McC Houseplant Census
as of: 2/1/2010

Look up plants:

Scientific name Common name Family Location Source Notes
Adenium obesum  Desert rose Euphorbiaceae DR Gethsemane 2009
Aeschynanthus longicaulis Basketvine Gesneriaceae BN Kmart x2 - one that spontaneously rooted from a vine from the first
Aeschynanthus radicans Lipstick plant Gesneriaceae DR    
Alocasia x amazonica 'Polly' African mask Araceae DR Gethsemane 2009. Down to 2 leaves. Got spider mites but seems to be dying for unrelated reasons.
Aloe barbadensis Aloe vera Aloaceae BN    
Aloe squarrosa   Aloaceae BN HD Grows rapidly
Asparagus densiflorus Asparagus fern Liliaceae DR   Cut back hard Dec 2009
Beaucarnea recurvata Pony tail palm Ruscaceae BN, DR Target x2 (actually about 6 plants in 2 pots). Rescued from a clearance sale at Target, where it had been glued into a pot full of rocks.  Chiseled out the rocks, added soil, plants are very happy and adorable. ~2001
Boweia volubilis Climbing onion Liliaceae BN Logee's Sprouts around Christmas. Bulb started growing rapidly winter 09-10.
Ceropegia linearis 'Woodii' or Ceropegia woodii Rosary vine Asclepiadaceae DR Logee's Perched on the sill of the stained glass window, where so far it seems very content.
Chlorophytum comosum Spider plant Liliaceae BN, KI   x2
Chlorophytum orchidanteroides or amaniense Mandarin plant Liliaceae BN Jewel Slowly dying :(
Clerodendrum x speciosum Bleeding heart vine Verbenaceae BN Logee's Clerodendron splendens x C. thomsoniae. Got thrips (!) and treatment was not completely effective, so relocated into basement for the remainder of 09-10 winter. Gets repotted and goes outside when spring comes.
Costus woodsonii Dwarf cone ginger Costaceae BN Logee's Does NOT like being cold. Move away from windows in winter.
Crassula ovata Jade plant Crassulaceae BN    
Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon-Lime'   Ruscaceae   HD Jan-10
Dracaena marginata   Ruscaceae DR   Dying; am trying to propagate to save it
Dracaena marginata   Ruscaceae DR HD 2009
Echeveria NOID   Crassulaceae BN HD Looks much like a jade plant; maybe it's actually a Crassula? Pale whitish green leaves. Grows rapidly, very phototropic, roots easily from fallen leaves.
Echeveria setosa 'Doris Taylor'   Crassulaceae BN Chi. flower show vendor Mar-09
Epiphyllum oxypetalum Night-blooming cereus Cactaceae DR from Carol @ May Dreams Gardens May-09
Epipremnum aureum Pothos Araceae BN, KI, DR   x3 plus cuttings in water
Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen'   Araceae DR Chalet 2009
Euphorbia milii Crown-of-thorns Euphorbiaceae BN    
Euphorbia pulcherrima Poinsettia Euphorbiaceae LR   2009
Euphorbia trucalli Pencil tree Euphorbiaceae BN Chalet 2009
Ficus benjamina   Moraceae BN   x2. Cut both back hard 2009
Ficus pumila Creeping fig Moraceae BN HD Must be watered frequently.
Fittonia albivenis 'Red Vein'   Acanthaceae DR Jewel 2009
Gasteria sp.   Asphodelaceae BN Chi. flower show vendor March 2009. Grows mostly in winter.
Haworthia cooperi Window haworthia Aloaceae BN Lowe's 2009
Hippeastrum Amaryllis Amaryllidaceae BN   x3 - one from 2009 sending up first bud, two older that are being grown for foliage and hopefully will recharge this summer
Hoya carnosa variegata 'Stripes'   Asclepiadaceae BN HD  
Hoya 'Waxleaf'   Asclepiadaceae BN    
Iresine herbstii Beefsteak plant Amaranthaceae BN Logee's Short lifespan, but propagates easily by putting cuttings in water.
Juncus effusus 'Spiralis' Corkscrew rush Juncaceae BN Jewel
Kalanchoe daigremontiana Mother of thousands Crassulaceae BN HD "Mother of Thousands"... makes little plantlets along leaf margins that drop off and become new plants.
Maranta leuconeura   Marantaceae KI LaSalle Florist Bought at LaSalle Florist downtown, summer 2009
Nephrolepsis exaltata Boston fern Polypodiaceae DR, BN Gift x2. Move smaller one to stairs
Oxalis triangularis ssp. papilionaceae Shamrock Oxalidaceae BN Jewel/Gethsemane x2 - one purple, maybe cultivar Atropurpurea, and one green
Peperomia ferrerae   Piperaceae BN Chi. flower show vendor March 2009. Grows in winter, dormant in summer.
Peperomia graveolens Ruby Glow peperomia Piperaceae BN   Red and green succulent, much like a jade plant.  2009. Having hard time keeping alive.
Peperomia incana Felted peperomia Piperaceae DR   Round, succulent leaves with hint of felting.  2009
Peperomia magnoliaefolia Desert privet Piperaceae DR    
Peperomia sandersii Watermelon peperomia Piperaceae BN   2009
Phaelenopsis   Orchidaceae KI Chi Garden show One of the least attractive orchid flowers ever, a smear of pink on yellow.  Barely alive, down to one leaf.
Philodendron hederaceum Philodendron Araceae BN, KI   x2
Philodendron hederaceum micans   Araceae   HD Jan-10
Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa   Cactaceae DR Chalet 2009
Rhipsalis 'Trail'   Cactaceae BN Jewel Long thin branching tendrils, all stem, no leaves.
Saintpaulia 'Foster Trail' Trailing African violet Gesneriaceae BN Chi. flower show vendor March 2009. Has been mostly in stasis for a year. Repot into non-clay pot?
Saintpaulia ionantha African violet Gesneriaceae BN HD, Brighton nursery x5: dk purple/white, lavender, dk pink, pink/white, and pink-splashed/pink.
Sansevieria cylindrica Snake plant Ruscaceae DR HD 2009
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' Snake plant Ruscaceae BN HD 2009
Schefflera arboricola Umbrella tree Araliaceae BN, ST, KI   x3 plus cuttings. Cut back BN one hard summer 2009; ST one Jan 2010. Cutting from BN is in kitchen window; rooted in water, then planted.
Schlumbergera Christmas cactus Cactaceae BN HD x3 - pink, white, unknown. Rooting the remnants of the unk. one, used to be in DR, was dying of lack of light
Scindapsus pictus argyraeus Silver philodendron Araceae KI Jewel ~2008
Sedum morganianum Burro's tail Crassulaceae BN HD ~2008
Senecio rowleyanus String of pearls Asteraceae BN Gethsemane 2009
Stapelia variegata or Orbea variegata Starfish cactus, toad cactus Asclepiadaceae BN Logee's  
Stromanthe sanguinea 'Tricolor'   Marantaceae DR Gethsemane  
Tillandsia cyanea 'Sandy'   Bromeliaceae BN Gethsemane 2009
Tradescantia somaliensis Pussy ears Commelinaceae BN   Very hairy.  2009. Needs repotting, larger pot.
Tradescantia zebrina 'Red Hill'   Commelinaceae BN HD Cuttings root readily in water. Flowered a few months after planting - tiny lavender/pink flowers.
Unknown orchid
Orchidaceae BN Lowe's Clearance at Lowe's 2009
Yucca guatemalensis   Agavaceae basement HD 2009. Source of NASTY fungus gnat infestation. Gave many doses of Bt during Nov-Dec 09-Jan 10. Either pests or overwatering is hurting the plant - losing older leaves, much yellow spotting. Hope it survives. In basement until gnats are gone. Repot in spring.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia ZZ plant Araceae DR Frank's Overwatered during gnat treatment 2009; partially rotted below soil level

Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk Island pine Araucariaceae ST Alma Husband's plant from freshman year, Alma College, fall of 1988.  Died 2009. Mine died long ago.
Asplenium nidus 'Fimbriatum' Birds-nest fern Aspleniaceae DR HD A fleshy, succulent fern with deeply lobed fronds.  Glossy and very weird. Prone to scale. Died.
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora Paddle plant or desert rose Crassulaceae BN HD Died pretty much instantly