Indoor plant lovers across the world are in love with variegated plants – and with good reason., considering these stunning beauties add character to any indoor space.

Add these 5 variegated plants to your indoor garden to create a stunning indoor garden oasis:

Dracaena marginata ‘Lemon and Lime’

Lemon and Lime plant


A tall, elegant house plant with neon yellow and green striped foliage yet surprisingly easy to care for. Dracaenas do not like wet feet so let the soil dry out between waterings and place it in a high-light situation.

Aechmea gamosepala ‘Variegated’



If you are into bromeliads, then this is a beauty! Aechmea gamosepala is fast-growing and water-wise, with incredible pink and blue inflorescences. It is extremely water-wise, which makes it wonderfully easy to care for.

Aglaonema -‘Siam Red’



This relatively new arrival is a tropical houseplant with stunning red and green pointed leaves. It will add colour and brightness to any interior decor palette, and is easy to care for. Aglaonemas need high light, humidity, and well-draining soil, and do be careful not to overwater them.

Philodendron – ‘Brasil’

Philodendron Brasil


‘Brasil’ is a bold cultivar of the classic Heartleaf Philodendron with variegated leaves that look almost painted in stripes of yellow and lime-green on deep-green foliage. The stems have a vaguely orange hue, making this an extremely beautiful plant. Added to this, philodendrons are easy to care for, no green thumb needed!

Calathea – ‘Majestic Star’

Calathea Majestic star


Calatheas are tropical houseplants grown exclusively for their wonderful foliage. Even more interesting is that these amazing plants adjust their colours kinetically during the day as they respond to heat, light and humidity. As a result of this ability these plants are commonly referred to as prayer plants, as their leaves fold up together at night.



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A version of this article was originally published in the Garden&Home December 2022 printed magazine.

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