Our Top House Plant Picks for Autumn
Attention plant people; Autumn incoming. As the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are turning decidedly cool, we can’t deny that Autumn is officially underway and we’re looking forward to transforming our houses into beautiful warm and glowing spaces to relax and enjoy the changing seasons.
If you’re loving the idea of giving your home a little autumnal makeover, reading this article from the Independent is a great place to start. It’s a fab read, sharing 10 tips to spruce up your home, a lovely source of inspiration for small and big ideas to transform your space this season.
Here at TLB, we couldn’t agree more with recommendation number 5; ‘Order Houseplants to Your Door’. They even recommend a fab online store supplying a great range of houseplants and bundles, styled in bespoke ceramics and delivered straight to your door; you might have heard of them: The Little Botanical!?
Reds, oranges, yellows, purples and of course greens, we think you’ll agree that the stunning hues of Autumn provide a beautiful tapestry of colour to inspire a home refresh that brings the outdoors in and mirrors Mother Nature’s colours outside.
With that in mind, the TLB team want to take this opportunity to share our very own top 10 list with you, our lovely plant tribe. So, this week we bring you our list of top 10 Indoor Plants for Autumn, lovingly selected by our team of green-fingered, plant experts.
Top 10 Autumn Houseplants from TLB
Here they are, our choice of the best plants to help you accessorise your space into a cosy cocoon just in time for the colder weather.
The ultimate plant for a burst of Autumnal colour! The Croton Petra is simply stunning and a fab choice for bringing a burst of colour to your interior jungle. Their gorgeous patterned leaves boast bursts of oranges and yellow against the vibrant green, a real treat for the eyes and the perfect plant to brighten up your home for Autumn. The vibrant colours can take centre stage because the choices of decorative pots are all pleasingly neutral; choose between a bespoke stoneware in almond, charcoal or grey or our signature belly basket.
These colourful beauties are oh-so-easy to care for too. Find them a nice bright spot, give them a good drink when the top layer of soil has dried out and mist them regularly as they love humidity. For more info about Croton care, check out our handy care guide.
When it comes to visual interest, our next pick, the Begonia Maculata, is pretty unrivalled thanks to his distinctive white polka-dotted leaves with a purple underside. These gorgeously unique beauties provide a real wow factor for your indoor jungle. Choose an almond, charcoal or grey ceramic for this spotted beauty and sit back to admire the gorgeous view.
To keep your Polka Dot Begonia happy, water him once a week and make sure he’s not left sitting in water as he’s susceptible to root rot. He will enjoy a nice, bright spot, out of direct sunlight.
You’ll go wild for this fabulous houseplant with his zebra-like stripy leaves and a subtle hint of purple. This trailing beauty is available in our classic houseplant pots or to supercharge the elegant style, go for our marble planter with stand.
Keep this wild beauty happy by giving him a drink every 7 to 10 days and placing him in a bright spot.
As plants that are perfect for Autumn go, you can’t get much better than this bright, tropical, leafy beauty. The Croton Bush Fire boasts the full spectrum of the Autumn colour palette, from greens and yellows to reds and oranges. The perfect way to add some cheer to your interior this season, available in a choice of almond, charcoal or grey stoneware, he’s sure to compliment your Autumnal interior style.
And, to top it off, he’s wonderfully low maintenance too; water him when the top of the soil has dried out, place him in a bright spot away from direct sunlight and keep him away from radiators and out of draughts.
Are you looking to make a statement in your indoor jungle this Autumn? Then look no further than our Big Calathea. These big beauties, available in our signature seagrass and cotton belly baskets or our concrete ceramics, measure up to 60cm tall so are sure to provide that statement focal point you’re looking for. Also known as a Prayer Plant, these green beauties move their leaves to follow the daylight and they have a stunningly striking leaf design. All in all, a totally mesmerising, must-have house plant!
To keep this big guy thriving, water him every 7 to 10 days, choose a medium-lit spot away from direct sunlight and treat him to a mist every week or so. For more info, read our helpful Calathea Care Guide.
Look at the simply splendid leaf markings on the next choice in our list of Autumn Houseplants. The various shades of dark green, pale green and white that adorn these large leaves are simply spellbinding and sure to brighten up your living space. This striking green beauty is easy to look after too, give him a drink when the top layer of soil has dried out and rotate him regularly to encourage even growth. A word of caution for this green beauty, the sap is poisonous if ingested so this plant is best avoided if you have young children or curious pets.
Brighten up your indoor style with a Croton Pictum. We couldn’t resist including this guy, with his spiky and colourful leaves, he’s sure to bring a smile to your face. Not only is he gorgeous, he’s also super easy to look after. Simply water him when the top layer of soil is dry and keep him out of direct sunlight.
Distinctive in appearance with stunning zebra-like stripes, these tough little succulents will add interest and style to your interior. There are so many fab reasons to choose succulents for your Autumnal makeover. They’re super low maintenance, only needing water every 1 to 2 months making them perfect for newbie or time-poor plant parents. And they’re nice and small, so perfect if you’re a little short on space.
His eye-catching veined leaves give the Alocasia his natural beauty. With striking, silvery-grey veins contrasting dramatically with the glossy dark green of his leaves, this really is an unusual yet gorgeous Autumn houseplant. This big, pointy fellow will add real wow factor to your indoor jungle. To keep him happy, protect him from full sun. He much prefers indirect light and moderate shade. And being a tropical plant, he loves warmth and humidity and moist but not soggy soil. For more info on how to care for your Alocasia, take a look at our care guide.
This final pick might be last on the list but is by no means least. The Begonia Beleaf is truly a work of art, each leaf has its own unique markings in green, pink, silver or red with a contrasting colour often found on the underside of the leaves. Simply beautiful to behold and a must-have plant for a super chic Autumn makeover. Keep this beauty thriving with regular water and a well-lit spot. You can gently remove any older, yellowing leaves to help stimulate new growth.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our rundown of the best houseplants for Autumn and are now feeling ready to go with our little bit of design inspiration. As always, if you have any questions about any of the plants in our Autumn rundown, or any other plants in our range, do get in touch at [email protected]. Until next time lovely plant people.