Blue house plants can bring a unique touch to your indoor decor. Blue house plants come in all shapes, sizes, textures, and unique features. One of these unique features is the color of their leaves, which have a blue hue.

Blue House Plants

The latter will enhance the visual aesthetic of your home by adding natural aspects to your home decoration. There are several options for incorporating blue house plants in your home improvements, and these plants are native to different parts of the globe and require little maintenance.

List of Blue House Plants for Indoor

1. Blue Agave

Blue agave is the most common blue plant. It is also commonly known as tequila agave. This name rises from its most common use, i.e., making tequila.

Blue Agave Making Tequila

– Aesthetic Features

Blue agave has a unique look as it is blue and vibrant. It has large blueish leaves with a thick wax coating on top. The leaves also have a protective boundary of spikes, and these are most likely to keep the plant safe from animals.

The choice to incorporate calming shades of blue in plants is a flavorful way of adding a personalized touch to your home compared to the standard green plants which is its unique aesthetic appeal.

– Safety Precautions

The spikes on the leaf boundaries can cause scratches and cuts to unaware children and pets. Also, this plant can grow up to a diameter of five feet. So, keeping enough space around the plant for safety is essential. One good safety measure is to cut off the pointed spikes as it does not harm the plant itself.

– Native Regions

The blue agave is native to Mexico, as it grows in the wild in the states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, and Jalisco. These states are close to the ocean at 3000-6500 feet above sea level. This information can give insight into the ideal conditions for this plant.

– Care and Maintenance

You should remember some essential points while caring for these plants at home. They should be kept in a wide ceramic pot in a place with abundant natural light. Basically, a window or a porch is an excellent place to keep this plant.

The plant also needs moderate water. You can water it once a week in summer and once every month in winter to moisten the soil. It is better to plant it in alkaline soil and replant it every two to three years.

2. Creeping Blue Sedum

Creeping Blue Sedum is a plant with lovely pink and blue foliage. These succulent plants grow circularly, with stems arching around a center point. The stems themselves are lined with round blue leaves with a bright pink lining on the outer side. 

Creeping Blue Sedum grow circularly

– Aesthetic Features

The plant is small in size, with a diameter of about 10 inches, and grows up to 12 inches. The foliage turns pink in the winter season. On the other hand, in late summer, pink flowers bloom on the stems. This makes the blue sedum a unique and aesthetically pleasing plant to have.

There is visual variety in every season as the leaves change color and flowers bloom, making it an excellent option as a decorative plant. However, during late summer, when the flowers go into full bloom, they attract a lot of colorful birds and butterflies, as it blooms in summer to late fall.

– Care and Maintenance

Creeping Blue Sedum is a low-maintenance plant that can withstand many weather conditions. The plant prefers to grow under full sun with well-drained soil, but it can also withstand shade.

People commonly grow blue creepers in hanging gardens and small containers on their porches. It is also drought-resistant and pest-resistant and, thus, requires minimal watering.

3. Blue Pearl Sedum

Blue Pearl Sedum is a unique plant with chic blue foliage with purple and blue flowers. It has an intense fleshy texture on its leaves and flowers. In summer, the plant shows off its contrasting colors when the pink flowers are in full bloom.

Blue Pearl Sedum Leaves with Smoky Blue Color

– Aesthetic Features

The plant grows to about eight inches with a 15-inch width. The plant has a dense bunch of leaves with smoky blue color. The leaves also have a purple hue that adds a remarkable beauty to the plant.

This plant will add contrast and interest to any background, thus making them an excellent choice as indoor plants. The sedum has several different species totaling around 350, so there is no shortage of variations to try.

– Native Regions

These colorful herb-like plants have homes around the globe, including in Mexico, Africa, Asia, North America, and Europe.

– Care and Maintenance

The Blue Pearl Sedum is a plant that can withstand harsh weather conditions and climates. Thus, it is an exceptional low-maintenance option, as it won’t get you worrying to see its growth.

They require well-drained soil and a place with a lot of sunlight. Note that they prefer deep watering, and you should avoid overhead water for this plant. It is also a good idea to give these plants an annual trim before spring to induce new growth.

4. Cebu Blue Pothos

Cebu Blue Pothos, also known as Epipremnum Pinnatum, is a unique variegation-free plant with shiny silver-blue leaves. They produce a sheen on their leaves under sunshine, distinguishing these plants from others, which is why keeping them indoors but in a spot with good sunlight will help it thrive.

Cebu Blue Pothos Aesthetic Features

– Aesthetic Features

This climbing plant can grow up to four feet as a house plant, while wild plants can grow much further. The plant has arrow-shaped leaves and displays a mixture of green, blue, and silver. Sunlight can encourage more vivid colors.

A mature plant has large leaves that are greener in tint. There is also a zigzag pattern at the leaf ends. These plants do well in hanging gardens in their early days, but a mature pothos plant are climbers that require some support structure in order to climb and weave themselves in.

– Care and Maintenance

Blue Pothos grows best in bright indirect sunlight, as it induces the best coloration, but it can also do well in low-light surroundings if necessary. However, direct sunlight can prove harmful as it can scorch the leaves.

These plants love the soak-and-dry method for watering. Do thorough watering around the plant and allow the top layer of soil to be fully dry before adding more water. Hanging gardens are great for young little plants, but they require climbing support to reach their mature state, so that they would get the hang of it.

5. Silver Sword Philodendron

Silver Sword Philodendron is a plant with large and glossy leaves that have a hint of silver and blue. This plant is small in size, low maintenance, and easy to grow, but it still requires some support structures.

Silver Sword Philodendron Requires Support Structures

– Aesthetic Features

This native Brazilian plant has large sword-like leaves with a glossy surface. Their appearance can give different shiny textures depending on your positioning and the lighting conditions. This feature is a great way to add visual appeal to your indoors, with its colors and plant textures, as it is a small house plant that grows to 15 to 20 inches. 

– Care and Maintenance

The plant requires a good amount of indirect sunlight to grow healthy. Avoid direct sunlight and complete shade, as both conditions can harm the plant.  A good choice is to move it close to a window. Doing so will provide adequate sunlight, and you can also install the support structure there.

Water the plant in moderation at a slow pace. Wait until the topsoil is completely dry to water again, as excessive watering can prove harmful, and this should be noted. You must cut back on the watering in winter. In addition, the best soil mixture for this plant is one that can drain well and is loose.

6. Blue Hosta

Blue Hosta is a unique plant with large waxy leaves with a blue tint. Sometimes, they also come with green and blue variegation, which adds another level of uniqueness to their appearance.

Blue Hosta Care and Maintenance

– Aesthetic Features

The leaves are what make the blue hosta a visually appealing plant, specially if you are placing it indoors, it elevates the look of your livingroom or office. The flowers are bell-shaped that grow on long flower stacks. The leaves of these plants can flaunt their full beauty in a shady environment, as excessive sunlight will scorch the leaves and peel off the blue tint.

– Care and Maintenance

Most of the hosta plants thrive in shade or indirect sunlight, which preserves their blue tint coating and unique look. If they are kept in direct sunlight for a long time, the blue waxy coating will peel off, making the plant look pale green. Therefore, try to avoid excessive sunlight.

Blue hostas prefer well-watered and slightly acidic soil. However, the young plants require plenty of water in the early days, and you should avoid locations with excessive wind, because they are still in their growing phase. Note that spring is the best time to plant blue hostas and use balanced fertilizers to enhance their growing conditions.

7. Blue Bird

The Blue Bird, also known as Crassula Ovata or Jade Plant, is a unique plant with large curly leaves with wavy edges. This unique look distinguishes it from its varieties. These features also earned it the nickname “curly crassula.”

Blue Bird Drawbacks

– Aesthetic Features

The plant has a bushy shrub-like appearance with blue-green leaves. These leaves grow in dense clusters around the stalk of the plant. Like many other plants, the bluebird has a shiny and fleshy texture on its leaves, and some varieties have a red lining on the outer edges.

The average height of this plant is around 12 inches, but records have it that they can reach up to 100 inches if left unchecked. The spread of this plant is about 12 to almost 16 inches. The plant is easily maintained with little watering and decent sunlight conditions.

Sometimes, the plant can bloom in winter with pink star-shaped flowers. This will add vivid color to the coldness of the surrounding winter. 

– Drawbacks

One thing to note is that the sap from this plant is mildly toxic for humans and pets. It could intoxicate any living being who ingests this plant, as would cause different consequences. So this is a drawback it has that one must be cautious about.

– Care and Maintenance

When you have placed it indoors, you must be keen that the Blue Birds require water every one to two weeks, and it is advisable to let the soil get dry before adding more water. On the other hand, over-watering can be fatal, but the plant is resistant to drought.

Ample sunlight is the best condition for this plant, and you can provide this by positioning the plant close to a window. The plant does well in temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

8. Blue Cereus

Blue Cereus is a unique entry on this list as this is not a leafy plant but a cactus with a blueish hue. It is a thorny succulent plant that is recognizable by its candle-shaped limbs.

Blue Cereus Cactus with a Blueish Hue

– Aesthetic Features

Cereus cacti have heights ranging from 15 to 20 feet and a spread of almost 12 feet. The plant’s limbs have wavy edges, and the side branches are small in number and very contorted. The plant’s spines are blue-green or grayish-green in color, giving it a varied look from other cacti.

These plants have a unique flowering system, with flowers that only bloom at night and close at sunrise. They follow these 24 hours rhythm for a couple of days in the lunar cycle. However, another prominent aspect that they have is that during the full moon, the flowers are also in full bloom, which is one of the reasons why it is a loved blue plant.

– Care and Maintenance

These cacti are tolerant to a wide range of temperatures. They can withstand low temperatures such as 20 degrees and high desert temperatures. The plants can do well in full sun and partial shade.

Being a cactus makes this one a drought-resistant plant that requires only a monthly watering cycle, hence it is low maintenance. But if your soil drains with a big amount, it is preferable to water it twice a month, for its growth sake. If they are grown in planters, some supplemental water can be beneficial.


Blue house plants add a natural touch to your home improvements. They introduce a unique and colorful atmosphere in your house. Most of these plants are easy to grow and maintain in all weather conditions.

If you are thinking about getting some blue plants for your home, keep in mind the following points:

  • You can always place Blue Agave, Creeping Blue Sedum, Blue Pearl Sedum, Cebu Blue Pothos, or even theSilver Sword Philodendron, as they are all blue house plants with different colors and textures.
  • All these plants are low maintenance and require little water and care to thrive when kept indoors.
  •  Research before buying, as some of these plants need shade while others grow in sunlight.

Now that you know all about them, which one of these blue house plants is your favorite, which one will you be adding to the indoor part of your house?

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