This is our selection of plants that can live in your home, as "indoor plants". These hard-to-find species are all very different but they can all be grown in your home. Some can take very low light and some others might need to receive some sun from a window. Palms, bromeliads, cordylines and aspidistras should never dry out. On the other hand, Sansevierias, Hoyas and Rhipsalis need less water and can even take drought.
Coffea canephora was formerly named Coffea robusta and this is still the popular name used in the world coffee markets. It is a shrub 2-4 m tall and it needs some shade to thrive, and it is actually adaptable as a house plant.
Frost hardy selection of Cordyline australis, with spectacular burgundy red leaves. It eventually becomes a tall branched palm-like tree, hardy to frost! It grows outdoors in Temperate to Subtropical conditions and does equally well in London or in the Canary Islands.
The plain green form is the ancestor of all ornamental forms of Cordyline fruticosa. It is more robust and hardy than most. It is widespread in the Pacific Islands where it is ubiquitously planted. This plant is very useful for cooking and for medicinal purposes. Leaves are used to wrap and cook all types of food, roots are edible too.
Small sized leaves, mostly green but they develop creamy-white margins and tips at the peak of the growing season. It is an unusual "variegation" reminiscent of the famous Japanese Aspidistra cv. Asa Ahi. Our current picture does not do any justice because we took it at the start of new growth.
Large sized, almost black leaves, with blueish wax. The whole plant is very erect and robust, up to 4,5 m tall. "Lyon' s Black" is one of the boldest cultivars. It was selected at Lyon Arboretum, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
One of the best-looking modern cordylines! There are just too many colours in its leaves. Cream and chocolate stripes are intermingled with about anything between pink green and blue. 'Miss Andrea' also has a compact growth habit and it rarely exceeds 1 m in height as it branches from below, forming a round mass of tidy rosettes.
Cordyline stricta can grow indoors as a house plant, but it will also be perfect in the tropical-looking mediterranean garden. It looks like a miniature Cordyline fruticosa but they can take cooler temperatures and short frosts to -2 C with little or no damage.
This dracaena looks different from most others. It has showy mottled foliage held on thin bamboo-like stems. Also its white flowers are beautiful as they show up on sphaerical, fragrant inflorescences. It is native to the rainforest understorey of different West African countries and does well as a house plant in a bright room.
At the moment there are few products in this category Indoor Plants