How to create your own urban jungle with our large houseplant range
You may know that at The Little Botanical you can find the perfect little succulent, or an adorable house plant that sits perfectly on a coffee table but did you know we have now launched a Big Botanical range! These green beauties are amazing and we are super excited to show to you all this new range.
We have curated the most fabulous selection of statement house plants that will allow you to create your very own urban jungle in your home. Green up your home and office and tap into the tropical vibes that so many of us go on holiday to get, take a look at our Areca Palm with its expanding leaves that will certainly fill a corner of your home. Read on to find out more about these Big Botanicals – we have selected a few of our favourite specimens in Team TLB.
Types of big house plant
Fiddle Leaf Fig – This plant is at the top of our list of must-have popular pick-ups! Also known as the Ficus Lyrata, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is “insta-famous”, with its large paddle leaves providing widespread appeal amongst influencers and plant enthusiasts alike.
Areca Palm – If you are looking to bring that ever-desirable tropical look to your home, then look no further. Our Areca Palm, also available in an XL size, is guaranteed to deliver an amazing Amazonian feel. Measuring up to 1m metre tall, this would look perfect placed in a bright space in your kitchen or living space. This large and leafy palm is easy to care for. It needs watering once a week and don’t let it get too much full sun as the leaves will scorch!
Yucca – Our large Yucca plant is known for its tough sword-shaped leaves. A gorgeous green spikey option for anyone looking to spruce up their living area or working space. If the striking appearance of the Yucca appeals to you, we also offer it in XL size, where it measures up to a staggering 1.5 metres tall.
Rubber plant – This leafy Rubber Plant, also known as the Ficus Elastica, is a glossy green beauty. Due to the size of its extraordinarily large and shiny leaves, this plant is particularly popular and appeals to anyone looking to create a statement in their house.
Bird of Paradise – The XL Strelitzia Nicolai, measuring up to 1.2 m in height, is one big guy! Most commonly known as Bird of Paradise, this striking plant would be an impressive addition to your home. The Bird of Paradise is a thing of true beauty, with its vast paddle-shaped leaves – it is a gorgeous sight. This exotic plant is also known as a Wild Banana and paired with The Little Botanical large concrete look ceramic, it’s a real showstopper. You’ll also be pleased to hear it’s capable of blooming and producing flowers, however, please note it requires six hours of sunlight a day to do so.
Ficus Benjamina – Also known as the Weeping Fig, this plant is an exciting alternative to the large-leafed plants we have on offer in the rest of our range. With an abundance of little emerald-green leaves, the Weeping Fig is an impressive statement piece. Dracaena – This beautiful Dracaena plant is perfect if you’re looking for something dramatic but easy to care for. Potted in the grey concrete effect ceramic, it will instantly enhance your space with its large prominent leaves. A Dracaena likes a slightly shadier spot – be sure not to place it in direct sunlight or the leaves will get scorched.
Lemon & Lime Dracaena – Available in both Large or extra large, you can decide how much of your space you want lit up by this bright and giant specimen. Growing up to a towering 1.5m in its largest size, our Lemon & Lime Dracaena demands attention with its beautiful yellow and green striped leaves. If you like to be bold with your colour and want to really add character to your home or office, then this is the plant for you.
The benefits of large house plants
Our large house plants are not just style statements, they also can play a role in improving your living and working conditions. They do this by reducing carbon dioxide levels, increasing humidity, reducing dust levels and keeping the temperature down. Studies have actually shown that having plants in your living environment can reduce headaches, alleviate stress and even lower blood pressure.
These are all pretty helpful aspects to consider and will ensure that well-being is at the top of your agenda. Not only do our plants brighten up your day with their beautiful greenery, but they could help to clear headspace and allow for additional focus just by sitting quietly beside you. Aren’t these green beauties just amazing!
How to keep your big plant healthy
When caring for big plants, it’s crucial to not over care for them. Mostly all they need is to be watered sparingly and placed in a well-lit spot. However, none of them do too well in direct sunlight as their leaves can be easily scorched. Make sure that the plants are not sitting in a pool of water in their ceramic.
Ensure that the plants are watered weekly and once the top layer of soil is dry. If you take care of the big house plants in our range, then rest assured they will continue growing until they reach a stunningly impressive size.
Where to style your large house plant
As our big house plants are just so big, make sure to place them in a spot with plenty of space for them to fill up. An empty corner of a moderately well-lit area would be perfect, as they will have plenty of room and light to expand and grow. If you want to bring a tropical theme to the forefront of your living space, be sure to place your plant in a main position to allow its large and shiny leaves to be easily visible. If you want to freshen up your work space and inspire productivity, then a big feature house plant would be a wonderful solution next to your desk.
Some of these green beauties reach lofty heights of 1.5 metres tall. If you really want to transform your house into your very own urban jungle, try incorporating multiple plants from our range. With the Fiddle Leaf Fig being native to west Africa and the Rubber plant originating from South East Asia, you have the option to wow your friends and family with a unique and awe-inspiring combination of large house plants.