Bright Indirect Light

Aglaonema “Leprechaun”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water but prefers not to sit in water.

Aglaonema “Cutlass”

Narrow silver and green leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water but prefers not to sit in water.

Aglaonema “Maria”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water but prefers not to sit in water.

Aglaonema “Osaka”

Nearly white areas throughout the green leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water but prefers not to sit in water.

Aglaonema “Silver Bay”

Large silver and green leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water but prefers not to sit in water.

Aglaonema “Suzanne”

Thick red-edged leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water but prefers not to sit in water.

Alocasia “African Mask”

Also known as Alocasia “Polly”

Large arrow-shaped leaves to 18″, dark and glossy green, wavy-edged and prominent white veins. Likes warm and humid. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Bambino”

Dwarf variety. Glossy green leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Black Velvet”

A. reginula “Black Velvet”

Dwarf variety with stunning velvety black leaves, prominent white veins. Relatively easy to grow. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Dragon’s Tooth”

A. longiloba “Dragon’s Tooth”

Large arrow-shaped leaves, dark and glossy green with, white-edged and prominent white veins. Likes warm and humid. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Dwarf Amazonica”

Dwarf variety. Glossy green leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Ivory Coast”

Large arrow-shaped leaves, pink stems. Likes warm and humid. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Low Rider”

Dwarf variety. Glossy green ruffled leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Maharani”

A. reginula x A. Melo

Dwarf variety. Dark green leaves. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Mayan Mask”

Huge arrow-shaped leaves, dark glossy leaves with prominent veins and purple undersides. Can grow 6 to 8ft tall. Likes warm and humid. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Quilted Dream”

A. sinuata “Quilted Dream”

Dwarf variety. Thick dark-green rippled leaves, almost puffy. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Regal Shield”

Huge arrow-shaped leaves, glossy green, 6 to 8 ft tall. Likes warm and humid. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Silver Dragon”

A. baginda “Silver Dragon”

Large heart-shaped leaves, dark silvery green with prominent black veins. Likes warm and humid. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia “Sinuata”

Dwarf variety. Thick dark-green rippled leaves, almost puffy. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Alocasia portora

Also known as Alocasia portodora

Huge ruffled arrow-shaped leaves, glossy green, will stand upright 6 to 8 ft tall. Likes warm and humid. Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water, some humidity.

Aphelandra squarrosa

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate water but prefers not to sit in water.

Begonia rex hybrids

Rex Begonias come in a wide range of cultivated varieties, with vibrant multi-colored leaves in all sizes.
They’re a low light tropical houseplant with underground succulent rhizomes that need to be kept relatively dry. And yet the leaves need moisture – a puzzle indeed. But not too difficult to solve. Follow along.

Soil: They need a fast-draining soil that will dry out fully between waterings. A high quality houseplant mix will work – but be wary of lower quality mixes because they hold too much moisture. An orchid blend is even better. If you use a cactus or succulent blend, we recommend adding coir chips or a little bark mulch to the mix, or even some vermiculite.

Light: For the best vibrant colors, we recommend bright indirect light only. If they’re going to get some direct sun, make sure it’s no more than 1 to 2 hours of morning sun, and not too close to the window or the plant can burn.

Watering: Here’s what we’ve discovered as the key to successful rex begonias in the Bay Area with wet winters and dry summers. It all depends on the temperature in your home through the year.

Below 60° – The plant is going to go semi-dormant, so reduce watering to every 2 weeks and let some of the leaves fall off for winter.

60’s – Water once per week, letting the soil dry out completely, and don’t mist.

70s – Water weekly, and mist the leaves occasionally with a very fine spray.

80s – Water weekly, and mist the leaves 2 to 3 times per week with a very fine spray.

90° and above – Water twice weekly, mist the leaves every other day or place on rocks in a saucer filled with water to increase the ambient humidity. Don’t let the pot sit directly in the water.

Watering Note: Always let the roots dry out between watering and never let the pot sit in water.

Misting Note: When misting rex begonias always use a very fine mist and never let water droplets collect on the leaves.

If you live elsewhere your results will vary, depending on your temperatures and especially your humidity.

Billbergia “Hallelujah”

Terrestrial bromeliad to 1 to 2 feet tall with very strongly variegated/spotted leaves. Glossy foliage, upright form, multicolored blooms. Grows quickly if not too wet.

Billbergia “Las Manchas”

Terrestrial bromeliad with compact base to 10″ high. Upright form. Multicolored blooms. Sharp edges with marginal teeth.

Billbergia elegans

Terrestrial bromeliad to 1 to 2 feet tall with subtle variegated pastel-colored leaves. Upright form. Multicolored blooms. Sharp edges with marginal teeth.

Calathea “Beauty Star”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate (distilled) water but prefers not to sit in water. Occasionally mist the leaves.

Calathea “Exotica”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate (distilled) water but prefers not to sit in water. Occasionally mist the leaves.

Calathea “Freddie”

Tropical Houseplant can handle a variety of indoor light conditions, bright indirect is best. Fast draining soil, moderate (distilled) water but prefers not to sit in water. Occasionally mist the leaves.