Choosing Houseplants for Large Planters

Choosing Houseplants for Large Planters

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig

The Fiddle-Leaf Fig tree is very popular right now, and they are great for our planters because they can get very big.  Beginners should be aware that they are a bit challenging. They do not have to be in direct sunlight but the room should get a lot of natural light throughout the day; also remember to rotate it once an a while. Check the top of the soil and water when it is dry. The tops of the leaves should be wiped clean every so often.

2. Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)

You'll recognize a Money Tree due to their twisted branches. These trees can get very tall and will grow to 6-7 feet when indoors. The Money Tree is a popular large houseplant because they are easy to take care of and don't require a lot of light. 

money tree

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3. Rubber Tree (Ficus Elastica)

The sap from the rubber tree is used to make rubber, but besides from being useful, they are also beautiful trees. Inside they can grow to 8-10 feet. Rubber trees should have lots of indirect light but in lower light, the leaves will actually grow bigger. 

large rubber tree

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4. Candelabra Cactus

Cactuses are definitely trending right now and they can get surprisingly tall considering how thin they appear. The Candelabra cactus is one of our favorites because of how elegant they look in a minimal setting. Cactuses are low maintenance and only require water about once a month.

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5.  Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata)

When put in a large planter, the Dragon Tree can grow like a weed, reaching 8-10 feet. Having a few of these plants at various heights in the same pot can look gorgeous. They are very easy to care for and don't require direct sunlight, so good for beginners. 

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