If you want to add a year-round color to your interior, forget about flowering houseplants that embellish your home with their blooms only during the flowering season. Instead, dress up your interior with these houseplants that have colorful and striking foliage. These amazing houseplants with brightly colored purple foliage are certainly different and they catch anyone’s eye. Here are 15 top houseplants with fantastic purple foliage.
1. Purple-heart (Tradescantia pallida)
The bunches of narrow, pointed purple leaves are the most striking characteristic of this tender perennial. It is also a low maintenance plant, but be sure to place it in a full sun position for vibrant and bright leaf color.
2. Purple Shamrock or False Shamrock (Oxalis triangularis)
One of the most decorative houseplants, Purple shamrock with its purple clover-like leaves and tiny, white flowers adds color and texture to any interior.
3. Echeveria ‘Purple Pearl’
Rosette-forming succulents like those from the Echeveria genus are extremely decorative and easy to grow. Purple Pearl forms a wonderful, large rosette of purple leaves.
4. Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina)
Members of the Tradescantia genus are showy and decorative, but Wandering Jew (or Inch plant) is exceptionally decorative thanks to its trailing growth habit and variegated leaves that have purple color on the underside.
5. Painted Nettle (Solenostemon scutellarioides)
Soft and velvety leaves of Painted nettle come in many different color combinations, but the variety with a purple variegation offers an amazing display.
6. Purple Prickly Pear (Opuntia macrocentra)
When stressed by cold or drought, flat paddles of this amazing cactus start blushing purplish-red.
7. Moses in the Cradle (Tradescantia spathacea)
Provide this houseplant with at least 6 hours of bright light and you’ll be rewarded with a wonderful display.
8. Purple Passion (Gynura aurantiaca)
Dark green leaves covered with thick purple hairs make Purple Passion look out of this world.
9. Elephant Ear (Caladium spp.)
One of the most attractive ornamental plants, Caladium offers a wide range of varieties with large, arrowhead-shaped leaves marked in wonderful patterns in pink, red, white or purple.
10. Calathea (Calathea spp.)
Calathea is one of the most popular houseplants which gained its popularity because of its patterned foliage with green and purple coloration.
11. Sedum Telephium ‘Purple Emperor’
This wonderful and attractive sedum keeps its purple color throughout the entire summer. As many other succulents, it likes sunny positions.
12. Persian Shield Plant (Strobilanthes dyeriana)
Avoid dry air and dark rooms if you want your Persian Shield plant to look healthy and attractive. The amazing, almost metallic look of the plant comes from the iridescence of colorful leaves.
13. Hawaiian Ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa ‘Red Sister’)
A popular selection of famous Hawaiian Ti plant, ‘Red Sister’ is renowned for its burgundy red, purplish leaves. The leaves form a tiered rosette with a compact growth habit.
14. Purple Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Aromatic, edible, decorative – basil is the king of herbs and this variety with dark, purplish leaves will add another dimension to your kitchen interior. ‘Purple Ruffles’, ‘Purpurascens’ and ‘Osmin Purple’ are famous varieties with purple leaves.
15. Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)
Polka Dot plant is one of the most beautiful houseplants with multicolored patterned foliage. Varieties with pink and purple shades are extremely decorative.