Indoor trees can really change your home, and you can turn your boring room into a rainforest. Just kidding. But, it’s definitely great if you can put a few plants in your room.
Growing plants indoors is always a good idea. Of course, you have to do something about the insects that may fly around your plant.
A study conducted by NASA confirms that some plants may clean up the air in your home.
10 trees you can grow indoors
1. Parlor palm (Chamaedorea Elegans)
It looks great, and spider mites like it, too. Well, that’s the only problem you may have when keeping this plant. To make sure spider mites don’t attack your other plants, keep your parlor palm away from your collection.
Rinse the plant before you get it inside your home. Insecticidal soaps work well, and neem oil is a good option. The plant likes low light and sporadic watering. Don’t worry, it’s not toxic to your pets.
2. Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia)
Keep a few of these, and you will feel as if your house is a jungle. The dumb cane is toxic to pets and children, so be careful when bringing it in the home. The plant grows up to five feet, and you can grow it from a thick stem soaked in water.
3. Weeping fig (Ficus Benjamina)
The weeping fig is a nice detail for every living room. Make sure you don’t move it around the home, because its leaves will fall out. The weeping fig hates changes in temperature and light.
It grows naturally in deserts, and the spiky leaves are a gorgeous details. Yucca likes a lot of sun, and it’s drought resistant. Water it sporadically.
5. Guiana Chestnut (Pachira Aquatica)
It’s native to the South American wetlands. Provide a good drainage to make sure the overwatering doesn’t hurt the plant.
The Guiana Chestnut likes bright light, and it’s also called a “money tree.” Some like to braid it.
6. Umbrella Tree (Schefflera Arboricola)
The Umbrella Tree grows up to eight feet tall. Make sure you give it enough light, and don’t overwater it.
7. Fiddle leaf fig
It’s wide and textured leaves are really beautiful. The fiddle leaf fig likes indirect and bright light, so make sure you place it near a window facing east. Water it only when you notice the soil is dry.
8. Rubber plant
There are several varieties, and pick those that fit your home décor. The rubber plant likes bright and indirect light, and a weekly watering.
9. Calamondin orange tree
It will survive in the comfort of your home, and you won’t have to take it outside in summer. The plant produces tiny fruits, and the fragrant white flowers are really beautiful.
10. Jade plant
Prune the jade plant right, and it will grow up to three feet. It likes a well-draining potting mix and dry and warm conditions. The soil should be moist, but it doesn’t have to be soaking.
If the leaves shrivel, your jade plant needs more water. You can grow it from cuttings, and in that way you get more plants for free.
There are so many plants you can keep in your home, and pick those that fit your home décor. You may find it hard to grow some of the plants we have listed, but don’t discourage yourself. Everything is possible, and all you need to do is give your plants some love.
Most of the plants will thrive with minimum effort. Talk to a gardener to learn more about the plants you keep in your home.