7 Best Purple House Plants (Types and Growing Tips)

7 Best Purple House Plants (Types and Growing Tips) 

Homiful.com -- Growing green plants may be something we're used to seeing. But purple plants? Quite unique, isn't it! These "7 Best Purple House Plants (Types and Growing Tips)" will add a bit of drama and bold appeal to your indoor plant collection! Let's check them out!

Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)


The prayer plant is a fun little plant to have around the house because of its unusual, purplish brown leaf markings. It thrives in soil that is evenly watered and has a moderately high humidity. Marantas require special care to thrive. 

They require a consistently warm location as well as bright but indirect light - keep them out of direct sunlight. From spring to autumn, keep the soil moist and add humidity by misting the leaves or standing on a tray of moist pebbles. They must be watered with filtered or distilled water, or rainwater, rather than tap water.



Coleus is a lovely, showy plant that comes in a variety of colors and styles. The vibrancy of its colors is due to an adequate amount of sunlight. More light means more vibrant colors! Plant coleus in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny or partly shaded location. 

Coleus is a low-growing plant that looks best in the front of a border, mixed with other bedding plants, or in a patio pot. If you're growing coleus as a house plant, place it in a bright spot with some direct sunlight.

Purple Oxalis (Oxalis violacea)


Oxalis plants, which are native to Brazil, have distinctive pinwheel foliage and a profusion of starry blossoms. Some cultivars have purple leaves or foliage with darker accent markings. 

Caring for the shamrock plant or purple oxalis is simple: place it in a bright window and water when the top inch of soil becomes dry, which is usually every other week. When watering, rotate the pot so that the opposite side faces the window so that the foliage grows evenly on all sides.

Purple Passion (Gynura aurantiaca)


This beautiful houseplant has fuzzy green foliage with purple hairs and edges. Grow it in any neutral-colored houseplant and you'll see how it stands out! Purple passion plant prefers indirect light that is moderate to bright. 

Before watering, allow 25% of the soil volume to dry. Avoid getting the leaves wet when watering because the hairs can trap moisture and cause the leaves to become waterlogged. Purple passion plant thrives in a humid environment.

Purple Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple)


The Purple Potato Vine is most popular for its brilliant foliage, which comes in lime, purple, bronze, black, or copper colors. It thrives in moist, well-draining soil. These plants can tolerate partial shade but prefer full sun, where their leaves will develop the deepest color. Plant them in well-drained, moderately fertile soil, and don't let the soil dry out during the growing season.

Rex Begonia (Begonia rex-cultorum)


Rex begonia are famed for their vibrantly colored and textured foliage. The leaves are available in a variety of colors, shapes, and stripes, including purple! They thrive in organic, well-draining soil that is shaded and humid. 

Watering Rex begonias "on demand" (or when the soil is dry to the touch) is an excellent way to keep them happy. Avoid soggy conditions, but don't let your plants wilt. During the growing season, give Rex begonias a diluted dose of organic, soluble food every four to six weeks.

Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina)


Its leaves have distinctive olive and silver markings on top and a dark purplish maroon color on the undersides. Some cultivars have a purplish color on both sides of the leaves. Wandering jew propagation is simple using stem cuttings from the mother plant. 

Remove all but a few leaves from the stem cuttings and place them in a smaller pot filled with moist potting soil in a warm, sunny location. After 1-1.5 months, you'll notice new shoots growing.

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