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Tall, skinny indoor plant suggestions?

k-eatonk-eaton Posts: 34
Hi all, I want to get an indoor plant but seem to be at a loss for what. I've googled and not really landing on anything. I have a space in a corner, next to my tv cupboard that's about 35cm2 to put a pot. I would like something that ends up a decent height, around 1m or so, can be taller but isn't stupidly tall (it is inside) and doesn't spread too wide. Any suggestions? My mum bought an 'indoor' palm that started small and now takes up a large chunk of the room as it grew out instead of up - I don't want to repeat that lol. 


  • My Asparagus sprengeri is just shy of a metre, but still relatively narrow. The stems do tend to splay out, but can be easily controlled with a wire hoop or a bit of twine if necessary, your corner position will help. It's attractive and easy to care for too.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,293
    As a teenager I used to keep a papyrus plant in my bedroom.
    I've no idea how it survived, but I had it for several years and it's one of the easiest plants to propagate.
    Needs to be kept moist at all times (I kept mine in a washing up bowl..)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,239
    Rubber plants are tall and skinny
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Umbrella plant? Seems to be topic of the day! 

    Or a dragon plant (dracena?). They stay pretty narrow and have nice flowing strappy foliage. 
  • TackTack Posts: 1,210
    A Dracaena, there are different types to suit different positions and with differing final heights.
    Central southern England
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,889
    Philodendron scandens grown up a moss pole

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • k-eatonk-eaton Posts: 34
    Thanks for the suggestions! I used to have a fake umbrella plant and it was perfect (apart from the fact it was fake!). I was worried a real one may get too big, but I do like this plant :)
  • What about a sansevieria (mother in laws tongue) Tall and thin, easy to grow, great for air quality? 

    Only down side is it’s a little small 70cm ish but with a tall pot or a stand it won’t be far off? 
  • k-eatonk-eaton Posts: 34
    @TheVanguard thanks for the suggestion. I think I'm after something more leafy though :)
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