We love houseplants in all their forms: Tiny tabletop succulents, statement-making floor plants, and vining plants tumbling over the edges of end tables and bookshelves. And while nothing warms up a room like a splash of green, a whole new world of color is trending in houseplants with foliage that boasts silvery streaks, pink splashes and polka dots. Many that were once hard-to-find but have become increasingly available.
But before you take the plunge and add the most colorful houseplants to your collection, do your homework. Some of these newer varieties tend to be a bit finicky, so you’ll want to know the challenges of each plant before spending the money. And as with all houseplants, the most important factor is to give them the correct light; if you don’t have good natural light, an LED grow light is a smart investment. Finally, pay attention to watering. More plants die from overwatering than underwatering, so err on the side of too dry, rather than too wet.