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Plumbago Plant Care (Blue Plumbago and White Plumbago) – Plumbago Auriculata

Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) is a beautiful evergreen climbing plant or shrub with clusters of blue or white flowers and glossy green spatulate leaves. The most common plumbago cultivar is the blue plumbago with pale blue, five-petaled flowers. The white plumbago (Plumbago auriculata ‘Alba’) looks similar; only it has brilliant snow-white flower heads. In colder climates, you can grow plumbago as a potted houseplant.

Colorful Indoor Plants: Colorful Leafy Plants (Red, Pink, Purple, White)

Colorful houseplants

Colorful plants with red, pink, green, purple, or white leaves add exotic beauty to any interior décor. Colorful leafy plants provide year-long interest without the need for flowers. Although some houseplants with colorful leaves bloom, their interest is with their multi-colored foliage. The best thing about growing colorful plants is that they are typically easy-to-care-for indoor plants.

Poplar Trees: Types, Bark, Leaves – Identification (With Pictures)

Poplar Trees: Types, Bark, Leaves - Identification

Poplar (Populus) trees are large deciduous trees with rounded to triangular leaves, attractive grayish bark, and small clusters of drooping flowers. Many poplar trees are identified by their bark’s color—white, gray, or black—and triangular, ovate leaves. The white poplar is the most common poplar tree and has white bark and white and green leaves that seem to ‘twinkle’ in gentle breezes. Some species of poplars also have a fresh balsam scent.

Silver Mound Care: Growing Silver Mound Artemisia (Artemisia Schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’)

Silver Mound Artemisia

Silver mound (Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Silver mound’) is a perennial shrub with fine silvery-green needle-like leaves that create a silky mound of soft foliage. The silver mound plant is ideal in a landscape as a low-growing spacer, framing, ground cover, or edging plant. Sometimes just called artemisia, the silver mound is mat-forming clumping plant that is easy to care for as it grows in most soils, and requires little watering.

Dusty Miller: Complete Plant Care Guide (With Flower Pictures)

Dusty miller (Senecio cineraria) care

Dusty miller (Senecio cineraria, syn. Jacobaea maritima) is an attractive bushy perennial flowering shrub with silvery gray, soft fuzzy lobed leaves. As a minimal care bedding plant, dusty miller plants are drought tolerant and withstand direct sunlight, drought, and frost. The only care the plant needs is to trim leggy dusty miller stems in the summer.

Red Leaf Houseplants (Including Plants with Red and Green Leaves) – With Pictures

Red Leaf Houseplants

Red leaf plants add dramatic shades of crimson, burgundy, maroon, and deep pink to any home interior. Plants with bright red and green leaves brighten up rooms and add a touch of warmth to the décor. Some red-leaf houseplants such as Coleus, Caladium, and Anthurium have bright red foliage. Other types of red-leaved plants such as Begonia, Ti plants, and Dracaena have darker reds or subtle shades of red.

Caladium Plants: Leaves, Flowers, Types and Care (With Pictures)

Caladium plants are stunning tropical perennials with beautiful heart-shaped colorful leaves. Varieties of caladiums have spectacular leaves in colors such as pink, white, green, and red. Many multicolored caladium plants have vibrantly colored veining on the leaves and contrasting margins. Other caladium cultivars have splashes or speckles of contrasting color combinations.

Caladium Plant Care (Indoors and Outdoors) – And When to Plant Caladium Bulbs

Caladium Plant Care (Indoors and Outdoors)

Caladium plants are beautiful tropical tender perennials with stunning, multicolored heart-shaped leaves. Caladium bicolor—also called Heart of Jesus—is the most popular species of the shade-loving leafy plant. Caladium leaves can be magnificent color combinations of pink, green, red, and white. Caladiums are easy to grow as summer annuals or spectacular houseplants.

Gayfeather (Liatris Spicata): Care, Growing Guide and Types (With Pictures)

Gayfeather (Liatris spicata) is a flowering perennial plant with tall spikes of showy purple or white flowers. Also called blazing star or prairie star, Liatris spicata grows in clumps and prefers moist, marshy ground. Blazing star flower spikes grow between 1 and 5 ft. (0.3 – 1.5 m) tall. The impressive gayfeather flowers mean the plant is ideal for planting individually or mass planting along borders in full sun.

Birch Trees: Types, Leaves, Bark – Identification (With Images)

Birch trees (genus Betula) are flowering medium-sized deciduous trees with thin papery bark and egg-shaped pointed leaves. Birch trees have spectacular fall colors that can be golden yellow, vibrant orange, or fiery red. Common birch trees get their names from the bark’s distinctive colors, which can be white, silver, black, gray, or yellow.