Brighten Your Home with These 10 Stunning Indoor Trees!
The idea of having a tree indoors can be inspiring and delightfully delightful. Whether you’re looking for a houseplant to add a little extra style to a room or a tree to provide natural greenery in an urban apartment, there are plenty of suitable candidates. Here are 10 trees that make great indoor plants that can transform any home with their natural beauty.
Banana Trees – With large, impressive leaves and bright green clusters of fruit (although they won’t produce fruit indoors), banana trees can make a statement in any room. Banana trees are tropical plants, so they need plenty of light and humidity, as well as regular feeding and rich soil. Choose dwarf varieties, which max out at 8-10 feet tall.
Avocados – It’s not very likely that avocados will produce fruit inside, but that isn’t what these trees are all about anyway! With their oval, canopy-like leaves, avocados are a great way to add a bit of greenery to tight spaces. You can try growing one from a pit, or select a grafted dwarf tree for a better chance of producing an avocado or two.
Bougainvilleas – Bougainvilleas are shrubs (not trees) that are loved for their bright pink blossoms. They need a lot of heat and indirect light in order to bloom properly, so these plants will be happy outside during the summer months and then brought inside when the weather cools. During the winter, it’s best to keep the soil slightly dry and trim back the branches as needed.
Japanese Maples – These miniature trees are ideal for small apartments. There are several varieties with different colored leaves, such as yellow and green. Japanese maples should be brought inside if temperatures drop below freezing. When in containers, they suffer a loss of hardiness, so plan on protecting them when necessary.
Jade Plants – Succulent-lovers rejoice! Jade plants are a great indoor tree option if you’re looking for something other than a fruiting or flowering tree. They start off small and can grow up to three feet tall, producing thick stems and lush green leaves. Just make sure to give them plenty of sunlight, but not too much water.
Palm Trees – Palms like the Majesty, Areca, Pygmy Date, and Lady Palm are able to survive indoors due to their love of indirect light. If you find yourself getting a taller variety, bear in mind that you might need to prune it in order to keep it at a manageable size.
Figs – These Instagram-worthy trees are beautiful, but a bit finicky. They require a lot of indirect light, regular watering, and humidity. Unfortunately, figs won’t be producing any fruit indoors, so don’t get your hopes up!
Rubber Trees – Rubber trees are a unique and popular choice for indoor plants. They come in several different varieties, and can reach up to ten feet tall, so make sure you have the height to accommodate them. Extra humidity is always appreciated by rubber trees, as well as indirect light, and don’t forget to wipe their leaves every now and then to get rid of dust.
Magnolias – Magnolias are beautiful evergreen trees that can brighten up any home, however, these are better suited for larger spaces as they can get quite tall. If you want to bring them indoors, they must be acclimated first so they don’t suffer too much during the transition.
These are just a few of the many trees that make excellent indoor plants. Be sure to check the tree’s hardiness zone and make sure you can provide it with the light, space and humidity it needs. With the right care and attention, these trees can turn any home into a beautiful oasis.