Growing on the High Plains: Houseplant Name Games

Feb 21, 2019

Keeping up with the botanical nomenclature can be a bit daunting for those of us who are a little rusty on our Latin. Thankfully, gardeners have a host of common names by which they can refer to their favorite foliage.

On today's Growing on the High Plains, I'll share a few of my favorite house plants—both their scientific name and the whimsical nicknames that often accompany them.

Not only are these plants striking to look at, but they're also quite easy to maintain. From tongues and tails to pearls, I treasure all of my green, growing friends...no matter what they're called.