5 most spectacular indoor plants with large leaves
Indoor plants with beautiful leaves have always been ranked among the favorites of landscaping. Not everyone can afford to care for blooming stars, but the number of decorative and deciduous species is becoming so large that everyone will find a suitable option for themselves. And on a budget, and to taste, and in size, and in terms of their endurance. A special place in the interiors, and in the hearts of gardeners, always occupied indoor plants with large leaves. And often the sizes are not their main trump card at all.
Large-leaved stars - a special group of indoor plants
Large foliage has always been considered one of the most advantageous features for indoor plants. Such cultures are always the first to attract eyes on the shelves and for good reason are often used by professional designers. Large-leaved plants bring order to the interiors, positively affect the perception of space even in small rooms, and compensate for any chaos and disorder.
They are an ideal choice when you need a bright, catchy accent, and if you need to distract attention from the imperfections of the interior. The large size of the leaves enhances the effect on the situation in the room, as if making the plant more rigorous and neat.
Among lovers of indoor plants with the largest leaves, there will surely be many fans of palm trees. Huge waiyi all the representatives of this family are attracted not only by its gigantic size, but also by the beauty of lines, silhouette, durability, hue of color and unique character. Indoor palms are not always giants, but their leaves are almost always unimaginably large. Ficus and Co. are also the first handsome men on the list of large-leaved stars.
Large hard leaves are the advantage of almost all indoor orchids with the status of popular and unpretentious species. The huge linguistic leaves of the phalaenopsis adorn the plants no less than its unique flowering. Orchid greens are often underestimated, but it certainly remains noticeable and spectacular.
But still, not palm trees or orchids are associated with the best large-leafed room stars, but plants with a completely different character. Grassy stars and original indoor vines are the main contenders for the title of the most spectacular plants with large leaves. If for palm trees or orchids the leaves are not always the most important thing in their “image,” then in the herbaceous plants of the decorative-deciduous group, it is the leaves that are both the main pride and the most attractive feature.
The assortment of plants in which the leaves would not only be large, but also spectacular, today seems striking. New varieties and types of cultures that were fond of last century or their modern innovations on the market make the choice of only one single candidate for a place in the house a difficult task.
Favorite spathiphyllums and anthuriums, luxurious eucharis, unique calatheas, vibrant ficuses and classic monsters are just a few of the big-leaf stars.
Among the large-leaved houseplants, among the main favorites it is worth highlighting:
the inimitable leaves of the most bizarre of the indoor ferns of the platicerium are a sight that impresses everyone and always (like any fern, the leaves of the platicerium are very large, but their bizarre shape makes this effect even more attractive);
classic veined leaves of unpretentious shade-tolerant spathiphyllum and zantedean;
leaves of an aspidistra decorated with magnificent specks and even more spotty leaves of non-dwarf varieties of Dieffenbachia;
huge bizarre banana leaves, including Abyssinian;
palmate giant leaves of Fatsia japonica and even larger, fancifully dissected leaves of the tree-like philodendron;
magnificent patterned varieties of large-leaved decorative begonias;
reminiscent of bird feathers with their patterns, velvet, completely oval calathe leaves and arrowroot unfolding from the tubes;
huge velvet leaves of sinningia;
large for a very compact plant, with bright veins of leaves of a beautiful flowering Afelander;
more complex branches of Zamioculcus similar to twigs;
reminiscent in shape of maple, dazzling bright lime in color, often underestimated leaves of indoor maple abutilon and no less expressive foliage of sparmania;
the inimitable brilliant heart-shaped leaves of the beautifully flowering Anthuriums and the huge, with precious patterns, leaves of the Crystal Anthurium;
large leaves of precious orchids, patterns on which are similar to gems;
wrinkled and shiny, perfectly contrasting with luxurious tassels of inflorescences, the leaves of the crossandra of the funnel-shaped and Jacobin of the corporal;
inimitably bright bracts of the poinsettia Christmas star;
bizarre and tough, oval-language-shaped leaves of the elephant's ear of hemanthus;
classical opaque greens of Chilean jasmine - loose mandeville;
huge tropical wonderland leaves of magnificent medinilla;
carved, inimitably catchy leaves with perfect lines, which are the main pride of all alocasias;
traditional giant leaves of rubber ficus, etc.
Let's get acquainted with the top five most spectacular large-leaved houseplants. Catchy, vibrant, austere or extravagant, they will seem like real stars with the right use of their talents.
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