Four Exciting New Plants for Your Indoor Garden
By Laurelynn Martin and Byron Martin
By the time fall comes, we’re ready for the shorter, cooler days, especially if coming from the high humid areas that give oppressive summer heat. It’s always exciting to pick a few new plants for the indoor windowsill to help get us through the darker days to come. Here are some of our favorites…
Variegated Heart Leaf Hoya (Hoya kerrii ‘Variegata’) is our first pick since hoyas make wonderful houseplants that require little care from the gardener. This rare hoya is notable for its waxy foliage that resembles a heart and is extra special because of its variegation. Each leaf has a creamy, white border with a green center and should be grown in partial sun with support for its heavy vine. Either a stake or trellis will work and simply wrap the vines around the support and enjoy the heart shaped leaves of color all year long.
The next pick is Desert Rose ‘Yellow Gift’ (Adenium hybrid). Adeniums flower reliably during the spring and summer. However, when given warm and sunny conditions it will bloom intermittently throughout the year. ‘Yellow Gift’ has creamy-yellow flowers with pronounced red veins and red highlights throughout each petal. With a thickened caudex and beautiful flowers, Adeniums are showy plants for any indoor garden.
Variegated Wax Ivy (Senecio macroglossus ‘Variegatus’) has been on display in our retail greenhouses for years and is a relative to our popular Bead Plant. It is a great choice to add dimension and color to the home environment with its beautiful variegated waxy leaves. It resembles English Ivy but is relatively pest free. The triangular leaves have plump stems that are white in bright sun and the leaves boast pink and purple colors at the leaf edges. In summertime, daisy-like flowers appear. Remember to dry out between waterings and you will have a care-free plant for years to come. Variegated Wax Ivy received the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Merit for its spectacular variegated foliage.
To round out our new plant introductions for fall is Dendrobium Orchid ‘Fire Wings’ (Dendrobium hybrid). We like this Dendrobium for its bright fuchsia and white petals with a darker fuchsia lip. The flower spikes emerge from mature canes and the 3” flowers are long lasting, up to 2-3 months. Mature canes can rebloom two or three times making this orchid a rewarding specimen to grow, especially for beginning orchid growers.
Thanks for visiting Logee’s and learning about our favorite new plants for your fall indoor garden. Before you go, please be sure to explore our selection of fruiting, rare and tropical plants. And don’t forget to request your free Logee’s catalog, too! You can learn more below about the indoor plants mentioned in this article: