Colorful, netted, patterned leaves.
Most indoor plants attract attention with their flowers, the “traditional” green leaves are less interesting. However, there are exceptions that attract the eye with an irregular leaf shape, pattern or unusual leaf color. These indoor plants add variety to the rooms.
It is a growing trend that customers are not looking for the usual foliage plants, but something special and unique. But make sure that “less is sometimes more”, i.e. don’t overcrowd the room with these unusual plants, because then the fact that the plant is special will not stand out. For plants with colorful leaves, make sure that the background is simple and has a calming effect: a houseplant with patterned leaves, for example, is completely lost in front of overly powerful, vibrant, patterned wallpaper. If possible, choose a single-colored planter for them, which also highlights the plant.
Here are some nice examples:
Kris plant or Sander’s alocasia (Alocasia sanderiana)
Alocasia leaves are dark green, glossy, and emerge from a short shoot. Their size is impressive, approx. 20-40 cm. The leaf is elongated, arrow-shaped, the edge is lobed and wavy, which again emphasizes its appearance. The whitish leaf veins and white highlighted leaf edges are also striking.
Pin-stripe calathea (Calathea Ornata)
The leaves of pin-stripe calathea develop from a short basal shoot with erect petioles and reddish backs. The leaves are long and oval. The dark green color of the leaves immediately draws the eye, and it is only at a second glance that you discover the light green, narrow strips.
Nerve plant (Fittonia albivenis)
It is not a very large indoor plant, but its leaves are quite special: oval, dark green, with silver, white or pink veins that attract the eye. A plant with a compact shape, it looks best by itself.