House plants: This bromeliad (Tillandsia cyanea) is native to Ecuador, growing on tree trunks. Grow in free-draining but moist compost, away from direct sunlight. Read about other exotic house plants here http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/plants/10-exotic-house-plants/3482.html
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
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.