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18 Most Colorful Houseplants to Brighten Your Space

Colorful houseplants are vibrant and striking indoor plants that will add a lively touch to any indoor space. These plants bring a visual appeal that is lacking in typical green plants. Place these colorful additions on shelves, tables, or in hanging planters to effortlessly uplift the room. 

18 Most Colorful Houseplants to Brighten Your Space

18 Indoor Plants to Add Some Color to Your Home

1. Triostar Stromanthe

Triostar Stromanthe

Triostar stromanthe can brighten your space because of the pink, magenta, and green seen on its leaves. They are tropical plants that are more difficult to care for but are worth the effort because of the foliage. 

These plants love humidity. So make sure to give them plenty of moisture with regular mistings. Additionally, it prefers indirect light. 

2. Flaming Katy

Flaming Katy

Bred specifically to be a houseplant, the flaming Katy comes in several colors. It has long-lasting clusters of flowers in bright colors like pink, orange, white, red, and yellow. 

Flaming Katys are low-maintenance as they need just a little bit of water. Just set it in a bright sunny spot to encourage blooming. 

3. Aluminum Plant

Aluminum Plant

Aluminum plants have silver coloring on their leaves that appear between the veins of the green leaves. They are low-maintenance making them great for beginners. 

When left in shimmering light, the silver parts of each leaf will shine. These plants thrive in warmer temperatures and don’t like direct sunlight. 

4. Ti Plant

Ti Plant

The ti plant has eye-catching deep purple leaves. To keep the colors bright, place the plant where it can receive lots of bright sunlight. Additionally, the ti plant prefers distilled water, filtered water, or rainwater to keep their leaves from browning since it is sensitive to the fluoride in tap water.

5. Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos has white variegated leaves with splotches of green. This plant is easy to grow and care for. It needs to be watered when the top inch or two of soil feels dry, and it prefers bright indirect light. 

6. Orchid


Many types of orchids come in different colors. The most common orchids are moth orchids since they are long-lasting. 

The blooms of these plants can last for months even when neglected. To thrive, orchids need to be left in bright light and they need to be heavily watered every 1-2 weeks. 

7. Purple Shamrock

Purple Shamrock

The purple shamrock is a striking plant due to its deep purple leaves. It has triangular leaves that shape downwards resembling little umbrellas. 

Additionally, clusters of white or pink flowers appear around the leaves starting in fall and ending in spring. Purple shamrocks prefer bright indirect light and work well as container plants. 

8. Fittonia


Fittonia, also known as the nerve plant, has colorful, patterned leaves. While the most popular vein color is silvery-white, they can also be found with vein colors like red and pink. 

These plants like warm temperatures and high humidity. They prefer low to medium light and should watered twice per week.

9. Cyclamen


Cyclamen flower in white, pink, and red during the fall and winter. These plants like cooler temperatures and high humidity levels and during hot and dry summers they go dormant. They prefer bright, indirect light and need to be watered weekly. 

10. Cala Lily

Cala Lily

Cala Lilies have abundant purplish, red blooms guaranteed to add color to any space. When planted in the spring, flowers will bloom for 6 to 12 weeks during the summer. 

They are easy to care for and should be placed near a sunny window. They enjoy full or partial sun. Additionally, they need to be watered once a week. 

11. Madagascar Dragon Tree

Madagascar Dragon Tree

Madagascar Dragon Tree is full of bright eye-catching colors that can brighten any space. It has long, thin green leaves outlined in different shades of red and pink. 

These plants can grow to be nearly eight feet tall indoors and they are nearly indestructible. To keep their red coloring, these plants prefer bright, indirect light. Make sure the top half of the soil is dry before watering. 

12. Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant

Polka dot plants, also called the freckle face plant or confetti plant, come spotted with pink, red, white, and purple colors on their leaves. These plants prefer medium, indirect light and to be watered weekly. They also love a bit of humidity and warmth. 

13. Croton


Crotons have many color variations in their leaves making them one of the most colorful houseplants available. Sometimes the same plant can have leaves of different colors. The more sun this plant receives, the brighter the leaf colors will get. So place it close to a window and water weekly for the best care. 

14. Guzmania


Native to South America, Guzamania, a group of bromeliads, are popular due to their spiked flower bracts that come in many colors. These plants aren’t difficult to care for as they prefer moderate humidity and enjoy filtered or distilled water over tap water. While it can take a few years to bloom, the blooms can last up to 6 months. 

15. Pink Princess Philodendron

Pink Princess Philodendron

Pink princess philodendrons have large pink and green leaves. These plants are easy to care for as they don’t need much tending to. They prefer bright, indirect light, and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.   

16. Aglaonema


Aglaonema is a low-maintenance plant that has silvery and pink accents. They are easy to care for and add color to a space. To thrive, the plant needs moderate to bright, indirect light and to be watered every 7 to 10 days. 

17. African Violet

African Violet

African Violets’ have fluffy leaves and pretty flowers in purple, pink, blue, or white. They bloom throughout the year and are a great addition during cooler months. They prefer bright light and humidity and the soil needs to be kept moist.

18. Syngonium Pink Allusion

Syngonium Pink Allusion

Syngonuim pink allusions have large blush pink heart-shaped leaves. They are easy to for, making them a great choice for beginners. The plant is known to be hard to kill due to the toughness of the plant’s vines. 

These plants need direct sunlight, and let the soil dry out between waterings. Since their sap contains oxalic acid, gloves are best when moving the plant since it can irritate the skin and eyes.