Houseplants 🌱



In this post, we share our 17 favorite potted friends. (And stay tuned for a succulent edition!) Even though we spend most of our time working outside in Austin, Texas on modern landscape design/builds featuring native and adaptive plants, we care about our indoor greenery just as much.



Calathea 'Pinstripe Plant'

Pinstripe Calathea

Calathea Ornata var 'ornata

This Calathea Ornata is a tropical plant with bands of color giving way to its common name: Pinstripe plant. Within the family of the prayer plant, it also goes by the nickname "striped" and will fold its leaves at night. This plant originates from South America (Columbia, Venezuela). It loves to be moist, water before the soil starts to dry out. Bright indirect sunlight throughout the day, best when close to a south facing window that has a thin curtain or some shade.


📸Photo credit: smartgardenguide.com



Stromanthe 'Triostar'

Triostar / Tristar Stromanthe

Stromanthe sanguinea

Also hailing from the prayer plant family, this glossy green and vivid pastel variegated Triostar thrives in indirect light with high humidity and enjoys being misted regularly. Like the above Calathea Ornata, its leaves will naturally fold up at sunset. Stromanthe sanguinea is non-toxic to cats and dogs and is native to the jungles of Brazil.


📸Photo credit: waitrosegarden.com


Corn Plant

Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'

Commonly known as The Corn Plant, this is an easy-to-find, hearty and adaptable, slow growing shrub that is native to Africa. This corn plant can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions and can withstand bouts of neglect. Beware: this is toxic if ingested by your pets.


📸Photo credit: waitrosegarden.com


Colocasia 'Elephant Ear'

Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta

Our friend to the right is aptly nicknamed The Elephant Ear plant for its large heart-shaped leaves. This potted plant offers a lush and dramatic effect and can be grown in full sun but generally prefer partial shade. This flowering plant is native to southeastern Asia and India and can get to be evasive in outdoor wetlands with their strong tuber stems. This plant *is* poisonous to your furry housemates.


📸Photo credit: leonandgeorge.com



Rubber Tree Plant