Foliage, indoor

PSS 121 Indoor Plants

Dr. Leonard Perry
Dept. Plant and Soil Science, 208 Hills
University of Vermont

Names are linked to plant descriptions,  indicate photos (about 50K),  indicate latin name pronunciations.

Plants are picked as best/most popular or seen in Northeast U.S. Selection will vary with region of the country. These plants will be included in the lecture exams and should be used for landscape plans. Names will not have to be memorized unless also covered in labs. Specific species or cultivars shown in photos are in ( ).


Foliage, indoor  
Aglaonema Aglaonema species, hybrids 
Flamingo Flower Anthurium andraeanum
Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla 
Rex Begonia  Begonia Rex Cultorum hybrids 
Fancy-leaved Caladium Caladium bicolor 
Fishtail Palm Caryota mitis 
Parlor Palm Chamaedorea elegans 
Spider Plant Chlorophytum comosum
Grape Ivy Cissus rhombifolia 
Croton Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum
Hawaiian Ti Cordyline terminalis 
Dumb Cane Dieffenbachia maculata 
Corn Plant Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana' 
Dragon Tree Dracaena marginata
Areca Palm  Dypsis lutescens 
Pothos Epipremnum aureum 
Weeping Fig  Ficus benjamina
Rubber Plant  Ficus elastica
Mosaic Plant


Fittonia verschaffeltii

Gardenia augusta

Ivy Hedera species
Polka-dot Plant Hypoestes phyllostachya 
Prayer Plant Maranta leuconeura
Swiss Cheese Plant Monstera deliciosa 
Peperomia Peperomia species 
Philodendron Philodendron species 
Swedish Ivy  Plectranthus australis 
Snake Plant Sansevieria trifasciata
Schefflera Schefflera species 
Peace Lily Spathiphyllum wallisii 'Clevelandii'
Nephthytis Syngonium podophyllum 
Spiderwort Tradescantia zebrina


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