Silk or plastic plants never die, but let’s get real: Every home looks (and feels!) better with live greenery—and small trees boost the style factor and livability of any room. Most indoor trees aren’t super-fussy, though you’ll want to make sure they have the right light exposure and adequate water. Just be aware that overwatering is one of the most common reasons indoor plants die. Whether you’re going for a lush, jungle-ly feel or a restful, formal appearance, these large indoor plants will make your space more colorful, welcoming, and cozy.

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata)

Shiny, broad, fiddle-shaped leaves make this a refined addition to any room. It likes moderate to bright indirect light and regular watering, but if you overwater, it will start dropping leaves.

Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)

The graceful, slightly arching branches of this plant make it one of the most popular indoor trees. It prefers bright indirect light and doesn’t like hot, dry air or cold drafts, so keep it away from doors and heating vents. In late summer to fall, it may shed up to 20 percent of its leaves (sprouting new ones next spring). So, if you’re a neatnik, it’s not for you.

Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens)

This feathery palm does well in bright spaces, typically growing up to 10 inches per year. They can get to 6 to 7 feet tall indoors. It prefers light constant moisture in spring and summer, but let it dry out a little between waterings in winter.

Rubber Tree (Ficus Elastica)

With large green, bronze or variegated glossy leaves, this easy-to-grow plant makes a splash in any room. It likes moderate to bright light but no direct sun. It can get leggy over time and will benefit from light pruning; wear gardening gloves to keep the sticky sap off your fingers.

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