Vibrant greens can add a touch (or generous splash) of nature to any room. In this post, we’ll offer some handy tips to help bring the outdoors in and turn any room into a sanctuary to revitalize the mind and body with our gorgeous bright green houseplants.
The selections we offer here are in no particular order, but they all have one thing in common, their bright green hues are sure to make an impact while adding a ton of energy and life to any space they occupy.
1. Philodendron Golden Violin
The Philodendron “Golden Violin” (also known as Philodendron Bipennifolium Aurea) has those wonderful large leaves that all philodendrons are known for, but uniquely shaped and with an almost golden tint. As you might have guessed, the plant gets its name from the leaf’s shape (although children may think the leaves look more like a rocket).
This is a very versatile plant that goes well on the floor level, where its leaves can work wonders in emptier spaces, but another benefit is that the coloring and shape tend to compliment the area rather than overwhelm it.
Like most philodendrons, it’s not too hard to look after. Just ensure that you don’t overwater it and that it has access to bright but indirect sunlight.
2. Philodendron Lemon Lime
The Philodendron ‘Lemon-Lime’ (also known as Philodendron Hederaceum Lemon) is an excellent choice for anyone seeking to add an extra kick or really liven up an area. This plant is adorned with lime shade leaves and subtle colorings. It’s a climber by nature, making it great to hang on walls or from ceilings, and it can turn empty walls into aesthetic statements.
It also has the classic heart-shaped leaves that many philodendrons are known for, but it has them in abundance, as you can see from the picture above. Its shape and overall coloring make it exceptionally popular as a decorative plant.
Like most philodendrons, it prefers bright but indirect light and shouldn’t be overwatered. This plant may also require some pruning throughout the year in order to stop it from growing out of control.
3. Neon Pothos
The Neon Pothos (also known as Epipremnum aureum Neon) is another example of a popular decorative plant. The picture above showcases the neon green leaves we’ve been talking about and serves as an eye-catching plant for any space. They are a fantastic choice for beginners because they’re so easy to care for but are rewarding at the same time.
This plant is native to Australia and is adaptable and hardy. It can tolerate a range of lighting conditions but prefers bright but indirect light. In nature, vines soften the landscape a little bit, and they can do the same in indoor areas. They are great in spaces with tons of furniture and go well in lighter-colored rooms.
Take care not to overwater, as Neon Pothos can be susceptible to root rot. We also have a guide here on how to train your pothos to climb.
4. Philodendron Golden Goddess
The aptly named “Golden Goddess” can turn anyone into a house plant devotee. This plant is native to Asia and can grow to heights of around 6 feet, although it will need the aid of a moss pole or trellis to reach these heights. The goddess is a fast-growing plant and doesn’t require much maintenance.
She can provide height and scale to a group of plants, or provide splendor to a room as a standalone piece. This gorgeous plant is sure to catch anyone’s attention due to the fairly harmonious size of the leaves (they are fairly long but not thin either). Her light green leaves also bring a subtle richness.
Like all philodendrons, it likes bright but indirect light (this is especially important for the golden goddess because its leaves are slightly prone to scorching). It’s also important not to overwater the plant as it can be susceptible to root rot.
5. Philodendron Selloum Golden
The Philodendron Selloum Golden is a blast from the past with its large, wavy, and serrated leaves ranging from neon to golden in color. It’s a fantastic decorative piece that’s native to South America. This plant goes well with almost any design and adds more detail and contrast thanks to its leaves.
This plant can be grown in a pot on the ground or as a vine. In tropical rainforests, this plant can reach heights of 15 feet! There’s another side benefit – it is one of many plants studied and confirmed to make a great air purifier, so not only does the Selloum Golden make the room look fresh – but it also improves the air quality.
Like most philodendrons mentioned, this isn’t a plant that requires tons of maintenance. Take care not to overwater it and provide it with bright but indirect sunlight.
FURTHER READING: How to Care for Philodendron Selloum (Tree Philodendron)
6. Dracaena Limelight
The Dracaena Limelight stands out with its neon yellow and stripey green leaves. This plant can grow to heights of around 5 – 7 feet (which is great if you want to keep it on the ground level and let it grow), but regular pruning can keep it in check. This versatility allows this plant to be a great decorative option on the floor or on a shelf or table.
The long leaves add life to any area they are placed in. It can do well as a standalone piece on the floor in a corner where it can transform a room, or it can be kept to a tabletop size where it looks good as an accessory.
This plant wants medium to bright indirect sunlight and takes care not to overwater the plant as it can quickly lead to brown spots throughout the leaves.
7. Syngonium Lime Soda
The Syngonium plant (sometimes known as the Syngonium Podophyllum or the Arrowhead vine) comes in a variety of colors and hues. However, ‘Lime Soda’ is a spectacular plant with light green leaves and lighter hues.
They can be grown as vines or left to bush up (so long as they are pruned regularly). When trained as a vine, they can reach heights of around 6 feet.
This plant goes well in any space but can be fantastic as a standalone option in a lighter-colored room, where its leaves will add harmony and color without being overbearing. Syngonium can grow very quickly in ideal conditions, so it can be great if you want one larger plant occupying an area.
This plant prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight and is quite drought tolerant. So, you’ll want to take care not to overwater it.
That brings us to the end of our neon green plant decor ideas. As you can see, they are versatile plants that will enhance any room that they’re placed in and also get along well with other plants in your collection. They are a great option for beginners and veterans to add some potent shades of green and bring a natural, relaxing energy to any room.