Indoor Trees: A Guide
Trees make everything better, why not have them inside your home as well?
Yes, a lot of us have trees indoors around Christmas time every year, but having different types of trees thriving in our homes all year round is an option as well! We are going to be taking a look at the types of trees that work best in an indoor environment and how you can handle taking care of them so they are able to thrive.
What Trees Work Best for the Indoors?
So of course not every tree is going to be ideal for growing indoors. Here are some of our favorite options for inside trees.
If you haven’t checked it out already, we have a detailed guide on growing your own bonsai trees . These plants are smaller than most other trees you could put inside your home, and you can create so many different types.
No matter what the aesthetic of your home is, you can create and grow a bonsai tree that works well for the space.
The Madagascar dragon tree , which is from the dracaena genus is an incredibly easy tree to grow indoors. You will have to wait a few years if you buy a young tree for it to mature in height, or you can purchase a full grown one at around 4 to 5 feet tall.
These trees are ideal because they can live and grow in low light conditions, and they don’t need regular watering sessions like most other flowering plants. If the tree does have an issue, they are known for how quickly they bounce back as well.
Mexican Fortune Tree (Money Tree)
The Mexican fortune tree, which is also known as they money tree, is a great indoor option too. This tree has leathery, linear shaped leaves that sit above the trunks.
If you come across one in the wild, they are typically enormous. However having one indoors, they can be grown up to about ten feet, or even made into a bonsai tree. Their most unique aspect is their trunks that are literally ‘braided’ together.
They are non-toxic to both dogs and cats, and are fairly easy to take care of. This tree needs to be repotted every two years or so, and don’t need excessive watering.
Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)
This is one of the most popular options for growing indoor trees.
The weeping fig can grow up to 10 feet all, but a lot of them are typically going to be smaller. If you would like they can also be made into a bonsai tree as well. This tree does not like to be moved around and handled much, so you can keep it in the corner and leave it alone for most of its life.
For their care, they simply require a fair amount of sun, and they only need to be watered when their soil is completely dry.
How to Prepare for Your Indoor Trees
To prepare for having a tree growing inside your home, you should take a few steps in your house beforehand.
Choosing a spot can be an in depth process. Once you have chosen the type of tree that you want, you should make sure you know exactly what the perfect environment is for them. If the tree needs a lot of sun, clear out a large area near a window, if the tree is going to get really big, make sure it has a good amount of space, etc.
No matter how big or small the final, full grown tree is going to need sufficient space. You will need some space to water and tend to the tree, and the additional space will allow the branches to stretch out as they need to.
Lastly, if you are new to planting and owning trees, don’t be afraid to ask for professional help! Arborist Now is here for all of your tree questions and needs. Contact us today!
Which indoor tree would you be most likely to put in your home?