7 Plants With Circular Leaves (You Should See This…) 

by Alex Kountry
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Flowers are an excellent choice for interior décor. Flowers and plants generally, bring so much beauty to every space, big or small, inside or outside.

They are affordable and they also bring nature into the home.

Let’s take circular leaves, for instance, these leaves provide warmth to the home while also adding charisma, structure, and beauty.

These beautiful designs can be a good indoor and outdoor decoration for your home. Are you looking to get your home all beautified?

Here are 5 Plants with Circular leaves to consider.

7 Plants With Circular Leaves

Plants With Circular Leaves

1. String Of Nickles 

Thinking about a perfect way to design your house, well you can simply put a string of nickel in a vase that does the magic.

The string of nickels plant is native to tropical regions of India, Asia, and Australia. This plant has small tiny leaves which look like coins.

They are usually light green; however, they can also be gray, brownish, and silvery.

This plant is between 12 to 18 inches long and 15 to 24 inches wide.

Its leaves are so small and can be about 1 to 3 inches long and about 1 to 2 inches wide. Furthermore, these leaves are arranged in an opposite pattern.

String of nickles are shaped like buttons and for this reason, they are also known as The Button Orchid Plant.

The margins of the leaves of this plant are smooth and thick. And, they can be used for both outdoor and indoor designs.

Asides planting the string of nickel in a vase, they naturally grow on other plants, walls, tree trunks, and rocky terrain.

Due to its low light requirements, growing this plant indoors is easy. This plant prospers near east, west, or north-facing windows and they do incredibly fine under artificial lights. 

Although it’s advisable to keep a string of nickels plant evenly moist, avoid overwatering this plant. It’s also recommended to annually repot string of nickels. 

2. Round Leaf Calathea

If you’re looking to get a perfect indoor plant, the Round Leaf Calathea is a perfect choice. It can be used for outdoor purposes too.

This plant is also called The Orbifolia Prayer plant.

The Round Leaf Calathea is a perennial that lives on forest floors, it is a native of Bolivia. The color of this plant ranges from dark green to pale green.

It is usually shiny, having slightly wavy margins.

These leaves are known for their round oval shape. The leaves of this plant are super wide, it can barely go unnoticed.

They are so large, that a single plant can be found in a single stem. The leaves are about 5 to 12 inches wide and about 5 to 18 inches long.  

Another unique feature of this plant is its beautiful pattern. Its leaves are striped with silvery lines in a beautiful pattern.

The plant is also arranged in an alternate pattern.

The Round Leaf Calathea loves well-draining soil that never gets dry. They also require medium light and high humidity.

This plant thrives at temperatures of 65°F (18°C) to 75ºF (24ºC).

Calathea plants are mostly preferred for indoor purposes because they are generally easy to care for and they look great, offering bright green plants to liven up indoor spaces. 

Here is an article I wrote on plants with deep roots

3. Peruvian Grape Ivy 

The Peruvian Grape Ivy is almost similar to the string of nickles. Its leaves are green, small, round, and waxy.

To maintain its color and flourishing growth, liquid fertilizer should be applied consistently to the plant.

Grape Ivy grows well in average household temperatures and humidity. It thrives when temperatures are above 50°F.

The length of the leaf is about 1 to 2 inches, and the leaves are arranged in an opposite pattern.

Soil considerations when growing Grape Ivy is important as the root systems require excellent aeration.

Grape Ivy houseplants can be cared for by combining a potting mixture with particles such as;

  • Bark
  • Perlite
  • Styrofoam
  • Calcined clay

This potting mixture will aid in water retention and yet, allow for excellent drainage.

4. Silver Dollar Tree 

The Silver Dollar Tree is such a beauty to behold, it has a red to green color and a coin shape. You can put them in a vase for a simple, yet beautiful arrangement.

Silver Dollar Tree is a small evergreen tree or shrub native to Australia. The leaves of this plant are about 1 to 2 inches long and wide and it is arranged in an opposite pattern.

You can grow this in a container indoors, or you can choose to grow it outdoors if you live somewhere that doesn’t get heavy frosts. 

If you decide to use this plant indoors, plant it in moist, well-draining soil for best results.

When inside, it’ll only grow to be a couple of feet tall, but it can get rather bushy if you allow it to.

It thrives in full sun, so be sure to set it in a south-facing window or somewhere outdoors where it can soak up the sun.

This plant thrives in full sun, so, keep the plant in a sunny spot with moderate humidity for best results.

This plant prefers warmer temperatures, so be sure to move it away from places where it may catch a chill in cooler months.

Also check out this article I wrote on plants with broad leaves

5. String Turtles 

This plant is practically one of the tiniest you would come across.

If you’re somewhere in Brazil and you are looking to get some designs for both indoor and outdoor, search no further.

String Turtles is a semi-succulent plant, which is native to Brazilian rainforests.

It is not found in dry areas like most succulents, but it has succulent-like leaves that store water.

This plant is known to have leaves that are similar to turtle shells. and gently hang from long vines, thus inspiring the common name, String of Turtles.

The leaves are less than 0.5 in both length and width.

The String Turtles is adaptable and can handle medium to bright indirect light, but it thrives with bright indirect light.

However, increased light will help the plant push out new growth and develop strong vines.

Temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees are ideal for this plant. Also, high levels of humidity are not a problem, in other words, they do not require a high level of dampness in the air.

6. Peperomia Rotunifolia

This plant is native to the rainforests of South America. It can be found largely in the forest, creeping between branches, rock crevices, and decaying logs.

Amazingly, this plant makes an excellent houseplant. It produces little adorable flowers on spikes, which would give the home a stunning appearance.

However, light and humidity are essential for this plant to grow.

Another feature to keep in mind while caring for this plant is to avoid overwatering.

Because Peperomia rotunifolia is known for its small roots and succulent nature, overwatering it may damage it.

It is recommended to let the soil dry completely before watering. Also, keep watering to a minimum throughout the winter months.


Having plants with circular leaves is a good way to bring life into your space.

These plants can be used for both outdoor and indoor designs which just have a way of beautifying your home.

Circular leaves appear in different sizes and shapes.

Most of them have large leaves just like the round leaf calathea, while others are just small-leaved plants. 

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Alex Kountry

Alex Kountry is the founder of HayFarmGuy and has been a backyard farmer for over 10 years. Since then he has decided to write helpful articles that will help you become a better backyard farmer and know what to do. He also loves to play tennis and read books


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