Houseplant Variety Gallery

You can find interesting and beautiful houseplants and tropicals at the 36th Street Garden Center year-round. When you pick out the perfect plant, consider the light requirements of that plant, as well as how much care you are committed to giving your plant. Just like all of us, some plants are higher maintenance than others. We’ve broken out a few of our favorite plants that are typically carried in the store to help you!

Low Light Plants

Low light plants do need some light source to stay happy – remember that low light doesn’t mean no light! Light should be indirect and/or filtered. Remove any sitting water in a plant’s pot or saucer.

Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema
Lush foliage; variegated leaves, white, pink, red, etc.
Keep soil evenly moist, not saturated
High humidity
Prefers warm temperatures
Toxic to animals

Fern

Polypodiopsida
Varieties include Boston fern, Macho fern, Rabbit’s Foot fern, Maidenhair fern, Birdsnest fern, Asparagus fern, Staghorn fern, Kangaroo Paw fern etc.
Keep soil evenly moist, no sitting water
Moderate to high humidity

Neanthe bella Palm

Chamaedorea elegans
Aka Parlour palm
Compact, tightly grown stems and fronds
Water regularly, allow soil to dry slightly between waterings
Moderate humidity

Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum
Deep green foliage, tall white blooms (spathes)
Water thoroughly, allow soil to dry slightly between waterings
Keep leaves clean
Moderate humidity
Toxic to animals

ZZ Plant

Zamiculcas zamiifolia
Thick glossy leaves and stems
Water sparingly, allow soil to dry thoroughly between waterings
ZZ Plants are prone to root rot from overwatering
Keep leaves clean
Moderate humidity
Toxic to animals

High Light Plants

High light plants do best with bright, indirect/filtered light. Typically, the more light a plant gets, the more water it needs. Check for dry soil by using your finger to feel the first few inches of soil.

Bromeliad

Bromeliaceae guzmania
Bright green leaves with a tall, colorful bract (flower)
The flower will keep its color longer with bright, indirect light
Keep soil evenly moist, place water in lower leaf “cups”
High humidity

Dieffenbachia

Aka “Dumb Cane plant”
Large, wide leaves with speckles and color variegation
Well-draining soil
Keep soil evenly moist, not soggy, allow top inch of soil to dry between waterings
Toxic to animals

Dracaena

Aka Cane Plant, Corn Plant
Long leaves, narrow or wide depending on variety
Broad range in color variation on leaves
Well-draining soil
Water thoroughly, allow soil to dry between waterings, no sitting water

Fiddle-leaf Fig

Ficus lyrata
Broad, thick, deep green leaves
Grown in bush and standard styles
Well-draining soil
Water thoroughly and regularly, allow soil to dry slightly between waterings
High indirect light
High humidity

Snake Plant

Sansevieria
Thick, broad leaves growing straight up from the soil
Tall, columnar growth
Well-draining soil
Water sparingly, allow soil to dry thoroughly between waterings
Can tolerate moderate to high light

Umbrella Plant

Schefflera
Woody stems support faning leaves, often with a yellow variegation
Waxy leaves
Well-draining soil
Water thoroughly, allow soil to dry slightly between waterings