If the cold, dreary winter weather has already gotten you down, or you’re just looking for a little kick of color to brighten your otherwise blah décor, here are five colorful houseplants that are sure to brighten your home.
1. Golden Fluorite
This bright green plant has large leaves with shades of yellow, green, and white with a blush of rose-red running down the center of each one. Golden Fluorite can handle the drier indoor air, but it loves to be on the moist side. The trick to keeping this plant happy is to empty the saucer underneath after watering. For an easy to grow plant that offers plenty of appeal, the Golden Fluorite can add color to any room in the home.
If you aren’t growing bromeliads yet, this is a great plant to start with. The guacamole is an easy to grow plant that actually has its own cup to hold water. Its leaves are a deep shade of green with intense bands of burgundy running through.
This plant loves lots of sunlight and humidity, and as far as watering, simply add a few drops of water to the “cup” in the center and a few drips on the soil, and this plant is happy.
Philodendrons are some of the easiest houseplants to grow, and the Birkin variety is no different. What makes this one so appealing, however, is the unique pinstriping on each leaf. The variegated pattern is so striking, it can’t help but be part of this list.
The Birkin loves lots of indirect sunlight and water on the dry side.
4. Harvest Moon
Got areas of low light that need a boost? Harvest Moon is the perfect choice as it can handle the low light situations in your home.
The nice thing about this plant if you’re one that forgets to water your plants, it can stand the top inch of its soil to dry out, but you should never let it go completely dry. Also, you’ll need to mist it from time to time to keep the tips of its leaves from turning brown.
5. Positively Peridot
For a plant that ticks all the boxes, the Positively peridot is it. Riddled with lots of acid green leaves, this plant also has a burst of burgundy splotches and red margins that tease and tantalize the senses by catching the light on tiny hair-like fibers and reflecting it back for a stunning display.
To keep this plant healthy and happy, follow four important rules: don’t cover the leaves with soil, keep it away from drafts, water it on the dry side, and place it where it gets bright, indirect light.
If you’re looking to add some brightness and color to your home, the plants listed above will do the trick. Easy to care for and stunningly beautiful, you can never go wrong with these colorful houseplants.