If you’re into interior design, you already know that nothing compares with the effect brought by a tall houseplant with lush leaves.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of tall plants that can be used as a focal point in your newly decorated living or can beautifully cover that corner that looks a bit empty. The best part about it is that you can easily find a houseplant that fits your style. If you’re looking for a tropical addition to your home, Hibiscus is here to entertain you with its beautiful flowers. If you’re looking for a designer-like houseplant, then Bird of Paradise might be a perfect choice.
Keep reading this article and pick your favorite tall houseplant(s) for your home!
1. Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata)
You’ve probably heard that Fiddle Leaf Fig is a fussy plant. We can definitely confirm that. It’s not the forgetting, easy to care type of plant, so make sure to carefully read a growing guide before getting one. Also, do some surveillance around your house to find the right spot. Once you find it, don’t move your Ficus Lyrata from there. It will get angry at you.
Here’s the good news! If you find the right spot for your Fiddle Leaf Fig and can offer the proper growing conditions, this tall houseplant will reward you with amazing leaves that will make your friends jealous of your gardening skills.
Fiddle Leaf Fig requires a lot of effort, but it’s definitely worth it. If you don’t want to risk it with a huge plant, you can always pick a smaller one that will adjust to your indoor environment.
2. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)
Compared to Fiddle Leaf Fig, growing Monstera Deliciosa indoors is a piece of cake. It will quickly adapt to your indoor environment and requires little to no care. All you have to do is place it in a spot with bright, indirect light and water it once the top of the soil goes dry. It will also appreciate misting from time to time, but that’s not mandatory.
Its huge leaves will definitely bring that lush, jungle-ish feeling into your home. So if you’re looking for a fast-growing indoor plant, Monstera Deliciosa might be the right choice for you, as it will quickly try to overgrow your house.
3. Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)
As the name suggests, Weeping Fig is known for dropping its leaves when something is not right for them. To make sure this houseplant grows tall and happy, place it in a spot with bright, indirect light, away from cold drafts, and make sure not to move it too often because you guessed it, it will drop its leaves.
Compared to most of the houseplants from this list, Weeping Fig looks more fragile, as its trunk and branches are thin and it comes with small leaves – that’s what makes it aesthetically pleasing.
Outdoors, this houseplant can reach up to 60 feet (18 meters) in height. Indoors, a mature Weeping Fig will reach up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) in height. More than enough, if you ask us.
Also, if you need more reason to buy a Weeping Fig, you’ll be happy to know that is also one of those plants that clean the air and remove toxins.
4. Umbrella Plant (Schefflera Actinophylla)
Umbrella Plant or Umbrella Tree is a tropical plant that’s easy to grow inside, as it will adapt to any indoor growing conditions. The Actinophylla species can grow up to 10 feet (3 meters) inside. However, there’s a dwarf species, called Schefflera arboricola that can reach up to 4 feet (1 meter) indoors and also comes with yellow variegated leaves.
This plant got the name from the way its leaves develop since they are composed of multiple leaflets arranged in an umbrella shape. You should also know that young plants will have fewer leaflets (3 – 5), while mature Schefflera will have around 12 – 16 leaflets.
5. Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Here’s a tropical houseplant that will grow like crazy. However, compared to the rest from this list, Chinese Hibiscus will make you fall in love with its large, colorful flowers. Their leaves are amazing too, but their flowers are simply stunning. They come in different shapes, colors and sizes. So if you’re looking to add a spot of color to your home, Chinese Hibiscus will do the trick.
Chinese Hibiscus likes full sun, so if you’ve got a spot in your house that’s always sunny and none of your houseplants will be happy to stay in it, this one will not only love it but also reward you with beautiful flowers.
6. Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)
Areca Palm is one of those tall indoor plants that will bring a modern aesthetic to your house. It will grow up to 8 feet (2.5 meters) indoors and is not too fussy about its growing environment. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that it loves high levels of humidity.
As most houseplants out there, it prefers bright, indirect light – direct sunlight will scorch its leaves. It’s not the kind of houseplant that thrives on neglect, so proper care is required. However, keeping in mind how stunning its leaves look, this one is definitely worth the effort.
8. Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae)
Bird of Paradise is another stunning pick. This houseplant will grow up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and will produce flowers that look like a bird in flight. Due to its remarkable foliage and flowers, Bird of Paradise is a favorite among houseplants fans and also one of the most Instagrammable houseplants out there. Let’s be honest now, how can you not share this one with the world?
When it comes to growing conditions, Bird of Paradise will require sun, so make sure to place it in the sunniest spot from your house. However, if you live in an area with strong sun and extreme heat, a bit of shade is recommended.
8. African Milk Tree (Euphorbia trigona)
Here’s a tall succulent for your indoor garden. The African Milk Tree looks like a cactus, but it’s actually a succulent. It can reach out to 8 feet (2.5 meters) tall and usually grows around 1 – 2 feet (30 – 50 cm) in height per year. Quite the fast grower!
Even if it’s a succulent, Euphorbia trigona grows best in a sunny spot. At least 4 hours of sun per day should be enough for this houseplant. Make sure not to place it in full sun during the hottest hours. It’s also drought-tolerant and extremely easy to grow.
There’s a tall houseplant for everyone, no matter the style you’re looking for or the type of leaves. Some huge houseplants flower too, so there’s that. If you didn’t find the one you’re looking for on this list, just reach out to us and let us know what your requirements are. We’ll be more than happy to help!