These indoor plants all have one thing in common: they are the eye-catcher in each room. With their strange leaf patterns, they truly do set themselves apart from all other houseplants. The dots, veins and colour differences on the leaves are now completely in fashion. Are you going to join in with this new trend? If so, the following plants are perfect for you!
The most striking indoor plants
The Calathea is known for its striking veins and leaves that feature a number of colours. From pale green leaves with dark green veins to completely purple leaves, there is likely to be an option for any combination you can imagine. Due to its colours and patterns, these indoor plants are a true show-stopper. What's more, it even helps to purify the air! The Calathea sleeps at night by folding its leaves closed. The leaves slowly open back up at sunrise. Don't be startled by the leaves rustling.
2. Spotted begonia
The Begonia maculata or polka dot begonia is a real hipster among indoor plants. The white dots on the beautiful large green leaves create a jungle effect. With red on the back of the leaves, the begonia matches the retro theme. Perfect for colourblocking against a bright background. Would you rather have a different pattern in the house than dots? Then go for another begonia variety. You'll find them in a variety of colours and shapes, with the most outlandish patterns.
The Alocasia or elephant's ear comes in lots of different varieties, shapes and colours. From green to even red/bronze, the Alocasia adds a new tone to every room. Our favourite is the Alocasia amazonica, also known as in Dutch as the skeleton plant. Its large green/black leaves contain striking white veins. These look like they could be the plant's bones. These houseplants give the room a bold look. The elephant's ear is another air-purifying plant. Put it in the bedroom for a great night's sleep.
Wow, what a colourful appearance! That is the striking Caladium. These indoor plants have wavy leaves featuring multiple colours. The pink Caladium is the most famous variety of all. This plant has light pink leaves with dark pink veins. For additional colour contrast, the edges of the Caladium are green. It fits in living rooms with a variety of different styles and matches today's interior trends perfectly. Simply a must-have for every home.
We'll finish off the list with hanging greenery. Or should we say purple? The Tradescantia displays a cheerful mix of green and purple. You may even see white stripes on the leaves. You could hang this colourful sight next to a calmly coloured wall for a spotlight effect. Or go for a modern approach and put the plant in a tall flower pot on the cupboard. When the leaves of this hanging plant grow and hang down, it creates a nice jungle effect.