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- Variegated Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica 'Tineke') One of the most gorgeous colorful houseplants is the rubber plant, which is a member of the Ficus genus.
- Purple Shamrock (Oxalis Triangularis) “My favorite colorful plant is Oxalis triangularis," says Mark Grundy from Moss and Fern NYC. " I love that the butterfly-shaped leaves are bright purple on the interior and dark purple on the exterior.”
- Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum) Aglaonemas are stunning and easy to care for plants that can come in a variety of colors including green, pink, and red.
- Hoya Obovata. Vionna Wai from Feline Jungle says her favorite colorful part of plants is their blooms. “I love the blooms on my Hoya obovata. I love the contrast of the pink and maroon- colored blooms versus the green foliage," Wai explains.
- Purple Passion Plant. Purple passion plant is perfect for its lovely good looks and its soft texture! This colorful...
- Variegated Dragon Tree. Dragon tree is a popular houseplant because it's easy to grow and lends a fine texture to indoor...
- Aluminum Plant. Aluminum plant is an old-fashioned favorite houseplant. There's a...
- Peperomia. Peperomias are a diverse group of small, easy-care houseplants with waxy and often highly textured leaves. Some of our favorite varieties include ripple peperomia, watermelon peperomia, baby rubber plant, and silverleaf peperomia.
- Grape Ivy. 'Ellen Danica,’ the variety of grape ivy shown here is also called oakleaf ivy because its leaves are more deeply cut than other types of grape ivy.
- Norfolk Island Pine. Outdoors, a new tree can be a big investment, but easy indoor trees can make affordable yet eye-catching houseplants for beginners.
- Chinese Evergreen. This plant’s leaves feature various shades of silver, gray, green, and even pink and red, making Chinese evergreen an excellent choice for brightening up low-light areas of your home.
- Iron-Cross Begonia. Known for its striking, two-tone foliage, iron-cross begonia gets its name from the brown markings on its leaves, which resemble the Iron Cross displayed on shields during the Crusades.
- Peacock Plant. One of the boldest, most dramatic foliage plants around, peacock plant has patterned leaves that resemble the tail feathers of its namesake bird.
- Prayer Plant. Prayer plant will fold its pretty leaves together in the dark, creating the impression of praying hands. The green prayer plant (pictured here) is sometimes called rabbit tracks for its purplish brown leaf markings.
- Nerve Plant. The fine network of pink, red, white, or silver veins on each leaf gives nerve plant its common name. It's a sure bet to add color to a brightly lit kitchen or bathroom because it appreciates high humidity and moist soil.