6 Variegated Houseplants For Every Budget

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Variegated houseplants are taking the market by storm. They have been going crazy in popularity for the last couple of years and they are ever increasing. A lot of these variation houseplants are still very pricey on the market and not affordable for everybody. Because of this, the ones that we have on our list today are going to be affordable beautiful plants that everybody can bring a little variation into their lives with.

 Variegated Lipstick Plant

 Variegated Lipstick Plant

This plant does not get enough hype and is completely underrated. This plant does not need a lot of care and attention. It does not need a lot of water either. You just shove it in the window with a lot of light and then water when the leaves are kind of soft and flexible. The more light you give it the more white variegation it gets. If you take it away from the light then it will revert back to green.

The growth pattern is interesting. You can have it climbing but it is a creeper naturally so it does prefer to be a trailing plant. It’s very beautiful the foliage starts out kind of small and then it grows bigger and bigger for you. It can also produce beautiful flowers over time. This is a really fun edition overall. It checks all the boxes: variegated, gorgeous, and easy care. Who can resist!

Hoya Carnosa Krimson Princess

Hoya Carnosa Krimson Princess

This plant is absolutely stunning! You get big bushy baskets and you hang them around your home. As long as they are getting sunlight that variegation is going to stay. If you give it lighter you will actually see the stems start to turn pink. Also, it can produce flowers throughout the season.

It is not a heavy feeder and it does not need water very often. It is very easy to care for and a low-maintenance plant. As long as it is getting the light it needs it will just sit there and look absolutely beautiful. You do not really have to worry about rot because you do not have to water it that often and it does not really need high humidity. It will grow more if it has high light and higher humidity but it does not need it.

When it grows it will start growing upwards and then it will trail over. They can also climb if that is what you wish. You can put trellises in the pots and kind of shape it around that way as well. Overall, it is a very unique plant.

Spider Plants

Spider Plants

Spider plants are the tried and true variegated plants. They were one of the very first houseplants ever collected and commercially brought into everyone’s homes. They are very popular for a reason. Spider Plants (Chlorophytum Comosum) do not need a lot of attention. You let them dry out completely. Wait until they look sad and then you give him a little bit of water and they will perk right back up.

They also produce a ton of babies. You have their little plantlets that are hanging down. They look like little spider legs with little baby plants on the end of it. You chop those off and you can root them and grow whole new plants or make your plant bushier.

 They come in a variety of colors. You can get variegated, reverse variegated, and they have the beautiful Bonnie curly spider plant as well. It grows very well in the face pots and if you put it in a hanging planter it looks really nice too. These plants are so much fun to grow. They don’t need a lot of attention which makes them great for any kind of household or plant caregivers at any skill level.

Variegated Pothos(Epipremnum)

Variegated Pothos(Epipremnum)

 Any of these are fantastic. There is a lot of variety with variegated Epipremnum. There is the Golden Pothos. Then you have got the Marble Queen which is white with green speckling. You have segmented variegation with the Pearls and Jade or the Manjula these plants are all very easy to care you just let them dry out. They don’t need a lot of light and you can put them anywhere.

The Marble Queen will get less white and more green like most variegated plants if you don’t give it a whole lot of light. They can handle just about any type of care. Just let them dry out. Do not give them too much water because that is how you rot them but honestly even if you rot them it is an easy fix

You can just chop off the rotted roots. They stick them in a fresh new pot with a little bit of humidity. You will grow all new roots for you and then you can start again. They are very forgiving and very hearty plants. They are also known as invasive in a lot of places. Meaning that they are very hearty indoors and you should not plant them outside. However, inside they never stop growing! You could have them climb boards or poles and as they climb their foliage gets bigger and more variegated.  You can also have the trail. So, you can set them on top of your bookshelves and your tables and you can see the trail down to create these beautiful foliage curtains.

Variegated Tradescantia

Variegated Tradescantia

 It is one that we have definitely talked about before. They are creeping, trailing, highlight-loving, plants. They do not need a lot of humidity or a lot of water they just want to sit in the sun and grow.

 The only issue with these plants is that their tops tend to get bald because they run out of energy for the old foliage then drop the old foliage and keep on making new foliage at the ends. So they do need to be pruned and propagated quite a bit in order to keep a full-looking pot. However, they look amazing when you give them enough light and attention that they need.

There are several different varieties of white and green variegation. Most notably there is white with green on top of it and there is green with white on top of it. Which sounds really silly until you actually see that they look very different. They are all stripy and very beautiful.

They keep the variegation and do not lose it in lower light. Which is one of the reasons why they are so highly recommended on this list. Most variegated plants have a tendency to lose that variegation as they lose their light so this is definitely one with stable variegation.  The fact that it can trail makes it a fun choice and it does not really climb. So if you are looking for a climbing plant please see one of the other options on the list.

Syngonium Albo

Syngonium Albo

 If you like climbing plants the Syngonium Albo is absolutely incredible when it gets the chance to climb. If you put it on a pole or a board it will start to climb up and its little ears will start to get more pronounced. You will also get more of that gorgeous color especially if you give it more light. This plant will revert if it does not give enough light so definitely make sure that you are giving it good light.

If it gets too much white variegation and you give it a little bit too much sun that white variegation will start to burn a little bit because the leaves are fairly thin. However, this plant is the pretty easy maintenance it doesn’t need that high humidity. If you stick to around 40% humidity it will be perfectly fine.

If you give it more that is fine but try not to go any lower. It is also a member of the arrowhead family. So you will see that it grows these long aerial roots. It will try to attach to things. If you don’t give it something to climb it will just get bigger and bushier or you can put those roots back in the pot and it will eventually trail over and it will look great.

Either way, the plant is very easy to care and because it makes these aerial roots it doesn’t need a lot of water doesn’t need a lot of fertilization what it does need is a tendency to pull out of the air with those aerial roots so that is pretty incredible too if you do want it to grow faster just give it a little bit more light and a little bit of fertilization and it’ll go a long way with this plant.

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