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Any of a wide variety of plants grown indoors, often for decorative purposes.


(ˈhaʊsˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt)

an ornamental plant that is grown indoors.
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Noun1.houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposeshouseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Aglaonema modestum, Chinese evergreen, Japanese leaf - erect or partially climbing herb having large green or variegated leaves
anthurium, tailflower, tail-flower - any of various tropical American plants cultivated for their showy foliage and flowers
blood berry, bloodberry, Rivina humilis, rouge plant, rougeberry - bushy houseplant having white to pale pink flowers followed by racemes of scarlet berries; tropical Americas
Gynura aurantiaca, purple velvet plant, royal velvet plant, velvet plant - Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs
Exacum affine, Persian violet - perennial cultivated especially as a houseplant for its fragrant bluish to dark lavender flowers
episcia - any plant of the genus Episcia; usually creeping and stoloniferous and of cascading habit; grown for their colorful foliage and flowers
gloxinia - any of several plants of the genera Gloxinia or Sinningia (greenhouse gloxinias) having showy bell-shaped flowers
kohleria - shrubby herb cultivated for their soft velvety foliage and showy scarlet flowers
plectranthus - any of various ornamental plants of the genus Plectranthus
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Most houseplants are hardy and very forgiving, and some, like the ubiquitous philodendron and mother-in-law's tongue, are virtually indestructible.
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