Large indoor plants can add a bold impact to any room. In addition, some are great for naturally filtering toxins out of the air in your home. Though many large floor plants prefer sun, there are several varieties that grow well in shade and are suitable for darker areas in your home or office. See the selection below for popular large indoor plants that are easy to care for.
Sansevieria is a popular shade-loving plant featuring thick, variegated green leaves that grow upwards and end in a point. Though small tabletop varieties are available, these plants can grow very large and are often used in large floor containers. Plant them in a row in a long, rectangular container for a room dividing effect. Sansevieria should be planted in well-drained soil and watered infrequently.
The peace lily is another shade-loving houseplant that can grow to be quite large. In addition to its lush green foliage, the plant produces tall stocks of conical white flowers. For best results, decorate your home or office with peace lilies in an area that receives filtered sunlight. Remove spent blooms immediately for optimum growth.
Bamboo palms make great tall floor plants, and add tropical flair to any room. Their foliage is delicate, fan-like and long. They prefer full sun, so be sure to use these plants near a large window that receives six to seven hours of bright light per day. Rotate the plant to make sure it gets adequate sun on all sides. Bamboo palms prefer evenly moist, well-drained soil.
If you're looking for a large indoor plant with tons of color, the croton is an excellent choice. This tropical plant features bright, variegated leaves with colors ranging from red, green, yellow and purple. To maintain vivid color, a croton will need to be kept in bright sunlight.