Houseplant Identification

26 Most Popular Houseplant Identification For Indoor Decor


Flamingo flowers

Anthurium plants are also called Flamingo flowers or Tailflowers. They are forest plants mainly found in Hawai. This plant is used for decorative purposes in many houses in the USA. Lovely and beautiful flowers are produced by these plants. The flowers are very shiny, wax-coated, soft, white, or deep red in color with a cone-like yellow center. Without visualizing the flower this plant can also be easily identified by its oblong, green, large, heart-shaped leaves.

Club moss

Flamingo flowers

Club moss is also called the spike moss. They contain the unique shapes of leaves. Leaves are ruffle edged resembling small or dwarf lettuce. For decorative purposes, this plant has a great response in the tropical regions of the world. It is quickly spreading. Its stem contains creeping branches that allows it to spread over a space very quickly. When spread over they create a frosty look on the space. So this plant is also called frosty ferns.


Crotons are very popular ornamental plants around the world. They are extensively used in home decoration. From a single matured stem crotons can be regrown. The stem is submerged in water from the base only. After 10-15 days roots generate from that stem. And a new plant got established. Croton has various categories. They may contain oval, long, oblong, or narrow shaped leaves. May have colors like a mix of pink, yellow, green, or maybe only red or green. The leaves are thicker comparatively from other plants.


This plant is more or less like pineapple plants. It produces pink rosette type flowers on it. Very popularly used for indoor decoration. Leaves are long and medium narrow, green in color. Flowers are produced from the center of a bunch of leaves just like pineapple does. The flower is long in size so when the flower is fully bloomed it seems like a fountain. But after the flower blooms, the life of the plant ends. Then offsets from it are collected by the grower and the plant is reproduced.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Recently this plant is getting popular day by day. Owners are buying these plants for indoor decoration from the nurseries. Nurseries are keeping restocking the plant again and again. This plant has big long green leaves of about 15inches. Leaves are fiddle and round shaped. This shape is mainly responsible for its popular personality. They give an elegant look to the interior of a house.


It is a popular succulent plant. It produces flowers in different colors like red, yellow, pink, white, orange. Flowers are bell-shaped. The dark green leaves are medium-sized with smooth lobby edges. This plant is highly recommended by the florists for home decoration. Easy to maintain and attractive in look. Plants are short in size so also easy to carry. Flowers are produced during winter and spring. And in other seasons only plant is also very much good looking.

Chinese Evergreen

It is very easy to grow the plant. It has big leaves with a white center and green striped edges. Mostly found in tropical Asia. Chinese evergreen is a medium height ornamental plant so it looks nice when placed at the corners of a house or near the pillars of a house. This plant produces small-sized flowers that are greenish-white in color.

Fishhook Plant

It is a succulent plant. Mainly decorators use it as hanging arrangements. These plants have leaves like cute small bananas. They have a classy appearance. Leaves are light green in color. Mainly leaves are the favorite attraction of this plant. Easy to handle, needless cultural practices.

Lucky bamboo

Lucky bamboo is not a true bamboo plant. It has stems resembling the bamboo plant. Green bamboo-like stems are twisted with one another. Leaves are long and narrow, green on color. All over this plant is a piece of charm. If anyone doesn’t want to buy a plant after seeing this he/she will be convinced to buy this beauty.

Fishtail palm

Palm plant with leaves looking like the tail of a goldfish. Leaflets are existing. Dark green in color. At the edge feathery appearances make it look more elegant. House can be decorated with such plants very easily. They need less maintenance. Easy to handle.

Peace lily

It is a plant that produces white thin flowers with yellow centers. Mostly they are like calla lilies. Leaves are dark green, shiny, elliptical in shape. Slender appearance. Leaves grow profusely in an adaptable environment. It makes the plants more splendid.

Red Aglaonema

It is a less light-loving plant. It doesn’t need so much light to grow. The main beauty is the leaves of the plant. Leaves are reverse heart-shaped. Green in color but in the center, there are patches of pink, yellow color. In the home, this plant needs less cultural practices.

Rubber tree

The plant is medium-sized. Leaves are glossy, green in color with light pink edges. Leaves are large in size. They grow in the bush. If proper pruning training practices are maintained then they look very nice in home decoration. So it needs the care to give proper look.

Mother Fern

Leaves of fern are called fronds. The mother fern has light green colored fronds. Fronds when matured are long enough, they contain plantlets on them. They are the baby plants of fern. If there is favorable soil condition around they can make a new plant easily. Fronds are serrate edged. Can be grown on small pots and decorate the home.

Spider plant

The leaves of this plant are long, narrow, thin, shiny, and delicate. The length of the leaves makes them look like the legs of the spider. So why this plant is called the spider plant. Leaves have green smooth edges and off white center. These plants are mainly decorated in hanger arrangements in the house. Because if not hanged the spider leg look won’t be shown.

Ming Aralia

It is a house plant that looks like a tree. It creates a forest look in the house, which brings nature inside the house. This plant has green leaves not dark not light. Leaves are serrate at the edge. It is a tropical plant that originated from Polynesia. Interior decorators prefer this plant as a stylish design inside the house. Ming aralia is easy to handle, a simple plant wanting a regular misting.

Madagascar Dragon Tree

This plant is also known as Money Tree. Slender stems growing upright with a cluster of blade-shaped leaves. Plants like this have variety. Varieties are differentiated by the leaf color. some have only green leaves, some are green with a red edge again some have a red-yellow edge. Leaves are long, slender, shiny in look. Regular maintenance is needed but not that tough. Easy to grow easy to care.

Ponytail palm

This plant is a Mexican native. It is not a real palm. This plant is unique in look. It has a big round base on which the leaves spread out in clusters from one point. That looks like a ponytail on the head. So it is called ponytail palm. This plant is a member of the lily family. It has long and thin leaves but little succulent. Fresh green colored leaves grow well in favorable conditions. They grow vigorously and may go wild in look. But can be easily trimmed.

Polka Dot Plant

This plant is well grown on moist peat soil mixture. It is very easy to identify because of its pink leaves. Leaves have a pink color with dark green spots on it. It is also called the Freckle Faced plant because of its spots. Leaves are 2-3inch in size. Spread well in soil. Plants may grow 15inch tall. In suitable conditions, this plant is a happy growing plant. When it is placed in the house looks very beautiful for its leaves outfit. It brings a tasteful choice for the house owner.

Parlor Palm

The feathery fronds of this plant create a nice look. From a single stem, these fronds come out. Fronds again contain leaflets. Leaflets are of green color palm-like. These plants were mostly selected for designing the interior of such places where people get together. And enjoy their leisure. For this reason, they are called the parlor palm plants. 

Alpinia Galanga

It is an edible plant. In Indonesian and Thai cuisine the leaves of galangal are used. It works as a refreshment in food. This plant resembles the Ginger plant. Big long green leaves, long stalk are the character of this plant. In interior design, this plant makes a wonderful appearance in the house. Leaves are not shiny but long and narrow shaped. The edges are smooth. Leaves are the main attraction of this plant rather than the flowers.

Creeping Fig

By name, it is clear that it is a creeping type plant. It has the capability to creep while attached to a wall or fence. They creep and the leaves of the plant spread all over the wall or fence. This plant has beautiful leaves of green and creamy white color. in the center leaves are green and at the edge, there is a thick panel of creamy white color. The look of the leaves is very much neat. It enhances the beauty of the wall inside the house where it is placed. It's really nice to see the wall covered with bi-colored leaves. Creeping fig is a good choice.


It is a plant of huge beauty. Not huge in size but huge in importance. Dracaena has a cluster of sword-shaped leaves emerging from a stem. It looks so classy that one will choose it undoubtedly for there house decoration. In increases the value of the decorum. The sword-shaped leaves are stipped on the stem that the whole cluster looks like a crown. Dracaena has both tall and small varieties. For decoration small varieties are preferred by the owner of the house. This plant can be situated at the corners of the house beside large furniture.


Schefflera is a beauty queen itself. It is a medium-sized plant with a woody stem. From the woody stem, leaves emerge with finger-like leaflets. The leaves look so beautiful with there leaflets when fully bloomed. The color of those leaflets is another criterion of the plant. Leaflets are green at the edge but creamy white in the center. For this color combination of the leaflets, a mosaic pattern is seen on the leaves that boosts up the charm of the plant. Interior designers recommend this plant highly for decorating indoor. It is a tropical plant, mostly found in Hawaii.

Strawberry Firetails

This plant is mostly hanging type. Owners decorate their houses with this by hanging them from the ceiling or copper pipes. Because when the flower of these plants bloom they hang from the top to bottom. It looks so amazing that is not easy to explain. It produces a bright strawberry colored flowers, which is caterpillar shaped. Long flowers hang from the ceiling. It has many more names like foxtails, monkey tail, red hot cat’s tail. As the flower looks like these kinds of tails. Leaves of this plant are also a beauty packet. Soft little leaves are of light green color. Heart-shaped. Sometimes it may look artificial. Because they are so clean and neat.


This plant is called monstera because the leaves of this plant are giant and have cuts between the veins. These cuts make them look alike the monsters. Horrible in look but very demanding in indoor decorum. Plants are medium in size. Leaves are very large, green in color. veins are thick and stems are also thick enough but not woody. These plants are placed at the doorsteps of a house mostly. They enhance the beauty of the house. Maintenance is not so difficult. But without cutting the extra growth it will go wild in look. Regular supervision is needed for proper food and water supply to the plant. Or they will fade away.

Agriculturist Musa

Agriculturistmusa is a graduate student in agriculture. He is doing research on home improvement, indoor, and outdoor gardening! He loves to decorate the home, garden, and lawn care. Based on his experience about home, improvement, gardening, and lawn; he is sharing his thought and opinion, tips, and tools so that a beginner can get started right away. Find him on Twitter here. Happy reading!

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