Feeling Goth or Dark Chic? Plants of darker shade have an exotic appearance that appeals to many people. If you are among those who are attracted to black plants, then having one indoors can definitely bring a little dark drama in your home.
The dark purple variegated foliage crisscrossed by red stems make this plant a showstopper. This rare peperomia variety likes partial shade and not too much water. You should also avoid frequent re potting, but do make sure it has enough room to grow.
Unlike most leafy houseplants, this is a slow-growing plant, and it will usually remain compact, which makes it perfect for small spaces such as windowsills or desks.
However, if you do set it on a windowsill, make sure it’s not a south-facing one. Keeping the plant in relative shades prevents it from becoming bleached. There are over 1000 cultivars of peperomia, so hunting for your desired color combo might turn into quite an adventure.
Aeonium “Black rose” will thrive in full sun and well-drained soil.
While you can give it water once a week during long and sunny summer days, aeonium should be allowed to rest during winter, so it’s best to reduce watering to once a month. However, don’t let it go thirsty for too long, because it might start losing lower leaves around the rosettes if it dries out too much. Make sure you check the soil before watering it, if the soil is dry to the middle of the container, then its time to water it. Aeonium can grow up to 30 cm (12 inches) tall, though it rarely reaches this length when it is grown indoors. The dark burgundy rosette needs at least a few hours of full sun to keep its dark appearance, so if you’re growing it in the shade, aeonium will turn reddish-purple.
Alocasia plants thrive outdoors, and they make excellent statement pieces in a garden. Their thick-veined and almond-shaped leaves can get very large in a south-facing garden. Lately, alocasia plants, also known as “elephant ears,” are becoming popular as indoor plants. Unfortunately, this comes with the undesired side-effect of making them hard to find in stores or from online retailers.
If you can’t find the black velvet plant , then I would suggest buying Alocasia Polly instead – its dark green foliage is beautiful and the plant is much easier to find online.
Alocasias will thrive in a warm and humid environment, so placing it close to a cooking area – or the shower – might be your best bet to keep this plant happy.
Begonia “Black fancy” will not break your heart. In fact, it will reward you with light-pink flowers in early spring. Like all begonias, it does best in bright light in a warm and humid spot (if you keep it indoors, that is). This rhizomes hybrid with medium sized black leaves will stay compact and bushy, if you pinch the flowers once they’re spent.
So when you want to add a little drama to your indoor plants try one of these cool black dramatic houseplants for any room.