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Fuchsia genii

Fuchsia genii

Throughout the winter, indoors and under lights, this little Fuchsia never stopped blooming.

Pilea microphylla ‘Variegata’

Pilea microphylla ‘Variegata’

This tiny Pilea seems as if it's flowering, but the impression comes from its colorful leaves. It makes a great accent plant in a mixed container outdoors.

Albuca namaquensis

Albuca namaquensis

Possibly even easier than Albuca spiralis, this African relative is shorter, with narrower leaves. It flowers just as easily if grow with good light.

Davallia fejeensis

Davallia fejeensis

This rabbit's foot fern grew happily on the north side of the house in summer. I dug it out of the planter, gave it fresh soil and a new pot, and brought it indoors. It loves humidity but not wet feet.

Pelargonium 'Grossersorten'

Pelargonium 'Grossersorten'

This Pelargonium (annual geranium) has dark, rounded leaves that beautifully set off its deep cerise blooms.

Chlorophytum Mandarin

Chlorophytum Mandarin

Chlorophytum Mandarin is a spider plant relative with colorful stems and leaves. It can be grown in a shady spot outdoors in summer.

Peperomia tetragona

Peperomia tetragona

This adorable Peperomia loves good light and a bit of humidity indoors. Outdoors it grows in a spot that gets plenty of light but little to no direct sun.

Porphyrocoma pohliana 'Maracas'

Porphyrocoma pohliana 'Maracas'

For such a showy bloom, this plant is easily grown indoors in a sunny window. Outdoors, give it a bit of morning sun.

Senecio Angel Wings

Senecio Angel Wings

This silvery wonder brightens up spots in the garden. It's fairly new and eventually should become easier to find. Ask for Senecio 'Angel Wings'. Try it indoors as a houseplant.

Fuchsia autumnale

Fuchsia autumnale

This Fuchsia can be grown for its gorgeous leaves. In summer, when placed in a partly sunny spot, it will bloom.

Coleus Sea Monkey Purple

Coleus Sea Monkey Purple

This Coleus grows to just 10" and is called 'Sea Monkey Purple'.

Pseuderanthemum StainlessSteel

Pseuderanthemum StainlessSteel

One of the stalwarts in a mixed container has been Pseuderanthemum 'Stainless Steel'. Try it indoors as a houseplant.

Clivia miniata

Clivia miniata

Clivia miniate grows from a bulb that originates in Africa. It blooms in winter, and can be grown outdoors in summer when left in its pot and grown in very well-drained soil.

Houseplants: In and Out

Houseplants are plants grown inside the house--especially by plant-lovers who live in a cold winter climate.

 Here are a few that beautifully transition to the outdoors when the weather warms up.

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