Large and Leafy

Split Leaf Philodendron

Create a tropical paradise...

Indoor plants can provide a natural retreat, cleanse the indoor air or bring out the nurturing qualities in us all. Large and leafy green plants look like living sculptures, while flowering plants will add a big pop of color to your indoor or outdoor decor. 

 

Split-Leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa) (Pictured): Also known as the Swiss Cheese plant, the Split-Leaf Philodendron has large & glossy, green leaves with deep splits running through them... an excellent container plant.

Bird of Paradise (Stelitzia reginae): This attractive, ornamental plant can mature from 4- to 5-ft. tall with a 2- to 3-ft. spread. The huge leaves are bluish-green and resemble those of the Banana Plant. The exotic Bird of Paradise flower will bloom on a tall stem, if it receives ideal, tropical conditions.

Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea): The Victorian palms have become attractive houseplants because they have adapted to the low light and lower temperatures of winter homes. They grow in attractive clumps of light-textured foliage.

Corn Plant (Dracaena Massangeanna): Along with its tropical appeal, the Corn Plant is one of the best house plants for removing indoor toxins such as formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene and toluene from the air. The variegated, long leaves are dark green with a yellow stripe. Over time, the Corn Plant will shed its lower leaves, leaving a bare trunk with a cluster of leaves at the top--looking a bit like a palm tree.

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata): Whether columnar or shrubby, this sculptural Ficus plant is loved for its big, violin-shaped leaves that give it such a dramatic presence. The waxy, dark green foliage contrasts beautifully with light, neutral walls and furnishings. It thrives in a location that offers bright, filtered light.


What’s the buzz? The sound of summer. Filling your garden with flowering plants that bees like is the perfect way to a part of the cycle of nature. Bees are hardworking insects—pollinating our crops and flowers for us and feeding themselves and their community at the same time. And, don’t forget the honey—one of nature’s simplest pleasures.