14 Types of Plants You Can Rent for Your Event

When it comes to any kind of event or Las Vegas trade show, you want to create a visually appealing and inviting atmosphere.

One of the more effective ways to accomplish this is by incorporating a variety of plants into your venue.

Plants add a touch of natural beauty and contribute to a positive and refreshing ambiance.

This guide will explore the 14 types of plants you can rent for your events. We will explore different plant types categorized by their size and purpose so you can make the statement you want at your next event.

Large Floor Plants

Large floor plants make pretty versatile additions that serve many different functions. They can create barriers, fill in negative space, and even manage the flow of traffic around your booth or exhibit hall.

Here are some of the more notable large floor plants for rent.

1. Arboricola (3-4 feet)

This is an elegant plant with lush, dark green foliage. It is perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to your event. Its moderate height makes it suitable for various settings.

arbicola plant in a black container
tall marginata plant in a black container

2. Marginata (3-6 feet)

This live plant is recognized for its distinctive red-edged leaves and makes a very eye-catching choice for your event. It works well as a standalone piece and can also be combined with other plants if you want to create a more dynamic effect.

3. Robellini Palm (3 feet)

This plant features delicate fronds and brings a more tropical vibe to your event. It has a compact size, making it ideal for smaller spaces, or it can be used as part of a larger arrangement.

robellini palm plant in a white container
spath plant with white flowers in a brown container

4. Spath (3 feet)

The Spath plant is also known as the Peace Lily. It is most well-known for its elegant white blooms. It adds beauty while also contributing to air purification within the event space.

5. Areca Palm (4-8 feet)

This plant for rent has feathery fronds and is a really popular choice if you want to create a lush and tropical atmosphere. This plant offers varying heights, making it suitable for all kinds of event spaces. It can be used to create a barrier or line a walkway to direct traffic.

tall areca palm plant in black container
tall ficus tree in a black container

6. Ficus (4-8 feet)

The Ficus, or Weeping Fig, is a classic choice. This plant is well-known for its glossy leaves and can be used to create a natural partition or barrier or it can be used as a standalone statement piece.

7. Majesty Palm (4-8 feet)

You can easily transport your guests or attendees to a wonderful oasis with the Majesty Palm. It has arching fronds and a graceful appearance, making it an excellent addition to any event or booth.

tall majesty palm plant in a black container
tall kentia palm in a white container

8. Kentia Palm (7-10 feet)

For a truly majestic presence, the Kentia Palm is a tall and stately option. It has a great height to it and lush foliage, making it much more impactful and suitable for larger venues.

Foliage Plants

Foliage plants are smaller and are ideal for tabletops. They can also be used as hanging displays or for creating tall container walls. These plants are versatile and bring a touch of greenery to various event elements and can also be great filler plants.

Foliage plants are also much more resilient than other plant types because they don’t require constant attention, are low maintenance, and adapt well to different light conditions.

9. Pothos

This plant, also known as Devil’s Ivy, is a popular choice because of its trailing vines and heart-shaped leaves. It is excellent for use in hanging displays or as a table centerpiece. Its vines can grow really long and, when kept in optimal conditions, can actually span several feet.

pothos plant in a brown container
ivy plant in a brown container

10. Medium or Large Ivy

Ivy adds a touch of elegance and can be used to create cascading greenery on tables. Ivy can also be used as part of a larger and more decorative arrangement. Depending on the type of ivy you choose, some can be only 1 to 4 inches in length, while others have long trailing vines.

11. Ferns

These plants are best known for their delicate and feathery fronds. They are also versatile and are often used to fill in negative space. They can also be used as accents in floral arrangements.

fern plant on white background

Blooming Plant

If you want to add a burst of color and more visual interest to your event, then you definitely want to consider adding some blooming plants to the mix.

These plants can be combined to create vibrant and eye-catching statement pieces that will get everyone talking.

12. Kalanchoe

These plants come in red, orange, and yellow varieties. Their vibrant colors and long-lasting flowers will add a pop of color to your event. You can even group different colors to create a much more captivating display. This plant’s height typically ranges between 6 and 12 inches, though some can grow taller than this, and others can be much more compact.

blooming kalanchoe plant with pink flowers in a black container
blooming chrysanthemum plant with yellow flowers in a black container

13. Chrysanthemum

Also known as mums, these plants come in yellow, white, lavender, and bronze colors. They are classic blooming plants and are sure to always make a great addition to any event. They typically range in height from 1 to 3 feet, but you can find taller varieties that can reach up to four feet or more in optimal conditions.

14. Bromeliads

These plants are known for their exotic and tropical appearance and come in orange, pink, purple, red, and yellow varieties. They are sure to bring a touch of drama and flair to your event. They come in different sizes with some even exceeding three feet in diameter.

bromeliad plant with orange flower in a black container

Combining Plants for Greater Impact

For a truly dazzling effect, consider combining plants from the different categories we mentioned to create statement pieces.

You can mix large floor plants with foliage plants and blooming plants to achieve a more harmonious and visually stunning display.

This approach easily adds depth and complexity to your event décor and will leave a lasting impression on visitors.

tall ficus tree in a white pot decorated with small plants at the base

Renting plants for your event is a simple yet effective way to elevate the overall ambiance and create a memorable experience for everyone.

Whether you opt for large floor plants, foliage plants, flowering plants, or a combination of all three, the key is to consider the size, shape, and color of each plant to achieve a balanced and visually appealing look.

With the right selection, you can easily transform your next event into an inviting and fresh space that leaves a lasting impression.

Want more inspiration for future events or trade shows? View the products we have available in our catalog, or contact Expo Ease today to go over your plant rental options.

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Peter Frigeri

Horticulturist. Entrepreneur. Eco-adventurer. Peter Frigeri has been innovating in business since he moved to Las Vegas in 1991 to run trade show operations for Showtime Florists. Just a couple years later, he went out on his own, founding Falcon Floral, and within five years, he evolved that business into Expo Ease. In 2000 he took advantage of technological innovations to expand his company to offer a full suite of event services, from show decor to photography marketing. Meanwhile, in 2009, Peter launched his third business, Gaia Flowers Plants Gifts. With a focus on local and sustainably-grown products, Gaia is also a full-service company, with services ranging from event floral, delivery to commercial plant maintenance. And as if that weren’t enough, Peter is an officer on the boards of two local nonprofits, Great Basin Permaculture and Friends of Gold Butte. In both his personal and professional lives, Peter does everything he can to fight for the preservation of the Earth and its resources, so that his children and grandchildren can enjoy its bounty as much as he does.

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