1. African Mask Plant
These plants are part of a species marked by the common name of elephant’s ears. they are easy to take care of and make a great candidate for a houseplant. They are tropical plants that love humid atmospheres and are easy to prune if their leaves get dry. They want bright indirect light - do not expose them to direct sunlight. Watering these plants should be done in the morning so they can dry in the evening. If the soil dries in the winter they might go dormant for a little while. If so, dig up the corm and allow it to keep over winter and put it back in new soil in the springtime when there are warmer temperatures. These plants will add a depth of dimension to the background in any atmosphere.
2. Rex Begonia
These plants are quite finicky to keep alive. They come in many different shapes and sizes; they have been bred through the years to produce many different cultivars. They need humid air and distilled water as they are used to getting rainwater or purified water. Some variants like moist soil and indirect light. These plants add a classy, well-kept arrangement to every household collection.
3. ZZ Plant
The Zamioculcas zamiifolia plant is an easy plant to take care of. With its underground tubers and thick roots, this plant is capable of taking abuse in a standard pot. If you want more plants, you can propagate it by division. When you go to repot the specimen, you can divide the tubers and place them in their own pot. These make a great countertop plant or windowsill additive to enhance the indoor landscape as well as a vertical interest.
4. Cape Primrose
Cape Primroses like bright light, but the leaves will scorch if they are put in direct sunlight. Water the soil until the roots are wet and let it dry in between waterings. The leaves will turn brown if they are left in water. They thrive in humid climates and hail from South Africa, so they are accustomed to higher temperatures. These plants offer lovely flowers and elongated leaf structures that hang over the pot.
5. Helleborus (Lenten Rose)
These plants are perennial and are in the buttercup family. They are toxic to animals as well as humans. They are evergreen and come in many different bloom colors. These plants form next year's bud at ground level below the leaf structures, so don’t cut them back, or maintain them in a pot inside. You can transplant them outside in the springtime in part-sun or shade.
These plants provide ample interest to a shelf or countertop they are placed on and bloom spikes with colorful gradients. They are epiphytes and grow on trees in tropical forests and do best in the orchid growing medium. These plants are short-lived and after about two years they produce offshoots on the side of the stems and produce pups. You can pot these plants after they are big enough to send off anchoring roots.