The days are finally getting a little bit cooler outside which means that slowly but surely, fall has finally arrived. And if you’ve started to notice people posting about fall decor on TikTok and Instagram, so have we. If you’re not quite ready to pull the pumpkins out, why not add some fall flavor with houseplants that are basically fall decor?
There are gorgeous plants that come in every shade of red and orange you can think of and even some that have leaves that have a striking resemblance to maple leaves. Adding pops of color like this to your home will be a great way to ease into fall without going overboard just yet. Make the transition from summer to autumn by adding these 10 houseplants to your home as fall decor.
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This beautifully bright colored plant is native to Southeast Asia. The Chinese evergreen comes in a number of colors and varieties but the red one is giving off serious autumnal vibes. These are really easy to care for. They don’t need a ton of water or light. However, if you’re hoping to keep the leaves as red as possible, it is best to give it more light. Give this lucky plant some water every week if the top two inches of soil feel dry and mist it around the same time to keep it flourishing.
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Variegated Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
The beautiful rubber plant is pretty popular in the houseplant world. You can either get one that has super dark green leaves or one that is variegated. The variegated ones have a hint of color that is more present on newer leaves. There’s almost a pinkish-red tint, and then the leaves go green and then white on the edges. Rubber plants only need to be watered when the top two inches of soil are dry. They love bright light and humidity.
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Aglaonema Red Star (Aglaonema commutatum 'Red Star')
While this plant falls in the family of the Chinese evergreen, it’s slightly different. It’s been bred to create the amazing ruby red leaves. And the best part about them? They’ll stay red, even in low light situations. It’s drought intolerant but could do with watering when the top two inches of soil are dry. It is okay in low humidity but if you start to notice crispy leaves, increase the humidity.
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Caladium Party Punch (Caladium 'Party Punch')
Caladiums come in so many varieties of colors. If you’re going to opt for a caladium and you live in a cooler climate, it’s best to get them earlier in the summer. They look beautiful until about late September and then they’ll go dormant. Don’t worry — the leaves will grow back in the spring. Keep this plant happy in bright indirect light and keep the soil slightly moist. In the winter you wont need to water as frequently.
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Caladium Carolyn Whorton (Caladium 'Carolyn Whorton')
The vibrant leaves of caladium Carolyn Whorton are giving us all of the colors of fall. This variety has pinkish-red speckled leaves, red veins, and green edges. It makes you think about the time of year when the leaves on the trees are just starting to change colors. Keep the soil slightly moist and give it bright indirect light.
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The calathea triostar is a lovely plant that likes regular watering. It’s fine in low light, but if you want those colorful leaves it’ll need bright indirect light. This type of plant is great for your bathroom or kitchen because it absolutely loves humidity. The triostar has pretty green leaves with pink/purple on the outsides of them. It’s the deep purple popping off the pink that makes it a great addition for fall decor.
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Fittonia Ruby Lime (Fittonia 'Ruby Lime')
Fittonias are small plants that come in so many striking colors, it’s hard to keep your eyes off of them. They’re often found in terrariums because they love humidity. This variety comes with gorgeous leaves made up of green, orange, and bright red, which has autumn written all over it. Add this tiny plant to your desk or bedside table and you’ll feel like fall is here. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Fittonias like bright, indirect sunlight.
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Philodendron Prince of Orange (Philodendron 'Prince of Orange')
There are so many types of philodendron out there. For fall we love the Prince of Orange. This plant is super unique and as it grows. The leaves change colors. When new growth starts, leaves appear to be yellow, then transition to a copper tone, and then turn green when they are mature. Keep them in a bright spot so the leaves can continue to do their magic. They like their soil to be slightly moist and would appreciate misting once a week.
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Croton plants come in a variety of colors and sizes. Their leaves can be green, yellow, red, or orange. They’re a great addition to your home if you’re looking to bring fall indoors. Let their water dry out in between waterings and mist the leaves once a week to ensure they’re getting the right humidity. These plants seem to be a magnet for dust, so grab a clean microfiber cloth and regularly wipe the leaves down so they can absorb all the sunlight they need to thrive.
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The foliage on an ivy plant look like tiny little maple leaves and they are just too cute to not include in this roundup. English ivy can be seen creeping up buildings, trees, and anything else outdoors. It also makes a beautiful trailing houseplant. They’re really fast growers so need to be pruned regularly. Keep soil moist and place wherever bright indirect light can be found.