20 Gorgeous Golden Houseplants

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Want to bring a touch of gold into your home? Discover these 20 Golden Houseplants and start growing them indoors.

Looking for plants that can add a touch of bling to your interior? These Golden Houseplants are a perfect way to take a break from the common green foliage plants and introduce glam in your home.

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Gorgeous Golden Houseplants

The real golden color is not available in the plant world, but the leaves of these golden houseplants have a color or streak of gold and yellowish shade. 

1. Golden Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum

The lush green leaves of golden pothos are flushed in a golden shade. This most popular variety is admired for low demanding nature and survival in extreme conditions.

Check out some great pothos varieties here

2. Ceylon Golden Plant

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Botanical Name: Philodendron ‘Ceylon’

This beautiful air-purifying plant is perfect for low-light conditions. It offers paddle-shaped, bright fluorescent green foliage with hints of gold.

3. Gold Child

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Botanical Name: Hedera helix ‘Goldchild’

This attractive gold variegated ivy is an evergreen climber with gray-green foliage embellished with bright gold edges. In hot climates, the variegation fade to butter yellow.

Here are some stunning English ivy varieties you can grow

4. Golden Sedum

Botanical Name: Sedum adolphi

The golden sedum has green-yellow foliage that can turn into the beautiful golden bronze shade.

Check out our article on propagating Sedum here

5. Hosta

Botanical Name: Hosta

There are hosta varieties like ‘fire island,’ ‘golden medallion,’ and ‘little aurora’ with beautiful yellow-golden shade. While hostas grow best outdoors in the shade, you can try them indoors as well.

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6. Gold Dust Ivy

Botanical Name: Hedera helix ‘Gold Dust’

This beautiful ivy variety has different variegation on each leaf. The beautiful foliage has golden-yellow tones just like a ‘Gold Dust,’ hence the name.

7. Golden Snake Plant

Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’

It is a dwarf cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata and forms a low rosette of oval-shaped, gray-green leaves with dark green crossbands and wide creamy- golden-yellow edges.

8. Golden Princess Agave

Botanical Name: Agave victoriae-reginae ‘Golden Princess’

This slow-growing succulent offers smooth, spineless leaves with broad golden-yellow margins, a green center, and dramatic silver markings on the leaves’ edges and center. You can more compact agave varieties here.

9. Amber Waves

Botanical Name: Heuchera ‘Amber Waves’

‘Amber Waves’ is a clump-forming variety with amber-orange golden leaves. The plant does well in moderate droughts and looks spectacular when kept in bright, indirect light.

10. Mrs. Iceton Croton


Botanical Name: Codiaeum Variegatum ‘Mrs. Iceton’

This attractive variety exhibits light green foliage with shades of orange, yellow, & red. The plant may have an extensive hue of gold on the leaves, depending on the light exposure.

Check out our article on beautiful Croton varieties here

11. Gold Dust Croton

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Botanical Name: Codiaeum Variegatum ‘Gold Dust’

Also known as Sun-Spot Croton, it displays oval-shaped, bright green leaves mottled with golden-yellow spots. For vibrant foliage, grow this croton in bright light.

12. Golden Jade Tree

Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’

This shrubby succulent has spectacular foliage with the upper part of leaves flaunting a golden-yellow hue that matches superbly with red outlines on the foliage.

Here are some spectacular Jade varieties to grow

13. Rum Runner

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Botanical Name: Agave isthmensis ‘Rum Runner’

‘Rum Runner’ features a dramatic contrast of broad golden-yellow streaks that run down to the center of each leaf in the middle of its gray-green margins.

14. Eleanor Roosevelt Croton

Botanical Name: Codiaeum Variegatum ‘Eleanor Roosevelt’

This croton variety has long-narrow, green to purple leaves splashed in the shades of golden-yellow, which looks eye-catching with its dark green foliage.

15. Dwarf Velvet Elephant Ear

Botanical Name: Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Brown Dwarf’

Also known as Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Nana,’ this compact variety features hairy golden-bronze or white pubescent foliage having a hint of subtle golden hue.

Check out some great Kalanchoe varieties to grow here

16. Varigated Teardrop Peperomia

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Botanical Name: Peperomia orba

This mounding peperomia forms glossy green leaves adorned in golden-yellow margins. It is ideal for terrariums, planters, and hanging baskets.

Here are some beautiful Peperomia types you can grow

17. Hawaiian Spider Plant

Botanical Name: Chlorophytum viridescens ‘Hawaiian’

Also known as ‘Golden Glow,’ this beautiful plant has a compact size with glossy green foliage in rich champagne-gold tones.

18. Honeydew

Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia ‘Honeydew’

This fascinating dumb cane variety forms golden-yellow leaves with green edges.

Check out our article on different Dieffenbachias here

19. Sticks on Fire

Botanical Name: Euphorbia tirucalli

Also known as pencil cactus, it has vertical, thin stems like a pencil that collectively forms branched stems that are red-golden in color when exposed to sunlight.

20. Star Bright

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Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia ‘Star Bright’

‘Star Bright’ produces narrow leaves compared to other dumb cane varieties. It features golden-green foliage mottled in dark green color.

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