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  • Born and educated in Germany, I came to live in the UK in 1982. After working in various jobs over the years, I am now a freelance writer. I have a passion for wildlife and nature in general and love my family, my dog Jet, writing, music and dragons.
  • Born and educated in Germany, I came to live in the UK in 1982. After working in various jobs over the years, I am now a freelance writer. I have a passion for wildlife and nature in general and love my family, my dog Jet, writing, music and dragons.

A - Z Plant List

A - B - C - D/E

F - G - H/I/J

K/L - M - N/O

P - Q/R - S

T to Z


The A - Z of House Plants is currently under construction. Plant names will be linked to their corresponding articles as they are added. Please be patient - there are a lot of plants, and there may be days when only one or two articles can be added at a time. In the meantime, why not take a look at some of these general care articles:


A brief Guide to Potting Mixes


When and how to repot House Plants


Grooming House Plants - the Basics


Indoor House Plants and Light


Ten House Plants tolerating low Light Conditions


Indoor House Plants and Humidity Levels


Watering Indoor House Plants


Fertilising House Plants


To save readers having to scroll through the whole alphabet when looking for a specific plant, each section will be moved to its own page once all corresponding articles have been added. 


Yet to come: 




(Haworthia species)

Heartleaf Philodendron

(Philodendron scandens)


(Helleborus niger)


(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

Hyacinth Flower

(Hyacinthus orientalis hybrids)


(Hydrangea macrophylla)




(Impatiens hybrids)

Iron Cross Begonia

(Begonia masoniana)

Ivy Geranium

(Pelargonium peltatum)


(Ixora coccinea)



Jade Plant

(Crassula ovata)

Janet Craig Dracaena

(Dracaena deremensis)

Japanese Aralia

(Fatsia japonica)

Jasmine Plant

(Jasminum polyanthum)

Jerusalem Cherry

(Solanum pseudocapsicum)



Kaffir Lily

(Clivia miniata)

Kentia Palm

(Howea forsteriana)



Lady Palm

(Rhapis excelsa)

Lantana Plants

(Lantana camara)

Lily of the Valley                                      

(Convallaria majalis)

Lipstick Plant                                          

(Aeschynanthus lobbianus)

Living Stones                                           

(Lithops species)

Lucky Bamboo                                        

(Dracaena sanderiana)



Madagascar Palm                                    

(Pachypodium lamerei)

Maidenhair Fern                                       


Mandevilla Plant                                       

(Mandevilla hybrids)

Martha Washington Geranium                   

(Pelargonium domesticum)


(Medinilla magnifica)

Ming Aralia                                              

(Polyscias fruticosa)

Miniature Roses                                        

(Rosa chinensis hybrids)

Mona Lavender                                        

(Plectranthus hybrid)

Money Tree Plant                                     

(Pachira aquatica)

Moses in the Cradle                                 

(Tradescantia spathacea)

Mother of Thousands                                

(Kalanchoe daigremontiana)

Mother-in-Law's Tongue/ Snake Plant        

(Sansevieria trifasciata)



Nerve Plant                                              

(Fittonia verschaffeltii)

New Guinea Impatiens                              

(Impatiens x hawkeri hybrid)

Norfolk Island Pine                                   

(Araucaria heterophylla)



Oleander Plant                                         

(Nerium oleander)

Orchid Cactus                                         

(Epiphyllum species and hybrids)

Ornamental Chili Pepper                           

(Capsicum annuum)



Paddle Plant                                            

(Kalanchoe thyrsiflora)

Panda Plant                                            

(Kalanchoe tomentosa)


(Viola x wittrockiana)

Paperwhite Narcissus                               

(Narcissus jonquilla)

Papyrus Plant                                          

(Cyperus papyrus)

Parlor Palm                                             

(Chamaedorea elegans)

Parrot Flower                                           

(Heliconia psittacorum)

Passion Flower                                        

(Passiflora caerulea)

Peace Lily


Peacock Plant                                         

(Calathea makoyana)


(Peperomia caperata)

Periwinkle Flower                                     

(Catharanthus roseus)

Persian Shield                                         

(Strobilanthes dyerianus)

Persian Violet                                          

(Exacum affine)

Piggyback Plant                                      

(Tolmiea menziesii)

Pink Calla Lily                                         

(Zantedeschia rehmannii)

Pink Quill                                                

(Tillandsia cyanea)

Pitcher Plant                                           

(Nepenthes hybrids)


(Plumeria rubra)

Pocketbook Plant                                    

(Calceolaria herbeohybrida)


(Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Polka Dot Plant                                       

(Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Ponytail Palm                                          

(Beaucarnea recurvata)

Pothos/ Devil's Ivy                                    

(Epipremnum aureum)

Powder Puff Tree                                      

(Calliandra haematocephala)

Prayer Plant                                            

(Maranta leuconeura)

Primrose Flowers                                     

(Primula hybrids)

Purple Heart Plant                                    

(Tradescantia pallida)

Purple Passion Plant                                

(Gynura aurantiaca)

Purple Shamrock                                     

(Oxalis regnellii)

Pygmy Date Palm                                     

(Phoenix roebelenii)



Queen's Tears                                         

(Billbergia nutans)



Rabbit Foot Fern                                      

(Davallia fejeensis)

Rex Begonia                                            

(Begonia rex)

Rosary Vine                                            

(Ceropegia woodii)

Rubber Plant                                           

(Ficus elastica)



Sago Palm                                              

(Cycas revoluta)

Satin Pothos                                           

(Scindapsus pictus)

Scarlet Star                                             

(Guzmania lingulata)

Scented Geranium                                   

(Pelargonium species and hybrids)


(Schefflera actinophylla)

Sensitive Plant                                         

(Mimosa pudica)

Shamrock Plant                                       

(Oxalis species)

Shrimp Plant                                           

(Justicia brandegeana)

Siam Tulip                                               

(Curcuma alismatifolia)

Spider Lily                                               

(Hymenocallis littoralis)

Spider Plant

(Chlorophytum comosum)

Split-Leaf Philodendron                             

(Philodendron bipinnatifidum)

Staghorn Fern                                          

(Platycerium bifurcatum)

Strawberry Begonia                                  

(Saxifraga stolonifera)

String of Pearls                                        

(Senecio rowleyanus)

Swedish Ivy                                             

(Plectranthus species)

Sweet Potato Vine                                   

(Ipomea batatas)

Swiss Cheese Plant                                 

(Monstera deliciosa)


Thanksgiving Cactus                                

(Schlumbergera truncata)

Ti Plant                                                   

(Cordyline terminalis)

Tiger's Jaw                                              

(Faucaria tigrina)


(Tulipa hybrids)


U - V - W

Urn Plant                                                 

(Aechmea fasciata)

Venus Fly Trap                                        

(Dionaea muscipula)

Wandering Jew                                        

(Tradescantia albiflora)

Wax Begonia                                           

(Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum)

Wax Plant                                               

(Hoya carnosa)

Weeping Fig                                            

(Ficus benjamina)

Windmill Palm Tree                                  

(Trachycarpus fortunei)


X - Y - Z


(Yucca elephantipes)

Zebra Plant                                              

(Aphelandra squarrosa)

ZZ Plant                                                  

(Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

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echeveria-species-greenPlant Summary

Botanical Name: Echeveria species green

Type: Succulent/ Cactus

Origin: Most Echeveria originate from Mexico and the south-west of the United States.

Height: Echeveria species green will grow to a height of around 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in).

Soil: This succulent needs a well draining potting mix, such as a cactus mix, for instance. Alternatively, a general purpose, sterilised potting mix combined with equal parts of small gravel, sharp sand, pumice or turkey grit will also work very well.

echeveria-gtLight: The majority of Echeveria need plenty of bright, even some full sun, to really come into their own. Strong afternoon sun should, however, be avoided during the summer, as the tender leaves of these plants burn easily.

Humidity: Used to predominantly dry climates in its native habitat, the Echeveria prefers average levels of humidity.

Temperatures: Average temperatures of around 18 to 27 degrees C (65 to 80 degrees F) are perfect in spring and summer, while autumn and winter temperatures should preferably be a little lower, raging between 13 and 24 degrees C (55 to 75 degrees F).

echeveria-woWater: Echeveria should be watered regularly during spring, summer and autumn, although it is best to allow the soil to dry a little between waterings. In winter, watering should be reduced. It is important to water the soil, rather than the rosettes of Echeveria, as they easily rot - and splashes of water may also leave marks on the purinose (the leaves' powdery waxy coating). 

Fertiliser: Many Echeveria do not really require fertilising at all, but a little of a liquid balanced fertiliser (which should be diluted to half its original strength) once a fortnight during spring, summer and autumn will not go amiss. Spreading worm castings over the top of the soil is a good alternative that will slowly release adequate supplies of nutrients for these house plants.

Propagation: The offsets produced by Echeveria specimens can be cut off and planted in their own container. Leaf cuttings (or leaves that have dropped off - they are attached rather loosely and may drop if the plant is moved or handled a little too rough) are also great for propagation. After allowing them to dry for around 24 hours, they can be pushed straight into a suitable potting mix. The pot should not be covered, as the resulting build-up of excess moisture will cause the new plant to rot.

Description and Care Tips 

echeveriaA member of the Crassulaceae family, the genus Echeveria includes around 180 different species, and incredible numbers of hybrids. Echeveria species green is just one lovely example of these wonderful plants. 

Its fleshy green to blue-green leaves display a hint of red when the plant is exposed to sunlight. They grow on short stems, forming rosettes of approximately 5 to 15 cm (2 to 6 in) in diameter. In late spring/ early summer, beautiful sprays of bell-shaped, colourful flowers will emerge on tall, often arching pink stems. Once faded, these flowers need to be pinched off. 

Occasionally, an Echeveria will grow a little leggy. Beheading the plant by cutting off the top end and, after allowing it to dry for a day, planting the head into a new pot. The old stem will also gradually produce new rosettes, which can then be removed and planted on their own.

echeveria-stExceptionally easy to grow, Echeveria of all types will provide pleasure and interest for many years. Most growers will agree that growing these amazing plants is without the shadow of a doubt addictive. Find out about other species, hybrids and lots of other useful information, including potential pests and how to deal with them, here: Warning: Growing Echeveria is Highly Addictive.

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Ahmad Zaki Aldy 12/09/2012 09:29

Dear Paddy,

Sure i will insert your blog url into mine.
I think it's great beginning to us and i hope you can enjoy by visiting to my blog.


Ahmad Zaki Aldy (The Owner of House Plants Decor) 12/04/2012 09:25

Dear Paddy,

No, I don't mean to tell that you have stolen my article content. I just ask to insert my blog URL into yours. I believe that your blog has similar topic with mine. I want also share my content for
your blog visitor. I hope my content can contribute to your blog visitors.

Thanks and regards,

Paddy 12/08/2012 11:41


I do apologise for jumping to the wrong conclusion there, I think I well and truly misunderstood your intial message. Anyhow, thanks for clearing this up for me, I was quite upset at the thought
that someone might think I am stealing their content! Sharing our content is not at all a bad idea, so I will add your URL to my 'Links' section' and will also mention it whenever suitable within
my posts. Can I also expect to find my URL (http://paddy1.over-blog.com/) on your site?

Kind regards,


Ahmad Zaki Aldy (The Owner of House Plants Decor) 12/03/2012 09:41

From the large range of cacti, we select for the home those varieties that are particularly remarkable for their strange, sculptural form, handsome spine formation, bizarre hairy growth, or
spectacular and easy flowering. The small staying Opuntia (Prickly Pear), the weirdly shaped columnar Cereus (Peruvian Torch), the colorful, spined and fuzzy-haired mammillaria, and the easy
flowering Rebutia (Dwarf Cactus) offer a wide choice for the composition of the decorative, small collection on the windowsill.

Paddy 12/03/2012 11:13

Hello, in response to your message:

Similar Topic of House Plants

Ahmad Zaki Aldy (The Owner of House Plants Decor)

Dear Sir/Madam,

We believe that the content article of your blog has similar topic with mine, namely house plants. Well, please insert my blog url (http://houseplantsdecor.com) into yours.


Zaki -

well, I must admit I am not sure exactly what you mean by this. If you are suggesting that I have 'stolen' your content, please be assured that this is not the case - until now, I was, as a
matter of fact, totally unaware of the existence of your blog. My content is a combination of my own experience and a small amount of research on plants I have as yet little experience with
(and, as stated, none of the information was gleaned from your site!).  

The subject of house plants is widely covered all over the Internet - vague similarities can not be avoided, as plants of certain species require certain types of care, no matter who writes about
them and where they happen to be. If every person covering the topic was to insert everyone else's URLs because they happen to cover the same/ similar topics, there would be no space/ time left
to cover the topic!

In addition, I take pride in my work and very carefully avoid plagiarism at all times. To ensure originality, all of my content (especially if resulting from research via the Internet)
is carefully checked with Copyscape, thus making sure I do not accidentally duplicate any content already present on other sites. 

If I happen to use any kind of content from your site in the future, I will without a doubt be adding your URL (if you check through all of my articles, you will see that as and when I have used
content from/ closely paraphrased from other sites, sources have been added at the bottom), but in the meantime, I will refrain from doing so. 

If you so desire, I will, however, be more than happy to occasionally refer readers to your site for additional information, simply as a matter of goodwill to a fellow blogger. 

In the hope that this will satisfy your query,

kind regards, Paddy