If you want to change up your autumn decor this season but aren’t sure how to add a pop of warm colour to your space, try these bright and cheerful houseplants.
Begonias are ideal indoor plants that thrive in low-light conditions and feature stunning leaves and flowers. There are also many options to choose from, each featuring different shapes and colours.
Begonia rex sports large dark green leaves with white, pink, and purple patterns, while Begonia maculata – a recent social media sensation – has impressive spotty leaves. Begonia leaves are colourful, and many varieties produce flowers in shades of pink, white, and red – delightful addition to any space during the cooler months.
The anthurium plant may be considered old-fashioned to some, but it’s surged in popularity once again with its waxy spathes in different colours. Some varieties have bright, flat colours while others feature multiple colours in unique patterns.
Anthuriums come from South American rainforests, ideal for growing indoors. They bloom year-round in the right conditions with a short rest in winter. Each flower lasts for 2-3 months, but you can also enjoy them for their glossy heart-shaped leaves.
Cyclamens are wonderful plants for growing indoors and out in autumn. They sport beautiful white, pink, and red flowers with petals in unique shapes. These plants come from Mediterranean areas with cool and damp winters, meaning they prefer cool temperatures for flowering.
During summers, these plants become somewhat dormant and the leaves may fall off. But don’t worry – they will grow back in a few months. Just keep them cool and dry during dormancy and they will come back year after year with lots of leaves and flowers.
Croton is a colourful plant that is commonly found in tropical regions. It has beautiful leaves with many colours that give it an incredible vibrancy. When planted outside in tropical regions, this plant can grow up to 10 feet tall. However, when planted in a pot, it will not grow as tall, great for keeping indoors.
The more sunlight it gets, the more colourful the leaves will be. Once you find a good spot for your croton, try not to move it around too much because it may lose its leaves – these shrubs are known for being fussy.
Caladiums are a great houseplant to add to your collection if you love bright colour. They have large heart-shaped leaves with interesting patterns, forming part of the same plant family as the peace lily. While they might lose their leaves in winter, they come back in warmer months with beautiful colours.
To keep caladiums healthy, keep them in warm and humid spots around your home. Avoid putting them in direct sunlight as it can damage their delicate leaves. Even though they require some attention, they are worth growing for their stunning colours.
Written by Madison Moulton.
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