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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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Indeed, nurturing a houseplant or two is good for you, and here are some of the many healthy benefits they provide:
Snake plants are great for beginners, but experienced houseplant growers also love them for their dramatic foliage and form.
Well, stop panicking and head to the garden centre - there's still time A houseplant is the perfect last-minute gift as it will still be lovely and fresh when the present swapping starts tomorrow.
Give a houseplant prominence and pride of place with a taller-than-expected pot that's elegant without calling too much attention to itself.
Prepare a new pot by making a soft cushion with fresh houseplant compost.
In homes where space and time are precious, the future of the humble houseplant may depend on whether it can earn its keep.
WHEN THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FAR FROM BALMY, and the garden is only a faded memory, a houseplant or two can alleviate the winter doldrums and lift the spirits of a frustrated gardener.
TO celebrate the Houseplant of the Month campaign, we've teamed up with the Flower Council to offer you the chance to win a fabulous houseplant to add a little exotic greenery to your home - PLUS PS200 of National Garden Vouchers in time for spring.
Keeping Your Houseplants Alive & Thriving: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply" is a straight forward guide to the everyday gardener from Sandy Baker, who advises readers on how to better care for their houseplant and make it grow into something to be proud of, from providing the right amount of food, water, and sunlight that many common and not so common breeds of plant need.
An attractive, glossyleafed houseplant, with coppery coloured new leaves that turn green as they age.
Fertilize monthly with a liquid organic houseplant formula.