10 pretty houseplants that grow on a stem!
The plant realm has so many species, in all shapes and sizes. Some plants like to climb up high into trees, others crawl over the ground, some have thin petioles and others grow on sturdy stems. In this blog we will highlight 10 pretty plants that belong in the last category, plants that grow on sturdy stems! These stems have lots of purpose for the plant, it can store and move water, nutrients and sugar. They are strong and will be able to support even the biggest leaf. Pretty efficient, right?
Are you curious as to what stunners have this handy stem? Let’s get into 10 pretty houseplants that grow on a stem!
Dracaena Golden Coast
The Dracaena Golden Coast is a pretty tropical houseplant. This little tree has a sturdy stem with panicle shaped foliage growing on top. The leaves are long and end in a point. On the leaves you will find a soothing green shade and a pop of yellow on the outer edge, delivering tropical vibes right into your house!
The Ficus Lyrata is a very stylish plant with a stem. The leaves are shaped really pretty. The nickname of this plant is the Fiddle Leaf Fig, due to these leaves. This plant is particularly loved by the stylish PLNTSparent that see plants as a decor piece. And we totally understand why! But also within a true urban jungle, this plant will fit right in.
The Schefflera Charlotte has gorgeous leaves that have multiple ‘fingers’. This plant is called ‘Umbrella plant' due to the resemblance, can you see it? The colours on this plant are really soft, which makes it a great piece if you are looking for something sophisticated, but has lots of flair.
The braided stem of the Pachira Aquatica is what lots of PLNTSlovers have fallen for. As the cherry on top, are the fun shaped leaves, which makes the picture whole. Besides, in Asia these cute leaves are a symbol within Feng Shui, so if that doesn’t bring good vibes into your urban jungle, we don’t know what will, ;)
The thick rubbery leaves look luxurious and are just oh so stunning with the special variegated pattern that the Ficus Tineke has to offer. You will find colours ranging from green to pink. Every leaf is like it’s own little art piece, which makes the whole plant a true delight for the eyes!
How cute are the round leaves of the Polyscias Fabian? They compliment the sturdy and cool looking stem so well! The Polyscias is a shade loving plant, perfect if you have a corner with low light to fill up!
This spiky looking friend is a super cool piece that had a bit of an edge. The leaves are pretty thick and can even feel pointy or sharp around the edge, pretty fascinating that this plant was able to evolve itself as it is. The Yucca is also called the Palm Lilly, due to the appearance of this plant. Do you think it is fitting?
This plant has lots of stripes to enjoy! The Aphelandra has foliage that is rather dark in colour, so the white stripes are really vibrant next to that. To make it just a bit more adoring, are the yellow flowers the plant can produce. Which gives the plant a pop of colour, so who knows how many it will give you within your green hands!
The Ficus Ginseng is the perfect replacement for a bonsai tree, since the looks are similar, but the Ficus is much easier when it comes to caring for it. The leaves make the looks of the plant quite cute and make it possible for you to cut some shape into the plant. We know one thing for sure, the Ficus Ginseng will make you zen all the way!
The biggest and baddest stem belongs to the Beaucarnea Recurvata! This stem is so thick that people have given it the nickname ‘Elephant Foot’. But that is not the only thing you can recognize this plant from. The thin, grass-like foliage is also one thing that is very distinct to this plant. Which is where the other nickname of this plant comes from, ‘Ponytail Palm’. Which one is your favourite?
These were 10 green houseplants that grow on a stem, have you picked your favourite yet? Or did we at least inspire you to adopt one to your ever growing PLNTScollection? ;) If you would like to know anything about a certain topic, you can reach out to us, and who knows it might be our next blog subject. Otherwise we would love to see you on our socials and our next blog, bye!
Carlijn is probably one of the biggest plant geeks ever. She is always on the lookout for new gems and loves to share all her plant knowledge, tips and inspiration with our community!