Plant with purple and green leaves

There are many plants that people consider to be easy-to-care for. However, this may not always be the case. You might find yourself constantly watering and fertilizing your plant because you can’t seem to keep it alive. If this sounds like something you’ve experienced before, then we have a solution for you! This article will discuss a popular type of houseplant with purple and green leaves that doesn’t require much maintenance.

Strobilanthes dyerianus

Strobilanthes dyerianus
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The plant in question is known as Strobilanthes dyerianus. This variety of indoor plant has beautiful purple and green leaves, making it a popular choice for many people. As far as care is concerned, this plant doesn’t require much. It only needs to be watered when the soil becomes dry. The plant can produce small white flowers that are almost invisible. As the plant matures, the leaves may take on a silvery hue.

The plant can grow from 2 to 3 feet, which is quite a lot. Buds can be plucked to increase branching.

Oyster plant

Oyster plant
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Another option is the oyster plant. This variety of indoor plant has beautiful purple, pointed leaves, hence its name. The green veins on the leaves make them look like an oyster shell or a heart-shaped leaf with two points on each end. These plants can be displayed in containers, which can add to their beauty. The plant grows small, 6 to 12 inches tall

Guinura nitida

Guinura nitida
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The third option is the gynura nitida. This variety of indoor plant has beautiful purple, heart-shaped leaves that are also shiny and thick. The dark green veins on these leaves make them even more attractive than they are. Although this plant can be a bit pricey to buy at your local store, it’s worth it for its unusual beauty. The plant produces small flowers, which are better picked because they exude an unpleasant fragrance.

In the wild, gynura grows in Africa and Asia. Most often the orange variety of gynura, which grows in the wild on the island of Java, is chosen for the home.

Hemigraphis cauliflora

Hemigraphis cauliflora
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The fourth option is Hemigraphis cauliflora. This variety of indoor plant has beautiful purple leaves with white veins. The leaves are also very shiny, making it a popular choice for many people. As far as care is concerned, this plant doesn’t require much. It can grow from 15 to 30 cm in height, and then quickly sprawl out on the wall, or on the ground, depending on where it is planted. The plant has a creeping type of sprawl.

Ornamental Cabbage

Ornamental Cabbage
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The fifth option is ornamental cabbage. This variety of indoor plant has beautiful purple leaves with whiteย and green veins. The leaves form lush rosettes, and as the plant grows, it grows up to 1 foot tall and 18 inches wide. Occasionally there are colors that can be blue and red in color. All ornamental kale colors become much brighter when temperatures drop below 60 Fahrenheit.

Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew
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The sixth option is the wandering Jew. This variety of indoor plant has beautiful purple leaves with white and green veins. The leaves are also very shiny, making it a popular choice for many people. It grows 6 to 12 inches tall and stalks low above the ground. The main advantage of this plant is its unusual striped and colorful leaves. Although it also has flowers, the leaves attract more attention. It can be grown not only at home, but also outdoors.

Caladium

Caladium
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The seventh option is the caladium. This variety of indoor plant has beautiful purple leaves with white and green veins. The plant has another name like “Angel’s wings.” The shape of the leaves can range from arrow-shaped, spear-shaped or mature heart-shaped. The foliage is usually large, so the plant appears voluminous. Caladium is not susceptible to pests and many diseases, so it is easy to care for.

Calathea Rattlesnake

Calathea Rattlesnake
Photo from @kingsplantroom

The eighth option is Calathea rattlesnake. This variety of indoor plant has beautiful purple pointed leaves with white and green veins. The plant can be grown in a pot or mounted on wooden boards to look like a hanging basket. It prefers indirect light and a warm temperature of about 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit. After all, it is considered a tropical plant that likes heat. The calatea itself grows about 30 inches tall. The plant needs to be sprayed frequently because lack of moisture will cause the leaves to curl.

Coleus Purple

Coleus Purple
Photo from @kitsk57

The ninth option is purple coleus potted plants. This variety of indoor plant has beautiful purple leaves with white and green veins. Its leaves are velvety to the touch, which makes the flower incredibly attractive in the eyes of many amateur gardeners. It can be grown both at home and outdoors. The plant grows small, about 36 inches tall. Keep in mind that such a plant should not be watered too much, because excess moisture will cause root rot.

Echeveria

Echeveria
Photo from @suculentasdabella

The tenth option is the echeveria. The plant has large buds resembling flowers. The color of the buds has many shades, from purple and green, to blue, red and pink. The plant has fleshy leaves with a characteristic waxy patina. In the wild, echeveria grows in semi-desert regions of the planet. Therefore, the plant does not require much watering. It can be watered once every 10 days.

Prayer Plant

Prayer Plant
Photo from @myfellowfoliage

The prayer plant has its own magnetic charm. In the dark, its leaves curl up into a tube, reminiscent of a man’s hands folded in prayer. The leaves of the plant have dark and light green veins, as well as purple hues. The foliage is broad and velvety to the touch. The plant likes lots of watering and good light.

Purple Oxalis

Purple Oxalis
Photo from @plant_lady_with_br

This variety of indoor plant has beautiful dark purple leaves with white and green veins. The flower itself looks like a small, delicate pinkish-red rose, which is what gave it its name – “oxalis”. It is not grown from seeds, but from bulbs. To grow it, it is enough to buy one bulb to get a beautiful plant at home. It can be grown in containers, which is very convenient. Oxalis tends to curl its leaves and open them in a partial darkening. It does not like direct sun, so do not put it in open sunny areas, and water once every two weeks.

Nicolas Wayne

Gardening and lawn care enthusiast

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