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.
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!
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.
African Violet is a plant safe for cats.
Cane begonias have been an easy and beautiful houseplant to care for and the Medora has been exceptionally enjoyable. I love it’s wild and draping growth pattern.
Birds Nest Snake Plant – Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii’
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.
Monstera is a genus with a lot of variety however, the Deliciosa is by far the most common houseplant from the line. They are easy care and make a big impact with quick growth and large stature. Monstera Deliciosa is by far one of my favourite houseplants!
It may be a little harder to find than it’s cousin above but the Monstera Peru is a wonderful houseplant if you can get your hands on one. The care is a bit different than the Deliciosa but it’s not any more difficult to get a happy plant from the Peru.
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.
Golden Pothos – Devil’s Ivy –
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.
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: General Hibiscus Plant Care
Controlling Spider Mites on Indoor Hibiscus
Encourage your Indoor Hibiscus to Flower
Hibiscus is a plant safe for cats.
One of my favourites, the Tradescantia also called Wandering Dude Plant, is easy care and tells you when it wants water with a slight droop that bounces back quickly after a drink.
Prayer plants like Maranta, Stromanthe and Calathea might have reputations of being a bit fussy but that hasn’t been my experience with the Lemon Lime variety. In fact, I’d say the opposite. It grows, flowers and puts out baby plants constantly.
Prayer plants are safe for cats.
There are so many types of peperomia but the Pepperface Peperomia or Peperomia Obtusifolia is hugely underrated and most easy to care for. This variety is slightly succulent so they don’t need a lot of attention and grow quickly for instant gratification. I can’t recommend them enough!
String of Turtles is a delightful, small scale plant that’s big on the cute factor. While not as easy as the obtusifolia, peperomia prostrata is worth the extra effort and grows fairly quickly once established.
Another quick growing and pretty easy to care for plant, the Pilea Peperomiodes is rewarding as it sprouts it’s baby plants everywhere!
Pilea is a houseplant safe for cats.
Philodendron micans might not be as easy to come by as some of the other houseplants on the market but it grows quickly so if you have a plant friend with a large, established micans you may be able to get a cutting. It’s one of my favourites with it’s velvety leaves that emerge in fall rusty shades then fade to emerald green over time.
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.
Taking care of a String of Hearts plant is so easy and this is one plant that grows so incredibly fast! Honestly, it can grow 6 feet in length in one growing season if you give it what it needs, which really isn’t much.
String of Pearls –
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…
My heart did a little flutter when I saw this Stromanthe Triostar 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.’
Stromanthe Triostar is a plant safe for cats.
I chose this ZZ plant because everyone says it’s one you can neglect and it will survive. Low light, less water or water a bit more often and place it in brighter light – put it where you want and it will do well. I can attest that that seems to be the case!