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Difficulty level: Challenging

Why you want it: These flowering houseplants are a snap to maintain and bloom with pretty flowers all year long. They come in tons of colors and varieties, from pale pink to white. You’ll have the most success with indirect or filtered light, according to Weekend Gardener—and lay off the overwatering!
Difficulty level: Easy

Difficulty level: Easy
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Difficulty level: Easy
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why you want it: The stripey purple leaves on this trailing houseplant make for such a pretty pop of color. This plant prefers full sun—the more light it gets, the more purple you’ll see, according to the blog Plants Are the Strangest People. Keep the soil wet for best results.

Why you want it: Also known as Devil’s Ivy, this vining plant has pretty marbled leaves and a visually interesting yellow hue. It’s easy to grow and has an air-purifying quality. It thrives in bright, filtered light—the yellow patterns on the leaves become more pronounced in brighter light, according to the Flower Shop Network blog.

Offering tropical foliage, bright blooms and even fruit, these varieties are some of the prettiest indoor plants available.

Purple indoor flowers

6. Purple Oxalis – There are a couple different types of oxalis that would make an excellent purple leaf houseplant. It’s a cute little plant that flowers during the summer, and looks great in hanging baskets. Keep it out of direct sunlight, and don’t overwater it.

Purple Oxalis houseplant
10. Calathea – There are a lot of different varieties of calathea out there, so be sure to look for the purple and green houseplant variety. They make gorgeous low light indoor plants! Be sure to keep the soil moist, and never let it dry out completely.

7. Purple Waffle Plant (Hemigraphis colorata) – Another fun little purple indoor plant. The leaves are crinkled, which is where it get it’s name. It likes a lot of water, so never let this one dry out, and be sure to give it plenty of humidity too.
1. Purple Queen (Tradescantia pallida; aka purple heart houseplant) – One of my favorite (and very purple) houseplants. Purple queen is easy to grow indoors, and gets tiny heart shaped flowers during the summer. Be sure to give it plenty of light indoors or the color will fade, and the plant will grow leggy.
16. Purple sweet potato vine – Usually grown as an annual plant for summer containers, sweet potato vine can be brought inside in the fall and grown as a houseplant. There are a couple of beautiful purple varieties to look for too. Learn how to overwinter sweet potato vines here.
Succulent indoor plants with purple leaves
3. Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina; aka: purple zebrina) – A super common plant that’s easy to propagate and looks great in a hanging basket, or trained to grow on a topiary form. The purple and silver/green leaves are stunning. Learn how to care for wandering jew plants here.

Aeonium succulent plant with purple and green leaves

Growing indoor plants with purple leaves is much more fun than only having green ones. Liven up your home with this list of 17 beautiful purple houseplants!