Variegated plants look so exotic that you won’t resist having either of the ones we are about to show you in our collection of 28 Beautiful Indoor Variegated 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 differentiate the variegated indoor plants and take care of them easily so that you are rewarded with the unique art statement they create with their foliage.
This is one of the greatest indoor variegated plants for beginners in houseplant care. The Birkin plant requires low maintenance but don’t neglect it. It is a tropical variety that needs warmth, regular watering and indirect light.
As a reward, you will enjoy its impressive foliage featuring glossy green leaves with light yellow or white markings on either side of the midrib.
Botanical name: Philodendron ‘Birkin’
The croton originates from Asia and Oceania where it is native to the tropical forests and develops like a large shrub. As a houseplant, it stays a lot smaller.
The croton is easy to care for as long as you water it when the soil feels dry and keep it in a sunny location, otherwise, its leaves won’t be variegated with all the color variations typical for this plant.
The foliage of the croton is represented by deep green glossy leaves with red, orange, yellow and white splotches.
Botanical name: Codiaeum variegatum
The Flapjack succulent is also known as a paddle plant because of the paddle shape of the leaves forming rosette clusters.
It can be grown both indoors and outdoors and is a great addition to the plant variety because of its quick growth and lovely variegation of the leaves.
When set in the right location with sufficient light, the edge of the leaves turns red to yellow.
Botanical name: Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
4. Florida Beauty
This indoor variegated plant is also known by the names Gold Dust and Spotted Dracaena. It has lovely speckled leaves which grow sidewards to give it a bushy shape.
If there is enough access to light, Florida Beauty will reward you with lush foliage and even fragrant flowers. 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
One of the most impressive indoor variegated plants in our collection is the Variegated Monstera.
Luckily, these days it is easier to find it and it doesn’t cost a fortune as it was 6 years ago.
If you have it in your home, you will instantly see what an exotic impact it makes on the interior and the atmosphere.
The Variegated Monstera leaves are colored green and milky white. You’re your plant matures you can try propagating it from cuttings. Be patient though because it takes time for the individual cutting to become a healthy plant.
Botanical name: Monstera borsigiana ‘albo variegata’
6. Snake Plant
I doubt there is a person who hasn’t heard of the Snake Plant. Its popularity comes with the fact that it exists in almost every home and that is because of its attractive sword-like green leaves with yellow edges and low care requirements.
The Snake Plant feels good at a generous amount of light but also in a dark corner. However, if you want to see it grow, leave it in a sunny spot with at least 4 hours of direct sun.
Botanical name: Sansevieria trifasciata
7. Stromanthe Triostar
The Triostar is from the prayer plant family which are typical with their leaves folding up at night and stretching out during the day.
This indoor variegated plant can successfully live outside in the warm months and inside all year long. You can recognize it by its exceptionally large and colorful leaves variegated with red, pink and white hues.
Botanical name: Stromanthe sanguinea
8. White Fusion Calathia
The White Fusion Calathea requires the same care as all kinds in the Calathea family. It likes moisture to a moderate amount, controlled sun exposure and wiping down the dust from the leaves.
This will let the White Fusion Calathea grow quickly and show you its magnificent foliage featuring green leaves with pure white markings.
Botanical name: Calathea lietzei
9. Golden Pothos
The Golden Pothos is also known as Devil’s Ivy because of its quick and invasive growth with minimum care. The plant is a climber and features shiny, heart-shaped leaves colored green and white.
This kind is perfect for beginners in houseplants. To help it grow quickly, place the Golden Pothos in a warm spot and water when the soil feels dry.
Botanical name: Epipremnum aureum
10. Inch Plant
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 great as an indoor plant in a pot or in a hanging basket. To help its foliage trails out quickly, keep the soil slightly moist but water around the crown. This plant tolerates direct light which will keep the colors of the variegated leaves vivid.
Botanical name: Tradescantia zebrina
11. Royal Variegated Banana
The Royal Variegated Banana plant is one of the rare specimens from our collection of indoor variegated houseplants. If you are lucky to find and get one, prepare to enjoy its remarkable size and unique variegated leaves.
The leaves are large and colored white and light and deep green.
The plant can reach up to 8 feet in height indoors and that is possible if you treat it right.
Being native to tropical regions, it requires the same conditions to thrive- semi-shade to full sun, warm temperatures and frequent watering. The sign that the plant is thirsty is leaves dropped a little down.
Botanical name: Musa x paradisiaca
This is another specimen from the Calathea family so the same care needs to be applied to White Fusion Calathea.
Opposite the White Fusion Calathea, the Orbifolia features large but broader leaves with a light green basis and silver stripes symmetrically placed 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
This indoor variegated plant is distinctive with its lush green foliage spotted with white, pink, lavender or multi-color splashes.
The Polka Dot Plant is not difficult to grow if you ensure warm temperatures and humidity. Feeding from spring to fall is important for this variegated plant to keep it fit and growing.
Botanical name: Hypoestes phyllostachya
This is one of the rare plants when it comes to variegated leaves. It can be called a camouflage pattern because of the splotches of white and light and dark green on the leaves.
It is a fact that the Aglaonema family is easy to care for so if you are lucky to find the Tricolor Aglaonema, you will be enjoying its artistic interior impact with minimum effort.
Botanical name: Aglaonema pictum tricolor
15. Nerve Plant
The Nerve Plant is a common houseplant that features deep green ovate leaves with white, red, pink or green veins.
It reaches up to 6 inches in height and trails out the pot lushly. The plant requires good humidity and bright, indirect sun.
Botanical name: Fittonia albivenis
16. Peace Lily Domino
The Domino peace lily is a great variegated plant that will stand out in your houseplant collection with its glossy green leaves with white mottles.
In addition to the impressive variegated foliage, the Domino Peace Lily will frequently reward you with white lily-shaped flowers on long spathes peeking out 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
The Aluminum Plant is an easy-to-care-for variegated houseplant that features unique green leaves with contrasting silver splotches resembling aluminum variegation.
Usually, people grow it as a houseplant but it can be also added to the flora around ponds in warm areas.
To thrive well, the Aluminum plant needs indirect light and repotting in a larger pot every year.
Botanical name: Pilea cadierei
18. Prayer Plant
The Prayer Plant is a common variegated houseplant originating from Bolivia. Its name comes from the typical folding up of the leaves at night resembling praying hands. The foliage of this variegated plant is distinctive with the deep green leaves with yellow splotches on the midrib and red veins.
The plant grows slowly and reaches a maximum of 1-foot height indoors. To enjoy its typical three-color pattern of foliage, grow it under warm room temperature, moisturize it regularly, ensure gentle airflow and fertilize it often.
Botanical name: Maranta leuconeura
19. Crinkle Leaf Begonia
This is another small indoor variegated plant that impresses with unique foliage. The leaves are rounded and pad-shaped with a specific ridged and crinkled texture.
You will quickly recognize the Crinkle Leaf Begonia by its shiny green leaves with maroon undersides. This specimen also rewards with white flowers in the summer that stand out above the foliage.
Botanical name: Begonia moyesii
20. Balfour Aralia
The Balfour Aralia is a truly unique houseplant but to enjoy it, you need to put specific efforts into its care.
The weakest part of this plant is its roots. They are very fine and can be easily over-watered.
This variegated plant has unique foliage resembling round dinner plates about 1″- 2″ in diameter. The leaves are dark green with white variegation on the rim.
Botanical name: Polyscias Scutellaria’ Balfourii’
21. Silver Satin Pothos
The Silver Satin Pothos is a beautiful climbing plant that can climb up to 10 feet or more provided the right indoor conditions.
Luckily, like all other kinds in the Pothos family, taking care of the Silver Satin Pothos is easy. Water it only when you feel the soil is dry to touch and ensure indirect bright light. On its part, the plant will thrive with its dark green leaves with silver lines.
Botanical name: Scindapsus Pictus ‘Argyraeus’
22. Watermelon Peperomia
Judging by the name, the leaves of this variegated specimen resemble a watermelon pattern. This has turned the Watermelon Peperomia into a famous indoor variegated plant. Another reason for their popularity is the easy maintenance.
As long as you keep the moisture high, the plant will shine with its colorful and shimmering leaves.
Botanical name: Peperomia argyreia
23. Friendship Plant
This bromeliad kind is known for its colorful foliage featuring red spike-shaped leaves with random green strokes and white mottles.
Like all variegated plants, the colorful pattern of the leaves is best revealed under suitable light conditions. For the Friendship plant, this is filtered sun for a few hours. This bromeliad will also reward you with blooms at any time of the year.
Botanical name: Billbergia ‘Hallelujah’
24. Rattlesnake Plant
The Rattlesnake plant astonishes with wavy and long green foliage variegated with darker shades of green. The underside of the leaves also gives this plant a unique look with its beautiful red coloring.
The Rattlesnake plant is native to Brazil, hence it requires similar conditions to thrive. It is a thirsty plant and in the summer water it frequently. When winter comes, decrease the watering and do it only when the soil feels dry to the touch.
Place the pot with your Rattlesnake in a well-lit rum ensuring that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
Botanical name: Goeppertia insignis
25. Swallowtail Plant
This ornamental plant is also known as the Butterfly Leaves plant because of its leaves with a butterfly shape.
They are peeking out a slim stem revealing a light green basis and red to brown strikes running symmetrically along the veins.
Unlike other variegated plants we showed you so far, the Swallowtail Plant prefers a shady spot and good humidity.
Water it twice a week and plant it in well-drained soil.
Botanical name: Christia obcordata
26. Variegated Jade Plant
The variegated Jade plant is a succulent with broad light green leaves with white to yellow strokes which grow on the stems erecting from the main stem.
It is a short plant with a small root system. Similar to all succulents, it requires well-drained soil and bright light and cool temperatures.
Botanical name: Crassula ovata’ Tricolor’
27. Agave lophantha
This Agave specimen is compact like all other in this family but what distinguishes it from the rest is its wide and long leaves colored dark green and variegated with yellow stripes on the edges.
The best place for this Agave variety is full sun. In the summer months, water it regularly to quicken its growth. In winter, lower the watering to a minimum.
Botanical name: Agave lophantha ‘Quadricolor’
28. Variegated African Violet
The African Violet is a popular windowsill houseplant. It is part of our collection of variegated plants because of its color pattern which features dark green leaves and white margins.
You can find variegated African Violet with pink, green or purple shades on the leaf edges. In all cases, you will enjoy a pretty, delicate plant that fascinates with foliage and flowers.
Botanical name: Saintpaulia Ionantha