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Are you looking for an old-fashioned houseplant? Then you've come to the right place at Green Bubble. In this houseplant category you will find 10 types of green houseplants, all of which have a unique appearance.

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Are you looking for an old-fashioned houseplant? Then you've come to the right place at Green Bubble. In this category of houseplants you will find 10 types of green houseplants, all of which have a unique appearance. These green friends not only have unique external characteristics, but a number of these houseplants also have an air-purifying effect. Air-purifying houseplants promote air quality in the home. They not only purify the air from nasty substances, but also contribute to the humidity in the house. Better air quality contributes to your sleep quality and your focus throughout the day. These air-purifying houseplants are therefore best placed in a bedroom or in an office space. 

Types of old-fashioned houseplants

At Green Bubble we have made a selection of 10 green houseplants. These green houseplants belong to the category of old-fashioned houseplants. They may not look old-fashioned, but these houseplants belong to this category because they have been known for years and can be found in every houseplant lover's home. So do you love houseplants? Then, as far as we are concerned, these should not be missing from your collection. Don't have a green thumb? No worries! We also have a number of houseplants for you that are completely hufterproof . These hufterproof houseplants can take a beating.

Why do we call it an old-fashioned houseplant?

Although these houseplants don't look old-fashioned, they are still part of our selection of old-fashioned houseplants. So this has nothing to do with the external characteristics of these green friends. They belong to this category, because they have been popular for a long time and are in the homes of many people in the Netherlands.

The banana plant is a tropical houseplant which has become increasingly popular in recent years. We understand why. This beautiful, green houseplant not only gives a tropical atmosphere to every room in your home, but also offers a perfect hiding place for your pets in the summer. This is a real animal-friendly houseplant! In addition, this banana plant, also called Musa, also has air-purifying properties. So you never have to worry about toxic substances in the air again. 

Why you need an old-fashioned houseplant

Old-fashioned houseplants don't have to look old-fashioned at all. These beautiful, green houseplants in this category give a nice atmosphere to any interior. Do you want to give your interior a tropical touch ? Then choose the banana plant or a palm. These houseplants are also indispensable in your urban jungle!

Our favorite old-fashioned houseplants

In this category you will find 10 types of houseplants which all have a unique look. We have listed our favorites for you.


This old-fashioned houseplant has grown enormously in popularity in recent years and you will find it in almost every home. As a real houseplant lover, this should not be missing from your collection! If you have pets, this houseplant is really perfect. It offers a nice shade in the summer and is non-toxic: a real animal-friendly houseplant. If you give the banana plant the care it needs, it will return you a freshly purified air in return.

Areca palm 

This beautiful palm has a height of 170 cm when it is delivered to your home. The Areca palm is an old-fashioned houseplant with large leaves: a real eye-catcher in every room of your home. This houseplant is perfect for anyone who doesn't have a green thumb! But beware, this houseplant also needs some attention and love in its time. The Areca palm loves water very much, so always make sure that the soil feels slightly moist. Put the Areca palm in a place with normal daylight, this is what he loves!

Kentia palm

The Kentia palm is an old-fashioned houseplant which is part of the palm family. It comes with a height of 70 cm and can grow to a height of 110 cm, provided you give it the right care of course. Do you have curious pets or children walking around? Then this houseplant is perfect for you. It is not poisonous. Water it weekly and place it in normal daylight. This way it will grow into a large, tropical houseplant. 

Caryota Mitis 

This beautiful, green houseplant has a special appearance. He's a bit of an outsider in his family. It belongs to the same family as the palm tree! You won't say this when you look at this houseplant, but nothing could be further from the truth. This houseplant is also called fishtail palm, we understand why. Take a good look at the leaves of this houseplant. They resemble the tail of a fish. Make sure that the soil of this houseplant is always moist. You would think that this houseplant likes warmth, but it prefers to be in a place in the shade.


This cool houseplant has a unique appearance, which makes it really stand out among all your other green houseplants. This old-fashioned houseplant is known for its special leaves and is very easy to care for: completely hufterproof! To keep this houseplant alive, there are a number of things you should pay attention to. Give the Rhipsalis enough water weekly and regularly feel if the soil feels moist. Place this green houseplant in half-shade, because it does not like bright sunlight.

Cactus Euphorbia Ingens

This beautiful cactus is part of the Euphorbia family. This plant species is perfect for anyone who does not have a green thumb: the houseplants in this family are all easy to care for. You get it when it is 100 cm high and it can grow to 130 cm! Give this old-fashioned houseplant preferably a place in normal daylight and not too much water. Once a month is perfect for this houseplant. Make sure that your curious pets and children do not come close to this houseplant. It is poisonous, so not at all animal and child friendly. The Cactus Euphorbia Ingens has air-purifying properties. So you no longer have to worry about nasty substances. 

Pannenkoekenplant XXL 

Everyone knows this cool houseplant. It is super popular and indispensable in any interior. Are you a houseplant lover? Then this should really not be missing from your house. This old-fashioned houseplant is known for its small leaves, which look a bit like pancakes . The small, round leaves and sturdy stems give this houseplant a unique look. If you give this houseplant the right care, it can grow to a height of 70 cm! Place it in a place in normal daylight and water it weekly. Then you will probably become good friends! This houseplant is non-toxic and therefore perfect if you have pets or children. 

Sansevieria Silver Flame

This old-fashioned houseplant is characterized by its striking leaves. This beautiful houseplant is a real easy houseplant, perfect for anyone who does not have a green thumb! But just like any houseplant, the Sansevieria Silver Flame also needs attention. This houseplant only needs water when the soil feels dry. Are you unsure whether you should water? Rather skip once, too much water is bad for this houseplant. It does not matter where you put this houseplant. He can stand the full sun, but he also has a great time in the shade. 

Chamaedorea Elegans

This beautiful, green houseplant gives a tropical atmosphere to every room in the house. The roots of this old-fashioned houseplant lie in Mexico. This Mexican mountain palm not only has a beautiful appearance, but also has air-purifying properties! This way you never have to worry about nasty substances in the house again. This houseplant is a real sun worshipper and prefers to have direct sunlight for 1 to 3 hours a day. Give him enough water weekly. 

Sansevieria Laurentie

This old-fashioned houseplant is part of the same family as the Sanservieria Laurentia. It comes with a height of 50 cm and can grow to a height of 60 cm. You have to give him the right care! Water this houseplant when the soil feels dry and the location of this houseplant does not matter much. He survives in every place in your home! 

Air-purifying old-fashioned houseplants

There are a number of green houseplants which are known as perfect air-purifying houseplants. Consider, for example, the spoon plant. Also in our selection of old-fashioned houseplants you will find a number of air-purifying houseplants. These contribute to the overall air quality in the home. Please note, when you place such an air-purifying houseplant in the living room, it purifies the air in that room and not the entire house. Therefore, pay attention to where you place such an air-purifying houseplant. It is best to place an air-purifying houseplant in a place where you benefit most from it, namely an office and bedroom. 

Order your old-fashioned houseplants at Green Bubble

Have you been able to make a choice from our range of green houseplants? Order your old-fashioned houseplants easily via our webshop. Your new houseplants come directly from the nursery. So they are still super fresh when they are delivered to your home!

When you order your new green friends through our webshop you will receive them after 1 to 4 working days at your home. Green Bubble's shipping boxes have a unique design, which ensures that your houseplants cannot fall over during shipping. This allows us to assure you that your houseplants are delivered to your home in perfect condition.



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