12 Tall Houseplants for Making a Bold Interior Decor Statement

These large and leafy houseplants bring a substantial finesse to your interior decor.

By: THURSD. | 13-09-2023 | 9 min read
Indoor Plants
Tall houseplants

If you fancy interior decor or any sort of design in general then you are probably familiar with the phrase 'little is a bit much' which is often true for most cases. On the contrary, for some, less is not enough and they prefer more or bigger things in life, luckily for you tall houseplants are here to the rescue.

For the bold, passionate, and expressively plant parents with immense love for sophisticated interior decor options; here are the most popular tall houseplants to confidently define the personality and style of your indoor space. Despite their impressive height, you might presume these towering botanicals are daunting to tend to but no; they are super easy to grow and maintain. Most of these tall houseplants are among the trending and widely loved and grown plants.

Why hold back then? time to invite some of nature's large splendor indoors.

Reasons Why You Should Grow Tall Houseplants

Miniature items often get absorbed or swallowed by the bigger items within the indoor spaces. From bigger digital screens, couches, and study tables among other interior decor items, miniature houseplants stand no chance to shine or be noticed especially in a wider space.

Tall houseplants on the contrary bring the right amount and feel of nature and greenery to your indoor atmosphere. The low-light tall houseplants provide bold aesthetic gestures, in addition to other benefits like; air-purifying values, improving productivity, and contributing to a calm yet peaceful ambiance.


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Bird of Paradise by @Gulsum


Turning an ordinary indoor space into a spectacular one can be easily achieved by adopting the magic of a befitting tall houseplant in your space. Transform your interior space with nature's giants, introducing yourself to a new dynamic when it comes to your connection to nature and its aesthetic value with the following 12 tall houseplants.

  1. Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)
  2. Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica)
  3. Monstera (Monstera deliciosa)
  4. Yucca Plant (Yucca elephantipes)
  5. Banana Plant (Musa acuminata)
  6. Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta)
  7. Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)
  8. Lemon Tree (Citrus x meyeri)
  9. Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)
  10. Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
  11. Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)
  12. Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)

Money Tree (Pachira aquatic) has a striking braided trunk which makes this tall houseplant an interesting houseplant choice. The Money Tree plant can be watered only when the soil is completely dry, exposing the plant to either bright or indirect light throughout the day.


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Money Tree by @Leon & George


Pachira aquatica is associated with good fortune and therefore it is a perfect plant to gift your loved ones. Under optimal conditions, Money Tree can grow to a height of 2 meters (6 ft.) and can easily be the focal point of your indoor space decor.

Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica)

Rubber Tree (Ficus elastic) is a fast-growing tall houseplant, and can easily achieve 3 meters within a few years. However, the Rubber Tree is a thirsty houseplant, which prefers frequent watering but be careful not to overdo it!


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Rubber Tree by @Korrie K


This elegant tall houseplant has glossy and long foliage, which somehow shines when it is exposed to the right amount of light, adding bright greenery and character to your space. Due to its flexibility to bright and low-light exposure Rubber plant has become a popular choice for indoor tall plants over the years. Growing and caring for a Rubber Tree plant is easy given that the plant is less finicky and with the right watering intervals, well-draining potting mix, and exposure to either bright or low light, you can enhance its optimal growth.

Monstera (Monstera deliciosa)

Monstera deliciosa also referred to as the Swiss cheese plant is for sure a tall houseplant and one to make an interior decor statement.


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Monstera Deliciosa by @Adriana


Monstera has large, dark green foliage which can grow wider to way over 2 meters, but this elegant houseplant can reach a height of 5 meters when watered correctly and exposed to bright indirect light. Its leaves form these evenly distributed gaps, which not only adds to its appeal but also allows light to reach the lower parts of the plant. Monstera is toxic to people and pets, so protect your pets from chewing the leaves and the children too!

Yucca Plant (Yucca elephantipes)

Though the Yucca plant is known for its spiny foliage; the Yucca elephantipes is spineless and suitable to be grown indoors as a tall houseplant. Yucca elephantipes does well with well-draining soil, exposure to bright indirect light, and minimal watering since it is a drought-tolerant plant.


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Yucca plant by @Toronto Paradise Plants


Interestingly Yucca plants can easily grow to 9 meters (30 ft.) when grown outdoors but indoors you can achieve a height of 3-5 meters depending on what your indoor space can accommodate. Yucca plant leaves have a stunning appeal, bringing a touch of greenery aesthetic to your indoor space.

Banana Plant (Musa acuminata)

The banana plant (Musa acuminata) also referred to as a Dwarf Cavendish is a banana plant species that can be a stunning and the best tall houseplant for your indoor spaces. It's relatively easy to care for and can grow to 3 meters tall when grown near window access to bright and indirect sunlight and frequently watered.


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Banana Plant by @Nima Aksoy


However, Banana plants cannot produce fruits when grown indoors due to the lack of tropical-like conditions to trigger the production of fruits. Regardless, it is still a statement tall houseplant, which cannot be ignored.

Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta)

Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta) has extra large, dark green foliage just like the elephant's ears; that's where the name originated from.


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Elephant Ear by @Christopher Spitzmiller


Its large leaves can grow up to 1 meter long and the plan itself can achieve 2 meters tall when it fully matures. Elephant ear being a huge and tall houseplant prefers to be on the moist side; do not allow the soil to dry out before the next watering, the soil should always be moist. Indirect sunlight is enough for Elephant Ears to thrive indoors.

Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)

The Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) is a statement houseplant, with its moderate-size, dark-green foliage, and an impressive possible height of 2 meters, you cannot go wrong with it as your interior decor tall houseplant.


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Weeping Fig by @Lida


Grow Weeping Fig in moist soil but moderate the watering to avoid waterlogging, expose the plant to bright indirect sunlight and maintain enough distance from the window to give the plant accommodative breathing space. Keep the children and pets away from this tall houseplant due to its toxicity.

Lemon Tree (Citrus x meyeri)

Though lemon tree prefers a warm climate, with the right caring techniques you can grow the citrus indoors to a staggering height of 1-1.2 meters.


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Lemon Tree by @Banu


The lemon tree prefers bright indirect and once in a while direct sunlight, well-draining soil, and frequent watering. Though 1-1.2 meters might not feel tall enough compared to other tall houseplants, the addition of fruits makes this houseplant a stunning tall houseplant to make a statement in your living spaces.

Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)

Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata) has a unique statue and personality to it. Its spiky spray foliage appears at the top, leaving intertwined branches below adding a dramatic, yet sleek and aesthetic appeal to your interior decor.


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Dragon Tree by @Plant Shop Chicago


Dragon tree prefers bright sunlight and infrequent watering; keep the watering to once a week and the plant will reward you with a height of 2.5 meters eventually.

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is a statement houseplant flowering tropical plant, which can grow to 1.5 meters tall indoors. Both bright and indirect light, a well-draining potting mix, frequent watering, and application of fertilizer during the growing season are some of the ideal conditions suitable to realize optimal growth of your Bird of Paradise plant.


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Picture by @Lilibet Lopez


The provision of the conditions mentioned above, and growing your Bird of Paradise plant near a south-facing window, will result in unique orange or blue blooms, which bring a contrast to the already aesthetic blade-shaped Bird of Paradise's foliage.

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

For plant parents who prefer to add a touch of color to their indoor spaces; Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) also referred to as Variegated Croton is the best tall houseplant for you. Croton comes in different colors ranging from; red, pink yellow, green, and orange; you are at liberty to choose a Croton with a befitting tone, one that complements your interior decor theme.


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Croton by @Plants Insider


Growing conditions of Croton are not quite a stretch as some might presume; but with the provision of either bright direct or indirect sunlight, frequent watering, and growing in a well-draining potting mix then your Croton plant will reward you with an impressive height of 1.2 meters when it matures.

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

Fiddle Leaf Fig is undoubtedly the most popular tall houseplant; majorly due to its big dark-green foliage which commands lots of attention. Ficus lyrata prefers to stay on the bright side, so grow near a window that accesses sufficient access to bright light throughout the day, water only when the topsoil dries out. Well-draining potting mix with a PH of 6.0 to 7.0 is ideal for stimulating desired growth.


Ficus Lyrata tall houseplant
Ficus Lyrata by @laura_pigeon


Given that Fiddle Leaf Figs can grow to an impressive height of 3 meters (10 ft.), ensure your ceiling is high enough to accommodate the height. Avoid the constant movement of this tall houseplant, because it can easily sense the changes and start wilting.

Tall and Easy to Grow

As evident above, it is easy to grow and maintain tall houseplants despite their astonishing height and width. Miniature plants can do the job but the above 12 tall houseplants can revolutionize your houseplants game and elevate the feel and indoor ambiance.

Adoption of these tall houseplants is not about filling up that corner space that bothers you; it's an intentional choice to add nature vitality to your home. From the imposing presence of the Fiddle Leaf Fig to the fascinating elegance of the Money Tree; each houseplant bears a significant and unique character, adding depth, contrast, and a stunning character to your indoor spaces.

Make that bold and stylish statement with tall houseplants!


Header and feature image by @Laura Pigeon.



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