These plants with white stripes can add a touch of elegance and visual interest to any indoor or outdoor space. These plants can add a subtle color to your decor and look great in every room.The plants listed showcase a variety of species with white-striped leaves, making them popular choices for both indoor and outdoor cultivation.
Birkin Philodendron (Philodendron ‘Birkin’)
This is a rare mutation of the hybrid Philodendron ‘Rojo Congo’ and stands out because of the unique creamy white or yellow streaks on the green leaves. The variegation only appears on mature plants, and sometimes it might produce leaves with a reddish tone or part red, part creamy white stripes.
It’s a great plant for small spaces, providing it gets enough bright, indirect light to promote eye-catching variegation. Philodendron Birkin is from the Aroid, or Araceae family that’s native to tropical rainforests of Central and South America. It’s a hybrid that doesn’t exist in the wild, but was cultivated for the white pinstriped variegation on the deep green, pointed oval leaves.
Pin Stripe Calathea (Calathea ornata)
This plant is one of the most elegant types. Its wide, pointed dark green leaves marked with sets of thin stripes in creamy white or pink give it the nickname “pinstripe plant”. These attractive tropics aren’t the easiest to grow indoors, but you can help them thrive with some basic care. Place your Calathea ornata in a spot with bright, indirect light, temperatures of 65 to 85 degrees, and high humidity.
Use peat-based potting soil and water your plant regularly so the soil stays lightly moist but not soggy. Fertilize monthly through the growing season. Calathea Ornata, more commonly known as the pinstripe plant, is a beautiful houseplant that is native to South America.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum ‘Vittatum’)
Spider plants are among the most popular houseplants to grow. They are warm-weather perennials that will survive less-than-perfect conditions, and they are stunning if you can closely mimic their native tropical environment by providing warm temperatures and humid air. These plants grow rosettes of slender, gently arching leaves that can stretch from around 12 to 18 inches long.
The leaves can be green or striped green and white. Mature plants regularly send out long stems that bear small, star-shaped flowers. If the flowers are fertilized, a small fruit forms. Once the flowers fall off, tiny plantlets form in their place, which ultimately grow their own roots and can be snipped off to create new potted plants.
White Wandering Jew (Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’)
The Variegated White Wandering Jew plant is an easy-to-care-for houseplant made popular by its striking variegated foliage. Commonly referred to as small-leaf Spiderwort, this plant’s foliage seems to crawl out in a vining habit; this also makes it a perfect candidate for a hanging basket or lofted pot.
It’s not a single plant but refers to 3 different plant species in the genus Tradescantia. When grown outdoors it’s considered invasive in many regions of the world, but those same growing characteristics make it perfect as an indoor vining plant.
Alocasia Polly (Alocasia Amazonica)
This attractive houseplant is native to tropical regions of South Asia. While these plants can grow small, pale flowers in the right conditions, they’re mostly known for their glossy, heart-shaped leaves with ruffled edges and creamy white veining. Alocasia Polly can be cultivated and kept indoors year-round.
It grows best with lots of filtered or dappled light, moist soil, high humidity, and warm temperatures. The plant is mildly toxic, so it should be kept out of reach of children and pets. Alocasia Polly can grow up to about 20 inches (50 cm) in both height and width.
Round Leaf Calathea (Calathea orbifolia)
This plant is a striking tropical beauty with distinct stripes and veining on its large, round leaves. It’s somewhat fussy and definitely doesn’t fall into the low-maintenance category. However, this tricky plant has lots going for it if you’re willing to put in the extra effort. Calathea orbifolia is fast-growing, pet-friendly, lush, and eye-catching.
It grows best with bright, indirect light, such as from an east-facing window out of direct sun. In brighter spaces, sheer curtains can help filter harsh sunlight and protect the plant’s leaves from sunburn. Too much light can also cause leaves to look washed out and pale.
Green Velvet Alocasia (Alocasia Micholitziana ‘Frydek)
This plant, also known as the Elephants Ear plant, is a popular indoor houseplant. It displays velvety dark green leaves with stark white veining. The leaves are arrow-shaped and can reach up to 2m long. The matured plant can grow up to 2-3 ft in height. It’s native to Southeast Asia and prefers high humidity conditions and warm temperatures.
You will have to work at keeping these happy indoors, but they will bounce back to good health if they struggle during winter. They are best grown in a greenhouse, although some growers do have success.
Nerve Plant (Fittonia ‘Angel Snow’)
This eye-catching houseplant is popular for use in hanging baskets, container gardens, and terrariums. It’s native to tropical rainforests and prefers conditions similar to the rainforest floor. The nerve plant grows beautifully as a houseplant when meeting the necessary conditions.
These plants thrive in indirect, filtered light and need regular watering. Nerve plants are especially suited to dark spaces and can grow even with low light. A nerve plant’s leaves will scorch if placed in a too-sunny spot, as it is susceptible to leaf burn.
White Jewel Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis)
This plant is a popular air-purifying indoor house plant. It grows upright and can reach an average height of 1 – 2 m and a spread of 50 – 80 cm. The strong white striping contrasts beautifully with the broad-leafed dark green background and the trace of lighter green stripes. The Dracaena White Jewel plant is a stunning indoor plant that requires proper lighting to flourish.
To achieve optimal growth, this plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight, which makes it an excellent choice for homes and offices with filtered light. However, it’s crucial to note that direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it’s best to avoid placing the plant in direct sunlight.
Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa)
This plant is loved for its unique dark green leaves striped with white veins. The jewel of this plant is its colorful flowers. When in bloom (which usually happens in late summer or early autumn) a zebra plant bears tall golden bracts that can reach several inches long and number between two to four per plant, lasting up to six weeks.
The indoor zebra plant is a slow-growing plant, reaching maturity of a couple of feet tall in three years. Native to Brazil, the zebra plant is a beautiful—but temperamental—plant. If you’re up for the challenge of nurturing this tough plant, begin by choosing a spot for it that boasts a slightly higher humidity level (60 to 70 percent) and a temperature above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.