Plants that have big leaves

There are 35 plants that have big leaves like alocasia, aspidistra, ficus that you will love.

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    Alocasia Amazonica

    Alocasia Amazonica is a hybrid plant of Alocasia Longiloba and Alocasia Sanderiana that are native to Asia although this one is from America.

    This plant commonly called Alocasia Polly is known as African Mask or Elephant Ear for its incredible color, shape, and resistance of its foliage that is hard, rub-resistant, and arrow-shaped. Furthermore, the thin the stems make the leaves to look bigger.

    Alocasias are tropical plants that like hot environments, with high humidity and therefore, they grow in humid soil and full of organic matter. In nature, they grow in the shade of tall trees that are filtered by the sun's rays.

    If you're planning to have alocasias at home, be careful if you have children or animals because all alocasias are considered moderately toxic plants if ingested

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    Alocasia Melo

    Alocasia Melo is an exotic plant native to the Southeast Asian forests, specifically Indonesia, which tends to grow in rocky terrain, unlike other alocasias. This alocasia is considered a small plant because although in nature it can grow up to 23 inches in height, as a houseplant it is not usual, and does not exceed 15 inches approximately.

    Alocasia Melo is commonly known as Alocasia Rugosa for its unique foliage. Its leaves are green, large, and thick with a rough texture that makes it look like an artificial plant. Alocasias grow in tropical forests in the shade of higher vegetation, which is why it should not be given direct sunlight.

    If you have animals or children, you must take extreme precautions because alocasias are toxic plants when ingested.

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    Alocasia Stingray

    Alocasia Stingray is an exotic and rare plant that is easy to keep alive as it does not require excessive care. Although it is an easy plant, it is not a recommended plant for beginners as it is sensitive to temperature and humidity.

    This elephant ear is becoming popular and is famous for its large leaf with a unique shape that has a long upturned tail that reminds us of a stingray. Like some other alocasias, it needs bright indirect light (south or west-facing windows are best as long as it is indirect light) and loves damp, well-drained soil mixed with organic matter as these are the characteristics of its natural habitat.

    Alocasia Stingray looks similar to differentiate Alocasia Zebrina because they both have a deep green color on the leaves and a similar pattern and color on the stem.

    Although their similarities, It is easy to Alocasia Stingray of Alocasia Zebrina by the shape of the leaves. Alocasia Stingray leaves are rounder and have a pointed finish, while Alocasia Zebrina leaves are triangular with an arrow shape.

    Alocasia is toxic if ingested, so they are not plants safe for cats, dogs neither children.

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    Aspidistra Elatior Milky Way

    Aspidistra Elatior Milky Way is an easy, low maintenance and drought tolerant plant that is recommended for beginners and travelers, as it can survive without water for a time.

    Aspidistra grows in the dark undergrowth of the forest from Asia, that's why this plant grows so well in low light conditions and it's for being one of the best office plants.

    Cast iron plants are safe for cats, dogs, and children because they are non-toxic and its leaves have a dark green color and can grow slowly up to 90 cm.

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    Aspidistra Elatior

    Aspidistra Elatior is a hardy plant easy for beginners due to its low maintenance. It is originally from Asia and is a recommended plant for travelers because it is a drought-tolerant plant.

    The Cast Iron Plant has dark green leaves and can slowly grow up to 90cm. It's common to use it as an office plant because it tolerates all ranges of light conditions.

    Cast Iron plants are safe for cats, dogs, and children because it's not toxic.

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  • Ficus Lyrata

    Ficus Lyrata commonly known as Fiddle Leaf Fig is a ficus that has become very popular in recent years thanks to how elegant and beautiful it is, the large size of its leaves, and how easy it is to take care of it.

    The ficus Lyrata is a tree native to West Africa that grows in the rain forest and, like all plants, will increase in size as we give it more room to grow, reaching up to 10 meters. Its leaves are a uniform green color, soft and can measure up to 8 inches.

    Fiddle Leaf Fig is a little more delicate than Ficus Elastica because it needs more light, is more sensitive to water, and is used to losing leaves.

    If you have pets or small children be careful because it is toxic when ingested. That does not mean that you cannot have it, but it does mean that you must exercise extreme caution or attention.

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    Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana

    Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana is an evergreen plant with patterned leaves originally from Brazil Rainforests that is kept as a house plant for its attractive foliage.

    Also commonly known by the name prayer plant because its leaves remind us to two hands praying because its leaves fold upward at night.

    Maranta Leuconeura grows approx. up to 30-40cm and it gets bushy because it grows horizontally. The leaves of Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana are oval in shape, colored green-grey, with darker green to brown splashes across the surface. On the other hand, these colors are not visible from the back, not even the vein arrangement.

    Maranta Leuconeura is usually placed in the corners of furniture or in a hanging basket because it looks great with a cascade look.

    Everyone should have a maranta at home because they are pet-friendly and air purifier plants that improve the quality of the air. Because of this, marantas are perfects plants for bedrooms and living rooms.

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    Monstera Adansonii Variegata

    Monstera Adansonii is famous because of the unique variegated foliage and leaves with holes that need more light than the ones without variegation.

    Variegated plants (yellow or white parts) need brighter light to survive since they have less chlorophyll than regular green plants.

    Monstera Adandonii Variegata is mildly toxic if ingested so you should keep an eye on your pets or children. Thanks to its aerial roots it climbs trees, totems, wood or whatever it has nearby, so you can have fun experimenting with totems or other superficies to see how this grows.

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    Monstera Adansonii

    Monstera Adansonii is an easy plant originally from Mexico with unique foliage full of holes that survive in low light conditions. It is a low maintenance tropical plant recommended for beginners.

    Monstera Adansonii is often confused with another plant called Monstera Obliqua because both have big fenestrations in their leaves, but most of the Monstera Obliqua sold, are really Monstera Adansonii.

    Monstera Friedrichsthalii is mildly toxic if ingested so you should put them far from pets and children. Monsteras are climbing plants thanks to its aerial roots that allow them to grow through superficies so you can experiment giving them totems, cages, or superficies to climb.

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  • Monstera Deliciosa Variegata

    Monstera Deliciosa Variegata is recognizable by its large, glossy green and white leaves with deep splits and holes. Like most houseplants, it’s native to the tropics.

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    Monstera Deliciosa

    Monstera Deliciosa is recognizable by its large, glossy unique green leaves with deep splits and holes called fenestrations that appear when the plant matures.

    Monsteras are climbing plants native to southern Mexico and Central America that use its aerial roots to cling to large trees, so you should provide it with moss-covered support sticks or a trellis. If its aerial roots get unruly you can trim them, but it’s best to just tuck them back into the pot.

    Monsteras are toxic if ingested, so think it twice before getting one if you have cats, dogs or children.

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    Monstera Pinnatipartita

    Monstera Pinnatipartita is a rare evergreen and beautiful climbing plant originally from South America that looks similar to Monstera Deliciosa. It has divided leaves when it matures and produces white waxy flowers that along with its aerial roots, make it look wildly.

    Monstera Pinnatipartita must be placed away from the direct sun because it will burn its leaves, and far from pets and children because it's mildly toxic if ingested.

    It is so recommended to use totems or to place it in a spot where it can trail to maximize its growth. As a houseplant it doesn't grow much but outside, it can take a whole big corner.

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    Sansevieria Trifasciata Bantels Sensation

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Bantels Sensation is a snake plant variety that is drought-tolerant so it's recommended for travelers.

    It has white vertical striping in the thin but tall leaves and it's commonly mistaken with Sansevieria Metallica because they look similar, but this one has more yellowish and narrow leaves. Like other sansevierias, this species can bloom in summer with sweetly fragrant greenish-white flowers but this cultivar rarely seems to do so.

    Take into account that sansevierias are toxic to cats, dogs, and people if ingested, so keep them in a safe spot.

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    Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Coral

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Coral is a variety of snake plant with narrow leaves with vertically wide gray-green wavy horizontal bands on a dark green background.

    The leaves are so dark when they first emerge that they almost appear black, and these younger leaves lack any of the bands that appear as the leaves age.

    This cultivar plant is sometimes confused with an older Sansevieria Trifasciata variety called 'Black Gold', which should have a yellow margin that the Sansevieria Black Gold lacks.

    Sansevieria Trifasciata is poisonous to dogs and cats (they can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea), so you should keep it stay away from pets and children. Sansevierias are considered air purifiers because they filter some toxins from the air, and therefore, it is recommended to have them in offices, bedrooms or the living room.

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    Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Dragon is a variety of snake plant native to Africa that is almost indestructible because it survives in low light and is drought tolerant.

    The snake plant is an easy plant that makes it ideal for beginners. Sansevieria Black Dragon is a rare variety with thick, non-dark, dark green leaves and compact shape.

    Snake plants have become popular because it is an air purifying plant that filters toxins and they are highly recommended for improving air quality in both rooms, offices and living rooms.

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    Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Gold

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Gold is an easy plant thanks to its hardiness and low-maintenance that suits everyone. In special, it's a recommended plant for beginners and travelers because it doesn't need much attention.

    Sansevieria Back Gold is a drought-tolerant plant, it means it can long without water for a while. In addition, snake plants can tolerate a large range of light intensities from low light (where they will survive but won't grow much) to full sun. Bright indirect light is what suits best to a sansevieria as a houseplant.

    Its leaves are green about 1 meter high and are edged in gold. #SnakePlants are good bedroom and office plants because they are air purifiers. Sansevierias improve the quality of the air by removing toxins

    Be extra careful if there are pets and children around because sansevierias are toxic if ingested.

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  • Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Robusta

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Black Robusta is a hardy drought-tolerant plant with long, broad leaves commonly confused with Sansevieria Black Coral.

    Because of their adaptability and tolerance, its catalog as a beginner, low light plants that makes it perfect for offices. Their broad leaves soak up toxins and carbon dioxide and produce oxygen to help purify the air in the room.

    Unfortunately for a lot of people, snake plants are not safe for cats or dogs because they are mildly toxic if ingested. A good practice to keep your pet safe with toxic plants around is to provide him some weed to purge himself. With that, he will not need to eat other plants.

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    Sansevieria Trifasciata Cylindrica

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Cylindrica is a succulent plant native to Africa that in its natural habitat is used to receiving lots of direct sunlight and surviving without water.

    Sansevierias thrive in low light conditions and are drought-tolerant, making it a recommended plant for beginners or travelers that fits every house and that is recommended for bedrooms, living rooms or offices because it is an air purifier plant

    Sansevieria Cylindrica has smooth, greenish-gray striped sub-cylindrical leaves that can grow up to 2 meters. The most common reason for the death of a snake plant is excessive watering.

    Snake plants are slightly toxic if swallowed, so keep it far from cats, dogs, and children.

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  • Sansevieria Trifasciata Futura Superba

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Futura Superba is a hardy and easy plant recommended for beginners that is native to Africa. Sansevierias are drought-tolerant plants that can live without any water for a while, so they are considered as low-maintains plants that are good for travelers.

    Snake plants are famous because they can grow in low light conditions so it's a plant that fits every house, but you place it far from cats, dogs or children because of it mildly toxic if ingested.

    Sansevieria Futura Superba is an air-purifying indoor plant recommended for living rooms, bedrooms that can grow slowly up to 1.5 meters.

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    Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii

    Sansevieria Laurentii is the most sold variety of Sansevieria, native to Africa, and well-known for being one of the lowest maintenance and easiest plants on earth that makes it a perfect plant for beginners or for people who travels a lot.

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii can grow up to 1.2 meters and it's recognizable by its tight clump of dark green leaves with lighter gray-green zig-zag and yellow stripes along the margins.

    Snake plants are succulents air purifiers, it means they are plants that improve the air quality by removing toxins from the air. Before having a sansevieria, make sure your cat, dog or children don't eat it because it's toxic if ingested.

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    Sansevieria Trifasciata Moonshine

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Moonshine is a Snake Plant variety originally from Africa that has a very unique pale silver-grey-green foliage with dark green margins that will turn dark in shade.

    Sansevieria Moonshine is a hardy plant perfect for beginners because it survives in low light conditions and is drought-tolerant, meaning you should let the soil dry out between waterings.

    Sansevieria Trifasciata species contain mildly toxic compounds that cause irritation in the stomach or in the mouth.

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    Sansevieria Trifasciata Whitney

    Sansevieria Trifasciata Whitney is a succulent plant native to Africa that is grown as a houseplant in colder climates. They love heat, bright light, and even direct sunlight, but they will also tolerate low light conditions, making it a perfect beginner plant.

    Sansevieria Whitney is a perfect plant for travelers because it doesn't need much maintenance and it is drought tolerant, so it is recommended that they grow in well-drained compost. They can easily rot because they are sensitive to water so make sure you don't over-water them.

    The Whitney snake plant is a compact air purifier Sansevieria, with a growth rate of 45-50 cm and an average of 4 leaves per plant that is toxic if ingested so place it far from cats, dogs, and children.

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    Spathiphyllum Domino

    Domino Peace Lily is a variegated form of the common Peace Lily. This tough and easy to grow plant recommended for beginners has blotches of white all over each leaf.

    Spathyllums are air purifier plants that remove toxins from the air, so they are perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and offices.

    Peace Lilies are well known for being a flowering plant all year, except if they are in low light conditions.

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    Spathiphyllum Sensation

    The Peace Lily is one of the easiest and most common houseplants to grow because they thrive in low light conditions which makes perfect for beginners and for every house.

    The Spathiphyllum Sensation is originally from Asia and is the largest of the spathiphyllums, with this one bearing large glossy dark green leaves that grow in a layered manner and are distinctly ribbed.

    Spathiphyllums have been proven to be among the best houseplants to help improve indoor air quality which makes it perfect for bedrooms, livings rooms, and offices but not so recommended for people that has cats, dogs, and children because is mildly toxic if ingested. Plus, it happily blooms throughout the year and can reach up to a 2-meter height.

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  • Spathiphyllum Wallisii

    The Peace Lily has been around for decades for a good reason: It is one of the easiest houseplants to grow because they thrive in low light conditions though they are toxic if ingested, so not highly recommended if you have cats, dogs or children.

    Spathiphyllums have been proven to be among the best houseplants to help improve indoor air quality which makes it perfect for bedrooms, livings rooms, and offices. Plus, it happily blooms throughout the year and can reach up to 90cm height

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