5 Tall Indoor Plants That Make a Statement
Give these gorgeous plant varieties center stage in any room. Not only will they add beauty and life, they’ll help freshen the air as well.
While Monstera’s large, pierced leaves might make it seem like a big deal to care for, the opposite is actually true. All they require, for the most part, are a bright window and well-draining soil. Position the plant within two feet of the window, but not in direct sunlight unless it’s morning sun. Let the soil dry out between waterings. If trained to climb upward on a pole or trellis, Monstera can grow up to 15 feet tall, and 8 feet wide.
Bird of Paradise
Named after its vibrant, heron-like flowers, the bird of paradise can get as tall as 25 feet in the wild. However, when grown indoors the plant will only grow to be about 6 feet tall. The restricted growth from indoor living can promote early flowering once the plant has reached six years of age. For a healthy, thriving bird of paradise, bright, indirect sunlight with three or four hours of direct light is required. While the exotic plant does need a lot of light, the rest of its care is rather simple; a beginner should be able to handle it without difficulty. Just let the soil dry out between waterings, and if possible use water that has been left out overnight so that excess mineral salts evaporate.
Because of its ability to tolerate a variety of living conditions, the ZZ plant has emerged as a worldwide favorite in recent years. While it shows decent growth in lower light, this beauty will grow even better in bright, indirect sunlight. In addition, the plant’s soil should be allowed to dry out completely between waterings. As a slow-growing variety, the ZZ plant can get up to 5 feet tall with years of loving care.
Another stunner that can reach up to 5 feet tall, the snake plant is a compact vertical variety that delivers a nice contrast when paired with bushy, low-growing plants. Considered low-maintenance, the snake plant is able to handle bright, indirect light as well as direct sunlight when acclimated. Allow its soil to dry out between waterings. Because the snake plant has a shallow root system, it can grow in small spaces, which means it can remain in the same container for several years with just a periodic soil update.
Pet-friendly and slow-growing, the majesty palm is guaranteed not to outgrow your space in a hurry. Under ideal conditions, it can get up to 10 feet tall, which brings some great jungle mojo. While the exotic plant will adjust to lower light levels, it prefers bright, indirect light. Optimal light will help the majesty palm develop new growth quicker and retain its existing foliage. As a palm, it prefers higher humidity and will only need watering every week or two. Simply let half the soil dry out between waterings.