Houseplants A-Z with Common and Botanical Names: Popular Houseplants Names


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Our Houseplants A-Z Guide has everything you need to make your home greening journey extremely easy and successful.

In this Houseplants A-Z list, Common Names of popular houseplants are listed alphabetically and are followed by the Botanical Names in brackets.

The Guide is divided into 3 categories; Foliage Houseplants, Flowering Houseplants and Succulents and Cacti

Look up the common name of the plant and learn how to grow, care, prune and propagate your favorite indoor plant.



Foliage Houseplants | Flowering Houseplants | Succulents and Cacti |


Foliage Houseplants


Adanson's Monstera (Monstera adansonii)
African Fig Tree (Ficus cyathistipula)
Alocasia 'Black Velvet' (Alocasia reginula)
Alocasia cuprea (Alocasia cuprea)
Alocasia longiloba (Alocasia longiloba)
Alocasia 'Polly' (Alocasia X amazonica 'Polly')
Alocasia 'Regal Shield' (Alocasia odora X Alocasia reginula)
Aluminium Plant (Pilea cadierei)
Anthurium brownii (Anthurium brownii)
Anthurium forgetii (Anthurium forgetii)
Anthurium luxurians (Anthurium luxurians)
Anthurium magnificum (Anthurium magnificum)
Anthurium metallicum (Anthurium metallicum)
Anthurium radicans (Anthurium radicans)
Anthurium villenaorum (Anthurium villenaorum)
Aralia balfouriana (Polyscias balfouriana)
Aralia (Polyscias spp)
Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)
Asparagus Fern (Asparagus plumosus)
Arrowhead (Goosefoot) Vine (syngonium podophyllum)
Baby Bunny Bellies Plant (Tradescantia chrysophylla)
Baby's Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)
Baltic Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum 'Baltic Blue')
Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea erumpens)
Beetle Peperomia Plant (Peperomia angulata)
Bird's Nest Bromeliads (Nidularium spp)
Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
Bloodleaf Plant (Iresine herbstii)
Blushing Bromeliads (Neoregelia spp)
Blushing Maid (Bride) Tradescantia (Tradescantia x andersoniana)
Blushing Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens)
Boat Lily (Tradescantia spathacea)
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis')
Brown Spiderwort (Siderasis fuscata)
Buddhist Pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus)
Caladium (Caladium hortulanum)
Calathea bachemiana (Goeppertia bachemiana)
Calathea fasciata (Goeppertia fasciata)
Calathea Freddie (Calathea leopardina)
Calathea Jungle Velvet (Calathea warscewiczii)
Calathea Medallion (Calathea veitchiana)
Calathea Network (Calathea musaica)
Calathea picturata (Goeppertia picturata)
Calathea Plants (Calathea spp)
Calathea vittata (Goeppertia elliptica)
Calathea zebrina (Goeppertia zebrina)
Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis)
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
Cebu Blue Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum 'Cebu Blue')
Chicken Gizzard Plant (Iresine herbstii aureoreticulata)
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema spp)
Cobweb Spiderwort (Tradescantia sillamontana)
Corn Palm (Dracaena fragrans)
Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila)
Creeping Moss (Selaginella spp)
Croton (Codiaeum spp)
Crystal Anthurium (Anthurium crystallinum)
Ctenanthe Plant (Ctenanthe spp)
Dracaena deremensis (Dracaena deremensis)
Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena draco)
Dragon Tail Plant (Epipremnum pinnatum)
Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia spp)
Dwarf Coconut Palm (Syagrus weddelliana)
Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)
Earth Stars (Cryptanthus spp)
Emerald Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri')
Emerald Ripple Peperomia (Peperomia caperata)
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Ficus Alii (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii')
Ficus Audrey (Ficus benghalensis 'Audrey')
Ficus Yellow Gem (Ficus altissima 'Yellow Gem')
Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
Finger-leaf Philodendron (Philodendron elegans)
Fishtail Palm (Caryota mitis)
Five Holes Plant (Monstera standleyana)
Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyeri')
Furry Feather Calathea (Calathea rufibarba)
German Ivy (Senecio mikanioides)
Gold Dust Dracaena (Dracaena godseffiana)
Gold Dust Plant (Aucuba japonica variegata)
Grape Ivy (cissus rhombifolia)
Green Velvet Alocasia (Alocasia micholitziana)
Hare's Foot Fern (Davallia canariensis)
Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens)
Holly Fern (Cyrtomium falcatum)
Japanese Aralia (Fatsia japonica)
Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)
King Anthurium (Anthurium veitchii)
Lacy Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum)
Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa)
Leea Burgundy Plant (Leea coccinea)
Lemon Button Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii')
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)
Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum raddianum)
Maranta Plant (Maranta leuconeura)
Million Hearts Plant (Dischidia ruscifolia)
Ming Aralia (Polyscias fruticosa)
Mistletoe Fig (Ficus deltoidea)
Monstera dubia (Monstera dubia)
Mottled Ilsemanii (Philodendron ilsemanii Variegata)
Nerve Plant (Fittonia spp)
Oak Leaf Fig (Ficus montana)
Painted-leaf Begonia (Begonia rex)
Painted Nettle (Coleus blumei)
Pale-Flowered Anthurium (Anthurium pallidiflorum)
Parallel Peperomia (Peperomia puteolata)
Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
Peperomia Ginny (Peperomia clusiifolia)
Pepper Face Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia)
Persian Shield Plant (Strobilanthes dyerianus)
Philodendron ilsemanii Variegated (Philodendron ilsemanii 'Variegata')
Philodendron sagittifolium (Philodendron sagittifolium)
Philodendron Summer Glory (Philodendron 'Summer Glory')
Philodendron Sun Red (Philodendron selloum 'Sun Red')
Piggyback Plant (Tolmiea menziesii)
Polka Dot Begonia (Begonia maculata)
Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)
Polynesian Ivy Vine (Pellionia repens)
Pothos (Scindapsus aureus)
Purple Heart Plant (Tradescantia pallida)
Purple Passion Plant (Gynura spp)
Purple Waffle (Hemigraphis spp)
Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
Queen Anthurium (Anthurium warocqueanum)
Rabbit's Foot Fern (Davallia fejeensis)
Radiator Plants (Peperomia spp)
Rattlesnake Calathea (Calathea lancifolia)
Reed Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
Rhapidophora tetrasperma(Rhaphidophora tetrasperma)
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
Sanchezia Plant (Sanchezia nobilis)
Satin Pellionia (Pellionia pulchra)
Scrambling Groundsel (Senecio angulatus)
Sentry Palm (Howea belmoreana)
Shield Aralia (Polyscias scutellaria)
Sicklethorn Asparagus (Asparagus falcatus)
Silver Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina)
Silver Monstera (Monstera siltepecana)
Silver Vine (Scindapsus pictus)
Silver Sword Philodendron (Philodendron hastatum)
Small-leaf Spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis)
Smilax Asparagus (Asparagus asparagoides)
Song of India (Dracaena reflexa)
Spadeleaf Philodendron (Philodendron domesticum)
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum)
Strap Leaf Anthurium (Anthurium vittariifolium)
Stromanthe triostar (Stromanthe sanguinea)
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
Teardrop Peperomia Plant (Peperomia orba)
Ti Plant (Cordyline terminalis)
Tradescantia Nanouk (Tradescantia albiflora 'Nanouk')
Traveller's Palm (Ravenala madagascariensis)
Tree Ivy (Fatshedera lizei)
Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla)
Variegated Cupid Peperomia (Peperomia Scandens 'Variegata')
Variegated Rooting Fig (Ficus radicans 'Variegata')
Variegated Triangle Leaf Fig (Ficus triangularis 'Variegata')
Velvet Cardboard Anthurium (Anthurium clarinervium)
Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)
Watermelon Dischidia (Dischidia ovata)
Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia argyreia)
Wax Rivet Peperomia (Peperomia glabella)
Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)
Went's Hardy Alocasia (Alocasia wentii)
Whorled Plectranthus (Plectranthus spp)
Zebrina Alocasia (Alocasia zebrina)

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Flowering Houseplants


Air Plants (Grey Tillandsia spp)
African Lily (Agapanthus africanus)
African Violet (Saintpaulia spp)
Angel Wing Begonia (Begonia coccinea)
Begonia lucerna (Begonia lucerna)
Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
Bird of Paradise Plant (Strelitzia reginae)
Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)
Blue Passionflower (Passiflora caurelea)
Boat Orchids (Cymbidium spp)
Bougainvillea Plant (Bougainvillea glabra)
Brassavola Orchids (Brassavola spp)
Bush Lily (Clivia miniata)
Busy Lizzie (Impatiens wallerana)
Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus hybrida)
Catts Orchids (Cattleya spp)
Chenile Plant (Acalypha hispida)
Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi)
Cigar Plant (Cuphea ignea)
Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)
Dancing Lady Orchids (Oncidium spp)
Dendrobium Phalaenopsis (Dendrobium spp)
Eternal Flame (Calathea crocata)
Flame Violet (Episcia cupreata)
Flaming Sword Bromeliads (Vriesea spp)
Flamingo Flower (Anthurium scherzerianum)
Frangipani (Plumeria rubra)
Fuchsia Plant (Fuchsia hybrida)
Geranium Plants (Pelargonium hortorum)
Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa)
Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys lutea)
Golden Trumpet (Allamanda cathartica)
Goldfish Plant (Columnea gloriosa)
Indian Azalea (Rhododendron simsii)
Ivy Geranium (Pelargonium peltatum)
Laceleaf (Anthurium andraeanum)
Lady Slippers Orchids (Paphiopedilum spp)
Laelia Orchids (Laelia spp)
Leopard Orchids (Ansellia africana)
Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans)
Madagascar Jasmine (Stephanotis floribunda)
Mandevilla Plant (Mandevilla spp)
Mexican Shrimp Plant (Beloperone guttata)
Moth Orchids (Phalaenopsis spp)
Nun Orchids (Phaius spp)
Ornamental Pineapple (Ananas spp)
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
Pink Jasmine (Jasminum spp)
Pink Quill (Tillandsia lindenii)
Queen's Tears Bromeliads (Billbergia nutans)
Rose Grape (Medinilla magnifica)
Scarlet Star Bromeliads (Guzmania lingulata)
Spider Orchids (Brassia spp)
Trailing Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe uniflora)
Trailing Velvet Plant (Ruellia makoyana)
Urn Plants (Aechmea spp)
Vanda Orchids (Vanda spp)
Wax Begonia (Begonia semperflorens)
Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)
White Bird of Paradise Plant (Strelitzia nicolai)
Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa)
Zygopetalum Orchids (Zygopetalum spp)

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Succulents and Cacti


Aloe Plants (Aloe spp)
Barberton Groundsel (Senecio barbertonicus)
Bear's Paw Succulent (Cotyledon tomentosa)
Bell-flowered Cotyledon (Cotyledon campanulata)
Blue Chalksticks Plant (Senecio serpens)
Blue Jelly Beans (Sedum pachyphyllum)
Burro's Tail Plant (Sedum morganianum)
Chain Plant (Tradescantia navicularis)
Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)
Cliff Cotyledon (Cotyledon pendens)
Coin-leaf Peperomia (Peperomia polybotrya)
Crassula Baby Necklace (Crassula rupestris)
Crassula brevifolia (Crassula brevifolia)
Crassula Campfire (Crassula capitella 'Campfire')
Crassula dubia (Crassula cotyledonis)
Desert Cacti (Desert Cacti)
Devil's Backbone Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe daigremontiana)
Echeveria amoena (Echeveria amoena)
Echeveria carnicolor (Echeveria carnicolor)
Echeveria Plants (Echeveria spp)
Elegant Crassula (Crassula elegans)
Elephant's Ear Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe beharensis)
Fairy Crassula (Crassula multicava)
Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)
Gasteria baylissiana (Gasteria baylissiana)
Gasteria brachyphylla (Gasteria brachyphylla)
Gasteria disticha (Gasteria disticha)
Gasteria pillansii (Gasteria pillansii)
Gasteria rawlinsonii (Gasteria rawlinsonii)
Gasteria Plants (Gasteria spp)
Haworthia Plants (Haworthia spp)
Houseleeks (Sempervivum spp)
Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
Jelly Beans (Sedum rubrotinctum)
Miniature Pine Tree (Crassula tetragona)
Moonstones (Pachyphytum oviferum)
Mountain Fire Senecio (Senecio cephalophorus)
Paddle Plant (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora)
Painted Lady Echeveria (Echeveria derenbergii)
Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)
Peacock Echeveria (Echeveria desmetiana)
Pearly Peperomia (Peperomia columella)
Pen Wiper Plant (Kalanchoe marmorata)
Pig's Ears Plant (Cotyledon orbiculata)
Plush Plant (Echeveria harmsii)
Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
Propeller Plant (Crassula falcata)
Pussy Ears Vine (Cyanotis somaliensis)
Red Log Plant  (Peperomia verticillata)
Ruby Glow Peperomia (Peperomia graveolens)
Silver Crown Plant (Cotyledon undulata)
Silver Dollar Jade (Crassula arborescens)
Snake Plants (Sanseviera spp)
String of Bananas Plant (Senecio radicans)
String of Beads (Pearls) Plant (Senecio rowleyanus)
String of Buttons Plant (Crassula perforata)
String of Dolphins Plant (Senecio peregrinus)
String of Hearts Plant (Ceropegia woodii)
String of Lemons Plant (Senecio citriformis)
String of Nickels Plant (Dischidia nummularia)
String of Rubies Plant (Othonna capensis)
String of Turtles Plant (Peperomia prostrata)
String of Watermelons Plant (Senecio herreanus)
Sunglow Plant (Crassula coccinea)
Teddy Bear Vine (Cyanotis kewensis)
Thread Agave (Agave filifera)
Tiger Jade Crassula (Crassula picturata)
Trailing Jade Plant (Peperomia rotundifolia)
Tree Houseleeks (Aeonium spp)
Variegated Showy Trailing Jade (Crassula sarmentosa Variegata)
Velvet Cotyledon (Cotyledon velutina)
Watch Chain Plant (Crassula muscosa)
Woolly Crassula (Crassula tomentosa)
Yucca (Yucca gigantea)
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

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