Plants Inside TPA

Photo of indoor plants near food court at TPA

Did you know?

  • Tampa International Airport has more than 3,500 live plants on display.
  • Thousands more are growing in our greenhouse on the northeast side of the Airfield.
  • We grow more than 30 different varieties including vines, ornamentals, palms, tropical foliage, and seasonal plants.
  • Every plant inside TPA is real.
  • A full-time crew of 3 people grow, care for and maintain our plants.

Photo of the indoor plant landscaping team at Tampa International Airport

Why live plants?

The average person today spends much of their time indoors. In the 1980, NASA conducted studies that found many species of plants can help eliminate 80 to 90% of toxins in the air.

Here at Tampa International Airport, we are implementing a clean air environment for our guests. By arranging plants throughout the Airport, we not only create more colorful and relaxing surroundings, but the plants are also helping reduce harmful toxins in the air.

We currently have more than 20 different species of plants growing throughout TPA’s property. Plants can help reduce stress, elevate moods and produce fresh oxygen inside. Depending on the species, each plant acts as an air purifier, targeting different types of toxins. These toxins are known as VOC’s, or Volatile Organic Compounds.

Indoor plants at TPA

Our plants target the following VOC’s:

  • Benzene
  • Formaldehyde
  • Xylene
  • Toluene
  • Carbon Monoxide

Indoor plants at TPA

10 of our most popular indoor plants grown and on display at TPA:

Photo of an Areca Palm at TPA

Areca Palm, (Dypsis lutescens)

Photo of Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

Photo of Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)

Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)

Picture of Hawaiian Ti (Cordyline fruticose)

Hawaiian Ti (Cordyline fruticose)

Photo of Arboricola (Schefflera arboricola)

Arboricola (Schefflera arboricola)

Mass Cane (Dracaena fragrans)

Photo of a Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Photo of Bromeliad (Bromeliaceae genera)

Bromeliad (Bromeliaceae genera)

Photo of ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)​

Photo of Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

Please enjoy our live plants throughout the Airport and remember to please never throw trash or liquids into their planters.