Level Up Your Houseplant Game With Indoor Trees and Oversized Plants

Having a lush, green indoor tree or oversized houseplant is a pretty major statement piece. They invigorate your space with vibrant color and keep the air fresh, but you need to make sure conditions are just right so that your plant will be comfortable. If you’ve nailed the basics of indoor plant care and you’re feeling ready to graduate to indoor trees and other large-sized plants, you’ve come to the right place.

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Caring For Indoor Trees and Oversized Plants in Arizona

When buying houseplants, understanding their lighting and water needs are key. Another thing to consider is their summer care. With our hot, dry climate and the necessity for air conditioning during our warmer months, our indoor conditions aren’t always exactly ideal for large tropical houseplants or trees. These guys get thirsty, and they like to soak up a lot of moisture from the air to keep their leaves from getting crispy. They also aren’t particularly keen on cold air drafts.

To prevent indoor trees from getting dehydrated, it’s a good idea to use humidifiers or swamp coolers to add some supplemental moisture to the air. Keep plants away from any vents or direct drafts so that they don’t get blasted with cold air. Misting your plant regularly will also help to keep those leaves glossy and nourished.

These Indoor Trees and XL Plants Are Big On Style

Take your plant collection and your home decor to the next level by bringing home one of these Herculean houseplants. Their presence in your home will be appreciated by everyone who visits—don’t be surprised if they start to seem like one of the family!

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Fiddle Leaf Fig

A large, healthy fiddle leaf fig tree is a pretty spectacular sight to behold. The slight ripple throughout each glossy green leaf creates the illusion of draped, silky fabric. It’s smart to wipe down the leaves every couple of weeks with a damp cloth. That way, you can deliver some supplemental moisture to the leaves while removing the dust buildup that tends to accumulate.

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Ficus Benjamina

Also known as the weeping fig, this indoor tree is one of the best air purifiers out there! Its trunks are quite flexible early in development, so growers often braid the trunks together to create a beautiful woven effect. They’re one of the more low-maintenance indoor trees out there, and they’ll grow to about 6 feet tall in bright, filtered sun.

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Australian Tree Fern

With all the appeal of a fern and the impressive size of an indoor tree, this magnificent specimen can reach up to 20 feet indoors! Like most ferns, the shaggy fronds of the Australian tree fern have a gorgeous, frilled texture. You’ll love the visual contrast it brings to your home design. Mist the leaves regularly to keep them hydrated.

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Monstera Deliciosa

This tropical plant has become a household name in recent years for its distinctive “Swiss cheese” leaves. It can grow up to 15 feet tall, so it has all the appeal of an indoor tree, with gorgeous foliage that’s totally on-trend. If you want to keep those leaves looking immaculate, make sure you’re providing your Monstera with enough humidity!

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Ponytail Palm

The quirky, curved trunk of this mini indoor tree reminds us of an antique lamp! Its wispy mop of foliage has a peculiar charm, bringing a fun, carefree attitude to your space. If you want your ponytail palm to grow extra-large, it’s best to grow it in an Arizona room or a room with a skylight. It loves to soak up some direct sunlight!

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Licuala Grandis Palm

This awe-inspiring indoor tree never fails to draw gasps of amazement. Also known as the ruffled fan palm, its elegant leaves have an accordion fold that brings gorgeous texture and visual interest to your decor. They don’t like direct sunlight, as that can scorch their leaves. Keep your Licuala Grandis palm a few feet away from the window, out of any direct beams.

Looking to buy indoor plants in Arizona? SummerWinds Nursery carries an impressive lineup of indoor trees and oversized houseplants for 2021. Visit one of our locations today to get your fix of gorgeous greenery for your home!


About SummerWinds Nursery: SummerWinds Garden Centers is a leading high-end retailer of garden and nursery products. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, SummerWinds operates retail nurseries in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, and in Silicon Valley, California, making it one of the largest independent retail nursery companies in the west. SummerWinds appeals to both the serious and casual gardeners, with a broad selection of premium gardening products and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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