Houseplant Varieties for Filtered Light
It is much easier to find areas of your home that offer indirect or filtered light as indirect light can be found in areas of the home with east-facing windows or places within rooms that receive filtered full light from a south or west facing window
- African Violet – Saintpaulia ionantha: Delicate, slightly furry looking and simply lovely. These old time favorites look great in vintage containers and are perfect for a bright window and indirect light.
- Alocasia – Alocasia: Tropical plant also known as Elephant Ears. Alocasia grows well in containers and can grow fast but can be sensitive if not in the right conditions.
- Aloe Vera – Aloe barbadensis: If there is one plant to have, it's an aloe vera for its lovely green spikes but more importantly, for its medicinal uses. It is a succulent and prefers dry conditions, correct soil and proper light.
- Areca Palm – Dypsis lutescens: This variety has lush, feathery fronds that add tons of color and texture to the surrounding scenery. Intense, direct sunlight will cause its leaves to turn brown, so similarly to the kentia palm, you’ll want to find that sweet spot on your property that provides just enough light.
- Arrowhead Plant – Syngonium podophyllum: The arrowhead plant will begin to vine as it grows older. It can be placed in a hanging basket or trained to go up a trellis or pole.
- Bird's Nest Fern – Asplenium nidus: Identified by their wavy, crinkly fronds, Bird's Nest Ferns get their name because the center of the fern look like that of a bird's nest.
- Cactus – Cactaceae; Juss.: Cactus come in many shapes, sizes and colors and great for outdoors and in as fun, yet hands off houseplants.
- Chinese Evergreen – Aglaonema: Grow in a nice full shape. Known for large glossy oval-shaped leaves with small flowers and foliage of various colors.
- Dragon Tree Plant – Dracaena marginata: This plant is an excellent houseplant for a beginner. It tolerates various light conditions and a range of temperatures. It does well in loamy- well draining soil and was listed by NASA as an excellent plant for removing harmful chemicals from the air.
- Drawf Citrus – - Even with the right lighting conditions and temperature, tasty citrus can be grown indoors.
- Firetail Chenille – Acalypha poiretii: This evergreen plant offers a lovely red caterpillier-like bloom and looks great hanging in the home.
- Hoya – Hoya: Available in a many varieties hoyas are a next level plant. Hoya's offer a thick leaf with a waxy feel.
- Jade Plant – Crassula ovata: A symbol of good luck, Jade plants are stunning when conditions are right. Water is key.
- Kalanchoe – Kalanchoe blossfeldiana: commonly called kalanchoe, is a dark green, succulent perennial with scallop-edged leaves and large umbels of flower clusters held above the foliage. Grows upright with multiple branches. Long bloom time, the bright red, pink or yellow flower clusters will last for weeks.
- Kentia Palm – Howea forsteriana: Kentias are a surprisingly hardy variety of tropical palm, and they can withstand much cooler conditions than many of their counterparts, so they make a fantastic indoor plant. They’re quite slow growers, so their size won’t get too hard to manage.
- Monstera or Swiss Cheese Plant – Monstera deliciosa: Tropical plant that is loved for its broud green leaves and natural leaf-hoes, called fenestrations.
- Nerve Plant – Fittonia albivenis: is a tropical plant with interesting leaves of pink and green, white and green, or green and red where the vein takes on a much lighter hue.
- Peperomia or Radiator Plants – Piperaceae: This cute little plant is growing in popularity and is available in many varieties including Watermelon and Ripple
- Philodendron – Philodendron: - A popular plant among beginners. With its big green leaves, it's kind enough to let you know what it needs.
- Ponytail Palm – Beaucarnea recurvata: They are related to the pineapple and can add incredible tropical color to your home. Simply water overhead into the center cup of the plant and place in an area with lots of bright light. May need additional humidity if your home is in a dry climate.
- Pothos (Golden) – Epipremnum aureum: Also goes by the name devil's ivy because it's impervious to death. These beauties are perfect for offices, or planter shelves where they can show off.
- Prayer Plant – Maranta leuconeura: Easy to grow but has specific needs. Indirect light, humidity, water with warm water and feed every two weeks.
- Sago Palm – Cycas revoluta: Despite their name, Sago Palms are not actually Palms but they are tropical plants that appreciate bright but not direct light. Sago Palms also need ample humidy.
- Sansevieria or Snake Plant – Dracaena trifasciata: Stiff spear like leaves have a glossy texture. This elegant looking plant has clusters of flowers on thin stalks.
- Umbrella Plant – Schefflera: This plant will tell you what it needs. If it's not getting enough sun, it becomes leggy. The key to a happy Schefflera is proper watering. Allow the soil to to dry out before thoroughly soaking.
- Staghorn Fern – Platycerium alcicorne: Also known as elkhorn fern or antelope ears, Staghorn Ferns are easy to care for with bright indirect light.
- String of Hearts – Ceropegia woodii: This succulent, trailing vine is perfect for planting in hanging baskets or in pots on shelves or window sills.
- String of Pearls – Senecio rowleyanus: a treasured succulent that is perfect for hanging baskets or draped down a shelf.
- Succulents – Available in an assortment of sizes, shapes and colors, succulents have been a long time favorite.
- Tillandsia – Also known as air plants for obvious reasons. Available in all shapes and sizes, Tillandsias are low maintenance provided you have adequate light and know the key to watering.
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