Tylecodon schaeferianus

Tylecodon schaeferianus

This weird-looking plant consists of tiny oblong pea-sized leaves growing from woody/corky branches. It can be grown outdoors along with other tiny plants so it is not overwhelmed.

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.

Summer Poinsettia

Summer Poinsettia

Another "can't do without" foliage plant is Euphorbia 'Yokoi's White', a relative of the Poinsettia.

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 Mandarin0871

Chlorophytum Mandarin0871

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

Elephant ear Red-eyed Gecko

Elephant ear Red-eyed Gecko

Colocasia 'Red-eyed Gecko' is a beautiful chartreuse with a bright red "eye."

Canna Phasion

Canna Phasion

Outstanding variegation comes with this Canna, whose blooms are bright orange. It goes by the names 'Durban' or 'Phasion'.

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. But many can also be grown outdoors in the warm months. Here are plants I've successfully grown indoors as well as outside.  

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