Decor : 5 tall indoor plants to decorate the corners of your home
Plants bring life to our homes. Some also help purify the air and lower the levels of CO2, xylene, toluene or formaldehyde, among other compounds, so including them in the decoration of the different rooms is always a great alternative.
Tall houseplants they look especially good in the corners of living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. Placed in a large pot, they will quickly transform the room, providing structure and verticality to the chosen corner. And if they are still small, you will only have to raise them, calming them on a stool or in a planter with legs to achieve that same effect. But what plants are we talking about?
Areca is a tall plant that will look especially good in the brightest corners of your home. With an elegant bearing, this tropical plant manages to give an exotic touch to any interior thanks to its leaves, similar to those of a palm tree. It is also one of the plants that purifies the air, so including it in the decoration provides multiple benefits.
For the Areca to develop properly, it should be placed in a bright place, but never in full sun so that its leaves do not burn. A space near a window with light curtains through which it receives filtered light would be ideal. As a tropical plant it will also require a high humidity. In addition to watering it abundantly so that the substrate remains slightly damp (but not waterlogged), we will have to spray its leaves, especially during the summer months.
The Dracena is another common genus of plants in interior decoration. In general, they are striking plants for their long trunks and green leaves that appear in the shape of a palm tree and give them a sculptural air. A feature that will allow you to keep your sheets away from cats and dogs, for which they can be toxic. Few demanding, it is necessary, however, to know some keys to be able to enjoy it in the best conditions.
Like the Areca la Dracena, which as this is a purifying plant, it will need abundant direct light to develop. As for irrigation, this will probably be the weak point of this. The flooding accuses a lot, so the ideal is not to water until the substrate is dry. In return it will be very beneficial in dry climates or heated spaces to provide humidity, spraying it or placing a humidifier nearby.
Ficus are a genus of plants in the Moraceae family with numerous varieties. In our homes, the most popular are Lyrata and Elastica varieties. The first attracts attention for its lyre-shaped leaves, similar to those of fig trees. The second, by the deep green of its leaves.
Ficus do not need much care and can reach a large size given their longevity. They require a good amount of diffuse and indirect light. It is not especially demanding in irrigation, in fact, it is preferable to fall short. Wait for the substrate to dry between waterings. As for its leaves, it will be necessary clean them from time to time with a damp cloth, to thus remove the layer of dust that is usually deposited on them.
La Monstera is thanks to its large, open, bright green leaves one of the most lush exotic indoor plants. The perfect plant to turn your living room or bedroom into a tropical jungle as long as you don’t have curious dogs or cats, since both its leaves and its roots and stems are extremely toxic.
The mostera is a climbing plant with a spectacular development that a tutor or support will require of you once you are an adult in order to continue to develop properly without owning the room. As for its care, it is an undemanding plant. It does not need much light – but it will not grow in a room without a poorly lit window – and it does not need great watering. In fact, it does not tolerate waterlogging. It is essential to wait until the substrate is completely dry before watering again.
The mostera, like all tropical plants in general, appreciate a humid environment. Also that they clean their their leaves; During the summer and sporadically, you might even like to take a bath with the shower phone in “delicate” mode.
Strelitzia Nicolai is another of the last of the tall indoor plants in our selection; it can reach 8 meters in height. Stylized, with large leaves up to 3 meters long, white sepals with reddish hues and dark blue or burgundy petals – which are difficult to see indoors – it is a plant that does not go unnoticed.
Originally from South Africa, it requires warm temperatures and a bright space, away from the direct afternoon sun. A deep planter With good drainage and a loose and humid substrate, they will provide everything it needs to develop. Waiting until the upper half of the substrate has dried to water again is key so that the excess water does not damage the rhizome. You will also welcome year-round water sprays, especially important in winter when the heater is on
Control the size of the plant it is usually key to enjoying it for many years. While it is small, we can contribute to its growth by transplanting them to a larger pot. However, if they are kept in the same pot when they reach a generous height, it will slow down and stop their growth.
In addition to the recommended care for each of the tall indoor plants, their fertilizer will be important during the growing season, from spring to autumn. Only then will they receive the necessary nutrients to continue developing.