Do you dream of experiencing an exotic adventure without leaving the comfort of your home? Transform your interior into a real tropical jungle with these 5 large houseplants! Each of these botanical wonders has its own personality, and we invite you to discover them in this fun and captivating article. Plus, you don’t need to have a green thumb to maintain them: they are all easy to care for. So, are you ready to meet your new plant roommates?

1. Philodendron Monstera Deliciosa: the intrepid explorer

Also called “happiness plant”, this large indoor plant native to the tropical forests of Central America is a must for creating an exotic atmosphere in your home. With its huge, perforated dark green leaves and sturdy stems, the Philodendron Monstera Deliciosa, or simply “Monstera”, evokes the image of intrepid explorers roaming the jungle.

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This climbing plant can reach up to 3 meters in height if it is well supported by a stake or a trellis. It likes bright places without direct sun and requires moderate watering. According to Hortense B., botanical expert, “Monstera is the ideal plant for beginners: it grows quickly and requires little maintenance”.

2. Ficus Lyrata: the romantic music lover

THE Ficus Lyrata, also known as the “lyre fig” because of its violin-shaped leaves, is a large houseplant native to tropical Africa. Its large, shiny green leaves and its slender silhouette give it a romantic charm that appeals to interior decoration enthusiasts.

This plant can reach up to 3 meters in height and requires a bright location without direct sun. It tolerates drought well and prefers moderate to spaced watering. As Paul M., renowned landscaper, points out, “the Ficus Lyrata is a majestic plant that brings a touch of elegance to any interior”.

3. Dracaena Marginata: the protective warrior

Nicknamed “dragon tree”, this large houseplant with a prehistoric appearance comes from the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. THE Dracaena Marginata is characterized by its long stems topped with thin dark green leaves bordered with bright red, evoking the image of protective warriors in Asian mythology.

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This hardy plant can reach up to 2 meters in height and adapts to a wide range of light environments, from indirect sun to light shade. It is also very resistant to drought and requires little water. According to Julie L., interior designer specializing in green spaces, “the Dracaena Marginata is an excellent choice for those who want to add an exotic and mysterious touch to their decoration.”

4. Alocasia Polly: the glamorous diva

Originally from the Philippines, this large, theatrical houseplant seduces with its dark green, arrow-shaped leaves with contrasting white veins. L’Alocasia Polly, also called “elephant ear”, attracts all eyes with its haughty bearing and glamorous presence.

This plant can reach up to 1.5 meters in height and prefers bright locations without direct sun. It requires regular but moderate watering to avoid root rot. According to Antoine T., passionate florist, “Alocasia Polly is a real star of indoor plants that brings a spectacular touch to your domestic jungle”.

5. Strelitzia Nicolai: the intrepid adventurer

Commonly called “giant bird of paradise”, this large houseplant native to South Africa will take you on a journey with its leaves shaped like bird feathers and its spectacular flowers resembling the heads of exotic birds. There Strelitzia Nicolai is the perfect ally to create an exotic tropical atmosphere in your home.

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This plant can reach up to 6 meters in height, but its growth is generally more modest indoors. It appreciates bright places without direct sun and requires regular watering in summer, less frequent in winter. As Lucie R., amateur botanist, confirms, “Strelitzia Nicolai is a fascinating plant that invites you to dream and escape.”


With these 5 large, easy-to-care-for houseplants, your space will quickly transform into a domestic jungle with an exotic and adventurous atmosphere. So don’t hesitate any longer: adopt these plant roommates with endearing personalities to bring character and life to your interior decoration!