indirect light to keep their foliage vibrant. Allow the top inch of soil to dry completely between waterings and spritz regularly to retain humidity.
Fittonia, often known as the Nerve Plant, has fascinating leaf patterns. They prefer modest to moderate light and lots of humidity. Keep soil moist and consider placing a humidity tray nearby to provide moisture.
Dracaena marginata and fragrans are popular houseplants due to their upright growth and cheap upkeep. They grow in low light and need little water. Give the soil time to dry between waterings.
Schlumbergera species, or Christmas cacti, bloom beautifully around the holidays. They prefer bright, indirect light and should be hydrated when the top inch feels dry. Cooler fall temperatures may help plants bloom.
Trailing Hoya, commonly known as the Wax Plant, is notable for its waxy, star-shaped blossoms that smell pleasant. They thrive in bright, indirect light and can tolerate dry soil between waterings. Let their potting mix dry before soaking.
Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen): This plant grows in low to moderate light and has gorgeous foliage. They prefer somewhat dry periods between waterings and require moderate care.