15 Colourful Houseplants You’ll Love

Published on: 21.03.2024
Sakshi Kasat
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Sakshi Kasat, an indoor gardener and content creator from Indore, India, transitioned from teaching to follow her gardening passion during the pandemic. She's an expert in indoor gardening, with over 150 articles published. Her favorite plant, the Peace Lily, reflects her mission to inspire others. In gardening and writing, she finds pure inspiration and contentment.

Bored of the plain green foliage around you? We’ve got Colourful Houseplants You’ll Love to have in your home and garden!

Who doesn’t love Colorful Houseplants? We’ve got plants with leaves in shades of pink, yellow, and even purple that will amaze you. Plus, they’re easy to grow.

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Colourful Houseplants

1. Caladium


Botanical Name: Caladium

Caladiums have beautiful heart-shaped leaves with pink colours. Some of these even have tiny white spots. They’re a no-fuss plant and thrive with little care.

2. Coleus


Botanical Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides

Coleus plants are small shrubs with large leaves that are covered in different patterns of pink, purple, green, and near-black hues. They’re mostly grown in Kumaon, Bihar, and the Deccan Plateau.

3. Homalomena

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Botanical Name: Homalomena Rubescens

These plants are native to Assam and Bangladesh, but you can easily find them in your local nursery. They have stunning leaves in creamy white and green.

4. Jelly Bean Plant

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Botanical Name: Sedum rubrotinctum

This popular succulent is perfect if you want a smaller option with a beautiful colour. It has chubby, succulent leaves and is really easy to care for.

5. Tradescantia Nanouk


Botanical Name: Tradescantia nanouk

Just look at those soft pink and pastel green leaves. Pretty, right? Just keep it in bright, indirect sunlight indoors and it will keep spreading its beauty. You can also go with Tradescantia spathacea.

6. Pink Prayer Plant

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Botanical Name: Calathea roseopicta

Pink Prayer plants have stunning patterns on their leaves that you have to see to believe. Look closely at the picture above; they have pink undersides and patterned foliage. You can find these colourful houseplants in local nurseries easily and also online.

7. Blushing Philodendron

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Botanical Name: Philodendron erubescens

This one is called Blushing Philodendron, and for good reason. Its foliage is covered in beautiful spots and patterns of hot pink that make it look like it’s blushing.

8. Philodendron-McColleys

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Botanical Name: Philodendron erubescens

These hybrid Philodendrons are really easy to care for and have foliage that is red, orange, and bronze. Just keep them away from soggy soil, and they’ll grow as tall as 3 feet.

9. Prayer Plant

Prayer Plant

Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura

All Prayer plants don’t come with undertones; some of them have lovely patterns of light and dark green. They’re called Prayer plants because their leaves fold upwards at night–the same way we join our hands for prayer.

10. Polka Dot Begonia

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Botanical Name: Begonia maculata

You have probably guessed why these Begonias are named so–they have white polka dots on the leaves. But the undersides of the foliage are pink, too.

11. Stromanthe

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Botanical Name: Stromanthe

Stromanthe is also a colourful houseplant with pink stems and leaf undersides that turn into a gorgeous ivory-green at the top.

12. Hoya

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Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa

If you haven’t grown Hoya Carnosa in your home, you need to–for the red stems and stunning foliage of glossy green, white, and pink.

13. Red Ripple Peperomia

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Botanical Name: Peperomia caperata

The leaves of Red Ripple Peperomias are covered in small grooves (ripples) and are a mix of dull green and dark red/burgundy shades. It’s also low maintenance.

14. Syngonium

Erythrophyllum Colorful Houseplants

Botanical Name: Syngonium erythrophyllum

These are a variety of Arrowhead plants, and they are great choices for hanging baskets because of their vining growth. The leaves of this plant are dual-toned; red at the bottom and green above.

15. Nerve Plant

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Botanical Name: Fittonia albivenis

Nerve plants are so called because the foliage is covered in a brilliant pattern of veins in a soft pink hue. They’re really cute and grow 6-8 inches tall.

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