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Top 10 best houseplants that make a statement in your room!

When it comes to houseplants, bigger is always better! Who doesn't love a lush, green plant as the centerpiece of a room? They're not just beautiful; they can also fill up empty walls and bare corners, bringing some life to a dull room. Plus, a big houseplant can serve as the perfect room divider.

Maybe you're not great with plants or just don't have the time to take care of lots of little ones. Whatever the reason, these 10 best houseplants will look awesome in your space!

1. Strelitzia Nicolai (Bird of Paradise Plant)

Let's kick off our top 10 best houseplants with the Strelitzia Nicolai! This beauty, also known as the Bird of Paradise Plant, is perfect for any interior style. It has striking upright leaves and can grow up to three meters tall under the right conditions! They thrive in bright direct light, making them perfect for south or west-facing windows.

Strelitzia Nicolai (Paradijsvogelplant)

2. Kentia Palm

Filling your dull corners and bare walls with greenery is the perfect way to make a statement. The Kentia Palm isn't just lush and full; it's also super easy to take care of! They can handle low light, but they prefer some indirect, bright light. Keep the soil moist in the spring and summer months and give her a good misting occasionally to keep the humidity up. Easy, right? Besides that, the Kentia Palm is also considered to be one of the best house plants for oxygen! Win win, right?

Kentia Palm

3. Musa Dwarf Cavendish (Banana Plant)

The Banana Plant is often confused with the Bird of Paradise Plant. While they look similar, their care is quite different. Unlike Bird of Paradise plants, the Banana Plant is bushier, with multiple leaves growing all along the stem. Pop this beauty in your space and get ready for a jungle vibe! She'll be happiest in full sun and with consistent watering.

Musa Dwarf Cavendish (Bananenplant)

4. Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant)

We can't forget this famous beauty: the Monstera Deliciosa, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, is a perfect big houseplant for any space. Got a bare corner at home? Definitely grab a big Monstera! She's known for her large leaves with holes and is a true tropical plant. She thrives in bright light and moist soil. Plus, she's super easy to propagate, so you'll have multiple green friends in no time!

Monstera Deliciosa (Gatenplant)

5. Ficus Lyrata (Fiddle Leaf Fig)

Next up in the list of best houseplants is the popular Fiddle Leaf Fig. You might know her as the Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant. She's named after her broad leaves. She does best in bright, indirect light and doesn't like changes too much. Found a good spot for her? Let the big Ficus Lyrata stay there!

Ficus Lyrata (Vioolbladplant)

6. Alocasia Zebrina

The Alocasia Zebrina is a stunning XL plant known for its unique stems. With its beautiful striped stem resembling a zebra, it's a feast for the eyes. In the wild, the leaves grow so large they're compared to elephant ears. A big Alocasia Zebrina is perfect if you're looking for a green eye-catcher!

Alocasia Zebrina

7. Pachira Aquatica (Money Tree)

The Pachira Aquatica, also known as the Money Tree, brings not only greenery but according to Chinese culture, also luck and prosperity! Plus, these trees can grow quite tall if well taken care of. A mix of bright and indirect light is perfect. Make sure to rotate her regularly so she gets light from all sides and can grow well!

Pachira Aquatica (Geldboom)

8. Philodendron Scandens

The Philodendron Scandens is a favorite of many and also comes in an XXL size! Her heart-shaped leaves climb up a moss pole, giving her a wild jungle look. Looking for a perfect plant to fill a corner or divide a room? Then the Philodendron Scandens is the perfect choice!

Philodendron Scandens

9. Caryota Mitis (Fishtail Palm)

Another plant that will be a real eye-catcher in any interior is the Caryota Mitis. With its leaves mimicking the shape of a fishtail, this green beauty is also sometimes called the Fishtail Palm. She's easy to care for as long as you keep her near bright, indirect sunlight.

Caryota Mitis (Vissenstaartpalm)

10. Yucca Elephantipes

We're closing the list of best houseplants with the Yucca Elephantipes! The Yucca Elephantipes originally comes from the desert and is used to harsh conditions and little water. When you water her, make sure there's no water left behind, as she's very sensitive to root rot. Good drainage soil can help with this. If you want her to grow well and fill your room.

Yucca Elephantipes

Big Houseplant with Pot

Found your favorite big houseplant? Then it's time to find the perfect matching plant pot to complete the look. Our large plant pots come in many shapes, colors, and materials. A popular pot is our big terracotta pot! Almost all of our pots are eco-friendly and locally made. Buy large plant pots!

Get Inspired!

Those were our 10 favorite big houseplants that instantly give any space a jungle vibe. Ready to fill your empty room with greenery? Buy big houseplants!


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April 24, 2024
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