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House Plants & Plants Commonly Grown in Greenhouses
 
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African Milk Tree

African Milk Tree
Euphorbia trigona
From Tropical West Africa
 
Angel Wing Begonia
Angel Wing Begonia
Begonia cocinnea
Originates from Brazil
 
Asparagus Fern
Asparagus Fern
 
Asparagus densiflorus
 
 
Basketplant or Inch Plant
Basketplant or Inch Plant
Callisia fragans
Neotropic and Mesoamerica
 
Dumbcane
Dumbcane
Dieffenbachia sp.
A poisonous plant.  Plant contains a milky white juice that can cause dermatitis if contacted with skin.  Never eat or chew this plant.  If you get it in your mouth swelling and burning may occur due to the presence of calcium oxalate crystals and an enzyme called asparagine.  In extreme cases swelling can cause you to choke.  Keep away from your pets.
 
False Aralia
False Aralia
Aralia elegantissima
Native to Austraila and Asia
 
Fiddle Leaf Philodendron
Fiddle Leaf Philodendron
Philodendron bipennifolium
All parts of plant are poisonous; however I've never had a problem or known anyone to have had a problem with this plant.
 
 
 
Purple Heart
Purple Heart Tradescantia pallida
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mother-in-law's-tongue & Snake Plant
Mother in laws tongue or Snake Plant
Sansevieria trifasciata 
One of the easiest house plants to take care of.  Does very well in low light and rarely needs to be watered.
 
 
 Norfolk Island Pine
Norfolk Island Pine
 Araucaria heterophylla
 
 
Gold Lace Orchid
Gold Lace Orchid
Haemaria discolor
 
 
Pony Tail Palm
Pony Tail Palm Beaucarnea recurvata 
 
 
Red-Edge Peperomia
Red Edge Peperomia Peperomia clusiifolia
 
 
 
Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia spp.
 
 
Pothos
Pothos Epipremnum aureum
 
 
 
Red Voodoo Lily
Red Voodoo Lily
Amorphophallus bulbifer
 
 
Red Voodoo Lily Flower