If you're a beginner with houseplants, large and tall plants might seem intimidating. Luckily, just like small plants, there are plenty of tall plants with simple needs and easy care routines. Here are some suggestions for low-maintenance tall plants to try at home:
Rubber trees are the lowest-maintenance member of the ficus family of plants. As long as you can provide them with consistent conditions, they will thrive in any home. Rubber trees prefer bright indirect light and moderate temperatures. Their large, glossy leaves collect dust easily, so make sure a monthly wipe-down is part of your care routine. During the growth season, keep the soil moist without letting the roots get soggy.
Parlor palms are a hardy and low-maintenance type of palm perfect for indoor spaces. Parlor palms can adapt well to a variety of different lighting conditions, including lower-light rooms. These palms are slow-growing, however, and will stay small if not given enough bright, indirect light and regular fertilizer. Regardless, parlor palms are an excellent choice in easy-care tall plants.
Snake plants are sold in a wide variety of sizes, and can grow extremely tall if given the room to expand. Frequently included on lists of “unkillable” houseplants, snake plants thrive on neglect--you barely need to water them and their leaves are impervious to most major pests. While you can begin with a tabletop snake plant and watch it grow over the years, you can also find specimens over five feet tall to add to your low-maintenance indoor jungle.
While these are some of the best easy-care tall plants you can own, each plant is unique. Make sure to research specific care needs to ensure your plants thrive in your home.