5 Tall Indoor Plants

House or indoor plants do not only add color to the room, but they infuse texture and life. They could be used to set the mood of the house,  yet how much more when they huge and tall and very visible in the house.

There are a number of reasons that a business or homeowner would want to decorate their space with tall indoor plants.

Taller indoor plants exude the soothing feeling of shelter. People have an instinctive need to surround themselves with foliage. Also, using plants at varied heights (small, medium and tall) will help create the feel of nature indoors. Nature is random and by mixing up the size of your indoor plants your space will be able tap into the essence of the outdoors.

There are hundreds of plants that will grow indoors – many being small or medium in size. The number of taller plants is somewhat limited, although there are some out there that do well indoors. Five good tallindoor plants include:

Dracaenas

Draceana Lisa CaneDracaenas are one of the most common types of tall indoor plants. Dracaenas come in a variety of sizes, shapes and forms but it is their cane form that is the tallest. There are a wide variety of Dracaenas, includingDracaena fragrans, Dracaena deremensis, Dracaena reflexa and Dracaena cincta (formerly Dracaena marginata).

Dracaenas are very popular because they are very easy to find in stores, readily available, rather inexpensive and relatively easy to care for. Another key advantage is their tolerance of most indoor conditions, including relatively low light. A few helpful tips about Dracaenas include:

  • Be careful not to over-water Dracaenas as this can cause decline or death.
  • Allow the soil to partially dry out in between watering.
  • When watering, water the soil thoroughly and discard any excess that accumulates in the saucer.
  • Dracaenas do not require direct sunlight but most appreciate indirect light. Most windows or areas relatively bright are best for Dracaenas. Avoid very low light.

Palms

Rhapis Palm plantThere are a wide variety of palms that can be used indoors. Many upright palms can get quite tall in height. Be sure to choose the right palm and keep in mind you often get what you pay for.

For example, many sizable yet inexpensive palms are easy to get at big-box stores. Although these are very tempting to purchase, bear in mind many are short-lived when taken indoors if not given ideal conditions and care. The Areca Palm is an example of this. Higher-quality, longer-lasting palms more tolerant of indoor conditions include the Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana) and the Rhapis palm (Rhapis excelsa). Although these palms are more expensive, they last considerably longer indoors.

Tips to caring for palms include:

 

 

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