Looking for plants with bright foliage to adorn your homes and gardens? Here are some of the best Plants With Red Leaves in India!
Plants with a different color of foliage not only offers a contrasting shade in the garden but also make for a bright addition to your home! Here are some of the gorgeous Plants With Red Leaves in India that are surely going to add a pop of colors outdoors as well as indoors!
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Plants With Red Leaves in India
The plants included in the list are not completely red. Some carry a shade of red with other colors, while some have matching red hues in their foliage. All of them. though. do have hints of red!
1. Red Ruby Aglaonema
Botanical Name: Aglaonema
The heavy red to pink blotches over the dark green leaves make an impressive statement. Makes for a great indoor plant!
Botanical Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides
Coming in single, bi-color, and mix shades, the leaves of coleus add a vivid note with its red, pink, and magenta palates. Also, its leaves display a wide array of patterns ranging from ruffled, lacy, & smooth.
3. Angel Wings
Botanical Name: Caladium bicolor Red Flash
The heart-shaped, green leaves of the caladium are blotched with the heavy crimson veins, while the scattered pink dots enhance its appeal further.
Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum
The striking foliage of croton showcases a stunning combination of red, green, orange, yellow colors. Go for Mammy croton and Red Iceton for pronounced red hues!
5. Polka Dot ‘Red Splash’
Botanical Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya
The cherry-red leaves of polka dot with green specks all across add an instant pop of colors. It’s also a fast-growing plant and does well in sun and shade, both.
Botanical Name: Hibiscus eetveldeanus ‘Red Shield’
The maple-like leaves, flushed with bold reddish-purple hue, look extraordinary. This false hibiscus variety is often planted in hedges with green and silver foliage plants to add an interesting texture.
7. Hawaiin Ti Plant
Botanical Name: Cordyline fruticosa
The oblong and narrow leaves of the Ti plant grow in a rosette arrangement and display stunning variegation. Pick Florid Ti, Red sister, and Morning Sunshine for red hues.
8. Japanese Maple Bloodgood
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum Bloodgood
Native to Japan and Korea, this award-winning tree adds a bit of drama to the landscapes, thanks to its burgundy-red foliage. Its palmate leaves change colors with seasons.
9. Kusum Tree
Botanical Name: Schleichera oleosa
The tree is prized for producing bright red leaves that gradually turn green with age. Once mature, the tree showcases the charming mixing of green, red, and yellow leaves.
10. Painted Leaf Begonia
Botanical Name: Rex Begonia
Rex begonia offers a vast spectrum of leaves varieties in terms of color, shape, and pattern. For deep red foliage go for ‘red kiss,‘ which has metallic red leaves along with artistic black outlines.
11. Red Amaranth Leaves
Botanical Name: Amaranthus
Amaranth features variable colored leaves ranging from red, purple, bronze to green. The leaves of the plant are widely used for culinary purpose.
12. False Shamrock
Botanical Name: Oxalis triangularis
Resembling the wings of a butterfly, the triangular leaves of oxalis are flushed with red-magenta to purple shade. What makes it more exceptional is the fact that its leaves close during the night.
13. Purple Coral Bells
Botanical Name: Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’
Also known as coral bells, the leaves almost look red from far, thanks to their deep purple color with bright red accents. The maple-like leaves are also escorted with wavy margins.
14. Christmas berry ‘Little Red Robin’
Botanical Name: Photinia Fraseri ‘Little Red Robin’
Photinia adds a stunning flare to the garden thanks to its bright red leaves during spring but gradually turns into the glossy green shade. The plant also grows attractive white flowers!
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
The leaves of the plant come in green to red hues. The pointed foliage features serrated margins that take a deep red shade in low light.