What type of plant is right for me?
Not every kind of plant suits you, your lifestyle or interior. It is good to know what to expect from a plant and what it can expect from you. Because yes, plants also need love and attention. So it is good to know in advance where you are going to put your plant. In the living room, bedroom, in the office or in a catering space? Once you have determined the spot, you are also going to know right away whether the plant will get a lot or little light. How big or small can you go? Can the plant attract all the attention or do you prefer to keep it small and subtle? Are there any pets that might nibble on your plant and might get sick from it? It is important to ask yourself these questions before choosing a plant. That way, you are sure to find a nice plant that suits you!
You can come to us for different types of houseplants. From tropical mini-plants for terrariums, small or large houseplants to office plants and plants with trendy pots. From Aloe Vera to Zamioculcas: we have it all!
Imagine yourself in a lush jungle with urbanjungl's large houseplants. Some XL houseplants can grow up to 2 metres tall. Combine some of these large plants for a real urban jungle feel in your living room or office.
The impressive leaves of this tropical banana plant will give you an instant jungle feel. This is a magnificent and large houseplant that can fit perfectly into a beautiful, open space. Whether you put it in your living room, office or entrance hall: the banana plant will attract attention. What's more, this plant is also pet-friendly. Meanwhile, as you enjoy the company of this deliciously tropical plant, it will do its best to also give something back for your good care. Within 3 years, you can expect bananas from this hero. This plant likes to stand in moist potting soil and enjoys plenty of light and warmth. However, do not place the banana plant in full sunlight, it does not like that. Then you will get no bananas as a punishment.
Ficus Audrey has a lot to offer you. On the one hand, this plant purifies the air and, on the other, Ficus increases the humidity in your living room, office or business because it evaporates water. This plant can grow quite large. Give Ficus a bigger pot every second spring and watch it grow. Be careful if you have four-legged friends in the house: this plant is slightly toxic.
Introducing the captivating Ficus Lyrata, also known as the Tobacco Plant or Violet Leaf Plant, a stunning addition to any interior space. Its iconic, oversized, violin-shaped leaves make a bold statement, instantly elevating the ambiance of your home or office. With its glossy, deep green foliage and prominent veins, this houseplant exudes elegance and sophistication. The Ficus Lyrata thrives in bright, indirect light and appreciates regular watering, allowing you to easily care for its beauty. As a natural air purifier, it not only enhances your decor but also improves indoor air quality. Bring nature's charm indoors with the enchanting Ficus Lyrata.
Zamioculcas is a beautiful, shiny and green plant that belongs to the succulents or succulents. As this plant stores water in its stem and roots, it can do without water for a while. With the Zamioculcas, you get a beautiful plant with a cool look in your home. Zamioculcas is highly toxic to humans and animals when consumed.
The Sansevieria, also known colloquially as 'bowstring hemp', is a plant with upright, pointed green marbled leaves. The plant requires little attention, making it perfect for those lacking a green thumb. You will make the Sansevieria happy with a spot in semi-shade and a little water every few weeks. Your pets had better not nibble the leaves, as the Sansevieria Zeylanica is poisonous.
More shrub than plant, curly leaves and a light green colour? That's the Polyscias Ming. The Polyscias or Aralia is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 2 metres tall. This plant likes a moist potting soil that is certainly not too wet, as it will drown. Do not put it in direct sunlight, as it does not like that either.
This plant is known for its green, round leaves with a white rim. The Polyscias looks like a miniature tree and therefore contributes to that lovely urban jungle vibe. This plant likes moist soil, direct sunlight and is non-toxic to pets.
Philodendron Green Wonder
This Philodendron Green Wonder wears its heart on its leaf and immediately demands a sizable spot in your living space, office or commercial shop. This plant has a long stem and large leaves that grow widely. It prefers semi-shade and slightly moist soil. Do not give this plant too much water, as it will drown. Cats soon tend to chew on the giant leaves, but they had better not do so, as the leaves are poisonous when consumed.
The Monstera or Swiss cheese plant is a low-maintenance houseplant that is popular with many people because of its trendy look. This trendy plant prefers a bright spot and enjoys a moist potting soil. Moreover, this plant is extremely easy to propagate. Although the Monstera is a real eyecatcher in your interior and also purifies the air, it is not so good for any pets in the house.
Imagine yourself in the tropical jungle with the Kentia palm. With its large, broad and fresh-green leaves, the Kentia palm is the king of palms. This plant is used to standing in the shade, but also likes a lighter spot. So the Kentia palm is perfect for a darker spot. The Kentia palm prefers moist potting soil that can be moistened twice a day. You can safely bring this plant into your home, as it is not poisonous to pets.
You probably know this plant better by the name of giant white bird of paradise. This is a popular houseplant because of its beautiful, large leaves. This plant likes to drink a lot and prefers to be in direct sunlight. The fruits of the Strelitzia are slightly poisonous, but the houseplant version of this species will not bear fruit. So basically, your pets are safe, thankfully!
Schefflera Luseana bush
The Schefflera Luseana bush or octopus tree is a plant with small, dark leaves. This plant does not like a lot of water and needs only one serving of water a week. Preferably, the Schefflera Luseana bush languishes in semi-shade. Unfortunately, this plant is slightly toxic to pets.
This beautiful plant with glossy, dark green leaves is better known as the rubber fig. Ficus Robusta likes a nice light spot in the sun. In summer, Ficus needs watering twice a week and in winter only once. So you don't have to care for the plant intensively. It is better to keep your pets away from it, though, because the plant is poisonous if consumed.
Dieffenbachia seguine 'Tropic Snow'
What a long, difficult name for a houseplant. Let's just call him Derek in this introduction for ease of reading. Derek is a handsome fellow. Derek's leaves look like works of art, but beware: the leaves of this plant are poisonous to four-legged friends. And also for humans, but we assume you won't be nibbling on Derek's leaves, right? The Dieffenbachia -better known as Derek- originates from the rainforest and therefore likes to be moist. Put Derek in a semi-shaded spot and this chap is happy.
This houseplant is better known as Croton, but we are going to call her Petra for a moment. This plant just might have won a plant beauty pageant with its beautifully coloured leaves. Like a real pageant winner, Petra needs plenty of love and attention. She doesn't like being too wet, but not too dry either and she enjoys the sun, but not at the hottest time of day. Give Petra the love she deserves, and she will reward you for it.
They also sometimes call the Alocasia Wentii hardy elephant's ear because the shape of the leaves resembles it. The large leaves are green and arrow-shaped with a dark red underside. This plant prefers a light spot without getting direct sunlight on its leaves. Furthermore, it likes to be watered once a week.
Like its little brother Wentii, the Cucullata has leaves that resemble the ear of an elephant. You need quite high ceilings as this companion grows as much as 2 metres tall. This plant prefers a light spot and is thirsty once a week.
This houseplant belongs to the palm family. This beautiful palm, also called betel palm, has light green leaves and can grow nice and large. The Areca prefers not to have too much water; a slightly moist soil will suffice. A spot in front of a north-facing window would be ideal for this plant. Moreover, cats or dogs can come and sniff this plant, as it is non-toxic to four-legged friends.
In the wild, this plant grows mainly as a ground cover, but this info is of no use to you at all. What might interest you: this plant hardly needs any attention. Sunny or dark? Both are good. Water or suddenly no water for a long time? Fine. The Aspidistra is a low-maintenance plant and thus extremely suitable for wannabe plant moms and dads with a lack of a green thumb.