28 Beautiful Variegated Indoor Plants With Patterns

Variegated plants look so exotic that you won’t resist having any of the ones we are about to show you in our collection of 28 beautiful variegated indoor plants with patterns.

Some of them are rare to find, while others have become very popular and are offered in most flower shops.

Let’s take a look at the unique specimens in our collections to help you tell the difference between the various houseplants and care for them easily so you’re rewarded with the unique art statement they create with their foliage.

1. Birkin

1. Birkin

This is one of the best variegated houseplants for beginners in houseplant care. The Birkin plant is low maintenance but don’t neglect it. It is a tropical variety that needs heat, regular watering and indirect light.

As a reward, you will enjoy its impressive foliage with glossy green leaves with pale yellow or white markings on either side of the midrib.

Botanical name:  Philodendron ‘Birkin’

2. Crotona

2. Crotona

The croton is native to Asia and Oceania, where it is native to tropical forests and develops as a large shrub. As a houseplant, it stays much smaller.

Croton is easy to care for as long as you water it when the soil feels dry and keep it in a sunny spot, otherwise its leaves won’t variegate with all the color variations typical of this plant.

The foliage of the croton is represented by glossy leaves of deep green color with red, orange, yellow and white spots.

Botanical name:  Codiaeum variegatum

3. Flute

3. Flapjack #decorhomeideas

The Flapjack succulent is also known as a paddle plant due to the paddle shape of the leaves that form clusters of rosettes.

It can be grown both indoors and outdoors and makes a great addition to a variety of plants due to its fast growth and beautiful variety of leaves.

When placed in the right place with enough light, the edge of the leaves turns red to yellow.

Botanical name:  Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

4. Florida Beauty

4. Florida Beauty #decorhomeideas

This variegated houseplant also goes by the names Gold Dust and Spotted Dracaena. It has beautiful mottled leaves that grow sideways to give it a bushy shape.

If there is enough access to light, Florida Beauty will reward you with lush foliage and even fragrant blooms. Keep in mind that the light must be indirect.

The plant is drought tolerant, however don’t forget to water it from time to time when the soil is dry.

Botanical name:  Dracaena surculosa

5. Variegated Monstera

5. Variegated Monstera #decorhomeideas

One of the most impressive variegated indoor plants in our collection is the variegated Monstera.
Luckily, nowadays it is easier to find it and it doesn’t cost a fortune like it did 6 years ago.

If you have it in your home, you will instantly see the exotic impact it has on the interior and atmosphere.

The leaves of the variegated Monstera are green and milky white. If your plant matures, you can try propagating it from cuttings. However, be patient because it takes time for the individual cutting to develop into a healthy plant.

Botanical name:  Borsigiana monster ‘albo variegata’

6. Snake plant

6. Snake Plant #decorhomeideas

I doubt there is a person who has not heard of the Snake Plant. Its popularity stems from the fact that it exists in almost every home and that’s due to its attractive, yellow-edged sword-shaped green leaves and low care requirements.

The snake plant does well in a generous amount of light but also in a dark corner. Of course, if you want to see it grow, leave it in a sunny place with at least 4 hours of direct sun.

Botanical name:  Sansevieria trifasciata

7. Stromanthe Triostar

7. Stromanthe Triostar #decorhomeideas

The Triostar is from the family of prayer plants that are typical with their leaves folded at night and stretched out during the day.

This variegated houseplant can thrive outdoors in the warm months and indoors year-round. You can recognize it by its exceptionally large and colorful leaves variegated with shades of red, pink and white.

Botanical name:  Stromanthe sanguinea

8. Calathia White Fusion

8. Calathia White Fusion #decorhomeideas

White Fusion Calathea requires the same care as all types of the Calathea family. It likes humidity in a moderate amount, controlled sun exposure and cleaning the dust from the leaves.

This will allow White Fusion Calathea to grow quickly and show you its magnificent foliage with green leaves marked with pure white.

Botanical name:  Calathea lietzei

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9. Golden pothos

9. Golden pothos #decorhomeideas

The Golden Pothos is also known as Devil’s Ivy due to its fast and invasive growth with minimal care. The plant is a climber and features glossy green and white heart-shaped leaves.

This type is perfect for houseplant beginners. To help it grow quickly, place the Golden Pothos in a warm location and water when the soil feels dry.

Botanical name:  Epipremnum aureum

10 inch plant

10 inch plant #decorhomeideas

The inch plant is also known as the zebra plant and obviously this name comes from the unique foliage with distinctive purple, green and white markings in a symmetrical pattern.

The plant is excellent as a houseplant in a pot or hanging basket. To help its foliage spread quickly, keep the soil slightly moist but water around the crown. This plant is tolerant of direct light which will keep the colors of the variegated leaves vivid.

Botanical name:  Tradescantia zebrina

11. Royal Variegated Banana

11. Royal Variegated Banana #decorhomeideas

The Royal Variegated Banana plant is one of the rare specimens in our collection of variegated houseplants for indoors. If you are lucky enough to find and own one, prepare to enjoy its remarkable size and unique variegated leaves.

The leaves are large and deep, light green and white in color.
The plant can reach up to 8 feet tall indoors and that is possible if you treat it right.

Being native to tropical regions, it requires the same conditions to thrive: part shade to full sun, warm temperatures, and frequent watering. The sign that the plant is thirsty are the slightly drooping leaves.

Botanical name:  Musa x paradisiaca

12. Orbifolia

12. Orbifolia #decorhomeideas

This is another specimen of the Calathea family so the same care must be applied to White Fusion Calathea.

Opposite White Fusion Calathea, Orbifolia features large but broader leaves with a light green base and symmetrically placed silver stripes on either side of the midrib.

This variety requires a lot of indirect light and high humidity.

Botanical name:  Calathea orbifolia

13. Polka Dot Plant

13. Polka Dot Plant #decorhomeideas

This variegated houseplant is distinguished by its lush green foliage flecked with white, pink, lavender, or multicolored splashes.

The polka dot plant is not difficult to grow if you ensure warm temperatures and humidity. Feeding from spring through fall is important for this variegated plant to stay in shape and grow.

Botanical name:  Hypoestes phyllostachya

14. Aglaonemas

14. Aglaonema #decorhomeideas

This is one of the rare plants when it comes to variegated leaves. It can be called a camouflage pattern due to the spots of white and light and dark green color on the leaves.

It is a fact that the Aglaonema family is easy to care for, so if you are lucky enough to find the Tricolor Aglaonema, you will enjoy its interior artistic impact with minimal effort.

Botanical name:  Aglaonema pictum tricolor

15. Nervous Plant

15. Nervous Plant #decorhomeideas

Nerve plant is a common houseplant that features dark green, oval leaves veined with white, red, pink, or green.

It reaches up to 6 inches in height and trails luxuriantly around the pot. The plant requires good moisture and bright, indirect sun.

Botanical name:  Fittonia albivenis

16. Peace Lily Dominoes

16. Peace Lily Dominoes #decorhomeideas

Domino’s peace lily is a large variegated plant that will stand out in your houseplant collection with its bright green leaves spotted with white.

In addition to the impressive variegated foliage, the Domino peace lily will frequently reward you with white, lily-shaped flowers on long spathes that peek out of the green foliage.

This variegated plant is easy to care for and will add a lot of elegance to your interior.

Botanical name:  Spathiphyllum wallisii

17. Aluminum Plant

17. Aluminum plant #decorhomeideas

Aluminum plant is an easy-care variegated houseplant that features unique green leaves with contrasting silver spots resembling the aluminum variety.

People usually grow it as a houseplant, but it can also be added to the flora around ponds in warm areas.

To thrive well, the aluminum plant needs indirect light and be transplanted into a larger pot each year.

Botanical name:  Pilea cadierei

18. Prayer Plant

18. Prayer Plant #decorhomeideas

The prayer plant is a common variegated houseplant native to Bolivia. Its name comes from the typical folding of the leaves at night as praying hands. The foliage of this variegated plant is distinguished by dark green leaves with yellow spots on the midrib and red veins.

The plant grows slowly and reaches a maximum of 1 foot in height indoors. To enjoy its typical tri-color foliage pattern, grow it at warm room temperature, moisten regularly, ensure smooth airflow, and fertilize frequently.

Botanical name:  Maranta leuconeura

19. Wrinkled Leaf Begonia

19. Crinkleleaf Begonia #decorhomeideas

This is another small variegated houseplant that impresses with unique foliage. The leaves are rounded and pad-shaped with a specific rough, rough texture.

You’ll quickly recognize the crinkle-leaf begonia by its glossy green leaves with maroon undersides. This specimen also rewards with white flowers in summer that stand out above the foliage.

Botanical name:  Begonia moyesii

20. Balfour Aralia

20. Aralia Balfour #decorhomeideas

Balfour Aralia is a truly unique houseplant, but in order to enjoy it, you need to put a lot of effort into its care.

The weakest part of this plant is its roots. They are very fine and can be easily watered.

This variegated plant has unique foliage that resembles round saucers approximately 1″- 2″ in diameter. The leaves are dark green with white variegation at the edge.

Botanical name:  Polyscias Scutellaria’ Balfourii’

21. Silver Satin Pothos

21. Silver satin pothos #decorhomeideas

Silver Satin Pothos is a beautiful climber that can climb up to 10 feet or more given the right indoor conditions.

Fortunately, like all other types of the Pothos family, caring for the Silver Satin Pothos is easy. Water it only when the soil feels dry to the touch, and ensure bright, indirect light. For its part, the plant will thrive on its dark green leaves with silver lines.

Botanical name:  Scindapsus Pictus ‘Argyraeus’

22. Watermelon Peperomia

22. Watermelon Peperomia #decorhomeideas

Judging by the name, the leaves of this variegated specimen resemble a watermelon pattern. This has made Watermelon Peperomia a famous variegated houseplant. Another reason for its popularity is its easy maintenance.

As long as you keep the humidity high, the plant will shine with its colorful, glossy leaves.

Botanical name:  Peperomia argyreia

23. Plant of friendship

23. Plant of friendship #decorhomeideas

This type of bromeliad is known for its colorful foliage with spike-shaped red leaves with random green streaks and white spots.

Like all variegated plants, the color pattern of the leaves is best revealed in adequate light conditions. For the Friendship plant, this is filtered sun for a few hours. This bromeliad will also reward you with flowers at any time of the year.

Botanical name:  Billbergia ‘Hallelujah’

24. Rattlesnake Plant

24. Rattlesnake Plant #decorhomeideas

The rattlesnake plant amazes with long wavy green foliage variegated with darker shades of green. The underside of the leaves also gives this plant a unique look with its beautiful red color.

The rattlesnake plant is native to Brazil, so it requires similar conditions to thrive. It is a thirsty plant and in summer they water it frequently. Come winter, cut back on watering and only do so when the soil feels dry to the touch.

Place the pot with your rattlesnake in a well-lit rum, making sure it does not get direct sunlight.

Botanical name:  Goeppertia insignis

25. Swallowtail Plant

25. Swallowtail Plant #decorhomeideas

This ornamental plant is also known as the Butterfly Leaf plant for its butterfly-shaped leaves.

A slender stem peeks out, revealing a light green base and red to brown stripes running symmetrically along the veins.

Unlike other variegated plants we have shown you so far, the swallowtail plant prefers a shady location with good humidity.

Water it twice a week and plant it in well-drained soil.

Botanical name:  Christia obcordata

26. Variegated Jade Plant

26. Variegated Jade Plant #decorhomeideas

The variegated Jade plant is a succulent with broad, light green leaves with white to yellow streaks that grow on stalks that rise from the main stem.

It is a low plant with a small root system. Like all succulents, it requires well-drained soil, bright light, and cool temperatures.

Botanical name:  Crassula ovata’ Tricolor’

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27. Agave lophantha

27. Agave lophantha #decorhomeideas

This specimen of Agave is compact like all the others in this family, but what distinguishes it from the rest are its wide and long leaves, dark green in color and variegated with yellow stripes on the edges.

The best place for this variety of Agave is full sun. In the summer months, water it regularly to speed up its growth. In winter, reduce watering to a minimum.

Botanical name:  Agave lophantha ‘Quadricolor’

28. Variegated African Violet

28. Variegated African Violet #decorhomeideas

The African violet is a popular houseplant on the windowsill. It is part of our variegated plant collection due to its color pattern featuring dark green leaves and white margins.

You can find variegated African violets with pink, green, or purple hues at the edges of the leaves. In all cases, you will enjoy a pretty and delicate plant that fascinates with its foliage and flowers.

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