Remember all these documentaries about lush rainforests with their rich ecosystem and numerous evergreen plants? You can arrange something similar at home! Our pick of the best large green plants for your living room will help with this task.
This palm tree comes from Madagascar. It belongs to the Arecaceae family and adapts well to home conditions. The palm has aerial roots, which are an unusual characteristic for palms. This plant loves light, so place it in a well-lit place in your apartment, but keep it away from direct sunlight. The room temperature will be comfortable throughout the year. In summer, the plant is watered abundantly with water and controlled so that the soil ball is always moist.
In winter, reduce the watering. It can be replaced by daily spraying with water from a spray bottle. During the active growth season, Dypsis is fed at least twice a month with fertilizers for flowering plants.
It can be grown in a large room, making it the main decorative object. A lush palm tree with a beautiful crown will add a sophisticated accent to your room and purify and humidify the air.
Another palm tree, chamaedorea is native to tropical Central America, East Africa, and Madagascar. In nature, the plant grows in the shade of other plants, so it tolerates the lack of light perfectly. It can be placed in the part of the room where sunlight is most challenging to reach. The foliage of the Chamaedorea is bright and green and will ideally dilute the interior with colors. At home, it can grow up to 2 meters in height.
In the summertime, the potting soil should be slightly damp all the time. In winter, the frequency and abundance of irrigation are reduced. Waterings can be replaced by spraying several times a week.
The development of a palm tree is relatively slow; from 1 to 3 leaves may appear in a year.
A feature of this palm tree is the blooming with small yellow flowers. Indoors, Chamaedorea can bloom from the third year of growth.
It is better to place several bushes within one pot - this will provide additional volume. Chamaedorea improves the quality of the air, precisely what the person in the modern world might need.
One of the most popular ficuses naturally grows in India, China, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and northern Australia. It has many different varieties. We can distinguish ones that attract most attention, such as Danielle, Exotica, Monique, Barok, variegated Starlight and Reginald, small-leaved Natasja, Kinky, Wiandi.
This plant, like many small-leaved ficuses, is not stress-resistant. Therefore, with improper care, its leaves begin to crumble, and later it dies altogether.
Ficus does not like the cold, so it is worth putting it away from the balcony deep into the room for the wintertime. However, do not forget about the lighting. Small-leaved ficuses need bright, diffused light for 12-14 hours a day for proper growth and development. Watering should be moderate; keep your eye on the water balance of the plant. It must be watered after one third of the depth of the pot has dried. And take care of constant humidification of the air - if the plant does not like something, you will undoubtedly notice it: the foliage will begin to turn yellow and crumble.
This ficus is quite whimsical. However, having established a relationship with it, you will fall in love with this voluminous green cutie.
A fantastic plant with beautifully dissected dark green leathery leaves with cuts and holes of various shapes. This plant is a real giant - it stretches several meters in length and width, spreading its evergreen leaves.
The best place for a monstera has bright diffused light or partial shade. Keeping a monstera in excellent conditions enlarge leaves, and they become more carved. Pay attention to the size of the leaves - if they are decreasing, this is a sign that the Monstera needs different lighting. But remember that mature plants are more sensitive to relocation - you should not move them unnecessarily. The monstera leaves need to be washed, wiped with a sponge, and polished from time to time.
If you furnish a room with Monstera, it will create a jungle atmosphere in your living room.
This evergreen plant in natural conditions grows in tropical latitudes of America. Dieffenbachia Carina is one of the largest and most lush species that you can grow at home.
The plant is fast-growing. If you provide it with optimal conditions, a new leaf plate will be formed every week. They are absolute giants. Five-year-old plants grow to a height of over 2 meters.
Unlike monstera, dieffenbachia must be periodically rotated so that all sides of the plant get access to light.
This plant is very fond of water, so do not forget about regular waterings. It needs protection from the drafts and cold weather since it is a heat-loving plant that will not survive low temperatures.
Indoor dieffenbachia needs a lot of bright diffused light. The color of the leaves and their growth depend on the amount of light. In a faded light, the leaves bleach, and growth slows down. It is better to place the plant 2-3 meters from the window or in the back of the room but provide good artificial lighting.
Be careful with dieffenbachia as it is a poisonous plant. While transplanting, always wear gloves and avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.