14 Colorful Houseplants to Consider Growing

Houseplants are a great way to add color and texture to your home. While they are beautiful, they also serve an important purpose in our homes: they clean the air

In this article, we will explore 14 colorful houseplants that you can grow in your home.

Colorful Options for Houseplants

Colorful plants of all shapes and sizes can be used to add some vibrant color to your home. Plants are also great for the environment since they provide oxygen and help improve air quality. They can also reduce stress and anxiety by releasing lots of positive chemicals into the air when you are around them such as serotonin and dopamine. Houseplants have even been shown to lower blood pressure!

Next time you look for some color in your life—and who isn’t?—try one of these colorful plants!

Tricolor Aglaonema

If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant that people of all ages can enjoy, the tricolor aglaonema may be the perfect fit.

This flowering plant is a beautiful addition to any home or office space, but its air-purifying qualities will keep your space smelling fresh and clean. With its long lifespan, this low-maintenance plant can provide years of enjoyment without requiring much effort.

Red Prayer Plant

The red prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) is a good choice for beginners. It is easy to care for, low maintenance, and drought tolerant. The only thing you will have to do is make sure it gets the right amount of water and light exposure.

Prayer plants grow best in indirect sunlight or filtered light indoors and will thrive with medium sunlight outdoors if planted in a shady area. If you are growing your prayer plant as a houseplant, try keeping it out of the direct sun during the summer months when heat intensifies. Keeping it on the shadier side of your home will keep it healthy while preventing browning leaves from too much sun exposure.

Once established, this house plant only needs watering once every two weeks at most. Doing so more frequently than that will result in yellowed leaves or even leaf drops. When watering your red prayer plant, use tepid water sitting out overnight so that they don’t absorb cold shock from cold water when first watered (this could cause root rot).

Baby Rubber Plant 

The baby rubber plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia) is a great option for beginners to house plant gardening because it is easy to care for, can grow in a variety of locations, and thrives with minimal attention. It will thrive as long as you provide it with indirect sunlight and moist soil. This plant has become increasingly popular due to its unique appearance: 

The leaves are dark green and shiny, which makes them appear almost like bright green leopard spots on the plant’s surface. The leaves are usually about 2 inches long but can reach up to 4 inches without trimming. The peperomia obtusifolia reaches a height of about 10 inches tall when grown indoors but may grow up to 18 inches tall outdoors!

Blue Star Fern

Blue star fern (Cyrtomium Falcatum) is a low-maintenance plant that can be grown indoors or out. It does best in partial shade with moist soil and needs to be kept away from direct sunlight. The blue-green fronds are thick, leathery, and triangular with a silvery underside. 

This perennial grows to about 8 inches high by 12 inches wide over time, making it ideal for growing along window ledges or other areas where you need something fuller than just a few stems. If you want more blue star ferns in your yard but need more room for a full-grown plant, try dividing one into smaller pieces after flowering has finished in late summer or early fall.

Japanese Aralia 

The Japanese aralia (Fatsia japonica) is a very easy-to-grow houseplant that will thrive in many different environments. Its glossy green leaves with silvery undersides make it a beautiful addition to any home, and it can also be grown outdoors in zones 6-9. The Japanese aralia is hardy, so if you are an experienced gardener or just want some color on your patio or deck, this is the plant for you!

Purple Waffle Plant 

Purple Waffle Plant (Hemigraphis alternata) is a tropical plant with purple and green leaves that grow in a rosette shape. The edges of the leaves are wavy, and the whole plant has a unique appearance. It’s easy to grow and works well in hanging baskets or other containers, making it a great houseplant for beginners. The only downside is that it requires high humidity, but you can fix this by misting your plants daily or giving them more water than usual.

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Amethyst Flower 

If you are looking for a houseplant that’s aesthetically pleasing, easy to grow, and doesn’t require much care, the amethyst flower (Browallia speciosa ‘Amethyst’) is a good choice. It’s also an excellent option for those who don’t have much space to work in their homes or apartments.

This slow-growing perennial will produce purple and white flowers throughout the year if you keep it in a warm location that receives indirect sunlight. The plant is drought tolerant but will perform better if watered regularly during hot months. Otherwise, it will go dormant during dry periods. It doesn’t require any special soil mix. Ensure enough moisture in the potting mix, so the roots don’t dry out completely between watering sessions. 

This plant can be propagated by taking stem cuttings from healthy plants after they have bloomed for several years without fail or by planting seeds directly into pots filled with moistened potting soil once spring arrives (after the danger of frost has passed).

Bird of Paradise Plant 

The bird of paradise plant (Strelitzia reginae) is a tropical plant that’s often used in floral arrangements. It is easy to grow and blooms for months at a time with bright orange flower buds that open into beautiful white blossoms. The plant grows best in full sunlight, although it can tolerate some shade. 

You will need to keep this houseplant moist during its dormancy period, which lasts from the end of summer until early spring. A good choice for beginners, this colorful houseplant will add life and vibrancy to any room you choose to put it in!


If you are looking for a plant that will add color to your home, consider growing a crown of thorns. These succulents are known for their thorny crowns, which make them easy to care for and great for people who don’t have a green thumb. 

If you plan on using this as an indoor plant, ensure it gets plenty of light. If you live in a warm climate or want to grow it outdoors during the summer, try placing it near an open window where the plant can get more sun exposure.

Crown-of-thorns plants prefer slightly sandy soil with good drainage; they also appreciate being watered regularly (but not too much). It’s important to remember that even though they are easy to care for, they still need water every once in a while, so they don’t dry out!

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Herbs Such as Parsley and Basil

Growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to add a pop of green to your home. They are 

versatile and attractive and can be grown indoors or outdoors in containers or on the ground. Most herbs are easy to care for and don’t require much watering so that they won’t burden your time or resources.

By growing your own herbs, you’ll have access to fresh, organic ingredients that save money and help you get creative in the kitchen.

Calathea Orbifolia

The Calathea Orbifolia is an easy-to-grow houseplant that can grow up to 6 feet tall. It needs bright light, but not direct sunlight. This plant has large glossy leaves with a variety of hues, including green and purple. You will want to keep it away from drafts or cold window sills since they will cause the leaves to drop off quickly.

Flamingo Lily 

The flamingo lily (Anthurium andraeanum) is an exotic plant that’s easy to grow indoors. It has beautiful leaves and flowers and can grow up to 3 feet tall. The flamingo lily is native to Central America, but because it’s a tropical plant, it can thrive in our homes when we provide the right amount of light and water. If you try growing this plant, you won’t be disappointed!

Rainbow Peperomia

Rainbow peperomia (Peperomia Caperata) is a low-maintenance houseplant that is easy to grow, making it a great option for beginners. It will stay within your time and budget, and it can thrive even if you are busy with work or other obligations. Because this plant grows well in bright indirect light, it makes an excellent choice for office settings where plants are displayed on desks and other surfaces.

The leaves of this houseplant are variegated with yellow, pink, and purple; they grow upright from the base of the plant on long stems. When the berries appear in the summertime, they are yellow-orange at first but eventually turn red before ripening into dark brown fruit with black seeds inside them (which can be eaten).

Rainbow Peperomia has many health benefits, including improving circulation due to its high vitamin C content and aiding digestion when consumed regularly.

Citrus Plants Such as Lime, Orange, and Lemon Trees

Citrus plants such as lime, orange, and lemon trees are easy to grow indoors. These plants can be grown in pots or on the ground and thrive in warm temperatures and lots of light. They must be watered regularly, especially during their active growing season (spring through summer). Citrus trees should also be fertilized regularly with a balanced fertilizer.

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Colorful Houseplants

If you want a way to brighten your home, consider adding some colorful plants. They are fun to look at and can also be a great source of oxygen! While these 14 examples are just some of the many options available, we hope they give you an idea of how beautiful and diverse houseplants can be. If none of them take your fancy right now (or if you don’t have room for all 14!), try checking out our other articles on houseplant care or indoor gardening tips.

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