houseplant

noun
house·​plant | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌplant How to pronounce houseplant (audio) \

Definition of houseplant

: a plant grown or kept indoors

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Florida also produces about 75 percent of the country’s tropical foliage and houseplants, said Ben Bolusky, chief executive of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. Washington Post, "Florida’s Atlantic Coast is preparing for a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian," 30 Aug. 2019 Their mouthparts bruise then suck sap from the foliage of flowering plants, trees, evergreens, roses and shrubs, vegetables and houseplants. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "How to get bad insects out of your garden, from Japanese beetles to spider mites," 24 June 2019 While the plant shop already drew in a crowd selling just the kind of houseplants that are currently extremely on-trend, the café allowed Meza to make the space a bit more social. Fortune, "Don’t Miss This Off-the-Radar Foodie Oasis on the Canadian Border," 15 Sep. 2019 Both Nessel and Calabrese have noticed the growing popularity of houseplants. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "‘Plants for everyone’: Urban Planting Cleveland opens this weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 Not since the macramé decade, the 1970s, have houseplants elicited so much enthusiasm. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, "Plant Swaps: The Cheap Way to Score Rare Houseplants," 7 June 2018 Calabrese said that houseplants are an example of biophilia in action. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "‘Plants for everyone’: Urban Planting Cleveland opens this weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 Tall, skinny houseplants make a room look less cluttered, more spacious. Bill Shapiro, Los Angeles Times, "Review: New book peers inside the real-life homes of L.A.'s creative maestros," 16 Aug. 2019 The overall look skews jungalow: think millennial pink dining chairs, blonde wood, and plenty of houseplants. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "My Favorite Airbnb in Mexico City: A Colorful, Tropical Oasis in Condesa," 9 Aug. 2019

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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houseplant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of houseplant

: a plant that is grown or kept indoors

houseplant

noun
house·​plant | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌplant How to pronounce houseplant (audio) \

Kids Definition of houseplant

: a plant grown or kept indoors

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