Successful Indoor Plants
Although many plants can be grown successfully indoors, there are certain groups that, because of their attractiveness and relative ease of maintenance, are generally considered the best houseplants.
These include the aroids, bromeliads, succulents (including cacti), ferns, begonias, and palms, all of which have long been favorites.
Somewhat more demanding are those that are grown primarily for their flowers. These include African violets, camellias, gardenias, geraniums (Pelargonium species) and orchids.
There are thousands of tropical and subtropical plants that can adapt to growing indoors. Although some fancy exotic species do well only in a humid conservatory or a glass-enclosed terrarium, a great many species have been introduced that endure the adverse conditions of dry heat and low light intensity that prevail in many houses. A selection of the more widely favoured houseplants follows, under six sections: foliage plants (some of which also bear interesting flowers), succulents, trees, ferns, climbers and trailers and flowering plants, species kept primarily for their flowers.
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