10 Stunning Velvet Leaf Indoor Plants

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If you’re fond of soft and fuzzy velvet texture, you’re absolutely going to bring these beautiful Velvet Leaf Indoor Plants in your home.

These houseplants have smooth and velvety foliage that make them look stunning. Add them to your collection if you love to have exotic plants.

Check out our article on beautifully patterned houseplants here

Velvet Leaf Indoor Plants

1. Velvet Leaf Philodendron

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Botanical Name: Philodendron micans

The plant’s velvety and opalescent heart-shaped leaves come in a range of colors from bronze to dark green with pink and purple highlights on new growth.

Growing Tip: It does well in bright filtered light.

Check out our article on the best types of Philodendrons here

2. Purple Passion

Botanical Name: Gynura aurantiaca

Purple passion offers an exquisite and attractive blend of velvety green leaves adorned with thick deep purple hair. Its trailing habit makes it an ideal plant for hanging baskets.

Growing Tips: Use well-draining soil as the plant is vulnerable to root rot. It’s also doesn’t like to be moved frequently.

3. White Velvet Plant

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Botanical Name: Tradescantia sillamontana

This succulent is one of the most attractive species of the genus ‘Tradescantia.’ It has dull olive to gray-green leaves having a purple hue with cobwebby silver-white hair that give the plant a silver sheen. It also grows beautiful flowers!

Growing Tips: Grow the plant in well-draining soil and place it in bright filtered light.

4. Chocolate Soldier

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Botanical Name: Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier’

‘Chocolate Soldier’ is admired for narrow velvety leaves with thick dark chocolate brown edges. The leaves are very soft to touch with a layer of hair, giving it a fuzzy look.

Growing Tips: Place the plant in a medium to bright light.

Here are some of the best Kalanchoe varieties you can grow

5. Jungle Velvet Calathea

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Botanical Name: Calathea warscewiczii

Popular as the ‘Jungle Velvet,’ its bold and beautiful velvety leaves provide a striking look with its dark-green hue and burgundy undersides.

Growing Tip: Grow the plant in high humid conditions or use a humidifier.

Here are some of the gorgeous Calathea types

6. Philodendron Gigas

Botanical Name: Philodendron gigas

The dark and velvety foliage of this large leaf plant makes it one of the best plants in this list! The leaves have a velvet touch and a dark-green hue while the new growth appears in copper color with white veins.

Growing Tips: It prefers part shade to full shade and regular watering.

7. Alocasia Black Velvet

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Botanical Name: Alcasia reginula

The plant produces oval, heart-shaped velvety leaves with a black colored top and purple bottom. Light and almost grey-silver shade veins give the plant a stunning look.

Growing Tip: Avoid growing this plant in the direct sunlight.

8. Zebra Calathea

Botanical Name: Calathea zebrina

The beautiful foliage of this plant has dark-to mid-green patterns on the velvety surface that resemble a Zebra’s skin. It flowers in spring and produces purple-white blooms.

Growing Tip: Grow the plant in filtered sunlight for optimum growth.

9. African Violet

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Botanical Name: Saintpaulia ionantha

The gorgeous violet-blue, white, and blue flowers of the plant adds to the beauty of its dark-green velvety leaves. It is one of the most beautiful velvet leaf indoor plants.

Growing Tips: Keep it near a window that receives some morning sunlight and avoid overwatering.

10. Ecuador Verrucosum

Botanical Name: Philodendron verrucosum

Philodendrons are also famous for cleaning indoor air, and this beautiful variety offers a deep emerald-green velvety foliage with golden ribbing.

Growing Tip: Grow this plant in low-to-medium light.

Check out the easiest to grow indoor Philodendron varieties here

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