Turn Up the Texture in your Houseplant Collection

Turn Up the Texture in your Houseplant Collection

Create beautiful textural contrast by adding a few of these curvy-leafed beauties.
Create beautiful textural contrast by adding a few of these curvy-leafed beauties to your houseplant collection.

Leaves with texture add visual interest when displayed with flat, glossy leafed plants. They are also ideal as ways to create leaf diversity in mixed planters and terrariums. Here are 9 quirky houseplants that can turn up the texture.

Peperomia Schumi Red
This new peperomia offers ruby crinkly leaves: color and texture in one plant. Each leaf of Schumi Red has a corrugated texture. In bright light, leaves have a sparkly or metallic appearance.

Peperomia caperata 'Red Ripple'
A crinkly-leafed peperomia, Red Ripple offers deeply textured reddish-purple leaves. Combine it with Schumi Red in a planter for a double dose of color and texture.

Crinkle-Leaf Plant (Adromischus cristatus)
This succulent offers a rose-shape growth with luscious wavy leaves. It’s ideal in a container by itself or combined with other succulents in a bowl. Plant a succulent bowl with these easy steps.

Echeveria shaviana
Another curvy-leafed succulent, this echeveria features ruffled silvery-blue foliage. Plants grow 12 inches tall and wide.

Moon Valley Friendship Plant (Pilea involucrata 'Moon Valley')
Moon Valley friendship plant has textured reddish purple leaves. Pair this plant up with other pileas for a multi-textural effect.

Artillery Plant (Pilea microphylla)
This smallish pilea features adorable tiny green curly leaves. Try it in a terrarium or dish garden!

Rope Plant (Hoya compacta)
The twisty-turny leaves of this houseplant makes it a coveted plant among Hoya fans. The rope-like stems are covered in tightly curled leaves. 

Hoya compacta 'Regalis'
A variegated version of Rope Plant, this hoya features twisted green leaves with creamy centers.

Hoya compacta 'Crispa Variegata'
Crispa Variegata offers a different pattern of variegated than Regalis. This Hoya compacta offers the same tight, curled leaves but with creamy-white edges. See other types of hoyas.

Written by Karen Weir-Jimerson