6 Big Leaf Indoor Plants That Will Take Your Breath Away


Shutterstock_1096984379 – Monstera Deliciosa

Tiny houseplants are a great way to fill empty spaces and make a room look more lively, but imagine walking into a room with a big leaf plant used as a centerpiece! It would take your breath away!

Big leaf indoor plants have become really popular lately, largely because they can fit so well into any home decor. If you want to grow an indoor jungle, buy an Elephant ear plant with large leaves and place lots of tiny plants all around it. If you’re looking for a bit of color to add to your minimalist home design, then you can buy yourself a Monstera Deliciosa.

Don’t worry, these aren’t your only options!

You’re spoilt for choice, so keep reading to learn about the most beautiful big leaf indoor plants!

Fiddle Leaf Fig

The fiddle leaf fig, also known as Ficus lyrata, is a small indoor tree plant that produces big, deeply veined, glossy, violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a smooth trunk. If you place a fiddle-leaf fig in a floor-standing container where it can be allowed to grow to at least 6 feet tall, it makes an ideal centerpiece for any room.

However, these plants are quite delicate and easily affected by any changes in temperature, watering, and lighting, but you won’t have any of these issues if you stick to their plant care guide.

Monstera Deliciosa

If you follow any plant enthusiasts on Instagram, you’ll have definitely seen this beauty!

Common features among almost all Monstera plants are large, green leaves with fenestrations, which is why they are super-trendy. The Monstera Deliciosa really steals the show with its beautiful leaves that have prominently lobed blades and elongated holes.

Monstera plants developed these holes to survive heavy rain and strong winds. The holes serve as weight relief and allow raindrops to easily access the leaves.

So, what better way is there to improve your tropical interior design than with an indoor tropical plant?

These plants are relatively easy to take care of; just keep the temperatures and humidity relatively high, and make sure their soil stays moist.

Anthurium Chamberlainii

Anthurium Chamberlainii produces exotic and large leaves that change color as the plant matures. The young plant has burgundy leaves that gradually turn dark green. These leaves are arrow-shaped, which is also what makes them unique among other Anthurium species.

Warm temperatures, moderate humidity, and partial shade will keep this plant happy and healthy!

Shutterstock_1890424540 – Philodendron Xanadu

Elephant Ear Plants (Alocasia & Colocasia)

Alocasia and Colocasia are popular houseplants because they are pretty easy to take care of and look so extravagant!

Not only do they share similar features, but they also share a nickname; they’re referred to as “elephant ears”. When plant enthusiasts are talking about the elephant in the room, they might be referring to an Alocasia or Colocasia!

These plants are astonishingly similar, and have just a few differences in their leaves. For instance, Alocasia leaves appear green and glossy with distinctive veins on the underside, while the Colocasia has matte, dark green leaves without any prominent veins. They differ in shape as well, as Colocasia leaves seem to have a more rounded shape compared to the arrowhead leaf shape of the Alocasia.

Philodendron Xanadu

The Philodendron Xanadu, sometimes known as the Philodendron Winterbourn, flourishes indoors and doesn’t grow much taller than 3 feet. The green foliage adds a touch of elegance to any setting, and has an intriguing “feathered” appearance.

It isn’t too difficult to take care of a Xanadu plant, and is an excellent houseplant primarily because it can thrive in medium to bright indirect light. If you like more vibrant colors, the Xanadu Golden Philodendron variety is the one for you. The foliage on this plant has a dazzlingly yellowish-green color.


Growing a big leaf indoor plant is a great option if you want to add a bit of greenery to your home. Big leaf indoor plants are often referred to as “Statement plants” because they have that “wow” factor that captures our attention. Regardless of their color, texture, and size, there is just something aesthetically pleasing about their appearance.

Today I mentioned the five most popular big leaf indoor plants, though there are plenty more to choose from, so everyone can find one that fits their home decor perfectly!

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