Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.
Aechmea 'Del Mar' (related to the pineapple) is an ideal house plant, thriving in light shade. Here are 10 exotic house plants: http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/plants/10-exotic-house-plants/3482.html Photo by Jason Ingram