The spookiest time of the year is almost here, and we love it! Whether you love trick or treating or you’re all about creating a spooktacular set up in your home, we have the best collection of unusual plant specimens to help you achieve the look. Here we’ll share with you some of our best Halloween plant ideas, just be careful when you next turn out the lights…
Setting a spooky scene
How are you planning to set up the perfect Halloween scene in your home this year? Are you part of the pumpkin painting Insta trend or are you ready to make your very own spooky table centre? Our favourite way to create a Halloween vibe is to pop a few pumpkins, a handful of red and gold autumn leaves and a small selection of Halloween succulents together to create a stunning autumn display. Add a few spiderwebs and skeletons and tah-dah – you have a seriously spooky Halloween scene. If you ask us, we think creating a tablescape with a few spikey and mysterious indoor houseplants is the perfect way to celebrate the season.
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 spikey and trailing ones fit effortlessly into the spooky Halloween theme; we promise.
If you’re a perfectionist who has to have everything in place when it comes to special occasions, you’ll want to take a look at some of our gorgeous greenery to create your very own Instagram-worthy display. Our Halloween plants will look fabulous in your displays over this holiday period and, with the right care, you can continue to enjoy them in your home for many months to come.
When it comes to spooky plants, there’s a few that are custom-made for the job. The Devil’s Ivy doesn’t only inspire fear by its name, but also by how it looks. Those spiky-edged leaves would provide the perfect backdrop for a dark and gloomy witch’s lair. The Devil’s Ivy Marble Queen boasts wonderfully variegated leaves that make for a lighter, more colourful option. And for that extra dash of added style, 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 Polly make this botanical a dramatic and interesting addition to any display or corner. The large, looming leaves 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?
With so many to choose from, we think the Sansevieria Snake Plant with its 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 its sibling, the Sansevieria Spikey has a similarly imposing look. We think these green beauties work well as a pair and the Air-purifying Sansevieria selection might well be the perfect option for Halloween-themed houseplants.
To find out how to best look after the Sansevieria, take a look at our dedicated post to caring for this plant.
We can’t forget to mention the Calathea as one of our perfect haunted houseplants for Halloween. Its 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 mirrors the Devil’s Ivy with how its pointed leaves look, but it offers new possibilities when it comes to 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 stripey, 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 plant goals, take a look at our Trailing Plant Bundle, which includes a medium Peperomia Rotundifolia, Tradescantia 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 arrays of yellows, reds 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 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 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 Instagram to be featured on our social media.
Lots of love,
Team TLB xx