10 Extra Large Houseplants You Must Grow

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The charm of Extra Large Houseplants is never-ending! Be it their big leaves, or enormous spread, they are a fantastic focal point indoors!

When we say extra large houseplants, what do you picture? A specimen that’s 4-5 feet high, right? What if we tell you the ones we have on our list can be double or maybe triple the figure? Did that jaw just drop? Wait till you read below!

Extra-large Large Houseplants

By ‘extra large houseplants,’ we mean the ones that can achieve a height of around 7-8 feet indoors. 

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig

Botanical Name: Ficus lyrata

Maximum Size: 10-12 feet

Maximum Leaf Size: 15-18 inches

We bet you saw this one coming! Fiddle leaf fig is the undisputed king when it comes to towering height and a forest-like spread indoors! To ensure it achieves the extra large houseplant status like a pro, give it plenty of indirect and bright light all day long.

2. Swiss Cheese Plant

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Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa

Maximum Size: 8-14 feet

Maximum Leaf Size: 25-32 inches

Monsteras are popular for their foliage and have probably the biggest ones in the business. What makes it stand out from the others on this list is its vining habit, which enables it to climb onto spaces like stairs, making it achieve incredible height and spread!

For that enormous growth, give it plenty of humidity and take care of its feeding.

3. Bird of Paradise

Botanical Name: Strelitzia reginae

Maximum Size: 7-9 feet

Maximum Leaf Size: 20-22 inches

You might already have this giant indoors and if you don’t have a thriving bird of paradise in your living room, well, you are missing something! The large banana like leaves of this plant bring a tropical vibe like no other! Did we say the flowers are to die for?

Remember, it needs plenty of bright light and high humidity.

4. Rubber Plant

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Botanical Name: Ficus elastica

Maximum Size: 8-12 feet

Maximum Leaf Size: 10-14 inches

Another ficus on this list, these extra large houseplants have the most beautiful leaves out there—glossy and smooth! The best part? Rubber plants are quite easy to look after and achieve that enormous status in medium to bright indirect light.

5. Dragon Tree

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Botanical Name: Dracaena marginata

Maximum Size: 8-10 feet

Maximum Leaf Size: 10-12 inches

This dracaena is no slouch and grows at a steady pace indoors, reaching to an impressive height in no time. If you have spot in your living room where you want to keep something that attract eyeballs with its sheer size, get this one today!

6. Elephant Ear Plant

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Botanical Name: Alocasia

Maximum Size: 6-8 feet

Maximum Leaf Size: 30-40 inches

If there’s an “intimidating” term in the botanical world, well, elephant ears justify it to the core! The size, patterns, and shape of its leaves can surely make anyone stop in their tracks and take a good look at it! Not for the faint-hearted, but a true, bold beauty!

7. Norfolk Island Pine

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Botanical Name: Araucaria heterophylla

Maximum Size: 6-8 feet

Not a true pine, but a specimen with a proper tree-like, large look. You surely got to have a large space in the living room to accommodate it, as it could spread quite well, given the right growing conditions, which is like a day full of bright and indirect light.

8. Tree Philodendron

Botanical Name: Philodendron selloum

Maximum Size: 8-12 feet

Maximum Leaf Size: 26-35 inches

This one has ‘tree’ to its name for a reason and is a philodendron on steroids! It sprawls, grows tall, and creates a proper jungle like look where ever it grows, so you got to give this plant a plenty of room! Also, it loves bright and indirect light to be the giant you see above!

9. Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Botanical Name: Schefflera arboricola

Maximum Size: 12-16 feet

Don’t let that ‘dwarf’ name fool you! It is exactly the opposite! Given the right conditions and over time, you will be surprised to see how tall it can become. If you are not going to prune it, the stems will go all over the room, too.

10. Song of India

Botanical Name: Dracaena reflexa

Maximum Size: 10-14 feet

For a small room that has high walls, this plant makes perfect sense as a corner specimen. Why? Well, (1), it won’t spread as much and (2), it will grow straight as a line, especially if you prune-train it from the start. Large+tall—both combined in an eye-catching package!

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