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Plants that thrive in containers are given this symbol. The descriptions indicate which can be used as houseplants, and which should stay outdoors during warm weather. To see a list of only houseplants visit Floridata's Indoor Plant List.

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Annual Plants and Flowers
  Ageratum houstonianum ageratum
  Anethum graveolens dill
  Antirrhinum majus common snapdragon
  Beta vulgaris beet
  Bracteantha bracteata strawflower
  Calendula officinalis calendula
  Calibrachoa X hybrida Calibrachoa hybrids
  Celosia spp. cockscomb
  Cleome hassleriana spider flower
  Cosmos bipinnatus cosmos
  Eustoma grandiflorum prairie gentian
  Impatiens wallerana impatiens
  Lactuca sativa lettuce
  Lathyrus odoratus sweet pea
  Lobularia maritima sweet alyssum
  Matthiola incana stock
  Melampodium divaricatum butter daisy
  Nemesia strumosa nemesia
  Ocimum basilicum basil
  Petroselinum crispum parsley
  Petunia x hybrida petunias
  Portulaca grandiflora moss rose
  Portulaca oleracea common purslane
  Salvia farinacea mealycup sage
  Salvia splendens scarlet sage
  Solanum melongena eggplant
  Tagetes spp. marigold
  Thymophylla tenuiloba Dahlberg daisy
  Torenia fournieri wishbone flower
  Verbena X hybrida garden verbena
  Viola x Wittrockiana pansy
  Zinnia elegans zinnia
  Zinnia haageana Mexican zinnia

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Cactus and Succulents
  Agave americana agave
  Aloe saponaria soap aloe
  Aloe vera medicinal aloe
  Epiphyllum spp. orchid cactus
  Euphorbia tirucalli pencil tree
  Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi South American air plant
  Opuntia humifusa hardy prickly pear
  Stapelia spp. carrion flower
  Tradescantia pallida purple heart

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Grasses and Grasslike Plants
  Acorus gramineus Japanese sweet flag
  Carex oshimensis Oshima sedge
  Carex phyllocephala palm sedge
  Cymbopogon citratus lemongrass
  Cyperus involucratus umbrella sedge
  Cyperus papyrus papyrus
  Pennisetum orientale oriental fountain grass
  Setaria palmifolia palm grass

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Palms and Palmlike Plants
  Arenga engleri Formosa palm
  Beaucarnea recurvata ponytail palm
  Brahea armata blue hesper palm
  Butia capitata jelly palm
  Caryota mitis fishtail palm
  Chamaedorea metallica metallic palm
  Chamaedorea radicalis radicalis palm
  Chamaedorea seifrizii bamboo palm
  Chamaerops humilis European fan palm
  Cycas circinalis queen sago
  Dioon edule virgin palm
  Dioon spinulosum giant dioon
  Dracaena draco dragon tree
  Howea forsteriana kentia palm
  Hyophorbe lagenicaulis bottle palm
  Hyophorbe verschaffeltii spindle palm
  Livistona chinensis Chinese fan palm
  Livistona decipiens ribbon fan palm
  Phoenix canariensis Canary Island date palm
  Phoenix reclinata Senegal date palm
  Phoenix roebelenii miniature date palm
  Phoenix rupicola cliff date
  Ravenea spp. Majesty (TM) Palm
  Rhapidophyllum hystrix needle palm
  Rhapis excelsa lady palm
  Rhapis humilis slender lady palm
  Syagrus romanzoffiana queen palm
  Trachycarpus fortunei windmill palm
  Veitchia merrillii Christmas palm
  Washingtonia filifera California fan palm
  Washingtonia robusta Washington palm
  Wodyetia bifurcata foxtail palm

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Perennial Plants
  Acanthus mollis bear's breeches
  Aechmea distichantha Brazilian vaseplant
  Agapanthus spp. lily-of-the-Nile
  Agastache foeniculum anise hyssop
  Allium schoenoprasum chive
  Allium tuberosum garlic chives
  Aloe ferox Cape aloe
  Alpinia zerumbet variegated shell ginger
  Alstroemeria psittacina parrotlily
  Ananas comosus pineapple
  Angelonia angustifolia angelonia
  Aquilegia canadensis wild columbine
  Aristea ecklonii blue flies
  Aspidistra elatior iron plant
  Asplenium nidus bird's nest fern
  Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum wax begonia
  Begonia x tuberhybrida tuberous begonia
  Billbergia nutans queen’s tears; friendship plant
  Brugmansia suaveolens angel trumpet
  Caladium bicolor caladium
  Canna flaccida Golden canna
  Canna X generalis canna
  Catharanthus roseus Madagascar periwinkle
  Chlorophytum comosum spider plant
  chrysanthemum hybrids chrysanthemum
  Coleus x hybridus Flame Nettle
  Colocasia esculenta taro
  Convallaria majalis lily-of-the-valley
  Cordyline fruticosa ti plant
  Coreopsis grandiflora coreopsis
  Cosmos atrosanguineus chocolate cosmos
  Crinum asiaticum grand crinum lily
  Crocus spp. crocus
  Cuphea hyssopifolia Mexican false heather
  Cuphea ignea cigar plant
  Cycas revoluta king sago
  Cyclamen persicum Cyclamen persicum
  Cyrtomium falcatum holly fern
  Dahlia spp. dahlia
  Datura inoxia var. quinquecuspida devil's trumpet
  Dicentra spectabilis bleeding heart
  Dionaea muscipula Venus flytrap
  Euphorbia myrsinites myrtle spurge
  Evolvulus glomeratus blue daze
  Farfugium japonicum leopard plant
  Fragaria X ananassa strawberry
  Gerbera Jamesonii Gerber daisy
  Glandularia puchella moss verbena
  Globba winitii dancing ladies ginger
  Hemerocallis hybrids daylily
  Hippeastrum hybrids amaryllis
  Hosta spp. hosta
  Hoya carnosa wax plant
  Hyacinthus orientalis hyacinth
  Kaempferia laotica peacock ginger
  Lobelia erinus edging lobelia
  Lycoris squamigera surprise lily
  Mentha X piperita peppermint
  Mitchella repens partridge berry
  Monstera deliciosa windowleaf
  Musa x paradisiaca banana
  Narcissus spp. daffodil
  Neoregelia cruenta bloody bromeliad
  Nephrolepis exaltata sword fern
  Origanum majorana sweet marjoram
  Origanum vulgare oregano
  Papaver nudicaule Icelandic poppy
  Pelargonium x hortorum garden geranium
  Pentas lanceolata pentas
  Peperomia obtusifolia blunt-leaved peperomia
  Phaius tankervilliae nun orchid
  Philodendron bipinnatifidum cut-leaf philodendron
  Phlox subulata Phlox subulata
  Platycerium spp. staghorn fern
  Primula vulgaris primrose
  Protasparagus densiflorus asparagus fern
  Ruellia brittoniana Mexican petunia
  Russelia equisetiformis firecracker plant
  Ruta graveolens rue
  Saintpaulia spp. African violet
  Salvia coccinea scarlet sage
  Scaevola aemula scaevola
  Spathiphyllum cultivars peace lily
  Sprekelia formosissima Aztec lily
  Stachys byzantina lamb's ear
  Stevia rebaudiana stevia
  Strelitzia reginae bird-of-paradise
  Tagetes lemmonii mountain marigold
  Tradescantia fluminensis green wandering Jew
  Tradescantia spathacea oysterplant
  Tradescantia zebrina wandering Jew
  Tulbaghia violacea society garlic
  Tulipa spp. tulip
  Vinca major large periwinkle
  Vinca minor common periwinkle
  Yucca filamentosa Adam's needle
  Zamia furfuracea Cardboard palm
  Zamia pumila coontie
  Zantedeschia aethiopica calla lily
  Zephyranthes grandiflora rain lily
  Zingiber officinale ginger

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Shrubs
  Acalypha hispida chenille plant
  Acalypha wilkesiana copperleaf
  Ardisia crenata coralberry
  Aucuba japonica Japanese aucuba
  Brunfelsia pauciflora Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow
  Buxus sempervirens common boxwood
  Calycanthus floridus sweetshrub
  Camellia japonica camellia
  Camellia sasanqua sasanqua camellia
  Chaenomeles speciosa Japanese quince
  Choisya ternata Mexican orange
  Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum croton
  Conocarpus erectus var.sericeus silver buttonwood
  Elaeagnus pungens thorny elaeagnus
  Fatsia japonica fatsia
  Gardenia augusta gardenia
  Heliotropium arboresecens common heliotrope
  Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis Chinese hibiscus
  Ilex crenata Japanese holly
  Ixora coccinea ixora
  Jatropha multifida coral plant
  Justicia spp. jacobinia
  Lantana camara lantana
  Lantana montevidensis trailing lantana
  Mahonia fortunei Chinese mahonia
  Mahonia bealei leatherleaf mahonia
  Malvaviscus penduliflorus Turk's cap
  Michelia figo banana shrub
  Murraya paniculata orange jasmine
  Odontonema strictum firespike
  Osmanthus fragrans tea olive
  Pachystachys lutea lollipop plant
  Pandanus utilius screw pine
  Picea glauca var. albertiana dwarf Alberta spruce
  Pieris japonica lily-of-the-valley bush
  Pittosporum tobira Japanese mockorange
  Plumbago auriculata leadwort
  Punica granatum pomegranate
  Rhaphiolepis umbellata yeddo hawthorne
  Rosa Radrazz Knock Out™ rose
  Rosemarinus officinalis rosemary
  Salvia officinalis garden sage
  Sanchezia speciosa sanchezia
  Schefflera actinophylla brassaia
  Serissa foetida serissa
  Strobilanthes dyerianus Persian shield
  Tecoma stans yellow elder
  Tecomaria capensis Tecoma capensis (syn.)
  Tetrapanax papyiferus Rice-paper plant
  Thymus vulgaris thyme
  Yucca aloifolia Spanish bayonet
  Yucca elephantipes spineless yucca

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Trees
  Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk Island pine
  Arbutus unedo Strawberry tree
  Callistemon citrinus lemon bottlebrush
  Carica papaya papaya
  Carissa macrocarpa Natal plum
  Cedrus atlantica atlas cedar
  Cedrus deodara deodar cedar
  Chamaecyparis obtusa Hinoki cypress
  Chamaecyparis pisifera Sawara false cypress
  Citrofortunella microcarpa calamondin
  Citrus meyeri Meyers lemon
  Citrus reticulata mandarin
  Citrus X paradisi grapefruit
  Cupressocyparis Leylandii Leyland cypress
  Eucalyptus cinerea argyle apple
  Euphorbia milii crown of thorns
  Ficus benghalensis banyan
  Fortunella spp kumquat
  Lagerstroemia indica crape myrtle
  Laurus nobilis bay laurel
  Pachira aquatica water chestnut
  Plumeria spp. frangipani
  Sisyrinchium angustifolium blue-eyed grass
  Strelitzia nicolai bird-of-paradise tree

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Vines
  Allamanda cathartica allamanda
  Bougainvillea spp bougainvillea
  Clerodendrum thomsoniae bleeding heart
  Epipremnum aureum pothos
  Ficus pumila creeping fig
  Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina yellow jasmine
  Gloriosa superba glory lily
  Hedera canariensis Algerian ivy
  Hedera helix English ivy
  Ipomoea alba moonflower vine
  Ipomoea spp. Ornamental sweet potato vine
  Jasminum nitidum star jasmine
  Jasminum polyanthum winter jasmine
  Jasminum sambac Arabian jasmine
  Lonicera sempervirens coral honeysuckle
  Lygodium spp. climbing fern
  Mandevilla spp. mandevilla
  Pandorea jasminoides pandorea
  Passiflora caerulea blue passionflower
  Passiflora racemosa red passionflower
  Protasparagus setaceus common asparagus fern
  Thunbergia alata black-eyed susan vine
  Thunbergia battiscombei scrambling sky flower
  Thunbergia grandiflora Bengal clock vine
  Trachelospermum asiaticum yellow star jasmine
  Trachelospermum jasminoides Confederate jasmine
  Wisteria sinensis Chinese wisteria

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Aquatic Plants
  Eichhornia crassipes water hyacinth
  Juncus effusus soft rush
  Nymphaea odorata alligator bonnet
  Pontederia cordata pickerelweed



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