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9 Vibrant Houseplants That Will Leave Your Home Looking Brighter

Published on October 5th 2021
Pattern of a Spiderwort plant in purple and green colors by Yelena Rodriguez Mena (All rights reserved)
A colourful tradescantia houseplant with light pink and white striped leaves
With gardening tasks starting to dwindle this autumn, you may wonder how to stay green-fingered.
One way to keep the gardening flame alight is by revamping your indoor display.
With the shorter days, it can be beneficial for our well being to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside.
A close up of a flower

Colourful Houseplants To Brighten Your Home

So, what's the secret to making a killer indoor plant display?
  1. Mix up foliage. Select plants with a good variety of shapes, patterns and colours.
  2. Experiment with heights. Add depth to your display using different plant heights, or incorporate stands and plant shelves,
  3. Go wild with pots. Add your own flair to your interior using your planters.

Here are some of our favourite plants to add colour and variety to an indoor houseplant display.

1. Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreens are tropical and subtropical evergreen plants originating from Asia and New Guinea. The ovate-shaped leaves have bright flecks of pink, yellow or white, depending on the variety.
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2. Flamingo Flower

The Flamingo Flower is a striking exotic with elegant, flower-like spathes. Its glossy, heart-shaped leaves reflect beams of light, bringing brightness to any dull corner.

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3. Moth Orchid

When it comes to colourful, indoor blooms, Orchids are a must-have. We're not lying when we say there is a whole spectrum to choose from. There is bound to be one to suit your interiors style, with a whopping 32,000 registered hybrids up for grabs.
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4. Philodendron

Philodendrons are renowned for their meandering vines and heart-shaped leaves. The luxurious, green foliage of Philodendron looks mesmerising when draped from shelves and plant stands.
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5. Spiderwort

Tradescantia is easy to care for, making it an ideal plant for a beginner grower. These plants will forgive you if you miss a watering and continue to produce new leaves, even with little light.
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6. Polka Dot Plant

A Polka Dot Plant gets its name after the funky foliage that sports striking silver spots. With their bright red colouring underneath, the leaves of Begonia Maculata can add buckets of personality to a houseplant display. Make sure the soil doesn't become waterlogged for a happy plant and keep well away from the bright sun.
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7. Cape Primrose

Although Cape Primrose can be particularly high maintenance, their deep, purple velvety flowers make it worth the extra bit of plant care. The blooms of the Cape Primrose bring a vibrant pop of colour to a houseplant display and remove the need for buying shop-bought flowers.
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8. Prayer Plant

When it comes to colour, we can always depend on the trusty prayer plant. The large, oval-shaped leaves with showy stripes make them an indoor staple. Whether you're looking to add height, bold leaves or a trailing plant, there will be a variety to suit your taste.
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9. Pothos

Pothos plants are aerial root climbing vines with woody stems and heart-shaped leaves. For the brightest coloured leaves, choose Satin Pothos, Golden Pothos, the Neon or Marble Queen varieties.
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