Looking for dark-shaded specimens to upgrade the style quotient of your home? We got you. Here is a list of the Best Black Indoor Plants!
An interesting variant of the millions of species of flora is Black Plants. Obscurely, they don’t just grow in jungles, but in homes and gardens as well. We have compiled a list of Black Indoor Plants that can be grown with minimal effort!
Best Black Indoor Plants
1. Black Velvet
Botanical Name: Alocasia reginula
Frequently grown as an indoor plant, this plant is an easy-to-grow plant. It does best in well-drained soil and an average amount of indirect sunlight.
2. Raven ZZ Plant
Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
The Raven is a beautiful perennial succulent. It requires well-drained soil and minimal direct light. Apart from black, the leaves turn up green and lavender as well.
3. Rubber Plant
Botanical Name: Ficus elastica
Popularly used ornamentally, this plant grows in temperate climates. It requires bright indirect sunlight and infrequent watering. Water it when the topsoil is dry.
4. Black Magic Plant
Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta
Also called Taro, this perennial plant can grow indoors as well as outdoors. Indoors, it needs bright indirect light, moist soil, and adequate humidity.
5. Emerald Ripple
Botanical Name: Peperomia caperata
This low-maintenance plant is perfect for growing indoors. Water it only when the topsoil turns dry. It needs adequate indirect light and moderate humidity.
6. Purple Shamrock
Botanical Name: Oxalis triangularis
This perennial plant requires bright indirect sunlight, low to medium-warm temperature, and well-drained potting soil. Water it according to the weather, and wait for the topsoil to turn dry before watering.
7. Aeonium Black Rose
Botanical Name: Aeonium zwartkop
This evergreen succulent with huge rosettes is a beautiful plant for your drawing room. It requires sandy, well-drained soil, full sun and frequent watering.
8. Leopard Plant
Botanical Name: Ligularia dentata
This perennial herbaceous flowering plant is used ornamentally because of its dark green leaves and bright yellow flowers. Keep the soil moist and provide adequate light for the best results.
9. Black Pearl Pepper
Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum ‘Black’
As the name suggests, this plant bears a black pepper. Even without the pepper, it is famous for its leaves. It is easy to grow and will provide a rich color to your home.
10. Eternal Flame
Botanical Name: Calathea crocata
The name of this plant refers to its flowers but is visibly exotic, even flowerless. It closes itself as the day falls and opens up again during the morning.
11. Black Tulip
Botanical Name: Tulipa ‘Black Parrot’
This tulip flower has dark purple and black flowers. It is easy to grow and requires full sun, adequate moisture, and well-drained moist and fertile soil.
12. Red Rubin Basil
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum ‘Purpurascens’
Basil is used everywhere, purple or green. But this basil is particularly sweet due to which it is specifically used in salads. It requires full sun and sandy, well-drained soil.
13. Chinese Jade
Botanical Name: Sinocrassula yunnanensi
This succulent has charming colours. It is fairly easy to grow, like most succulents, and requires sufficient water and well-drained soil. It will survive low light, frost and drought.
14. Black Haworthia
Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis nigra
This dark-coloured succulent grows well in well-drained sandy soil and partial shade. Be careful not to overwater it.
15. Black Sweet Potato
Botanical Name: Ipomoea batatas
The perennial sweet potato plant can be used for its dark ornamental leaves. This herbaceous plant does best in moderate temperatures and requires a good amount of sunshine.