10 Large Indoor Plants

by Sadabahar Greens Pvt. Ltd.

Large Indoor Plants that give Tropical Feel

1. Bird of Paradise 

Botanical Name: Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise comes first in the list when it comes to indoor plants that look like a banana tree. Each blade measures up to 1-3 feet long and is connected to a petiole stalk.

2. Giant Bird of Paradise

Botanical Name: Strelitzia nicolai

If you want a tall tropical plant that makes a solid statement indoors, then you have to grow this one! The leaves measure up to 2-4 feet long and the plant also grows birdlike flowers, just like strelitzia reginae.

3. False Bird of Paradise

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Botanical Name: Heliconia rostrata

Growing up to 5-8 feet tall indoors, it makes for a striking corner plant with paddle leaves that are similar to a Banana tree. It is also the national flower of Bolivia and comes in shades of yellow, green, and pink.

4. Abyssinian Banana

Botanical Name: Ensete ventricosum

Abyssinian banana trees look precisely like banana plants but have a red-maroon tint to the foliage. It needs plenty of humidity and sunlight to thrive well and for the best color.

5. Metallica Palm Tree

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Botanical Name: Chamaedorea metallica

Though it may not be as tall as the other banana look-alikes on this list, it never fails to make a statement with its metallic blue-deep green leaves with white-spotted prominent nodes. Keep it in dappled light for deep hues.

6. Cigar Plant

Botanical Name: Calathea lutea

If you want a Calathea that makes a bold statement with its banana-like and enormous paddle-shaped leaves, then this is it. Grow it in bright, indirect light.

7. Sterling

Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia ‘Sterling’

The eye-catching foliage of this plant looks like someone’s creative work. The leaves resemble a lot like banana plants and grow up to 14-20 inches or more in length.

8. Banana Leaf Dieffenbachia

Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia ‘Big Ben’

Dieffenbachias are quite popular for their big foliage and this variety is just that. You can also its variegated cultivar.

9. Auriculatum

Botanical Name: Philodendron auriculatum

This tropical beauty should be a must-have in your collection if you want banana look plants. It spreads beautifully and makes a strong impression with its large leaves.

10. Ruffled Fan Palm

Botanical Name: Licuala grandis

The pleated, fan-like fronds of this elegant palm look spectacular both indoors and outdoors. To ensure it does well indoors, provide 2-4 hours of direct sunlight.

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