The spookiest time of the year is just around the corner and we can’t wait! Whether you’re planning a terrifying pre-trick or treat tea time, a frightening fancy dress party or a dastardly dinner party, we have a collection of houseplants perfect for taking your Halloween décor to the next level.

So, keep reading to discover the houseplants that we think are so gorgeously ghoulish you won’t be able to resist including them in your scary scenes this year.

Setting a Spooky Scene

How are you planning to set up the perfect Halloween scene in your home this year? Perhaps you’ll be going all out spooky with spiderwebs and skeletons in every corner. Or maybe you prefer to play up the autumnal theme with lots of vibrant pumpkins and colourful leaves brightening up your interiors for a stunning autumn display. Either way, there are plenty of houseplant options; from spookily spiky succulents to ominously over-sized plants, that are sure to complement your Halloween décor and give it a seriously spooky edge. Petrifying plants really are the perfect way to celebrate the scary season this year.

Our Little Botanical team just love everything about Halloween! The dress-up, the scares and, of course – creating a gorgeous display. We can show you how easy it is to create a simple but stunning display with some of the indoor Halloween houseplants in our range. The spiky and trailing ones fit effortlessly into the spooky Halloween theme; we promise.

Whichever way you choose to style them, our Halloween houseplants will look fabulous in your displays over this holiday period. Your terrifying table-scapes are sure to be totally Instagram-able and the great news is that once the holiday period is over you’ll be able to enjoy the houseplants for many months to come.

Petrifying Plants

When it comes to spooky plants, there are a few that are custom-made for the job. Being literally devil by name, it’s no surprise that The Devil’s Ivy is first on our list. He doesn’t only inspire fear by his name, but also by his looks. Those spiky-edged leaves would provide the perfect backdrop for a dark and gloomy witch’s lair. Or perhaps you’d prefer the Devil’s Ivy Marble Queen which boasts wonderfully variegated leaves that make for a lighter, more colourful option. Our Devil’s Ivy in a marble planter with a stand will provide real character as a standalone piece.

The leaf patterns of the Alocasia make this botanical a dramatic and interesting addition to any display or corner. The large, looming leaves with their distinctive, spidery veins and dark purple, almost black, underside, make the plant look big and spooky. We think this guy looks pretty fabulous with a pumpkin or two around it – where are you going to put yours?

For a sinister look, check out the Begonia Maculata. Commonly known as the Polka Dot Begonia, the stark white spots covering the leaves combined with the reddish tone on the underside of the leaves will add a truly terrifying air to your decorations.

We think the Sansevieria Snake Plant, with his rough and pointy leaves makes for a striking and ominous look. Use a lamp near this spooky specimen and fling stretching shadows across the room to create a menacing illusion.

Much like their sibling, the Sansevieria Spikey and the Sansevieria Punk have a similarly imposing look. If you just can’t choose between this spookily spiky duo, fear not, you can buy them together in our Air-purifying Sansevieria selection; they might well be the perfect option for Halloween houseplants.

To find out how to best look after the Sansevieria, take a look at our dedicated post on caring for this plant.

Plants with a spiky vibe are a fab choice for haunting Halloween scene so we can’t leave this section without giving our Haworthia a mention. With his spiky, rough textured leaves, this hardy succulent will add a dose of devilish drama to your decorations this year.

We can’t forget to mention the Calathea as one of our perfect haunted houseplants for Halloween. His leaves in various colours of dark pink and deep purple can create the perfect centrepiece this Halloween! It’s also known by another name – the Prayer Plant, making the Calathea just the thing to scare your guests with this spooky holiday. And not forgetting our Monstera Monkey Leaf Plant. With large leaves featuring irregularly shaped holes, doesn’t it look like a creepy creature’s taken a bite out of them? Use it as a spooky centrepiece by surrounding it with smaller plants and pumpkins.

Trailing plants to create trailing terrors

While traditional houseplants are often the go-to option, it’s sometimes fun to think outside the box. Trailing houseplants offer a completely new dynamic when it comes to indoor greenery. The English Ivy  with his pointy leaves offers plenty of possibilities for positioning and visual effects. Why not place it up high and enjoy the look of those spiny leaves trailing down on you from above? If you’re looking for the finishing touch to your spooky or autumnal setting, the English Ivy is a great choice.

With its stripy, dark purple leaves, our Tradescantia Zebrina is one of our favourite trailing plants. This coloured beauty contrasts the traditional greenery of the English and Devil’s Ivy and looks fabulous with its patterned leaves. For the ultimate trailing Halloween houseplant goals, take a look at our Trailing Plant Bundle. It includes a medium Peperomia RotundifoliaTradescantia Zebrina and a Devil’s Ivy.

Making the most of Halloween with our colourful Crotons

If you haven’t seen our selection of Crotons, be sure to check them out. They’re so bright and colourful and come in an array of yellowsreds and greens. They just look so autumnal and work beautifully with an orange pumpkin and a few golden leaves. In particular, our big Croton brings character and autumnal warmth into every home. The leaves look just like the ones you’d find on a chilly Halloween walk outside.

We also had to add our big Monstera to the Halloween list. The name alone (notice it sounds like ‘monster’) is enough to give anyone chills. But despite its spooky moniker, this botanical’s a bit of a softie at heart. It’ll add a splash of gorgeous greenery to balance out the reds and yellows in your Halloween houseplants display this autumn.

When we’re not outside causing mischief this Halloween (we’re only kidding!), we’re just as happy to enjoy the holiday by staying warm and cosy inside. Carving some pumpkins and decorating your home is the perfect way to celebrate and make the most of this fabulous October holiday.

With a little imagination and experimentation, it’s super easy to create a stunning display with our range of houseplants. The perfect companions to a few pumpkins taking your living room up a notch to the next level of spookiness.

We’d love to see your spooky houseplants in action this Halloween. Tag us on Insta; @thelittlebotanical so we can enjoy your spooky scenes. And of course, if you have any questions please do get in touch; [email protected].