10 Exotic Houseplants To Grow in Pots

Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by Real Men Sow

Many exotics are suitable for growing indoors. It is important to learn about their native habitats of exotic plants in order to grow them indoors. A plant that is native to dry and dark forests will not thrive inside a hot bathroom. However, a plant that is from hot deserts would do better on a sunny windowsill.

Tillandsia cyanea

The Best Exotic Houseplants To Grow in Pots

Tillandsia cyanea

This bromeliad can be found in Ecuador where it lives on tree trunks. The pink flower stalk makes a great foil for the blue flowers that are produced intermittently. Tillandsia Cyanea should only be grown in moist, free-draining compost and away from direct sunlight.

Streptocarpus ‘Roulette Azur’

The best place to grow summer-flowering streptocarpus is in shade. Mist the plants, water them and let it dry before watering again. Planting leaf slices in compost can help you create new plants

Aechmea ‘Blue Rain’

Aechmeas, which are closely related to pineapples, have similar hard, spiky leaves. The rosette of leaf forms a cup, which can be used for watering. Aechmeas will thrive with regular misting and foliar feed. They should be grown in bright sunlight, but not in full sun.

Guzmania ‘Tempo’

Guzmania Tempo produces an evergreen rosette and spectacular red inflorescence that lasts approximately six weeks. It needs warmth all day, so keep the leaf ‘cups’ full of water, and out of direct sunlight.

Nepenthes ‘Rebecca Soper’

Nepenthes “Rebecca Soper” is a carnivorous, liquid-filled Nepenthes that drowns insects. It should be kept indoors in a cool, shaded spot. Water it often with rainwater rather than tap water.

Ficus benjaminaFicus benjamina ‘Golden King’

The elegant ficus ‘Golden King” has shiny, drooping leaves. It can be allergic to the rubbery sap. However, you won’t need to prune it. It should be kept warm, and you should water it often. Let the compost dry before watering.

Adiantum Venustum

This delicate fern is best if it has access to a well-drained compost and is kept hydrated frequently. It has a seasonal growth cycle so you will need to trim any brown or old fronds in spring and then fertilize in summer with a balanced fertilizer.

Begonia ‘Princess Of Hanover’

This begonia is the recipient of the RHS Award for Garden Merit. It can be propagated in the same way as other begonias by adding a leaf to a compost and cutting off the leaf surface. To encourage bright leaf colouring, keep it warm in a sunny spot. Water when the compost has dried.

Pelargonium ‘Dark Secret’

One of the most regal pelargoniums is “Dark Secret”, which has large, handsome flowers. It should be planted in an area that is not draughty and has good airflow. It should be watered more in summer than in winter. However, it should not be watered until the compost becomes dry. In autumn, you can cut back.

Brugmansia suaveolens ‘Weinstrasse’ (angel’s trumpet)

Angel’s trumpet can also be kept outdoors in summer but requires a cool, well-lit conservatory in winter. To keep the red spider mite away and to produce spectacular flowers, water frequently and mist often.

Real Men Sow
Real Men Sow

Hello, I’m Pete and I’m currently based in the west of Scotland, in a small place called Rosneath, where I’m exploring my garden adventures. I personally started gardening around 6 years ago and initially, I started out by growing my favorite fruits and berries, such as strawberries, Raspberries & Gooseberries. Since then I’ve added a lot of vegetables and working closely with my neighbor, it’s been a lot of fun.