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Colorful Foliage

croton, joseph's coat, codiaeum variegatum

Shorter days and cooler nights bring on an annual show of spectacular autumn color.

But, you don't have to go outdoors to enjoy dramatic colorful foliage. The gold, orange, red and green of croton plant adds a warm, tropical feel to a room.

Don't overlook prayer plant for striking patterned foliage. Best known for its folding leaves, this rainforest native-turned-house plant is simply beautiful.

Leaf for leaf, no other plant can match coleus plant's bold patterns and vibrant colors. This garden favorite makes an easy house plant. If you can still find one at the garden center, buy it. You'll love growing this colorful gem indoors, too.

Swedish Ivy Plant Care - Plectranthus species

Swedish Ivy house plants are ideal for beginners. This one of the easiest types of ivy to grow and propagate. Get tips for growing ivy indoors.

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Hawaiian Snow Bush Plant Care - Breynia nivosa

Snow Bush makes a unique, colorful tropical house plant. Find out how to care for Breynia nivosa indoors. Get light, watering, fertilizing and pruning tips for Snowbush plant.

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Satin Pothos Care Tips - Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus'

Beautiful satiny gray-green leaves makes Satin Pothos a favorite house plant. It also happens to be easy to grow. Find a profile, picture and care tips here.

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Pink Quill - Tillandsia cyanea - Bromeliad Care Tips

Pink Quill is a bromeliad from the Tillandsia genus with a plume of pink flower bracts appearing in summer. Find a picture, profile, and bromeliad plant care tips here.

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Fragrant Orchids

Discover the most captivatingly fragrant orchids that you can grow indoors. From charming pansy orchids to the frilly blooms of cattleyas and more.

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Echeveria - Care Tips for Growing Succulents Indoors

Echeveria is a genus of succulent plants from the Crassulaceae family. Discover types of species that make good succulent house plants. Get succulent care tips for growing echeveria, care, how to propagate cuttings.

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Croton Plants - Codiaeum variegatum - Picture, Care Tips

Discover how to keep croton plants colorful leaves vibrant. Get house plant care of croton plant, how to water, fertilize and more.

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Cactus House Plants, Easy-to-Grow and Sun-Loving

Cactus house plants are easy-to-grow, sun-loving, and drought-tolerant. Discover flowering cactus plants pictures and care tips for types of cactus commonly grown indoors.

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4 Showy Foliage Plants

persian shield, persian shield plant

Colorful flowers aren't the only eye-catching plants to brighten up a room.

Persian shield (shown here) features deep green and purple leaves with a shimmer of silver. If you've never grown this stunning plant, give it a try.

Dramatic patterns in vivid colors make coleus popular for shade gardens. But, you'll love growing this colorful gem indoors, too.

Leaf for leaf, no other plant can match caladium's bold patterns and vibrant colors. This garden favorite also makes a spectacular house plant.

Don't overlook prayer plant for striking patterned foliage. Best known for its folding leaves, this rainforest native-turned-house plant is simply beautiful.

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