Heather’s Houseplants

Hello friends! If you’re with me on Instagram then you’ll know I have become quite houseplant obsessed as of late. I thought it might be helpful to have an online index of all the plants I have, how I care for them and keep track of any problems I might encounter. Have a browse but I warn you, houseplant enthusiasm is quite contagious. And it leads to other obsessions…. 😉

Here we go. I’ll list all the plants I currently have, which will link to a care page about each variety. Sound good? If you have any questions about any of these feel free to reach out. Instagram messages are the quickest and easiest way to reach me. I’ll respond with any info I have!

African Violet – Saintpaulia

african violet
My African Violet

Acquiring an African violet was not something I had done on purpose. We hadn’t intended to purchase it but it ended up in our goodies anyway. I’m making the best of it and am surprised to say, we are enjoying this finicky plant.

Birds Nest Snake Plant – Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii’

snake plant

Snake plants are fun, beautiful and easy to care for. I liked this stumpy little one so we brought it home and are thoroughly enjoying it. I’d like to add another variety to our collection.

Creeping Fig – Ficus Pumila

One of my favourite plants so far, it’s dynamic with it’s desire to climb and has been fairly easy to care for to date. I liked it so much I also added the variegated version (Ficus Pumila Variegata) to our home as well.

Dumb Cane – Dieffenbachia Camilla

I’ve had this plant in the past and it is fairly simple to care for with good results. I was happy to add it to our home again after passing the previous one to a friend before we moved.

Foxtail Fern – Myersii

I was sort of talked into this one and will admit it’s not my favourite. I can’t put my finger on why, it’s easy enough to care for. I need to re-pot it and see if I can find it a pretty hanger.

Golden Pothos – Devil’s Ivy –
Epipremnum Aureum

What’s not to love about a pothos? They grow fast, are pretty easy to care for and look amazing. I want more. I’ve also added the variegated Marble Queen Pothos to our home.

Hibiscus – Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis

This plant has been both the joy and the bane of my houseplant collection. These blooms make it all worthwhile but we haven’t been without our problems.

READ: Hibiscus Plant Care

Inch Plant – Tradescantia Zebrina

One of my favourites, the Tradescantia (also called Wandering Jew…..might be time to change that plant people who decide these things) is easy care and tells you when it wants water with a slight droop that bounces back quickly after a drink.

Jade Plant – Crassula Ovata

Another plant I had before we moved and had nice success with, the Jade plant, is a hearty plant that grows quickly. It’s one of few succulents I can keep happy so was thrilled to get another.

Baby Rubber Plant – Peperomia Obtusifolia

This is also one that we had up north and I was happy to replace it for this home. There are very many types of peperomia and most are easy to care for. This variety is slightly succulent so they can go with the flow with water – storing excess if there’s a bit too much or using reserves if there’s not quite enough. They also grow fast so they’re fun to watch.

Peperomia Caperata – Burgundy

I’m not sure what made me pick this one up aside from it’s textured leaves and dark colour. I knew it was a peperomia but wasn’t sure what variety it was. I do like peperomia and find them easy to care for so we shall see how this one fares.

Peperomia Caperata – Rosso

Yet another peperomia that I snagged because of their easy going nature. This one had flowers (the weird spiky bits) which was fun and it is loving life in our TV room.

Silver Sparkles – Pilea Glauca

I absolutely adore how this Silver Sparkles plant looks in it’s terrarium. It’s grown tall, reaching for the light which likely means it wants more than I’m giving it but the shape it’s taking amuses me so I will just let it do it’s thing.

Chinese Money Plant – Pilea Peperomiodes

Another quick growing and pretty easy to care for plant, the Pilea Peperomiodes is rewarding as it sprouts it’s baby plants everywhere!

Spider Plant –
Chlorophytum Comosum

This is my first spider plant and I am happy that it’s been relatively easy to care for as I did not know what I was getting into with this one. So far, so good.

Staghorn Fern –
Platycerium Bifurcatum

Mounting this was an adventure and I really love how this looks up on the wall. Despite my doubts in my ability to keep it alive, it’s doing very well and showing new growth.

String of Hearts –
Ceropegia Woodii

I searched and searched for this string of hearts plant and ended up buying three tiny babies and putting them all in this one pot (which isn’t large) It seems to be growing quickly so I hope I have a lush, string of Hearts plant in no time!

String of Pearls –
Senecio Rowleyanus

String of Pearls and I have not done so well in the past and we’re still on shaky ground but this vintage planter just calls for one. The struggle continues…

Stromanthe “Triostar” – Stromanthe Sanguina

My heart did a little flutter when I saw this in store. There were only two and I wish I had brought them both home. A member of the Prayer Plant family, the Stromanthe Triostar is a joy to watch ‘dance.’

ZZ Plant –
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

I chose this plant because everyone says it’s one you can neglect and it will survive. Low light, less water or heavier water, brighter light – put it where you want and it will do well. I can attest that that seems to be the case!