1. VARIEGATED MONSTERA
The poster child of the white and green houseplant world is the variegated monstera - the plant that started the trend for variegated indoor plants. However, plenty of them are extremely affordable. 'The market for these have quietened down a bit and they are becoming more readily available,' says plant buyer for Crocus, Christopher Laufs. 'They are usually available in smaller sizes compared to their all-green counterpart, but growing and owning these are all the more enjoyable; watching a new leaf unfurl, noting its characteristic fenestration and mottled coloring brighten with age is always a sight to behold.'
2. CALATHEA WHITESTAR ZEBRA PLANT
The striking white stripes of this Calathea whitestar are seriously eye-catching, and will make a beautiful addition to a corner of any room. Leaves develop in white, creating a great contrast to the dark shade of green, and sometimes they make for a light pink houseplant too.
3. FICUS ELASTICA TINEKE
Just like other variants of Ficus Elastica, the ‘Tineke’ is the perfect option if you’re looking for a statement floor-standing plant. Its impressive height and its dense foliage go a long way in ensuring that it doesn’t just blend into the background like other popular houseplants and is another example of a variegated plant species.
4. POLKA DOT BEGONIA
If you’re looking for a statement plant, then look no further than the Polka Dot Begonia, characterized by its cute spotted pattern with gleaming white dots. Whilst the topsides of its leaves feature a polka dot pattern, the undersides are a deep burgundy red for an unexpected color pop. 'This plant will take a little more maintenance, but it’s totally worth it when you get to admire those quirky spotted leaves,' says Jo. It's a bright, indirect and low light plant, and make sure it always has moist soil - so keep it watered in the summer months and pull back a little over the winter period.
5. FITTONIA WHITE TIGER
Fittonias have been a staple for houseplant collectors due to not only their minimal light requirement but also their ability to go weeks without water. In the white variety, beautiful white streaks make for a dramatic addition to the leaf. 'This is a great option for houseplant enthusiasts looking for a good all-around low-maintenance plant,' says James.
6. SATIN POTHOS
The color combination of green and white can make for a truly elegant-looking houseplant, and it doesn’t come much more elevated than the Satin Pothos. 'The velvety leaves of this plant, complete with their silvery white and green variegated leaves feel incredibly luxe,' says Jo. You’ll be pleased to hear that this plant is also fairly easy-going – just don’t let it sit in direct sunlight and avoid overwatering it, particularly in colder months.
7. SCINDAPSUS MARBLE QUEEN
Super easy to look after, and one of the few white and green trailing plants available on the market, the the Scindapus ‘Marble Queen’ is a perfect choice if you are looking to create a hanging display. 'You may find that as the Marble Queen grows and trails you need to cut it back so it’s more manageable. When doing this make sure to use clean, disinfected, pruning shears to prevent the spread of infection and disease from the instrument you’re using,' says James.