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Greenery from the Tropics: 6 Plants to Brighten Your Home

If you’re looking to create a jungle-inspired atmosphere in your home, tropical plants might be the perfect addition. However, nothing quite captures the jungle vibe like fresh, green foliage straight from the tropics. In the following list, we have compiled six tropical plants that can help you achieve the jungle look in your home.

Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa, also known as the Swiss cheese plant or split-leaf philodendron, is a popular indoor plant that is known for its large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves with distinct splits and holes. It is native to Central and South America and can be grown indoors as a low-maintenance houseplant. Monstera deliciosa prefers bright, indirect sunlight and moist, well-draining soil. It can tolerate lower light levels, but the leaves may become smaller and less split. Monstera deliciosa is also known for its air-purifying properties, making it a great addition to any indoor space. The plant can grow quite large, so it’s important to provide it with adequate space to thrive. It’s also important to note that the leaves can be toxic if ingested, so it’s best to keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Monstera greenery looks stunning in any living room. Placed in the corner of the house, this monstera plant gives a beautiful and refreshing look to your home. Large Deliciosa Monstera from @wowmonstera

This living room will look interesting with Monstera deliciosa plants. Having lots of leaves and being able to grow big, you have to prepare enough space for this type of plant. Monstera Deliciosa Ocean Mint Variegated from @homer.plant

Added greens Monstera deliciosa is also known for its air purifying properties. Placing next to the sofa will be the center of attention. However, it should also be noted that the leaves can be toxic if ingested, so it is best to keep them out of reach of children and pets. Potted Deliciosa Monstera from @isabellas_dk

This living room with Monstera deliciosa plant in a vase has large leaves so it is suitable for your home console table centerpieces idea. Deliciosa Monstera from @bolimnieglowa

Strelitzia nicolai

Originating from South Africa, Strelitzia nicolai is a plant with captivating features, particularly its striking leaves. It is commonly referred to as the wild banana and is recognized for its long and lush foliage, which may occasionally produce white and purple flowers (although they are rare when grown indoors). To thrive, Strelitzia nicolai requires a warm environment and no more than four hours of direct sunlight per day, preferably in the early morning or late afternoon, and indirect light for the rest of the day.

This green plant will make your space look attractive and fresh. Strelitzia nicolai is a plant with charming features, especially its showy leaves. It’s great for your windowless living room. Strelitzia Nicolai from @esplantecom

Strelitzia nicolai grown in this rattan pot will give your home an attractive and fresh look. Strelitzia nicolai needs a warm environment and direct sunlight in your living room. Wicker Potted Strelitzia Nicolai from @urbangardenerto

In this bedroom you can add Strelitzia nicolai greenery. Placing it near a window to provide direct sunlight so they’ll grow perfectly. Strelitzia Nicolai Plants from @a_victorian_terrace

Strelitzia nicolai needs a warm environment and direct sunlight. Having leaves like banana leaves but also available in a small size can make them as a perfect home decor. Small Strelitzia Nicolai from @heryerbitki

Strelitzia reginae

Strelitzia reginae, commonly referred to as a bird of paradise because of its gorgeous orange flowers that resemble a tropical bird, is an excellent addition to your terrace. Originally from Africa, this plant can flourish both indoors and outdoors, provided it receives direct sunlight, temperatures of at least 77°F, and moderate watering (with a bit more water in the summer months).

Strelitzia reginae has a large size like a banana leaf. Put it near the window so it will grow well. These orange blooms will enhance the appearance of your home. Strelitzia Reginae from @polanaubarana

Botanical strelitzia reginae does well in your home. This plant is also known as the bird of paradise because its beautiful orange flowers resemble tropical birds. Botanical Strelitzia Reginae from @imalejandromc

It is known that strelitzia reginae has many benefits. As a green plant, it produces oxygen to clean your space. The large size leaves with the orange blossom gives an attractive pop of color that’ll complement the look of your space. Strelitzia Reginae Vases from @littlestories.athome

Ravenea rivularis

When it comes to adding a tropical flair to any area, palm trees are an excellent choice, and the majesty palm (or Ravenea rivularis) is the quintessential option. Native to Madagascar, this plant features straight, slightly arched leaves. For an immersive jungle experience, the plant can grow up to 65 feet tall, provided it has rich soil and ample water. Similar to many tropical plants, it requires at least four hours of direct sunlight and partial shade for the rest of the day.

This green plant that resembles a palm tree is the type of Ravenea rivularis. Placing it in the front garden is also able to produce an attractive design and has a classic appearance. Outdoor Ravenea Rivularis from @jardimgarve

Ravenea rivularis this potted plant has leaves that are straight and slightly curved. Planting them in the pot to achieve a neat appearance so you can use them as a decoration. Ravenea Rivularis Potted from @tropicalplantsofflorida

This tropical ravenea rivularis looks like a palm tree. These plants need at least four hours of direct sun and partial shade for the rest of the day so they can grow well. Tropical Ravenea Rivularis from @tifyane

Colocasia esculenta

Belonging to the Araceae family, Colocasia esculenta, commonly referred to as taro, is native to subtropical regions of Asia and is often underrated in Western gardens. Taro is characterized by its oval-shaped leaves, which are why it is frequently grouped with ornamental species known as “elephant ears.” If grown outdoors during the summer months, it is essential to keep it in partial shade and provide ample water. Additionally, ensure that the soil never dries out completely.

This black Colocasia esculenta plant can grow well in a space with a dim light. Black plants are also a great example for you who wants to add a nature element that can work as a decoration, too. Black Magic Colocasia Esculenta from @boorgeons

Colocasia esculenta plant, or elephant ear, can grow well even in a small pots. With sufficient water and sunlight, elephant ear plants will grow beautifully and cheer up your space. Colocasia Esculenta from @golinsplants

Colocasia esculenta is also known as elephant ear. Plant them in terracotta pots to prove an attractive appearance. Terracota Potted Colocasia Esculenta from @indri_chan


You may find the name alocasia familiar, perhaps because it reminds you of colocasias. However, these plants share more than just a similar name. They both feature large, green leaves with a delightful fragrance. Nonetheless, there are notable differences between them. For instance, while the “elephant ears” of colocasia plants face downwards, those of their alocasia cousins point skyward. Alocasia, also known as giant taro, is less cold-tolerant than colocasia, making it a better choice for those living in warmer climates. Additionally, alocasia is an ideal plant for those with limited gardening experience as it is easy to care for.

Place this Alocasia evergreen plant on a spot wit lots of natural sunlight. Additionally, alocasia is an ideal plant for homeowner with limited gardening experience since it is easy to care. Alocasia Frydek Variegata from @philolina

Choosing colocasia green plants, or often called as elephant ears, to grow indoor is a great options since it can grow well in a dim light. Variegated Alocasia Cuprea from @katieanneplants

This variegated Alocasia cuprea is a good choice for those who live in a warmer climates. Featuring large green leaves with a pleasant scent, it is the perfect addition to your home decor. Alocasia Frydek from @philolina

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