When selecting a statement plant for a living room, there are a number of things to consider. The top considerations tend to be price, aesthetics and durability of the plant. Below are plants that should be considered:
Best Statement Living Room Plants
When looking for a statement plant, “Monsteras” often appear at the top of the list. However, what people usually refer to as a “Monstera” falls into two different types of plants: Deliciosa or Borsigiana. When buying a small plant, you often cannot tell the difference between the two. However, A Deliciosa, while slower growing, grows to be larger and more wild. This is important in a statement plant. This plant is also very durable, requiring only a moderate amount of light and weekly waterings.
Additionally, these plants are very easy to propagate, and so making the plant appear to be more full is very easy to do.
Snake Plants are one of the most durable plants around. For a living room, this is really important as the plant is not likely to be existing in ideal plant conditions. Snake Plants can thrive in very low light and are drought resistant, so long family vacations or periods of neglect will not harm it.
The negative to the plant is that it it very slow growing.
Fiddle Lead Fig
While a little harder to care for than the other plants on the list, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is distinctive and very vertical. The vertical nagure of the plant is beneficial for filling its purpose as a statement plant, but. it also great for smaller NYC apartments or rooms with a more sleek aesthetic.
Raven ZZ Plant
The ZZ Plant has become highly popular due to the Sill, but I would recommend splurging a bit on a Raven version. These can be found on many selling platforms, including Etsy, and are really eye catching for modern spaces. As with the snake plant, this plant doesn’t grow to be much taller than 2 or 3 feet generally, and so it is worth investing in an elevated pot.