You might have bought a plant for your house from a nursery, repotted it properly, and then tossed mark of identification or you are unable to recall the names from the collection of plants potted. After knowing whether it is hanging or upright plant helps, besides looking very closely at the shape and size of its leaves, pattern, and color.

So, here are some ways by characteristics you can identify the names and kind of plants.

  1. Alpinia Galanga

While there are lakhs of plants that can be grown inside the house, the ones that are most popular are sold at garden centers and nurseries for a reason.

  • This beautiful plant is a type of ginger and is used frequently in Indonesian and Thai cooking.
  • It is also known as Greater Galangal, Thai Galangal or Galangal, this well-known house plant usually grows from rhizomes (which are edible) that produce stalks with green, long, thin leaves.
  • Since it hails from the climate of tropical, it prefers humidity.
  1. Anthurium Plant

This plant actually grows in tropical regions like forests such as Hawaii, however, it can be found inside in containers in many of the areas of the United States.

  • Some of them are very strong in spite of your lack of a thumb (green) while others are very sensitive specimens which may even require particular plant food, a special type of container and just the perfect lighting conditions.
  • It is also known as Tailflowers or Flamingo Flowers. Anthuriums basically produce waxy, shiny flowers in coral, rose, deep red, white with long yellow centers which are cone-like.
  • When they are not in bloom, Anthurium can also be identified by its glossy oblong, heart-shaped and vivid green leaves.
  1. Bromeliad

The enthusiasts of Indoor gardening love all the 3,000 plus species of the plant Bromeliads for they are full of color and varied foliage and flowers.

  • Sometimes also referred to as Pineapple Plants or Urn Plants. Bromeliads usually produce vivid flowers which are rosette in shape.
  • As they grow they become more like a fountain, surrounded by some leaves that can be wide, strappy and variegated, or toothed.
  • While they are monocarpic, that means the bloom of an awesome flower indicates that the life of the plant is ending, most of them produce offsets.
  1. Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig also known as Ficus Lyrata trees are very tall, with plants having broad-leafed that are now enjoying a quite good resurgence and that so in popularity, all thanks to the plentitude of design social media and websites.

  • But nurseries in some large cities cannot keep these plants in stock.
  • Why? Do they look good with a lot of design styles and their large sized (up to around 15 inches long), fiddle-like shape, rounded leaves add structure as well as personality to a room and are generally very easy to grow.
  1. Madagascar Dragon Tree

This tree is a member of the family of Agave. Dracaena Marginata is often referred to as the Tree of Money and how would not like to have one of those in their own house? And it is apparent that particular plants require a particular treatment.

  • Dragon Tree is known for its slender which is upright or stems which keeps spreading with clusters of leaves.
  • Leaves that are blade-shaped that range from green (variegated) to deep olive with red and yellow or red tipped.
  • Some of the more colorful varieties are ‘Tricolor’ and ‘Colorama’.


  • You can also take help from a plant specialist in order to identify these houseplants.
  • Try to keep these houseplants in such a place that they receive enough sunlight.