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Types of Houseplants

Houseplants for Low Light (Minimum)

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Botanical Name

Common Name


Chinese Evergreen

Chamaedorea elegans

Neanthe Bella Palm, Parlor Palm

Nephrolepsis exaltata

Boston Fern

Philodendron scandens var. oxycardium

Heart Leaf Philodrendron

Sansevieria trifasciata

Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant

Spathiphyllum sp.

White Flag