19 Indoor Plants with Rainbow Foliage | Colorful Leaves Houseplants

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If you are a fan of colorful leaves, then grow these Indoor Plants with Rainbow Foliage to add colors to the dull corners of your home!

Houseplants with different colored leaves add a vivid and dramatic appeal to the decor. If you want to dazzle your home with colors, then grow these Indoor Plants with Rainbow Foliage!

Have a look at the most colorful succulents here

Indoor Plants with Rainbow Foliage

1. Cordyline Bolero


Botanical Name: Cordyline fruticosa ‘Waihee Rainbow’

This gorgeous variety offers splash colors, and its glossy leaves feature a fusion of yellow, green, bright red, and pink tones.

2. Bush on Fire Croton


Botanical Name: Codiaeum Variegatum ‘Bush on Fire Croton’

The ‘Bush on Fire Croton’ has a blend of red, green, pink, yellow. ‘Mammy’ is another colorful cultivar with large glossy leaves in the shades of purple, green, red, and bright yellow.

Check out our article on beautiful croton varieties here 

3. Ginny Galaxy


Botanical Name: Begonia ‘Ginny Galaxy’

Begonia offers many multicolored varieties. ‘Salsa’ has dark green leaves splashed in pink color with a touch of silver and burgundy red variegation.

4. Jacob’s Coat


Botanical Name: Acalypha wilkesiana

This amazing houseplant offers multicolored foliage in shades of green, white, red, and pink. ‘Tiki Peach Whirl’ offers orange and peach leaves, whereas ‘Mosaica’ features peach, pink, purple, and green foliage.

5. Rose Painted Calathea

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Botanical Name: Calathea roseopicta ‘Princess Jessie’

This calathea variety offers dark green, rose, and ivory shades on broad striped leaves, which gives it a very striking and bold look.

Here are some more colorful calathea varieties you can grow

6. Caladium

Botanical Name: Caladium

Caladium offers 100s of cultivars with colorful midribs, diverse shapes and margins, and eye-catching variegation.

Try ‘Carolyn Whorton’ with green margins, pink splotches, and red veins. ‘Freida Hemple’ is also a nice choice with large leaves, dark red center, green margins, and smudges.

Check out our article on some eye-catching caladium varieties here 

7. Aglaonema

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Botanical Name: Aglaonema commutatum

Aglaonema offers a range of colorful rainbow-like foliage. You can grow ‘Siam Aurora’ with green leaves and bold pink margins or ‘Anyanmanee’, which has spotted foliage with dusty pink spots on dark green wide leaves.

Here’s everything you need to know about growing Aglaonema

8. Red Star


Botanical Name: Fittonia ‘Red Star’

Nerve plant is an excellent choice for those people who want to bring colors to their home decor. Go for ‘Red star,’ which has green leaves artistically striped in deep red-pink veins, or ‘Juanita’ with large green leaves, red veins, and pink-green tint.

9. Moses-in-the-Cradle

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Botanical Name: Tradescantia spathacea

Also known as the Boat lily and Oyster plant, it forms a rosette of sword-like, narrow, spiral-shaped dark green leaves with pink margins, creamy-white streaks, and purple undersides. The white flowers are enclosed with purple bracts hence the name.

Have a look at more plants from the Tradescantia genus here

10. Friendship Plant


Botanical Name: Billbergia ‘Hallelujah’

This stunning plant from the Bromeliaceae family produces upright red-green leaves splashed in white dots, which can brighten up any dull area with its colors.

11. Stromanthe Tricolor

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Botanical Name: Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Tricolor’

The slender leaves of this plant have white variegation with shades of light pink or peach. It makes for a wonderful centerpiece!

12. Rainbow Festive Dance


Botanical Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Rainbow Festive Dance’

This exquisite coleus variety has rich bronze or chocolate-brown leaves with a fiery orange or maroon center and light green edges.

13. Polka Dot Plant

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Botanical Name: Hypoestes phyllostachya

Its pretty pink leaves are embellished with dark green patches. The vibrancy of foliage becomes more intense under the morning sunlight. One more colorful variety, ‘Carmina,’ comes in purple and a scarlet hue.

14. Rainbow Peperomia


Botanical Name: Peperomia clusiifolia ‘Rainbow’

This compact houseplant with slender leaves displays a magnificent combination of green and cream, flushed with a light shade of pink.

15. Wild Rabbit


Botanical Name: Neoregelia ‘Wild Rabbit’

With rounded foliage at the ends, this plant stands out with its light green leaves and red banding. The white variegation compliments its open rosette shape.

16. Tornado Rex Begonia


Botanical Name: Begonia rex ‘Tornado’

This colorful variety displays dark green leaves accented with a spray of silver, bronze, and deep purple shades.

See more rex begonia cultivars here

17. Kalanchoe Humilis


Botanical Name: Kalanchoe humilis

This colorful cultivar showcases pale green egg-shaped foliage patterned with maroon or purple streaks on a branched, woody base.

Check out beautiful kalanchoes varieties here

18. Pink Rubber Plant


Botanical Name: Ficus elastica ‘Tineke’

This striking indoor plant features yellow, pink, beige, or red spots on thick, shiny leaves. Some varieties display a blend of all four shades and offer a rainbow-like effect!

19. Rainbow Bush Jade Plant


Botanical Name: Portulacaria afra variegata ‘Rainbow Bush’

If you want an easy-to-maintain plant that also looks great and attracts good luck, then this is it. It showcases a blend of multiple colors and does best in bright, indirect light.

Watch this video for more information

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