Adding tall, potted plants in large pottery to your indoor or outdoor spaces can turn even the most an ordinary corner into something truly special. By combining the two, it creates height and variety within a surrounding landscape. Opt for uniquely shaped plants, with interesting foliage to produce a focal piece that will wow even the most discerning of visitors.
Tip: choose pots that are heavier than their greenlife counterpart to avoid toppling over, and are large enough to accommodate the plant’s growing root base.
Albizia julibrissin 'Chocolate Fountain' (Silk Tree)
The rich burgundy fern-like foliage adds a bold splash of colour when silhouetted against plain walls or fences. Its pink, silky soft pom pom-shaped flowers attract small pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The overall weeping habit of its branches softens the look of this highly ornamental and sought-after deciduous tree.
Beaucarnea recurvata (Pony Tail Palm)
Although not a true palm, its swollen base and single trunk topped with a crown of long, thin grass-like leaves make for a very distinctive feature plant. Once it is over a metre in height, small white flowers appear from the centre.
Cycas revoluta (Japanese Sago Palm)
Add an exotic feel with this lush, long living plant and its rosette of lengthy, feather-like foliage. Belonging to one of the oldest known groups of plants, it is easy to care for and great for beginners. Can be grown either indoors or outdoors.
Dracaena draco (Dragon Tree)
A wonderful specimen, this sub-tropical native is instantly recognizable and a popular choice amongst landscapers for its architectural features. Drought and cold tolerant, it can be placed almost anywhere and is a superb alternative to palm trees.
Dypsis lutescens (Golden Cane Palm)
A wonderful choice of indoor palm tree to add a touch of the tropics. Clusters of golden stems produce attractive, arching fronds, giving it a delicate appearance that works well in large rooms, office and reception areas, hallways, foyers and more.
Ficus lyrata (Fiddle Leaf Fig)
An extremely popular and a fashionable plant choice for indoor spaces; its heavily-veined, very large violin-shaped leaves are instantly recognizable.
Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise)
A large tightly-clumping evergreen native to South Africa, with broad banana-like leaves and monochromatic bird-like flowers. A lush and dramatic addition to any space, although often used as a screening plant due to its ability to reach 6m or more.
Thuja occidentalis Smaragd (Green Cedar)
A semi-dwarf evergreen conifer with a natural conical shape of dark green fan-like foliage. Low maintenance and quite striking when placed at either side of an entrance to homes and office spaces or to frame courtyards.
Xanthorrhoea preissii (Balga or Grass Tree)
Known as ‘balga’ by the Noongar people, who found multiple uses for its gum, leaves and spent flower spikes. Long, grass-like foliage stems from a thick sturdy trunk. Slow growing but extremely hardy, these are often planted as features in large gardens or public spaces.
Hardy and versatile, featuring tall wooden stems and crowns of long sword-shaped leaves. A lovely standout that works with almost any indoor or outdoor décor.
Zamia furfuracea (Cardboard Palm)
A distinctive and robust cycad native to eastern Mexico. Its stiff, leathery green foliage grows in broad, rounded leaflets. Low maintenance and a popular choice for indoor or shady areas.
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