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After the pandemic, we need the outdoors more than ever. We have come to appreciate nature and earth more and this is also reflected in the interior. On the one hand by using natural colors like brown and green, on the other by creating a relaxing place.

Shades of brown bring warmth and security, shades of green liveliness and harmony. The fastest greener is, of course, the houseplant. 

New trend in 2023; large trees or mega plants for our homes. 


With a large houseplant in your home you make a green statement. Large houseplants often carry a higher price tag, but then again, you didn't have to wait years for the houseplant to grow from cutting to wall-to-wall beauty. But what is the most beautiful houseplant? From tropical bird of paradise plant to the primeval rubber plant: these are the most beautiful large houseplants.

Elephant ear: large leaves from the rain forests

Elephant ear gets its name from its huge leaves. The Alocasia, as the plant is officially called, is originally from the rain forests of Asia where the leaves are used for shelter from a tropical downpour. Within the Alocasia family, there are more large houseplants. The leaves can reach a diameter of up to one and a half meters. This makes the Elephant Ear an eye-catcher in the home, but one with a manual. Alocasia's like a constantly slightly moist soil, so check regularly with your finger if this is the case. Preferably do not give too much water in one go, but give small amounts regularly and preferably with lukewarm water. The plant likes to be watered, preferably once a week.


Sunny spot for the Elephant ear

An Elephant Ear grows toward the light, so turn the plant regularly and give it a spot with plenty of sunlight, preferably 5 hours a day. Two feet from a south-facing window or directly facing west or east is ideal. If the plant does not get enough sunlight, the stems will grow very long in order to still catch a ray of light. Do the leaves get yellow-brown edges? Then the roots of the plant have become to wet.

Rubber plant: hefty grower

The Ficus Elastica, or rubber plant or rubber tree, has thick, leathery leaves. Formerly an important source of rubber in India and Southeast Asia, it is known to us as a houseplant. In the wild, the rubber plant can grow into a huge tree, but beware: as a houseplant, it can also grow a few feet tall. The Ficus Elastica likes a permanent, draft-free spot in the house. Put it in a bright spot without direct sunlight. A north-facing window is perfect. The rubber plant likes regularity: water it once a week and preferably always on the same day with the same amount. Spraying now and then, especially in winter when the humidity is not so good, the plant also likes it. Is the rubber plant growing a little too well for your taste? Pruning is allowed! Do so in spring or summer and prune no more than 1/3 of the branch.


Leaf loss on the rubber plant

Is the rubber plant losing a lot of leaves? Then you are probably giving it too much water. Give less water and ensure dry soil by repotting the plant. And do you have pets or small children? Then the rubber plant may not be a good idea: the white sap in the leaves is toxic.

Bird of paradise plant: flowering houseplant

The Strelitzia Reginae, better known as the Bird of Paradise plant, originates from South Africa and is one of the most beautiful large houseplants. It owes its nickname to the shape and color of its flowers. The plant needs a lot of light as well as water. In summer, the bird of paradise plant needs so much water that the soil is just dry after a week. In winter the soil is allowed to dry out. Water once a week, but less. Always place the Strelitzia in front of a window, preferably a south-facing window in winter. Too little light often causes unsightly leaves.


Buy a flowering bird of paradise plant

Usually the Strelitzia blooms starting in autumn. Always try to get a specimen with many flowers, then the plant is more likely to bloom the following year as well. The leaves of a Strelitzia are mildly toxic to pets and children.

 Coconut palm: easy houseplant

The Coconut palm, officially the Cocos Nucifera, does not have extensive requirements and with proper care can grow into a huge plant. There are two things the coconut palm does not react well to: drafts and too much water. Do not water the palm again until the plant is completely dry, and check regularly that no water remains at the bottom of the pot. The coconut palm likes sunlight, but direct sunlight causes brown leaves in summer. So avoid excessively bright sun. In the summer the coconut palm can also go outside, but bring it inside when the temperature drops below 10 degrees at night.


Tips for brown leaves on the coconut palm

Otherwise you don't really need to worry: Old leaves fall off and are replaced by new leaves. Does the palm get brown leaf tips? Then dry air, insufficient water and draughts are usually the cause.

Monstera: wildly popular houseplant

The Monstera Deliciosa, who doesn't know it? This large cheese plant is extremely popular and that is not surprising. The cheese plant has large, heart-shaped leaves that can grow up to 45 cm long and the Monstera only gets more beautiful the older it gets. Moreover, the plant is easy to care for and rewards you regularly with new, fresh green leaves. Give the Monstera more water in spring and summer (once or twice a week) than in winter. In the cooler months, once a week will suffice. Do not give huge amounts, but make the soil slightly moist. The soil is also allowed to almost dry out between waterings. The cheese plant likes a regular watering.


Solving problems with the Monstera

Don't put the Monstera near a south-facing window, but do put it in a bright spot. If the leaves turn yellowish, it gets too much light. If the plant is too dark, the leaves will have fewer holes. Therefore, regularly turn the plant a quarter. Is the Monstera becoming a little too lush for your taste? Then you can tie the plant up using a moss stick. Do the edges of the leaves turn brown or curl? Then the air in the house is too dry. In that case, improve the humidity by using humidifiers or hanging trays of water on the heater. Unfortunately, the cheese plant is poisonous, so watch out with pets and small children.

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