Want to add a royal shade indoors? These Houseplants with Blue Leaves will add an instant appeal to your home. So, check out!
Before you start reading the names of these plants below, it’s important to note that blue foliage doesn’t mean the ‘real blue.’ Plants with gray-green and silver foliage with bluish tinge became a part of this list.
Check out our list of best blue flowers here
Indoor Plants With Blue Leaves
1. Blue Agave
Botanical Name: Agave tequilana
This agave variety is not only popular for blue-green foliage, but it is also used for making Tequila. The plant also produces yellow blooms though it may take up to 5-6 years.
Growing Tips: It prefers plenty of sunlight. Avoid overwatering.
Check out our post on agave plant benefits here
2. Blue Barrel Cactus
Botanical Name: Ferocactus glaucescens
Also known as Echinocactus glaucescens, it features silver-blue stems adorned with golden-yellow spines. In favorable conditions, it produces light yellow blooms in spring or summer.
Growing Tips: Super-easy to grow and prefers high light indoors.
3. Blue Glow
Botanical Name: Agave attenuata x Agave ocahui
This slow-growing evergreen succulent offers rosettes of blue-green chalky leaves with finely serrated edges decorated in a golden and red band.
Growing Tips: Provide bright light sunlight year-round.
4. Creeping Blue Sedum
Botanical Name: Sedum sieboldii
An attractive amalgamation of blue and pink is what this plant is all about! Its fleshy round foliage is a mix of blue-gray color with pink edges that intensifies in summer–If that’s not all, it flowers as well.
5. Burro’s Tail
Botanical Name: Sedum morganianum
Grow burro’s tail or donkey’s tail in hanging baskets for its trailing stems, that are tightly filled with blue-green leaves with chalky texture in the shape of swollen teardrops.
Growing Tips: Provide Bright, indirect light, and water moderately.
6. Cebu Blue Pothos
Botanical Name: Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’
This beautiful pothos variety features shiny, silver-blue leaves that glitter in bright light. Whether trailing or climbing, it is can be a stunning addition to your indoor garden.
Growing Tips: This easy-care plant requires bright light.
7. Silver Sword Philodendron
Botanical Name: Philodendron hastatum
One of the best plants with blue leaves here and it’s easy to grow too. Keep it in bright and indirect light for the best display of color!
Growing Tips: Pinch it often for new and healthy growth.
8. Naugahyde Philodendron
Botanical Name: Philodendron rugosum
Also known as Pig Skin Philodendron, the self patterned leathery blue-green and slightly yellowish foliage sets it apart from other Philo varieties.
Growing Tips: Avoid overwatering and grow it in partial shade.
Botanical Name: Hosta ‘Blue Angel’
Growing hosta indoors can be a challenge but possible and if you want to take it–Just keep it in a cool and bright place, where it can receive 4-5 hours of morning sun and then indirect light.
10. Hybrid Century Plant
Botanical Name: Agave x ovatispina ‘Blue Rapture’
‘Blue Rapture’ is an evergreen hybrid variety, which looks absolutely stunning with its fleshy silver-blue foliage. While the majority of agaves are outdoor plants, you can keep it in a balcony or porch where it can soak some direct sun.
Check out our post on best agave varieties here
11. Short Leaf Aloe
Botanical Name: Aloe brevifolia
When kept in full sun, the plant can take different shades ranging from purple, gray or bronze, When grown indoors, it takes ravishing hues of blue-green.
Growing Tips: Avoid overwatering and provide indirect bright light.
12. Blue Cereus
Botanical Name: Browningia hertlingiana
Love cactus and want one in an impeccable shade of blue? This specimen, with its solid turquoise blue shade, is just for you! To grow it, keep the soil on a drier side and provide part sun.
13. Melo Cactus
Botanical Name: Melocactus azureus
Having a striking frosty blue epidermis it can be a great indoor plant that you can add to your cacti collection!
14. Blue Myrtle Cactus
Botanical Name: Myrtillocactus geometrizans
This attractive looking cactus grows dense stems in a vivid shade of blue-green, which looks quite distinctive.
15. Blue Metal
Botanical Name: Echeveria cv. ‘Blue Metal’
Not exactly the kind of blue you may be looking in this list, but it will delight you by changing into multiple shades of red, pink, purple, and blue–depending on the light exposure.
16. Blue Bird
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Blue Bird’
This hardy succulent forms a thick cluster of fleshy leaves that comes in a grand shade of blue-green. Also produces white and pink flowers!
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17. Blue Pearl Sedum
Botanical Name: Hylotelephium ‘Blue Pearl’
This beautiful drought-tolerant sedum variety has intense fleshy foliage in the shade of purple-blue. hints. In late summer, contrasting clusters of pink blooms enhance its beauty.
Growing Tips: Prefers full sun and occasional deep watering.
18. Sea Stars
Botanical Name: Sedum pallidum var. bithynicum ‘Sea Stars’
A carpeting variety, the leaves of the plant have a faint blue hue that pairs really well with its overall green shade. Also grows star-shaped, cute white flowers!
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