Common Name
Scientific Name
Light Requirement
Temperature
Comments
African violet Saintpaulia spp., hybrids & cvs. Bright to medium Warm High humidity
Aloe vera Aloe barbadensis Bright Average .
Aluminum plant Pilea cadierei Bright to medium Warm .
Anthurium Anthurium spp. Average Warm Keep moist
Aralia, Balfour Polyscias balfouriana Bright to medium Warm High humidity
Aralia, ming Polyscias fruiticosa Bright Warm Extra humidity
Aralia, false Dizygotheca elegantissima Bright (no sun) Average High humidity, keep moist
Arrowhead Syngonium podophyllum Bright Average Keep moist
Begonia, Rex Begonia rex hybrids Bright (no sun) Average High humidity, keep warm
Blood leaf Iresine herbstii Bright Average Keep moist
Botanical wonder xFatshedera lizei Bright to medium Average .
Bougainvillea Bougainvillea glabra Bright Warm .
Burro's tail Sedum morganianum Bright Average .
Caladium Caladium x hortulanum Bright (no sun) Warm High humidity
Calathea Calathea picturata Medium Average .
Cast-iron plant Aspidistra elatior Medium to Low (no sun) Average .
Coffee plant Coffea arabica Bright (no sun) Average High humidity
Coleus Coleus blumei Bright Average .
Corn plant Dracaena fragrans Bright to medium Average .
Croton Codiaeum variegatum pictum Bright Warm High humidity, keep moist
Cyclamen Cyclamen persicum Bright (no sun) Cool .
Chenille plant Acalypha hispida Bright (no sun) Warm High humidity
Chinese evergreen Aglaonema commutatum Medium to low Average High humidity, keep moist
Dumbcane, giant Dieffenbachia amoena Bright to medium Average .
Dumbcane, spotted Dieffenbachia maculata Bright to medium Average .
Dumbcane, exotica Dieffenbachia amoena 'Exotica' Medium Average .
Dieffenbachia, 'Rudolph Roehrs' Dieffenbachia maculata 'Rudolph Roehrs' Medium Average to warm .
Dracaena , Gold-dust Dracaena surculosa Bright to medium Average .
Dracaena, striped Dracaena deremensis Bright to medium Average High humidity
Dragon tree Dracaena marginata Bright to medium Average .
Fatsia, Japanese Fatsia japonica Bright Cool .
Fern, staghorn Platycerium bifurcatum Bright Average High humidity
Fern, rabbit's foot Polypodium aureum Medium Average Keep moist
Fern, bird's nest Asplenium nidus Medium Average High humidity, keep moist
Fern, asparagus Asparagus plumosus Bright (no sun) to medium Average .
Fern, maidenhair Adiantum capillusiveneris Bright to medium Average High humidity, keep moist
Fern, Boston Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis' Bright to medium Average Keep moist
Fig, fiddle-leaf Ficus lyrata Bright to medium Average .
Fig, weeping Ficus benjaminia Bright to medium Average .
Fig, creeping Ficus pumila Medium to low Average High humidity
Firecracker flower Crossandra infundibuliformis Bright (no sun) Warm High humidity
Flame violet Episcia cupreata Bright Warm High humidity, keep moist
Friendship plant Pilea involucrata Bright Warm High humidity
Fuchsia Fuchsia x hybrida Bright Cool High humidity
Gloxinia Sinningia speciosa Bright Warm .
Gold-dust plant Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' Bright to medium Average to cool .
Grape ivy Cissus rhombifolia Bright to medium Average to cool .
Hibiscus, Chinese Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Bright Average .
Ivy, English Hedera helix Bright to medium Average to cool .
Jacob's coat Acalypha wilkesiana Bright Warm High humidity
Jade plant Crassula argentea Bright Average to cool .
Joseph's Coat Alternanthera ficoidea Bright Average .
Kaffir lily Clivia miniata Bright Average to cool .
Kangaroo vine Cissus antarctica Bright to low Warm to cool .
Lipstick plant Aeschynanthus labbianus Bright (no sun) Warm High humidity, keep moist
Mandevilla Dipladenia sanderi Bright Average High humidity
Mosaic plant Fittonia verchaffeltii Bright to medium Average to low High humidity
Moses-in-the-Cradle Rhoeo spathacea Bright Average .
Norfolk Island pine Araucaria heterophylla Bright to medium Average High humidity
Palm, Neanthe Bella Chamaedorea elegans 'Bella' Low Average .
Palm, parlor Chamaedorea elegans Bright to medium Average High humidity, keep moist
Palm, fishtail Caryota mitis Bright to medium Average .
Palm, bamboo Chamaedorea erumpens Bright to medium Average .
Palm, Kentia Howea forsteriana Bright to medium Average .
Palm, pony tail Beaucarnea recurvata Bright Average .
Palm, areca Chrysalidocarpus lutescens Bright Warm to average High humidity
Peace lily, Cleveland Spathiphyllum 'Clevelandii' Bright to medium Average Keep moist
Peace lily, Mauna Loa Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa' Bright to medium Average Keep moist
Peacock plant Calathea makoyana Medium Average High humidity, keep moist
Peperomia Peperomia argyreia Bright to medium Average .
Peperomia, Emerald Ripple Peperomia caperata Bright to medium Average .
Peperomia, oval-leaf Peperomia obtusifolia Medium Average .
Philodendron, split-leaf Monstera deliciosa Medium to low Average .
Philodendron Philodendron selloum Bright to medium Cool .
Philodendron, heart-leaf Philodendron scandens Bright to medium Average .
Piggy-back plant Tolmiea menziesii Bright to medium Average to cool Keep moist
Podocarpus Podocarpus macrophyllus Bright Average to cool .
Polka dot plant Hypoestes phyllostachya Bright Average .
Pothos Epipremnum aureum Bright to low Average .
Prayer plant Maranta leuconeura Bright (no sun) Average .
Purple velvet plant Gynura aurantiaca Bright to medium Average Keep moist
Purple heart Setcreasea pallida Bright (sun) Cool .
Ribbon plant Dracaena sanderana Bright to medium Average .
Rubber plant Ficus elastica Medium Average .
Schefflera Schefflera actinophylla Bright Average High humidity
Schefflera, dwarf Heptapleurum arboricola Bright Average High humidity
Screw pine Pandanus veitchii Bright Average .
Shrimp plant Beloperone guttata Bright Average to warm .
Snake plant Sansevieria trifasciata Bright to medium Average .
Spider plant Chlorophytum comosum Bright to medium Average .
Sprengeri asparagus Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' Medium . .
Strawberry geranium Saxifraga stolonifera Bright Cool Keep moist
Tie plant Cordyline terminalis Bright (no sun) Warm .
Umbrella plant Cyperus alternifolius Medium Average
Wandering Jew Zebrina pendula Bright to medium Average Keep moist
Wandering Jew Tradescantia fluminensis Bright Average Keep moist
Wax plant Hoya carnosa Bright Average .
Zebra plant Aphelandra squarrosa Bight Average to Warm High humidity, keep moist

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