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10 Houseplants to Add Depth and Colour to your Space

Typically houseplants are variations of lush bright greens to deep forest tones. But what if you are looking to fill your indoor jungle with some colourful houseplants!? Well, we’ve got you covered.

We have selected some of our favourite houseplants that add depth and colour to your space with inspiring shades of purple, yellow, pink and orange.

Variegated green and white Ficus elastica leaf.
Variegated Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

A houseplant full of beauty is the rubber plant, which is a member of the Ficus genus. The variegated variety of this species ranges from deep to bright greens all the way to pinks, purples and even stunning white. These plants look especially beautiful in front of a bright window.

 

An indoor pot plant thriving purple Oxalis Triangularis.
Purple Shamrock (Oxalis Triangularis)

With rich purple punches of colour and butterfly-shaped leaves, the Purple Shamrock is a beautiful plant that opens and closes its leaves in response to the light surrounding it. Keep in mind that these plants often go dormant and may appear to be dying. Don’t worry—they’ll wake back up in the springtime.

 

Variegated snow white and deep green Chinese Evergreen leaves.
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)

Chinese evergreen plants are one of the easiest plants to care for and with beautiful variations in texture and colours including green, white, pink and red, it is no wonder it is one of the most popular houseplants too. These tropical foliage plants also produce beautiful flowers reminiscent of calla or peace lilies.

 

Deep purple centres contrast a powder white star shaped flower of the Hoya Krimson Queen.
Hoya 'Krimson Queen'

The Hoya 'Krimson Queen' is a true beauty for its colourful foliage that comes in variations of pink, white, and green. Not only is it often nicknamed tricolour due to the thick waxy foliage colouring but also from the spectacular cloud of its flowers. Interested in some more pink leaves? Try placing your hoya in direct sunlight in the winter and springtime.

 

The Tradescantia Zebrina leaves are striking with their white leaves, prominent green or purple edges, and central stripes.
Tradescantia Zebrina 'Violet Hill'

With bright striped purple, silver and green leaves, these beautiful trailing plants can grow lots of long vines to fill unique spaces in your home. They like moist soil and don’t need to be in direct sunlight. To maintain their variegations, make sure they are exposed to enough light as green foliage absorbs the sun easier.

 

A beautiful Triostar Stromanthe leaf with variegated pink, green and white tones.
Triostar Stromanthe (Stromanthe sanguinea)

As part of the Calathea family, the stunning Triostar Stromanthe stands out in a sea of green due to its lovely displays of pinks. From pastel to vibrant hot pink this plant is a real display piece for any home. Don't fret if at night its leaves curl up, it's protecting itself from the cooler temperatures of the evening.

 

Green Nerve Plant with bold red vein patterning contrasted through the leaves.

Nerve Plant (Fittoni spp.)

Another stunningly colourful plant is the nerve plant. These plants have mesmerising details within their multi-coloured veins, running through the leaves. With many different varieties available, the nerve plants come in all different shades but the most stunning versions have pink or red veins in the foliage and are often used in terrariums as they love the high humidity and rainforest climates.

 

Pale green and purple striped elongated leaves of a Rhoeo, Tricolor plant.
Rhoeo 'Tricolor' (Tradescantia spathacea)

For depth and a colour pop in your space, you can't go past the Rhoeo 'Tricolor'. The bright striped purple and green foliage of these plants create a distinct contrast of textures. These plants are however toxic and thrive in the indirect sun with moist soil.

 

The Calathea Sanderiana is deep green with pinstripes of vibrant pink.
Calathea Sanderiana

The Calathea may be extremely finicky, but once you’ve got the knack for caring for them you’ll want to fill your whole home with them. With beautiful foliage, the Calathea sanderiana is known as the pinstripe calathea because of the pink stripes featured on its thick green glossy leaves.

 

Polka Dot Begonia leaves with green foliage and white spots.
Polka Dot Begonia (Begonia Maculata)

Begonias come in all shapes and sizes and all different colours. One of the fan favourites is Begonia maculata, a polka-dotted plant with red under-sided leaves. They can grow quite quickly under the right conditions and the leaves are constantly changing colours—the undersides are more of pink colour and as they age they change to a deep red. If you take care of these the right way, they’ll even bloom for you.

For more colourful household plants check out our plant guide to learn more.

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