5 Plant Babies That Will Grow Into Tall Houseplants

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Are you looking to add a dash of greenery to your living space? But not just any greenery—plants that can grow tall, become a statement piece, and really set the mood for your home? Look no further! We’ve curated a list of five houseplant babies that will not only add life to your home but also have the potential to grow tall with the right care.

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

Care Details: Prefers indirect sunlight, and well-draining soil. Water when the top inch of soil is dry.

Best Pots: Ceramic or terracotta pots with drainage holes.

Placement in Home: Living room corners where it can get bright, filtered light.

Pruning Tips: Trim the older leaves and pinching off the top growth helps in making it grow taller.

Growth: Can grow up to 6 feet indoors. Moderate growth rate.

2. Monstera Deliciosa

Care Details: Thrives in humid conditions and indirect sunlight. Keep soil moderately moist.

Best Pots: Plastic or ceramic pots that are at least one size larger than its root ball.

Placement in Home: A spot near a large window with filtered light is ideal.

Pruning Tips: Cut back any overgrowth and dead leaves to encourage vertical growth.

Growth: Can grow up to 10 feet indoors. Moderate to fast growth rate.

3. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

Care Details: Prefers bright, indirect light and let the soil dry out between waterings.

Best Pots: A well-draining pot, preferably terracotta.

Placement in Home: Near east-facing windows for morning sunlight.

Pruning Tips: Remove dead leaves and trim back any long, leggy branches to encourage taller growth.

Growth: Can grow up to 8 feet indoors. Fast to moderate growth rate - learn more here.

4. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Care Details: Can tolerate low light and irregular watering. Ideal for beginners.

Best Pots: Any pot with good drainage. Terracotta is usually a good choice.

Placement in Home: Virtually anywhere, from low light areas to bright spots.

Pruning Tips: Minimal pruning needed. Remove damaged leaves to keep it growing upright.

Growth: Can grow up to 4 feet indoors. Slow to moderate growth rate.

5. Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

Care Details: Requires bright, indirect light and well-drained soil. Keep moist but not wet.

Best Pots: A sturdy ceramic pot that can handle its growth.

Placement in Home: A sunny spot in your living room or near patio doors.

Pruning Tips: Remove dead or damaged leaves and divide overgrown clumps to encourage new, taller growth.

Growth: Can grow up to 7 feet indoors. Moderate to fast growth rate.

Whether you are a millennial plant parent or a seasoned horticulturist, these options offer a mix of easy care plants and aesthetic appeal. With the right care, these houseplant babies will grow tall, becoming the eye-catching green giants you always wanted!

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