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Hippeastrum 'Tosca' (amaryllis). Christmas house plant. Forcing bulbs for Christmas.
White hippeastrum (amaryllis) flowers. Christmas house plant. Forcing bulbs for Christmas. White flower house plant. Hippeastrum 'Alfresco' (amaryllis)
Red hippeastrum (amaryllis). Christmas houseplant. Forcing bulbs for Christmas. Hippeastrum 'Black Pearl'.
Melocactus concinnus (melon cactus). An easy indoor plant house plant.
Hippeastrum (amaryllis) on a windowsill. Christmas winter house plant. Colourful indoor plant.
Cacti make ideal house plants, and they're easy to grow and look after. Look after your cactus with these top tips.
With proper care, orchid house plants will flower again and again for years to come.
Taking cuttings from cacti. Most cacti and succulents can be easily propagated from stem or leaf cuttings.
Ceropegia woodii, string of hearts, hearts on a string house plant. Climbing or trailing houseplant with unusual flowers. Ideal for a hanging planter.
Aechmea 'Del Mar' (related to the pineapple) is an ideal house plant, thriving in light shade.
A revered healing plant, the cape aloe (Aloe ferox) is capable of growing to a large size, especially indoors where it benefits from constant warm temperatures.
Succulent Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'. With frosted purple foliage year round, this echeveria grows best in full sun, and will enjoy being outdoors in the summer months.
Guzmania 'Tempo'. Like all bromeliads, guzmania require a porous potting medium to avoid root rot. Use rainwater or distilled water to keep the central tank topped up.
Combine the parlour palm (Chamaedorea elegans) and peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) for a dramatic container. Keep it in diffuse light.
The toothpick cactus (Stetsonia coryne) is the only species in its genus. Ideal houseplant. Takes on an interesting branching form after some time.
An ideal beginner's house plant, spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum') are easy to grow and tolerate a wide range of conditions.
Succulent lace aloes (Aloe aristata) produce large, tubular orange-red flowers in autumn and grows best in full sun, with sandy, free draining compost.
Cyclamens can be happily kept indoors if kept in a cool, shady area and will benefit from regular watering and misting.
The flowers of cymbidium orchids (here Cymbidium 'Supreme') will last for weeks if grown in a cool spot, with moderate light.
Winter cherry (Solanum capsicastrum), an ideal house plant. Grow in a cool, low light spot and avoid over-watering.
Air plant (Tillandsia aeranthos x leonamiana 'Veronica's Mariposa'). Grow them in bright, filtered light and soak several times a week top provide their water needs.
The flamingo flower (Anthurium 'Pink China') does best in a warm, humid location that mimics their native rainforests. A great houseplant for year round foliage and flower colour.