8 Stunning Plants With Red and Green Leaves We Love

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8 Stunning Plants With Red and Green Leaves We Love: Plants with leaves that are both red and green are a great way to add color and life to gardens and rooms inside and out.

 

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8 Stunning Plants With Red and Green Leaves We Love

Their beautiful leaves can turn any space into a lively, eye-catching show. Here are eight beautiful plants that have this lovely color combination. Each one has its own special charm and appeal.

 

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1. Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides)

Coleus is famous for its beautiful leaves, which come in many different colors and patterns. The ones with red and green leaves are some of the most eye-catching. These plants do very well both inside and outside, which shows how versatile they are.

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Coleus likes soil that drains well and some shade. If you pinch the stems on a regular basis, they will grow bushier and have brighter leaves. People really like the “Redhead” and “Kong Red” cultivars because they have strong red and green patterns.

 

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2. Caladium (Caladium bicolor)

Caladium (Caladium bicolor)  

The leaves of caladiums are big and heart-shaped, and they come in beautiful shades of red, pink, green, and white. People really like the “Red Flash” variety because of its bright red and green leaves.

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Caladiums do best in warm, humid places and indirect sunlight. This makes them perfect for garden spots in the shade or as houseplants. Their beautiful leaf patterns can make any garden or room inside feel more tropical.

 

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3. Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

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The Polka Dot Plant, also known as Hypoestes, is a small plant that is known for its red and green leaves that are speckled with tiny dots. Because they do well in low to medium light, these plants are great for adding a splash of color to rooms inside.

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Hypoestes are pretty easy to take care of; all they need is regular watering to keep the soil moist but not soaked. Their bright leaves add a fun touch to any collection of plants.

 

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4. Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum), a popular houseplant with many varieties and devotees.

Crotons are tropical plants that have leaves that are shiny and leathery and come in a wide range of bright colors, such as orange, yellow, red, and green. People love the ‘Petra’ variety because its leaves are bright red and green.

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Crotons do best in bright, indirect light, and they need a lot of humidity to keep their bright colors. These plants can be picky about where they live, but if you take good care of them, they will have beautiful, colorful leaves that make a statement.

 

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5. Begonia rex

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The leaves of the Begonia rex, which is often just called “Rex Begonia,” are known for being very brightly colored. There are many shades of these plants, and many of them have beautiful red and green patterns. Rex Begonias do best in bright, indirect light and high humidity.

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This makes them perfect for gardens inside or outside in shady spots. They need soil that drains well and regular watering so that the soil stays moist but not soaked. Their beautiful, one-of-a-kind leaf patterns can make them the star of any plant collection.

 

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6. Nerve Plant (Fittonia albivenis)

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Fittonia, which is also called Nerve Plant, has beautiful narrow leaves with veins that are often red, pink, or white on a green background. The ‘Red Vein’ variety is very popular because its red and green leaves stand out. This plant does best in low to medium light and high humidity, which makes it perfect for terrariums or as a houseplant. For them to stay looking healthy, the soil needs to be consistently moist, and misting them often is helpful.

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7. Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa)

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The Ti Plant, also known as Cordyline, is a tropical plant with brightly colored leaves. The ‘Red Sister’ variety is very popular because its leaves are a striking mix of red and green. Ti plants like bright, indirect light and soil that doesn’t stay soggy.

They need to be watered often, but not so much that they sit in water. These plants bring a touch of the tropics to any space, and because they can get pretty big, they make great focal points in gardens or big rooms inside.

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8. Painted-Leaf Begonia (Begonia rex-cultorum)

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The Painted-Leaf Begonia is another plant in the Begonia family that is valued for its beautiful leaves that are often a mix of red, green, and silver. Like their Rex Begonia relatives, these plants like bright, indirect light and a lot of water. Painted-Leaf Begonias do best in soil that drains well and stays moist. This makes them perfect for indoor spaces where they can easily meet their humidity needs. Their beautiful leaves make them a favorite among plant lovers.

 

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Care Tips for Red and Green Leaf Plants

A lot of these plants like bright light that comes from the side. Leaves should not be in direct sunlight because it can burn them.

Keep the soil moist, but don’t let it get too wet. Root rot can be avoided by making sure there is good drainage.

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A lot of these plants do best when it’s very humid. Using a humidity tray or misting the plant often can help keep the right environment.

These plants do better in warmer temperatures and should be kept away from drafts.

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Conclusion

Adding plants with red and green leaves to your garden or home will make it look more interesting and lively. Their beautiful leaves can make your home or garden look like a work of nature’s art with their unique patterns and colors. Given the right care and attention, these plants can grow well and keep showing off their lovely, bright leaves.

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