Plants with Big Leaves

Plants with big leaves, dramatic leaves, oversized foliage and overhanging limbs become the center of attention in any household. Depending on where big leaf plants are placed, they can help draw attention to a room or hide that patch in the wall that you don’t want anyone to see.

Alocasia Polly

The Alocasia Polly is a show-stopper with stunning contrast. It is indigenous to Southeast Asia and Australia. The Alocasia Polly’s unusual and lovely leaves make it an immediate favourite. However, keeping this cherished happy might be tricky, which is why we’re here to help! Read out full article here.

Alocasia polly in a pot or container

Bird of Paradise

The Strelitzia Reginae is an unusual plant and attracts attention in your home. The foliage is not only huge, but it may grow up to 8 feet tall. The leaves are evergreen and arranged in such a way that they resemble the head and beak of a bird. Place it in front of a window that receives 4-5 hours of direct sunshine every day.

A full Bird of Paradise Madeira plant
Bird of Paradise
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Fiddle Leaf Fig

With its height and big leathery leaf, the Ficus lyrata may completely transform a space. The glossy foliage will offer a dash of dark colour wherever you need it. It may grow up to 8 feet tall on the inside. It is visually appealing and may be used to enhance any interior décor. Keep it in a well-lit area where it will receive indirect sunlight all day. 

Top view of a Fiddle Leaf Fig with its large leaves
Fiddle Leaf Fig
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The split leaf philodendron, or Monstera, has eye-catching leaves. Because it is a tropical plant, it can withstand low light and heavy humidity. It features luxuriant, dark green foliage that shines out against a white wall. Keep it near a window with indirect light to see its growth.

A split leaf philodendron, or Monstera, has eye-catching leaves
Split leaf philodendron
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Philodendron Xanadu

The Xanadu Philodendron, also known as Philodendron Winterbourn, is a low-maintenance plant. It is related to Monstera. You may grow this philodendron from a cutting or get a starter plant from a nursery. The Philodendron Xanadu is an excellent indoor plant because it thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Because they enjoy drying slightly before drinking, allow the soil to drain between waterings. And don’t be concerned about humidity; your philodendron can handle it!

Philodendron Xanadu plant with many leaves
Philodendron Xanadu and its wonderful leaves

Snake Plant

Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ is a low-maintenance plant that will make a statement. While the foliage isn’t as broad as those of the preceding plants, it may grow up to three feet tall. A snake plant can withstand everything. It prefers low light and is drought resistant, so if you forget about it for a few days, it will be OK. Place it in a location where you want to add some height to your property for a more dramatic look. Read care details here.

About 30 pots each containing a mature snake plant
Snake Plant.
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Rubber Tree

Ficus elastica is the tree to choose if you want the finest of everything. It has enormous evergreen leaves, a tall stature, and cleans the air around you. It is simple to care for and can live even if left alone for a few days. It will ultimately grow to be 8 feet tall. Keep it somewhere you spend a lot of time, like a home office or a child’s room, to get the most out of the air cleansing advantages.

Large leaf rubber tree, with green variegated leaves
Large leaf rubber tree
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