Variegated leaves are leaves that have more than one color on their surface. This can be in the form of patterns, stripes, or spots. The variegation is often a combination of different shades of green, white, yellow, red, or pink. These plants are popular in gardens and indoor spaces because of their unique and eye-catching foliage.
Here are a few examples of plants with variegated leaves:
- Pothos (Epipremnum aureum): Pothos plants have heart-shaped leaves with marbled yellow or white variegation.
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata): Snake plants have tall, upright leaves with yellow edges or mottled patterns.
- Calathea: Various species of Calathea, such as Calathea ornata and Calathea lancifolia, have leaves with intricate patterns in shades of green, white, and pink.
- Hosta: Hosta plants have large, lush leaves with different variegated patterns and colors, including shades of green, white, and yellow.
- Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides): Coleus plants come in a variety of colors and patterns, including combinations of green, red, pink, and yellow.
- Dieffenbachia: Dieffenbachia plants have large, broad leaves with white or yellow variegation.
- Aglaonema: Aglaonema, also known as Chinese Evergreen, has leaves with silver or cream variegation.
- Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum): Some varieties of Japanese Maple have leaves with red or purple variegation.
Remember, the appearance of variegated leaves can vary greatly between different species and even within the same species due to factors like light exposure and environmental conditions.