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Use Houseplants to Decorate for Fall

When temperatures drop and days get shorter, you can keep your green thumb busy by gardening indoors with houseplants. Here are some of our favorite houseplants with fall flair. 
By Justin Hancock

Use Houseplants to Decorate for Fall

Houseplants are the ultimate home-décor item: They add life and beauty to every room (while acting as natural air filters, removing indoor air pollution from your house). Here are some of our favorite plants for giving your home a fresh look for fall.


Snake Plant

Perhaps the easiest houseplant to grow, snake plant (Sansevieria) is perfect if you’re always on the run or just starting out with houseplants. The dark green leaves have silver streaking and bright golden-yellow edges. It tolerates low light; even if you can forget to water it, snake plant still looks great.
Learn about Plants of Steel -- more easy-care plants anyone can grow.


Colorful Aglaonema

Another excellent pick if you’re new to houseplants (or too busy to water all the time), Colorful Aglaonema is a cinch to grow. The rich green leaves are brushed with a lively shade of red and look brilliant mixed in with warm shades of red, orange, and yellow.


Croton

Perfect for adding a bold, tropical feel, the red, orange, and yellow colors that combine in croton foliage also work perfectly for fall decorations. Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) does best in a bright spot and looks phenomenal when the leaves are backlit by the sun.
Learn more about crotons.


Bromeliad

Imbuing a touch of the exotic, bromeliads are pineapple relatives that thrive in warm, humid environments. Look for Guzmania types; they have flowers in bold orange, yellow, or purple-red: Perfect colors for fall.
Bonus: Did you know bromeliads are among the best air-purifying houseplants?


Prayer Plant

An old-fashioned favorite, prayer plant (Maranta) is easy to grow and has dark, olive-green leaves accented with purple-red veins. It has a bit of a sprawling habit, so it’s perfect for tabletops and hanging baskets. Wondering where the name comes from? The leaves fold up at night, like a pair of hands in prayer.


Madagascar Dragon Tree

Showing off dark green leaves edged in purple red, Madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) almost looks like an ornamental grass topped on a bamboo stem. You’ll sometimes find a few of this small tree braided together, adding another layer of appeal to your indoor décor.

Learn more about dracaena.

Neon Pothos

Neon isn’t an understatement when it comes to this plant; the chartreuse foliage is so bright it practically glows! We love Neon pothos (Epipremnum aureum) in fall because it makes a wonderful complement to the warm, bright shades of gold and orange, and offers a wonderful contrast to the rich reds and purples of the season.
Dig into other pothos varieties! 


Calathea

Deep, dark, and mysterious, calathea foliage is a wonderful combination of silvery green, olive green, dark green, and purple red. The leaves add a refreshing feel to the traditional fall color palette and look right at home on any tabletop.


Anthurium

Common around Valentine’s Day because most varieties bloom in shades of red and pink, anthuriums that flower in hot shades of red and orange are perfect for fall. A Costa Farms favorite, anthurium even blooms almost all year if you grow it in a bright spot, fertilize regularly, and provide ample humidity.