When you envision tropical house plants, a palm tree is likely the first image that pops into your head. While palms certainly make refreshing tropical house plants, they are far from your only option. There is a whole host of tropical plant species out there that allow you to expand your plant décor to include more tropical house plants than you’ve ever imagined. Take an inventory of all the silk tropical flowers available and start scheming about how to incorporate them into your home décor.
Straight-up greenery tends to blend well pretty much anywhere, regardless of a room’s color scheme. So if you prefer versatility, green tropical house plants could be the best fit for you. Now that you’ve broadly defined what you are after, think about the space you’re planning to enhance with tropical house plants. A lofty ceiling may call for an elegant hanging plant. Try an exotic spider plant. These wild, bushy hanging plants are hard to miss and their full shape really has a knack for bringing a cavernous ceiling down a bit, making the space feel a bit cozier.
Do you have a bare staircase landing that you don’t know what to do with? A tropical floor plant can really transform this kind of transitional space into a bright spot in your home. In this case, you want a plant that holds its own as a decorative focal point. A large elephant ear floor plant has the size and shape for the job. Palm trees work too, but keep things interesting by making it a banana palm—another large-leafed palm like the elephant ear. A bird’s nest plant is also large-leafed and especially lush, as is the forest tropical fern.
If you are simply looking for something smaller to add as an accessory in your living space, something smaller will work just fine. A sleek, spikey sansevieria can easily be tucked into a corner. A corn stalk dracaena plant is another slender plant that will bring a distinct tropical vibe to your home without crowding. Or, try a small yucca tree, usually on the petite side. These wild tree blend perfectly with existing furnishings and decorative accents.
But what if you want to throw a little color into the mix? Some tropical plants bloom exotic flowers, which can introduce quite striking bursts of color to your interior living spaces. A prime example is the heliconia plant, also known as the bird of paradise plant. Beautiful, yellow-orange flowers that almost appear other-worldly sprout from the heliconia plant. Imagine one of these on display in your atrium of foyer. Amazing!
If you’re ready to begin your search for silk tropical plants, just remember: Tropical plants can be finicky and difficult to grow indoors. Make sure you read up on the ideal growing conditions for each species, and remember: If something is unlikely to thrive indoors, you can always opt for silk tropical plants instead!
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