Love the color purple? Then grow these Gorgeous Purple Houseplants known for their colorful foliage and warm texture to add a royal appeal indoor!
Here are some of the best Purple Houseplants you can grow to add a bit of drama and bold appeal to your indoor plant collection!
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Beautiful Purple Houseplants
1. Purple Oxalis
Botanical Name: Oxalis violacea
Native to Brazil, Oxalis plants display unique pinwheel foliage and a wealth of starry blossoms. Some varieties produce purple leaves or foliage with deeper accent markings.
Coleus is a beautiful, showy plant that is available in various colors and styles. The vibrancy of its colors comes from receiving an adequate amount of sunlight. More light equals more vivid colors!
3. Prayer Plant
Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura
With its unusual, purplish brown leaf markings, the prayer plant is a fun little plant to have around the house. It thrives well on moderately high humidity and uniformly watered soil.
4. Purple Potato Vine
Botanical Name: Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple’
The plant is mainly loved for its brilliant foliage available in different colors of lime, purple, bronze, black, or copper. It grows best in moist and well-draining soil.
5. Wandering Jew
Botanical Name: Tradescantia zebrina
Its leaves are marked with characteristic olive and silver markings on the top and a dark purplish maroon color on the undersides. Some varieties flaunt a purplish color on both surfaces of the leaves.
6. Ti Plant
Botanical Name: Cordyline fruticosa
Ti plant is an astonishing red-purple-colored houseplant featuring flamboyantly colored foliage and an elegant appeal. It likes to be in a spot that receives partial sun.
7. Rex Begonia
Botanical Name: Begonia rex-cultorum
Rex begonia plants are cherished for their dramatically colored and textured foliage. The leaves come in a broad spectrum of colors, shapes, and stripes, including purple!
Learn how to care for rex begonias here
8. Purple Passion
Botanical Name: Gynura aurantiaca
This lovely houseplant has fuzzy green foliage with a dab of purple hairs and edges. Grow it in any neutral-colored houseplant, and you’ll see how it’ll stand out from the rest!
Caladiums are beautiful tropical plants with big, heart-shaped leaves having multicolor patterns. Varieties like Caladium rubicundum bicolor has a beautiful purple shade with neon pink spots.
10. Waffle Plant
Botanical Name: Hemigraphis alternata
The waffle plant is a beautiful tiny houseplant with colorful foliage having a metallic tone in purple color, which makes it an excellent addition to your home or office desk.
Botanical Name: Calathea roseopicta ‘Dottie’
When it comes to purple foliage houseplant, you can’t miss this calathea variety.
12. Iron-Cross Begonia
Botanical Name: Begonia masoniana
Its leaves sport wide, chocolate-brown markings which stand out well against the dark green backdrop and radiate all the way to the leaf margins, thereby resembling the German iron cross.
13. Rubber Plant
Botanical Name: Ficus elastica
Its leaves appear dark purple when mature and bright red when young and opening. The plant is also great for purifying indoor air. Learn how to grow it easily here!
14. Silver Squill
Botanical Name: Ledebouria socialis
The plant derives its name from the lovely, silver-colored polka dots on leaves and the rich purple undersides of the stems. It’s easy to care for because it’s a succulent plant.
15. Iron Cross Houseplant
Botanical Name: Oxalis tetraphylla
Oxalis tetraphylla is known for its heart-shaped leaves with maroon-purple leaves with black markings at the center of the foliage.
16. Persian Shield
Botanical Name: Strobilanthes auriculatus
Persian shield displays gorgeous purple leaves patterned in green veins. The foliage has a clear opalescent shine that makes it one of the most beautiful purple houseplants on the list!
17. Velvet Leaf Philodendron
Botanical Name: Philodendron micans
This amazing philodendron cultivar has beautiful velvety hairs on satin-like purple-green leaves. Keep it at a spot that gets bright, indirect light for the best color. We also added it to our list of Velvet Leaf Louseplants–explore it here!
18. Ruby’s Necklace
Botanical Name: Othonna capensis ‘Ruby Necklace’
‘Ruby’s Necklace’ is a beautiful trailing succulent with long, bean-like, narrow green to purple and burgundy foliage on purple stems.
19. Purple Sword
Botanical Name: Alocasia lauterbachiana
‘Purple Sword’ features long, narrow, shiny green sword-shaped leaves, marked in copper undersides with purple hues. It looks great as a corner plant.
20. Cordyline ‘Tango’
Botanical Name: Cordyline fruticosa ‘Tango’
The strap-like dark purple or red leaves of tango are variegated in a red-purple shade. Check out more purple tint cordylines here.
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21. Tiger Stripes Kalanchoe
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe humilis
This attractive kalanchoe offers pale green, oval leaves patterned in purple or maroon streaks on a woody, branched base.
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22. Job’s Beard
Botanical Name: Sempervivum heuffelii
This wonderful sempervivum shows off a rosette of round, grey to green pointed leaves with a deep purple hue. For the best color, keep it where it can get maximum sunlight.
23. Purple Heart
Botanical Name: Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’
‘Purple Heart’ is a trailing, evergreen perennial and features glaucous, narrow, purple-green leaves on purple succulent stems. You can grow purple plants indoor and in hanging baskets as well!
Botanical Name: Aglaonema rotundum
All aglaonemas are beautiful, and this variety is no exception. Its deep green leaves have purple-pink veins, which makes it a well-deserving part of this purple houseplants list.
These are beautiful, but I’m afraid to buy houseplants for fear they may be poisonous to my cat. Are any if these safe for pets?
Red aglaonema is poisonous to all pets.
Plants that are poisonous are only trying to protect themselves from your pets. Who’s to say if a plant or a cat deserves to live more than the other? Personally, I love plants, but don’t like cats. So, if the cat eats the plant and dies, use the cat for fertilizer for even more plants. Dead cats make great mulch eventually. Add worms to make it happen faster, but many cats have worms already in their system, so nature will work unassisted.
hi c johnson, let’s all hope for you are a cat in your next life.
That’s what I was thinking! I’m sorry but c Johnson is a complete jackass looser for saying shit like that about an innocent animal, Physco! What kind of person , on the inside, does it take, to even think something like that about a harmless animal? C Johnson, go to hell!
WOW WHAT A MORBID DUSCUSSION FOR PLANTS. DON’T REALLY CARE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT CATS.
What a horrible thing to say about an animal
C Johnson is trolling. Don’t feed the trolls. If you don’t feed the troll, he will starve and die, and then you can use him for fertilizer, although I suspect he’s poisonous even after death.
I have a plant that looks the opposite of a Peacock plant (also known as a red prayer plant); instead of the beautiful purple on the underside of the plant, the purple is on the topside. Anyone can help me with the name?
No Persian shield?!?! The purplest houseplant ever.
I bought a hanging plant that I am trying to identify. Bought it at a grocery store with no I.D. and no help. Anyway, It resembles a Wandering Jew but the leaves are not as uniform striped. And the purple is more violet. It has three pedaled white flowers with yellow centers. It appears that it will be a viney or climbing plant and its in a hanging planter. Please help.
My son bought me a plant that has a round leaf, one side is green and the side looks purple, the leaves are small but it looks like they are mea
nt to grow down from the pot. if you could help, thank you
maybe its ctenanthe burle-marxii. look that up