20 Most Colorful Indoor Plants To Get Today

Most Colorful Indoor Plants

Having flowers in your home is one of the most amazing things you will do for yourself and your home. Nothing else adds color better to your space than these guys, Bromeliads for example are a great option.

We know colorful cuttings are a thing and they are an alternative that a lot of people have tried, however, somehow, you find them fading off, even after all the tips you have read on keeping them colorful.

Ever heard of house plants? There are so many benefits that the house plant has; they purify the air in the home, they add color and keep your space beautiful, they help you sharpen your gardening skills without actually owning a real garden, and what’s more?

They improve your mood.

We know that a lot of people have fears of not caring for them or having trouble raising them and all, however, these houseplants can be easy to grow, they also come from different varieties, ranging from low light to full sun species, you may even take a look at these LED light options for your houseplants.

The Most Colorful House Plants For Your Home Today

We’ve compiled the 20 most colorful indoor plants you can get today. Read on to find out.

1. Croton

croton houseplant

Also known as Codiaeum variegatum, the croton plant is one of the most beautiful houseplants you can grow indoor. It comes with speckled or striped rainbow color, although some come in just two colors, based on which variety you purchase, it also comes in ranges from shades of red, greed, to orange, yellow, pink, etc. growing croton in your home isn’t a hard task, however, you should know that it requires full sunlight, hence should be placed where it can get access to it.

Less exposure to light can cause this precious houseplant to fade and lose its shine. You do not have to worry about the strongest of rays, this beauty can handle it! When you purchase your croton, you should water it until the water flows from beneath the pot, after thins, you can always check with your finger, if the soil is dry and requires water, this can be done weekly. Bear in mind that croton requires damp, well-drained soil.

2. Prayer Plants

prayer plants

Prayer plants come from the maranta and calathea families, it has the botanical name Maranta leuconeura. Plants in these families are known for lifting their hands at night, like in a praying position.

To add some color to your home, this is the plant for you. This beauty comes in shades of red, cream, pink, and green. The praying plant thrives in a humid environment and if you live in a less humid environment, you might want to mist it with water from time to time. It enjoys well-drained soil and indirect light.

Be careful so you do not underwater or overwater the plant as this can result in serious issues.

3. Triostar Stromanthe

Triostar Stromanthe

This is one unique houseplant that we love. It is from the brazil jungle and also a member of the praying plants family. It is one of the known houseplants to add some color to your space. It comes in candy-like striped leaves and has colors like pink, green, maroon, magenta on it.

Triostar stromanthe enjoys indirect light, hence you might want to place it at the north-facing window. Triostar stromanthe is to be kept in moist, well-drained soil, however, be watchful so it doesn’t get soggy or under-watered. You should water it when you notice the topsoil is dry, it also requires less water during winter. You should re-pot when you notice the root is growing out of the pot.

4. Ti Plant

Ti Plant

The Ti plant is also known as cabbage or cordyline plant. This houseplant is lined in shades of cream, pink, pale purple, you might also find some varieties to come in solid red leaves.

This amazing houseplant requires adequate sunlight to grow, hence you should place it where it will get access to it. The Ti plant is sensitive to fluoride water, you should use rainwater, distilled water, or filtered water to keep it alive. The ti plant should be properly placed because it is not suitable for pets.  

5. Bromeliads

Bromeliad

This is one houseplant that gives you all-around color through the year, and we love it. Bromeliad comes in shades of orange, red, pink, and yellow.

A healthy bromeliad requires warmth and a humid environment, you should also keep the central cup of the bromeliad full of water. A healthy bromeliad will put out more beautiful colors right before bringing out pups that you can propagate.

6. Chinese Money Plant

Chinese Money Plant

Also known as pilea peperomioides has a unique look that is not common, it comes in round coin-like leaves with straight stems.

The Chinese money plant is one of the best houseplants to grow indoor because it can grow in any condition. Depending on the temperature in your home, you might want to water only once a week. The Chinese money plant requires only indirect light or just bright spaces. Do not make the mistake of placing it in direct sunlight.

7. Oxalis

Oxalis

This native of Brazil is also known as false shamrock. You definitely will be adding some vibrant colors to your home with this houseplant, its colors range from violet to crimson.

Oxalis, like some other houseplants, require direct sunlight to bloom properly. It comes with an added link for bulbs only, and you should see it sprout in a week, it should bloom into lavender flowers in 10 weeks or less.  Oxalis isn’t the best to grow around pets, you might want to consider this when positioning your plant.

8. Anthurium

Anthurium

These houseplants are so beautiful and unique; they look too good to be true! Anthurium is particularly known for its constant bloom and its red or yellow flowers, they are also a scent stealer, and this is why a lot of people prefer to have some cut in their home, however, having the full plant in your home makes you enjoy its goodness more.

Anthurium enjoys well-drained soil and indirect sunlight, this means you should place it where it is shielded from direct light. Be careful to not underwater or overwater it too. Wait until the soil is slightly dry before you water it again.

9. String Of Pearls

String Of Pearls

If you are looking for not just beautiful but also unique houseplants, then the string of pearls is the one for you. 

Also known as the Senecio rowleyanus, this plant comes in round beads which are great for hanging or can be placed draping over a pedestal. It is most suitable in places where direct sunlight cannot get to it. You might want to be careful while watering, it doesn’t do well when overwatered.

10. Variegated Rubber Tree

Variegated Rubber Tree

There is no way we’ll talk about colorful plants that the rubber tree won’t be mentioned. Also known as ruby ficus, the leaves of this tree come in pink, cream, seafoam green, and dark green.

The rubber tree is a tall plant and is suitable for empty spaces, preferably close to the window because they can become really big, you should prepare re-potting. This beauty required bright, or indirect light. It also thrives well in well-drained soil.

11. Bunny Ear Cactus

Bunny Ear Cactus

Another unique houseplant for you! The opuntia microdasys comes in a round flat shape, although beautiful looking, the bunny ear cactus requires some caution when it comes to handling.

This houseplant is very easy to grow and can withstand any condition. However, you should give it adequate sunlight and water when it is dry.

12. Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew

This is another amazing plant that adds color to your space. Although it is not a single plant, the name wandering Jew is given to plants in the genus tradescantia family i.e. Fluminesis, Zebrina, and pallida.

They come in green heart-shaped leaves with elegant stripes of white, cream, pink, or purple. They are all easy to care for, they only require access to bright light or indirect sunlight and regular pruning.  They also require moist soil, however, be careful not to overwater or underwater it.

13. Calathea Orbifolia

Calathea Orbifolia

White and green have never looked better! The streak of white on the green leaf makes it stand out and unique, you might want to take some caution when caring for these plants, compared to others.

This beauty requires adequate sunlight to stay healthy, make sure it is planted in a pot that has good drainage, also, you should make sure the soil is moist. Avoid overwatering or under watering it.

14. Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen

The Chinese evergreen is one of the most loved by all because they are beautiful and very easy to grow. The green leaves are striped with pink, red, silver, and yellow.

They sometimes come in patterns that are similar to that of prayer plants. The Chinese evergreen plant is excellent for your space. Although they are easy to care for, many find them challenging when it is time to water. You have to get it right; they cannot be overwatered or underwatered.

15. Chives

chives

The good thing about having chives in your home is that not just will you have beautiful plants inside; you also get to use them to cook!

They come in beautiful purple color, they are gorgeous when they bloom. They are hard to kill so you get to keep them for a long while.

Planting chives in your garden? Here are some of the best companion plants for it.

16. Clivia

Clivia

With its origin in South Africa, this beauty has become sought after because of how beautiful it is.

It comes in an orange-red color, similar to hibiscus, they’re one hardy plant and can survive with little or no care. They enjoy indirect sunlight or bright light.

17. Polka Dot Plant 

Polka Dots Plant

The polka dots do not require lots of light to look beautiful when compared to other colored plants.

The plants come in white, purple, lavender, red spots. They require well-drained soil to grow properly, however, do not overwater them.

18. Peace Lily

Peace Lily

House plants from the peace lily family (spathiphyllum genus) are one of the easiest to grow flowing plants, we know that this is probably contrary to what you have heard concerning flowering plants. They enjoy indirect sunlight and love shades. 

You might want to plant them in a very simple pot so the flowers won’t compete with the beauty of the pot. On your first purchase, you should water it until the water drops from the leaves.

19. Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Elegance is the word when you think of this orchid, it has a long spray of large white sophisticated flowers, this beauty is suitable for almost anywhere in your home, you might want to consider placing them on your side table.

It comes in different species and they all enjoy bring, indirect light, it also enjoys a humid environment, if your environment isn’t humid enough, you should mist the plant with some water.

20. Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

These are some of the easiest plants to grow. If you have tried all and you think you cannot keep up, try the Christmas cactus.

The plant thrives well in moist soil and humid environment; you should mist regularly if you don’t live in a humid environment. It also enjoys bright light or indirect sunlight.

FAQs

What are the most colorful indoor plants?

Everyone loves a colorful indoor plant, it has a way of brightening up one’s garden. Some of the most common colorful indoor plants include the Ti plants, prayer plants, Christmas cactus, vase plants, peace lily, polka dots plants, croton, and spiderwort.

Can you keep perennials indoors?

You can absolutely store your perennial plants indoors. These plants are best stored in an unheated garage, shed, or basement with temperatures of 30 and 40 degrees.

How do I make my Croton more colorful?

To make croton more colorful, you should give plenty of fertilizer and water and when it grows vigorously, cut it back severely.

Will perennials survive in pots?

If you are planning to plant perennials in pots then you do need bigger pots. Perennials tend to have larger root systems than annuals so the larger the pot, the better.

Do indoor plants really clean the air?

Indoor plants are really charming and great to have in the house but their ability to clean the air is a myth. Indoor plants do little to purify the air and studies show they can remove a range of toxins.

Are indoor plants healthy?

Indoor plants are definitely good to have around. They are not just good for visual decorations but they are also good for your health by allowing you to breathe in good clean air.

Do indoor plants attract bugs?

Absolutely! Certain indoor plants are known to attract bugs and it often happens as a result of growing conditions such as high humidity or lack of air circulation.

How often should indoor plants be watered?

How often you water your indoor plants depend on the plant type. Most houseplants need to be watered every 1-3 weeks and your plants should be monitored to know how often it needs water.

Is Vinegar safe for houseplants?

Vinegar is considered toxic to most plants, it is only recommended for upping the pH level of the soil.

Final Thoughts

Indoor plants are amazing and you will be doing yourself a lot of good by getting into your home. The good thing about these plants is that they are easy to care for, you do not have to stress to get them to stay healthy.

You should take precautions for plants that do not do well around children and pets. You can purchase your plants at any nursery close to you, you can also get them online. We added direct links to each plant for you.

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