25 TALL INDOOR PLANTS - Names and Photos

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When we talk about tall plants for indoors, we usually refer to plants with heights of one and a half meters or higher. It is true that not all homes or spaces accept large indoor plants, but in apartments or houses with high ceilings they can be a great option to give a touch of green.

In the same way, interior decoration with plants offers a huge amount of possibilities, and therefore it is worth knowing both the small and the large species. If you want to learn some of their names, join us in this Green Ecologist article about 25 tall indoor plants.

Bambus, one of the tallest indoor plants

The Bambusoideae they are actually a whole subfamily of plants with a large number of species. They are a great option for both interior and exterior decoration, but we must be clear about which species we want to acquire, since they are very fast-growing plants and some reach heights of up to 25 meters. The Bambusa bamboo They are the ones that reach greater heights, and therefore are not suitable for interiors. Phyllostachys, on the other hand, are widely used indoors, and are characterized by their strong roots and golden stems. The Sasa bambooOn the other hand, they are bamboos of a smaller size, which are usually used as upholstery due to their great ability to spread.

Among its genres are the following:

  • Brachystachyum
  • Alvimia
  • Chusquea
  • Fargesia
  • Thyrsostachys
  • Agnesia
  • Cryptochloa
  • Eremitis

In this other Green Ecologist article we show you different types of bamboo. Here you can see which ones are best for indoor spaces.

Bird from paradise

This is one of the tall houseplant names more curious, because it is both a plant and a bird itself. The Strelitzia reginae, call bird of paradise plantIt is a plant with very showy flowers of bright colors, which are grouped up to six per stem. Its leaves are large, greyish green and very resistant. It is a subtropical climate plant, and it could be said that it is one of the indoor flowering plants most used in flower arrangements.

In Green Ecologist we give you a practical guide on the Bird of Paradise Plant: care, transplantation and reproduction.

Indoor ficus

Ficus They are a whole genus of plants of the MorĂ¡ceas family with more than 800 varieties. There are both evergreen and deciduous ficus, and some are even large trees. Are tall plants They are particularly well adapted to the Mediterranean climate and are very often used in interior decoration for their longevity.

Some ficus species are:

  • Ficus benjamina
  • Ficus lyrata
  • Ficus cyathistipula
  • Ficus danielle
  • Ficus americana
  • Ficus amstel
  • Ficus panda


Also called elephant foot, is succulent plant it is commonly mistaken for a palm tree. It is highly appreciated for its striking shapes and its undemanding care. It is widely used for indoor spaces, although it grows slowly, so you will need patience to reach great heights.

These are the Care of the elephant foot or nolina plant, a very practical guide if you want to have it at home.

Palm trees, tall plants for undemanding interiors

There are a lot of palm trees that can be had indoors. They are very undemanding plants that can withstand the scarcity of water without problems, although they need to be located in bright areas, but the incidence they receive from sunlight is not direct. Some common species of indoor palm trees are:

  • Palm hearts
  • The kentia palm tree
  • The areca palm
  • The Washingtonias

Monstera deliciosa or Adam's rib

Is large leaf plant and bright dark green has the ability to cause the sensation of tropical environment in whatever space it is. The peculiar shape of its leaves, dotted with cavities and for which it is given the name of Adam's rib, provides that jungle feeling that can turn a living room into a green space. It is also called skeleton plant, ceriman and philodendron and can get very tall and big.

Learn about the Care of the Adam's rib plant or Monstera deliciosa in this other post from Ecologist Verde.

Dracena or Dracaena

This plant is also very common in the interior decoration. Many choose it for its striking leaves, long and light green in the center and darker on the sides or vice versa, depending on the species. Dracaena or Dracena is a genre of tall plants that it needs to receive light indirectly, although it welcomes a few hours of direct light in the less aggressive fringes.

One of the best known is the so-called Tronco de Brasil, here we show you the guide to its care.


Anyone who has ever seen a croton remembers the particular pattern of its leaves, in which the veins of the most common species are yellow and the leaves are an intense dark green. In others croton species, you can see green, yellow and red leaves, but all with the veins marked in another color, which makes them tall plants for very decorative interiors.

You can reach heights up to 3 meters, and appreciates being sheltered from the currents and receiving the sun in the mildest hours.

Desert rose

This shrub, scientifically named Adenium obesum and also called Sabi Star or Kudu, is a tropical plant with origin in Africa and Arabia. You can reach up to 3 meters high and requires a large amount of sun and soils with very good drainage to avoid complications due to excess moisture in the roots.

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