Best lime green houseplants – 5 varieties guaranteed to add zest to your interiors

Neon lime is the hottest plant color trend for 2024, and with our houseplant picks you can add this modern, citrus twist to your home as well as your yard

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When it comes to plant color trends, bold and powerful citrus greens are going to be the among the hottest shades for planting schemes in 2024, according to a trends report by the Garden Media Group.

But why limit this fresh and zesty hue to your yard? You can introduce it to your interiors too by adding lime green varieties to your indoor plant collection, especially if you want to add some zing on social.

Whether for a bathroom, kitchen or bedroom, adding a fresh citrus pop to your indoor garden ideas will guarantee to lift the spirits during the darker winter months. 

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5 of the best lime green house plants

We have picked out five of the best lime green houseplants, which will be sure to add a citrus twist to your indoor plant collection.

Philodendron 'Golden Crocodile'

Philodendron 'Golden Crocodile'

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Philodendron 'Golden Crocodile' is a citrus-colored beauty. Unlike most philodendron plants they don’t grow regular heart-shaped leaves but instead have more elongated, jagged leaves, hence the name. 

Plants produce orange-pink new foliage, which turns a bright yellow lime color as it matures. 

Since they're tropical plants, philodendrons need higher amounts of humidity than some other houseplants, but otherwise they are pretty low maintenance. Believed to bring positive energy into the home, a philodendron like this would make a stunning bathroom plant

You can shop for the Philodendron 'Golden Crocodile' on Etsy

ZZ 'Chameleon'

ZZ 'Chameleon' in pale blue ceramic pot

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The ZZ plant, or Zamioculcas zamiifolia, is an easy indoor plant to manage and it's simple to propagate too. 

The ZZ 'Chameleon' variety is another great lime houseplant choice, with bright citrus leaves that mature to dark green. It tolerates low light, low humidity, and infrequent watering, but bright conditions will help it grow faster. 

While ZZ plants are relatively slow growing, the 'Chameleon' can reach five feet tall or more over time, maturing into a magnificent floor plant. In frost-free areas such as south Florida it can even be grown outdoors on a shaded deck or patio.

You can buy this unusual variety of ZZ plant along with a mid-century modern planter at Walmart

Pothos 'Lemon Meringue'

Pothos 'lemon meringue'

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'Lemon Meringue' is the newest variety of variegated pothos, and is available to buy in large or smaller plug plants from Etsy. This stunning variety of pothos bears dark green leaves accented with bright lime-yellow edges. 

While this rare plant has a new look, it’s just as easy to care for as other pothos varieties, and is also super simple to propagate.

Philodendron 'Neon'

Philodendron 'Neon' plant

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Similar in size to the aforementioned 'Golden Crocodile' variety, Philodendron Selloum 'neon' also produces large and wavy leaves, and its foliage is a mesmerizing neon green color. 

Sometimes also referred to as Philodendron Selloum 'Gold', it is an easy-going and rewarding houseplant no matter your experience level because it is very adaptive to different conditions. It will thrive best in medium to bright indirect sunlight and moderate humidity.

Neon philodendron cuttings are available at Etsy. 

Pothos 'Lemon Lime'

Pothos 'lemon lime'

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The Epipremnum Aureum 'Lemon Lime' is a climbing evergreen vine with glossy, heart-shaped foliage that emerges bright yellow and matures to chartreuse green. 

Also known as pothos 'neon', it will grow best with support in partial sun and well-drained soils. This houseplant can tolerate a mild drought, so don’t worry if you forget to water it for a couple of days. However, avoid underwatering it regularly. 

You can shop for potted neon pothos plants at Walmart.


Do lime green houseplants need the same amount of light as other indoor plants?

In terms of light requirements, you should treat your lime green houseplants in a similar way to any other. Ensure they have plenty of light, but are not sat in direct sunlight or too close to a heat source. The ZZ 'chameleon' plant will tolerate low light, but brighter conditions may make it grow faster. 

Do lime green houseplants attract pests?

Pothos and Philodendron plants do not tend to attract troublesome houseplant pests, however it is always a good idea to keep an eye out for common indoor plant pests such as mealybugs, thrips, and spider mites, and treat them before they spread to your other plants. 

As we are heading into the colder, darker months of the year, it's a great idea to understand how to care for your houseplants in winter, to ensure they continue to thrive. 

Rachel Bull
Head of Gardens

Rachel is a gardening writer, flower grower and floral designer. Her journalism career began on Country Living magazine, sparking a love of container gardening and wild planting. After more than a decade writing for and editing a range of consumer, business and special interest titles, Rachel became editor of floral art magazine The Flower Arranger. She then trained and worked as a floral designer and stylist in London for six years, before moving to York and joining the Homes & Gardens team. Her love of gardening has endured throughout, and she now grows an abundance of vegetables and flowers on her rambling Yorkshire plot. 

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