I want to buy a very tall houseplant or tree for my Loft apartment: which one is best?
I am not keen on ficus trees
I have a 16ft ceiling and would like a big plant or tree to be approximately 14ft high
It would need to be easy to keep (no shedding of leaves) and water ie once a week and maybe the tree could be OK for 2 weeks unattended?
Thanks in advance!
- harleygirlLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here is a houseplant that grows tall and takes up a decent amount of space. The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) It does well in just about any home and will give you years of indoor greenery with little clean up. Rubber plants have deep green and glossy foliage. There are several varities of the rubber plant ranging in leaf size and color accents-tri colors, reds, golds, pinks,cream, yellow etc. Check out your local nursery. They can easily grow 6-10 feet tall, leaves 8-12 inches long.
- 1 decade ago
I like the ficus. The leaves are abundant and shiny, they are not too sensitive and hard to grow and drop no leaves. (The one I'm talking about is not a rubber plant.) However, I don't know the botanical name of the one I want to recommend. Trylooking at bachmans.com/tipsheets/indoor_plants/LargePlantsandIndoorTrees.cfm
- 1 decade ago
Try a Rubber Tree. (Sorry, don't know the official name).
We had one many years ago. When it grew too tal, we cut off the top and planted it.. Voila, another tree.
- GrammaLv 61 decade ago
My rubber plant is 8 ft. huge leaves, lucky if I remember to water every two weeks.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
maybe a Dragon Tree?