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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.