The Biggest Floor Plants and Why You Should Get Them

The Biggest Floor Plants and Why You Should Get Them
  • When it comes to floor plants, go big for a visually stunning impact and optimal air purification.

  • Large indoor plants can be expensive and slightly more challenging to maintain, but the benefits are worth it.

  • Read on to learn more about the biggest indoor plants and why you should add them to your houseplant collection.  

large indoor floor plants

If you’re looking for a simple and stylish way to improve your interior décor, enhance your living or workspace with a large indoor floor plant. Living ornaments, large houseplants like the ones listed here can result in the following lifestyle benefits:

  • Modern, gorgeous biophilic design in your indoor space
  • Improved mood and restored energy
  • Boosted productivity in the office
  • Removal of toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, CO2, and E. coli

When it comes to indoor plants, the bigger, the better! See huge visual, work, and health impacts by investing in large indoor floor plants like the ones below. 

Fiddle Leaf Fig

indoor fiddle leaf fig floor plant  

Growing up to 6 feet or even taller, a full-size Fiddle Leaf Fig creates an unmatched visual effect ideal for large office areas with ample ambient light.

According to a 2008 Aerospace and Environmental Medicine study, the Fiddle Leaf fig can cleanse the air and is especially effective at removing formaldehyde and E. coli.

The Fiddle Leaf Fig’s broad, glossy emerald foliage is lovely, but this Ficus plant is not the easiest to maintain. Keep your Fiddle Leaf Fig near bright direct or indirect sunlight and a humidifier, but away from vents for best results.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Pros
  • Grows to be up to 6 feet
  • Displays gorgeous foliage
  • Good indoor plant for air purification
      Fiddle Leaf Fig Cons
      • Can be difficult to maintain
      • May outgrow your indoor space

        Schefflera Arboricola

        indoor schefflera arboricola

        Walk in a room with a full size Schefflera Arboricola, and you’ll have the sense of being transported to the tropics. Commonly known as the Umbrella Plant or Umbrella Tree, the Schefflera’s jade, oval leaves elegantly droop toward their stems. The Schefflera Arboricola can grow to be up to 15 feet tall, but it averages between 4 and 6 feet.

        In addition to dramatically enhancing an interior’s aesthetic, the Schefflera is a proven CO2 reducer and oxygen factory. The Schefflera will give you much more than it takes, but you’ll need to keep an eye out for aphids (yes, even indoors).

        The Schefflera can tolerate medium light conditions but thrives when placed in indirect bright light. Schefflera Arboricola’s love humidity, so you may want to keep it near a humidifier, especially if your indoor air quality is dry.

        Schefflera Pros

        • Beautiful, large floor plant to enhance your indoor space
        • Produces lots of oxygen and removes CO2 from the air
        • Grows well indoors when given right conditions

        Schefflera Cons

        • Requires lots of monitoring for moisture and aphid infestations
        • Slightly toxic to humans and pets 

        Dracaena Reflexa  

        indoor Dracaena reflexa floor plant

        Showcasing variegated forest and lime green leaves, the Dracaena Reflexa’s sword-shaped foliage will make a striking addition to your office space. The Dracaena Reflexa averages about 6 feet in height and between 2 and 3 feet in width.

        Along with its ornamental beauty, the Dracaena Reflexa is a powerful natural air purifier. According to NASA research, the Dracaena is one of the best plant species for the removal of benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene from the air.

        Place your Dracaena Reflexa in indirect bright light near a humidifier and water it when the top three inches of potting mix are dry, or about once every 2 to 3 weeks.   

        Dracaena Reflexa Pros

        • Uniquely beautiful foliage and large stature make gorgeous interior décor
        • One of the best plants for air purification
        • Low maintenance

        Dracaena Reflexa Cons

        • Requires humid environment to thrive
        • May outgrow your space

        What’s the biggest indoor plant in your home or office? Brag on your green giant in the comments and follow us on InstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn to learn more about the amazing benefits of houseplants!

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